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.
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.
The American Library Association (ALA) held its midwinter conference in Philadelphia in late January 2014, bringing over 12,000 librarians to the convention center and hotels for meetings, workshops, exhibits and networking events. Drexel’s libraries hosted six events during the week, welcoming professionals from across the country to the campus for meetings, classes and workshops.
The New Year is often a time for reflection and resolutions. In the Libraries the new year provides opportunities for both as most students leave campus for the break giving the Libraries a rare quiet moment to make improvements and changes to our physical environments.
To kick off the New Year, I sat down with our manager of discovery systems, Spencer Lamm to learn more about the work being done in the Libraries’ systems department.
Article by: Alexis Antracoli, Records Management Archivist
On Monday, December 16th, Eddie Rubeiz joined the Libraries’ systems department as the new web developer. Eddie joins the Libraries from the Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. His primary focus will be on developing, implementing and maintaining the user-focused aspects of the Libraries web sites and applications.
Eddie’s office is located in W. W. Hagerty Library.
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.