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.
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.