It’s not often that I find myself walking past the office of Peggy Dominy, liaison librarian for science and math, but when I do it is usually full – of students, of quilts, of resources and books, and maybe a few turtle trinkets as well. Peggy is a passionate teacher, a talented quilter, a knowledgeable and innovative librarian and a dedicated parent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Libraries is actively changing the face of its staff with recruitment efforts underway for ten positions over the past month. No new positions have been added to the staff. Instead the positions are carefully redefined jobs to address vacancies and meet numerous factors of change.
For over fifty years, the American Library Association has sponsored observance of National Library Week during the month of April. This week celebrates the contributions of the nation’s libraries and promotes their use. This month at Drexel, we focus on library staff, including librarians, archivists, support staff and professionals with diverse expertise in such areas as technologies, communications and fiscal controls.
The summer’s heat and humidity bring vacation plans for many, as families take a break from their hectic schedules to relax. For many of the Libraries staff the summer has also brought travel plans to professional conferences.
Four key directions will shape the future of Drexel University Libraries as a vibrant learning enterprise advancing the University’s investment in academic excellence, improvement of the student experience, creative research, growing enrollment and enhanced global impact.
“I am pleased to share the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and am grateful to its many contributors,” said Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of Libraries.
Over 60 individuals energetically engaged in the planning process at a July 2011 Future Search Conference, which explored how the Libraries can advance the University's transformation. Since then, many individuals have helped to shape and articulate the plan to identify the four directions, tagged as; access, environments, connections and organization