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News, Events and Announcements from Drexel University Libraries.

Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova Opens The Power of Civil Society Exhibit at W. W. Hagerty Library

On Wednesday, November 6th the Libraries unveiled a new exhibit hosted at W. W. Hagerty Library, The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria, which was introduced by the Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. Ambassador Poptodorova discussed the situation in Bulgaria during the years before and after the Holocaust and the brave decisions made by some of the citizens to rescue nearly 50,000 Jews.

Twelve Employees Celebrated for Combined 125 Years of Service

The Libraries would like to congratulate Steve Bogel, Gary Childs, Joshua Fore, Al Gerhold, Oreste Jimenez, Larry Milliken, Tom Pugh, Tim Siftar, Nancy Spedding, Elizabeth Ten Have, Tainesha Ware, and Ellen Wolk for their milestone years of service. Together these 12 individuals have dedicated a combined 125 years of service to Drexel University. They will be recognized at a special luncheon in December.

The commitment of these individuals to the Libraries is greatly appreciated.

Libraries to Host 3D Printing Series

Applications for 3D printing run the gamut – and the impressive work being done at Drexel spans a wide variety of disciplines from including art, medicine, design, and engineering. On Tuesday, November 12, the Libraries featured the work of Wei Sun, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Sun is working on several projects that explore the possibility of printing human tissue.

Libraries' Ann Yurcaba Recognized by the Department of Public Safety

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 the Libraries’ Ann Yurcaba was recognized at the Department of Public Safety’s Commendation & Award Ceremony for her work on the Drexel University Preparedness Users Group.

Renovating W. W. Hagerty Spaces

This October marked 30 years since W. W. Hagerty Library first opened its doors in 1983. Since, many things at Drexel have changed, but the core attributes embodied by President Hagerty remain the same. Drexel students are energetic, innovative and daring. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the building, the Libraries has updated the Mary E. Hagerty Learning Lab [room L33] as well as three group study rooms.

Understanding Demands for Library Space

Article By: Brian Kall, Senior Financial Analyst

Dean’s Update: Connections Through Exhibits

Not long ago, a colleague asserted that exhibit cases are archaic and have no place in the modern. That challenged me to think about if it was true or if, like most things library-related, the purpose remains but means of presentation change.

The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive: Making Connections Through Witness Testimonies

Article by: Larry Milliken, Liaison Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Drexel Archival Collections Featured at October ISTA Gathering

On Wednesday, October 17th Drexel University Libraries hosted a group of 29 alumni, faculty and students from the Information Science and Technology Alumni [ISTA] group for a private tour of Drexel collections at W. W. Hagerty Library from 5 - 6:15 PM. Items shown were from Drexel University, the Legacy Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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