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News, Events and Announcements from Drexel University Libraries.

Library Catalog Down for Service Monday, June 23rd

From 8am to 5pm on Monday, the 23rd, the library catalog (called Books & More on the library web site) will be down for service.

This will affect multiple library services, but there are other options available. They are detailed below.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we take care of critical security and maintenance issues. 

Dean’s Update — Learning to Swim in a Sea of Information

No one is born with the ability to find, retrieve, analyze and use information. This set of “information literacy” skills distinguishes an educated person, as the ability to read did 100 years ago. Information literacy is associated with critical thinking, based on the assumption that information is an essential ingredient to be thoughtful, inquisitive and responsibly critical.

Q&A with Lisa Kruczek, Archival Intern and Curator of The Best of Times Exhibit

A recent graduate of the College of Computing and Informatics, Lisa Kruczek spent her last term working as an intern in the University Archives. There, she processed the papers of William Walsh Hagerty, who served as the President of the University from 1963 - 1984. Before Lisa completed her internship with the Libraries, I had a chance to sit down with her to talk about the exhibit and her experience in the Libraries.

Don’t get left behind: Faculty help shape Drexel’s story through Faculty Portfolios

What is the impact of research, scholarly publications, creative expressions or instruction taking place at Drexel? What story do faculty achievements tell about the institution?

Changes to Library Building and Service Hours

As learning behaviors and student schedules change, the Libraries continually review the open hours of our locations and the availability of services offered. For summer 2014, the Libraries have adjusted the open hours for several locations – Hahnemann & W. W. Hagerty Libraries will close slightly earlier on Friday and Saturday evenings and Hahnemann Library will now open a little earlier on weekdays.

The Libraries Congratulates Employees who Completed Drexel Degrees this June

The Libraries shared in the excitement as several library student workers and staff joined the Drexel alumni community at the commencement ceremonies. In total, four library staff members and five student workers earned their degrees.

The Libraries congratulates the following individuals and thanks them for their contributions in helping to make the Libraries, its information resources, environments and services available and supportive of the Drexel community.

The Libraries Welcome: Abby Adamczyk, Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences

On Monday, June 9, 2014, the Libraries’ welcomed Abby Adamczyk as Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences. Abby is the Libraries’ primary liaison to the CoAS departments of Biology, Chemistry, and BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science) and will join the Libraries’ liaison team for the College of Medicine.

Jay Bhatt Honored with Learning Partner Award

Liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, was awarded the Learning Partner Award from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The award was given during the 2014 commencement and honors celebration which focused on ‘interdisciplinary frontiers.'

The Libraries' Articles & More Search To Be Upgraded

What's Happening? The Libraries' Articles & More discovery tool will get a new look, new features, and enhanced usability.

When? During the week of June 16th.

Dean Update: Changing the Face of the Librarian

The steps to changing an organization’s future are seemingly easy – draft a vision, set objectives, meet goals and tell the world. But, a transformation calls for something more - a dramatic change or metamorphosis. Operationally, shifting an organizational culture is not so easy as one has to change perceptions and behaviors of both those responding to the change and to those changing.

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