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News, Events and Announcements from Drexel University Libraries.

Libraries Welcome: Brian Kall

On Monday, June 24, 2013 the Libraries welcomed Brian Kall as Senior Financial Analyst in the Libraries Administrative Office. Brian most recently worked in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business as a finance administrator and has experience in retail operations. He earned is MBA in finance at Drexel University.

Brian’s office is located in the Administrative Suite at W. W. Hagerty Library.

Libraries Welcome: Kate Leisman

On Monday, May 20, 2013 the Libraries welcomed Kate Leisman as Administrative Coordinator in the Libraries Administrative Office. Kate joins the Libraries after working at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to that she served as a financial aid coordinator for Penn’s Law School.

Kate can be reached at or 215-895-684. Her office is located in W. W. Hagerty Library. 

Core Psychology Electronic Resources Move to EBSCOhost

Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce changes in electronic resource offerings in psychology. Effective July 1, 2013 access to the core resources in psychology published by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS and PsycCRITIQUES will move from the existing Ovid platform to EBSCOhost. In addition, the Libraries will be adding APA’s newest resource, PsycTESTS to our electronic collections.

Mariana Chilton Speaks at Libraries ScholarSip Event

Preventing hunger was the focus of the Libraries sixth ScholarSip event as Mariana Chilton, Ph.D. presented on her research and work with the Center for Hunger Free-Communities. Through the center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, Chilton has worked with women in numerous communities to collect photographs documenting hunger and poverty in Philadelphia, Boston, Camden, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore.

Construction Work to Take Place at W. W. Hagerty Library

Construction work will begin in mid-June on the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library. The work will, at times, include a significant amount of noise and disruption to activities in rooms L13A, L13C and L14. The majority of work with loud equipment will occur during break week. The work will last for approximately one month.

The lower level will remain open during construction, but may be noisy at times. Facilities will work to minimize the disruption. We apologize for the inconvenience.

- Libraries Administration

Jay Bhatt Receives a 2013 Staff Mentor Award from the Drexel Graduate Student Association

Each year the Drexel Graduate Student Association acknowledges students, faculty and staff who contribute the to success of Drexel graduate students. During the 2013 ceremony, liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, received an Outstanding Staff Mentor Award. For a complete list of awards received visit the GSA website.



Librarian Gary Childs Receives Outstanding Service & Dedication Award

Gary Childs, liaison librarian for Health Sciences received the Outstanding Service & Dedication Award, presented to him by the College of Nursing and Health Professions on June 13, 2013 at a graduation event. The event was specifically from the RSN-BSN and MSN programs.



W. W. Hagerty Library Will Be Closed Wednesday Morning for Public Safety Exercise

W. W. Hagerty Library will be closed from 7am to 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 19, while the Drexel University Police Department conducts an Active Shooter Exercise along with several local law enforcement agencies. The exercise will take place inside Hagerty Library, located at 3300 Market Street, from 8am to 1pm. In addition to the library closure, there will be an increased police presence and sidewalk closures associated with the exercise. Please avoid the area.

UPDATE - Closure of Lower Level Restrooms at W. W. Hagerty Library

Tonight, Thursday, June 6, 2013, the restrooms on the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library will close. They will remain closed until 3 PM on Saturday. We apologize for any inconvience.

The restrooms in the remainder of the building will remain open.

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