Two individuals, one team and two student workers were recognized at the fourth annual Library Celebration Awards, hosted by Drexel University Libraries, on Friday, May 17, 2013. Approximately 40 guests attended the breakfast celebration to recognize Libraries staff at the Library Learning Terrace.
Drexel University Libraries, W. W. Hagerty Library, is seeking a highly self-motivated student interested in gaining work experience in libraries to fill the position of Late Night Supervisor. This individual will be responsible for the late night supervision and operation of the Circulation Desk and overall functioning of the Library in the absence of professional staff.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The University of The Gambia [UTG] and Drexel University on April 5th with Professor Muhammadou M.O Kah signing on behalf of UTG while President John A. Fry signed on behalf of Drexel. A delegation of visitors from Gambia visited Drexel University for this event and held a series of meetings with faculty, staff and the Provost, including a visit to the Libraries on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Drexel faculty are invited to join colleagues and liaison librarians for the opening of a renovated space in W. W. Hagerty Library. Research Connections, Room 210, is a designated faculty space within the library that provides faculty a collaborative environment for researchers from across the University to gather to reflect, share, present, and/or discuss research, interdisciplinary ideas or projects of mutual interest.
Laura Chance, Library Reserves Assistant, received the Association of College and Research Libraries, Delaware Valley Chapter’s Future Librarian Award. Laura’s winning essay earned her a $1,000 stipend so that she could attend the ACRL 2013 Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
During the past several academic terms, Liaison Librarians have stepped outside of the library to bring coaching and expertise to students and faculty members closer to the labs, classrooms and departmental spaces where they work. These added work places extend the reach of the Libraries by embedding its resources and staff knowledge within academic life on campus. This approach focuses on learners and researchers and strengthens the relationship between liaison librarians and faculty as they partner to teach students.
Drexel University Libraries has extended its a Liaison Program to the Health Sciences, designating specific librarians as liaisons to health sciences programs and schools. Through the liaison program the Libraries seek to enhance communication and deepen partnerships with health sciences departments in Drexel University's College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing and Health Professions.
For over fifty years, the American Library Association has sponsored observance of National Library Week during the month of April. This week celebrates the contributions of the nation’s libraries and promotes their use. This month at Drexel, we focus on library staff, including librarians, archivists, support staff and professionals with diverse expertise in such areas as technologies, communications and fiscal controls.
How does space, beyond classrooms and labs, influence learning? Measuring and explaining this has been the challenge our leadership team faces as we attempt to determine how the Libraries can gauge its contribution to the University’s strategic plan, specifically in the areas of academic excellence and improvement of the student experience.
This is a challenging question for which no commonly accepted practices or standards apply.
Drexel University is proud to announce its membership in the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science [PACHS], a prestigious organization that connects scholars in the fields of science, technology and medicine. Drexel and the Center will work together in the coming months to facilitate participation in the consortium’s research, events and online programs.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University helped to establish the Center in 2006 and will continue participation through its affiliation with Drexel University.