Celebrating intellectual and creative life at Drexel is a key part of the Libraries’ strategic plan and there is much to celebrate. Already the Libraries has instituted a ScholarSip event series and an annual Author Event to recognize the contributions faculty make to scholarship. Now, the Libraries add recognition of graduate students.
A newer version of ARES (the Libraries' course reserves system) will be installed Wednesday, September 4th. While the installation is in progress, there will be no access to library electronic course reserves. Students will be unable to access course reserves and professors will be unable to place course reserves requests. This outage will start at 9 AM and should take no longer than 2 hours.
On Monday, August 12, 2013, Sophie Miles joined the Libraries as Technician I for Reserves in the Library Services department. Sophie will work with the reserves team to process physical and electronic items for addition to the reserves collection. She will provide outreach and support for reserves patrons and help maintain reserves collections at all Libraries locations.
The transition from high school to college can be challenging as students adjust to a new environment and expectations, a new city or country, and added independence. Academia itself may seem like a whole new world.
The library as a physical destination has been on my mind for some time.
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Spencer Lamm joined the staff of the Libraries as manager, discovery systems. He previously worked as the digital initiatives librarian at Swarthmore College where his responsibilities included managing the infrastructure systems and user-facing applications of the Tri-College Library Consortium, which includes Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College.
On Friday, July 12, 2013 the Libraries unveiled a new study room, dedicated to the late Lisabeth Holloway, a Drexel library school graduate. Mrs. Holloway’s family and several friends were present, including her husband George, also from the class of 1950, and two sons, Jim and George.
Capturing the Stories of Our Alumni: Question and Answer with University Archivist, Rob Sieczkiewicz
By: Jenny James Lee
Capturing and preserving its own history is essential to any organization's survival; at Drexel such is the responsibility of Rob Sieczkiewicz, our University Archivist. His team of three staff collects, catalogs and makes available the original materials that tell Drexel’s story – and those collections are growing.
Students from the Drexel University College of Medicine showcased their creativity and won first place in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Memmy awards, a student-produced video contest. The winning video earned Drexel’s Libraries a $2,500 donation.
This is the first year the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has hosted the Memmy awards and there were 29 entries from medical schools across the United States and the globe.
On any given day at W. W. Hagerty Library students, faculty and staff actively engage in a variety of different exercises and activities to build knowledge and learn new skills. They work in group or individually, and interact with physical or electronic materials and technologies.