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News, Events and Announcements from Drexel University Libraries.

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.'

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. 

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.

Q&A with Janice Masud-Paul, Librarian for Health Sciences Research

The newest librarian on the staff at Drexel, Janice Masud-Paul joined the Libraries in December 2013. Since then, she’s hit the ground running growing the Libraries collaborations and support for research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She’s championed the Faculty Portfolios initiative with the college and is quickly becoming known on campus for her expertise.

Group Study Room Dedicated To Former Library Director Jane Bryan

Students were always a key priority for former Drexel library director Jane Griffith Bryan who held the position from 2005 until her passing in 2008. On Thursday, May 22, 2014, her family carried on her legacy of supporting student learning with a gift that enabled the renovation and dedication of the Jane Griffith Bryan, ’67 Group Study Room.

Seven Individuals Recognized at Fifth Annual Celebration Awards

Work to advance the Libraries mission was recognized at the fifth annual Library Celebration Awards hosted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at W. W. Hagerty Library. More than 40 people were in attendance to recognize work that helped to embed the Libraries across campus, expand the Libraries programming, showcase the resources of the University Archives, and reflect a model library organization.

In total, five members of the library staff and two student workers were recognized for their 2013 achievements at the annual awards event.

Faculty: Let the Libraries Simplify Your Teaching

Helping faculty to improve the student academic experience, the Libraries provides access to assigned readings through our Course Reserves service. This service seamlessly integrates with Blackboard Learn to provide a simple way for students to access course materials. It also reduces faculty effort by providing a way assign readings and also ensures adherence to copyright laws and license restrictions.

John Wiggins Appointed as Chair of the Data Collection for Library Managers Committee

John Wiggins was appointed as the chair of the Data Collection for Library Managers Committee of the Library Leadership and Management Association beginning on July 1, 2014. During the one-year appointment, Wiggins will lead a committee of 15 library professionals.

The committee seeks to identify and disseminate information about the effective collection of measurement data in libraries and also provide resources for individuals looking to develop skills in measurement data.

Remembering Richard Snyder, Drexel’s Library Director from 1964 - 1989

Photograph of Richard SnyderFormer Drexel University Libraries director, Richard Snyder passed away on April 9, 2014. He was 87 years old. Snyder was the library director from 1964 – 1989 and made significant contributions to the library organization during his tenure, including helping to design W. W. Hagerty Library and develop the University Archives.

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