Connections – the concept of bringing together two or more of something – is a theme that travels through much of the work done at Drexel University. In the Libraries, it includes bringing together ideas and people. You surely have experienced library programs in your lifetime that facilitate authors reaching readers, deliver distantly held books, guided students to discover images or articles, or identified a kindred intellectual spirit by exploring similar topics.
The Libraries celebrated its seventh ScholarSip event on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, bringing over 50 people together to celebrate the end of the fall term. Rob D’Ovidio, PhD, provided an informational food for thought with his presentation titled The Rise of the Machine: the Evolution of the Computer and Crime. He stimulated discussion about identity theft, the alarming increase in possession of images of child pornography, and the conditions facilitated by information devices and communications by which crimes have become easier to commit and more difficult to guard against.
Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova Opens The Power of Civil Society Exhibit at W. W. Hagerty Library
On Wednesday, November 6th the Libraries unveiled a new exhibit hosted at W. W. Hagerty Library, The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria, which was introduced by the Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. Ambassador Poptodorova discussed the situation in Bulgaria during the years before and after the Holocaust and the brave decisions made by some of the citizens to rescue nearly 50,000 Jews.
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Not long ago, a colleague asserted that exhibit cases are archaic and have no place in the modern. That challenged me to think about if it was true or if, like most things library-related, the purpose remains but means of presentation change.
On Wednesday, October 17th Drexel University Libraries hosted a group of 29 alumni, faculty and students from the Information Science and Technology Alumni [ISTA] group for a private tour of Drexel collections at W. W. Hagerty Library from 5 - 6:15 PM. Items shown were from Drexel University, the Legacy Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Celebrating intellectual and creative life at Drexel is a key part of the Libraries’ strategic plan and there is much to celebrate. Already the Libraries has instituted a ScholarSip event series and an annual Author Event to recognize the contributions faculty make to scholarship. Now, the Libraries add recognition of graduate students.
Preventing hunger was the focus of the Libraries sixth ScholarSip event as Mariana Chilton, Ph.D. presented on her research and work with the Center for Hunger Free-Communities. Through the center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, Chilton has worked with women in numerous communities to collect photographs documenting hunger and poverty in Philadelphia, Boston, Camden, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore.
Drexel faculty and professional staff are invited to celebrate the end of the spring 2013 term at ScholarSip on Monday, June 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Drexel’s Academic Bistro. ScholarSip is an informal event that brings together individuals from across campus to join in cross disciplinary conversations.