Wondering which Philadelphia zip code has the lowest number of residents with smartphones? Or, what the personal savings rate is among households in Pennsylvania by census tract? Perhaps you’d like to know the penetration of farmers markets in urban areas in the northeast?
It is an exciting and busy time in the Libraries as we start the new academic year. Only a few days into the term and already our libraries are filled with students reading and working at computers. The intensity of Drexel students continues to impress me. It is like none other I have experienced, even in the large research libraries of the big state universities and elite private colleges where I spent my former years as a library administrator.
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Who can use reserves/place items on reserve?
Our physical reserves collection can be used by all library patrons (students, faculty members, and guests). Access to electronic resources is limited to students and faculty: you can only see the electronic items requested for your course.
On Monday, September 30th the Libraries welcomed Janice Masud-Paul as Librarian for Nursing Research. Prior to joining the Libraries, Janice served as the head of information technology for the Camden County Library System where she had been since 1998. In her role there, she coordinated the shared integrated library management system, networks and associated hardware.
The Libraries is celebrating Welcome Back Week with events this Thursday and Friday.
Need a Library Refresher?
- Thursday, September 26
- 12:00 to 2:00PM
- W.W. Hagerty Library
Find out what’s new at the Libraries! All students are welcome to drop in at W.W. Hagerty Library to grab a snack and talk with staff. Building tours will be offered at 12:30pm, 1:00pm, and 1:30pm.
Who Can Borrow a Laptop?
- Drexel students, faculty, staff and administrators.
What Type of Laptop Can You Borrow and What Software is on it?
- PC and Mac laptop computers.
- List of Software [http://www.library.drexel.edu/services/laptops.html]
From Where Can You Borrow a Laptop? [Laptops are for use only within the libraries].
You may or may not be familiar with the acronym DSLP, which stands for the Drexel Student Learning Priorities, the framework that guides student growth at Drexel. The DSLP identify core intellectual and practical skills, including information literacy, communications, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and technology use. In the Libraries, we foster connections among services, resources and experts to coach students to become better learners while mastering these and other learning priorities.
In the year and a half since she joined the Libraries’ staff, Nancy Bellafante has been busy. As the Libraries first librarian dedicated specifically to undergraduate learning, she is tasked with developing programs to strengthen information literacy skills in undergraduates while promoting lifelong learning. Already, she has developed numerous new initiatives to promote the Libraries services and programs.
In early December 2012, the Libraries launched a new and innovative service at W. W. Hagerty Library that received international press coverage and positive feedback from peers, patrons and the Drexel community.