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News, Events and Announcements from Drexel University Libraries.

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.'

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.

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