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Money Smart Week @ Your Library - April 5 - 12, 2014

What does it mean to be smart with your money? Learn more about how you can better manage your own personal finances through the activities and resources of Money Smart Week kicks off on Saturday, April 5 and runs through Saturday, April 12. Let us know how you are money smart through Twitter [@DULibraries] or Facebook.

Visit some of the links below to learn how to better manage your money:

What Is The Role Of Copyright In Academia?

Article by: Laura Chance, Reserves Specialist

Where On Campus Is Jay Bhatt? Drexel’s Embedded Librarian

Two days a week you can find liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, hanging out in a student lounge. For four hours each week Jay transports his laptop and his library expertise to the lounge to provide coaching and guidance to students and faculty on-site. Jay calls it “Being Connected,” his own take on the embedded librarianship concept, which takes librarians out of their offices and places them in the locations on campus that allow close coordination with faculty and students.

Celebrating Drexel Book Authors Event Recognizes More Than 70 Publications

More than 70 Drexel authors and editors were recognized for contributions to scholarship through their 2013 book publications at Celebrating Drexel Authors on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The second-annual event gathered authors from multiple disciplines, schools and colleges to recognize the diverse research and creative expressions completed at Drexel.

Dean’s Update: Transforming Collections

As we finally move into spring, how many among us are anxious to shed our winter jackets in favor of warmer weather? Spring is an exciting time of sunshine and new growth, but with that comes housekeeping – weeding, planting and spring-cleaning. For the Libraries, this spring marks a time to review our collections as we plan to make room for more up to date references and feature an resources that will stimulate discovery and reading enjoyment.

Eighth ScholarSip Event Features Research from Jonathan Spanier

Fifty Drexel faculty and professional staff gathered in the Sky View Room of MacAlister Hall on Monday, March 18, 2014 for the Libraries’ eighth ScholarSip event. The event featured the research of Jonathan Spainer, PhD, who provided the evening’s food for thought.

Several Library Staff Members Volunteer to Organize a North Philadelphia High School Library

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, a group of volunteers from Drexel University Libraries joined fellow librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia, Temple University Libraries and members of the Special Libraries Association worked to help organize the library at Benjamin Franklin High School in North Philadelphia. The library had been closed for seven years after the school’s librarian position had been cut.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Drexel University Libraries

April is National Poetry Month, celebrating poetry and its place in American culture. Throughout the month, the Libraries will share opportunities to celebrate poetry through our Facebook and Twitter pages. Join us in the celebration by borrowing a book of poetry from our collection and participating in some of our social media challenges – including sharing your favorite poem, sharing your own poetry and more. Use the hashtag: #DragonsCelebratingPoetry.

Gary Childs, Health Sciences Librarian, featured on NBC 10 for Volunteer Work

Liaison Librarian for Health Sciences, Gary Childs was recently featured on NBC - 10 Philadelphia for the Dog Day Saturday segment promoting St. Pitty's & Kitty's Day hosted by the Animal Care and Control Team [ACCT Philly]. Gary is a volunteer at ACCT Philly and spends much of his free time training companion animals sheltered there along with instructing canine handling workshops for fellow ACCT volunteers.

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