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Upcoming Events

Title:Navigating the Open Access Landscape, A Panel Discussion
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:00am
Location:W.W. Hagerty Library, L14
Campus:University City Campus
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The Drexel University Libraries and Drexel University Graduate College are pleased to co-host the next ScholarSnack event: Navigating the Open Access Landscape, A Panel Discussion.

This panel discussion, designed for graduate students and early-career faculty, will provide an introduction to Open Access publishing and the issues you may encounter on your path to becoming a scholarly author. Participants will develop an understanding of OA publishing options, learn about predatory publishing, and discover resources available to them through the Drexel Libraries. This event includes time for questions and discussion.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served!
 

Moderator & panelists will be announced in early November.


Registration Information
This session is open to Drexel students, faculty and staff and is designed for graduate students and early-career faculty. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Can’t attend in person? This session will be recorded and broadcast live online. A link to the webinar will be posted on this webpage at least 24 hours before the event.
 

About ScholarSnack
ScholarSnack is an ongoing event series open to all Drexel students and interested faculty and staff. It is a venue for Drexel students to enjoy light snacks while discussing their experiences in exploring information and data resources.

Title:Open Textbook Network Workshop
Date:Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Location:W. W. Hagerty Library, L33
Campus:University City Campus
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop.

Did You Know...

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
  • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,220 - $1,420 for textbooks and supplies in 2017–18.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

What You Can Do

Attend this workshop! During this session, you will learn more about the Open Textbook Library, discover open textbooks in your field, and learn how to write a short review of an existing open textbook from the Open Textbook Library.

 

Registration is required, as space is limited. Please register to attend by Monday, December 3, 2018.

 

Please contact Larry Milliken, Manager for Learning Partnerships, at lpm27@drexel.edu or visit the Open Educational Resources Library Guide for more information about the Drexel Libraries’ open education initiatives.

 


About the Open Textbook Network
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses. We maintain the Open Textbook Library, the premiere resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks. All of our textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success. With our members, we move the open education conversation forward on local and national levels.

Title:ScholarSip: Fall 2018
Date:Monday, December 10, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:Academic Bistro
Campus:University City Campus
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The impact of research goes beyond scholarship when it engages and empowers communities beyond academia. This year, the Drexel Libraries will go behind the scenes of this Drexel-style civic engagement during its 2018/2019 ScholarSip event series: Communicating Research to Inspire Citizen Engagement.

During each quarterly event, a distinguished Drexel professor will offer “food for thought” on their experiences and insights of communicating their interdisciplinary research with various populations. They will explore the implications of their work and the challenges they face to bring knowledge and understanding of their research to audiences beyond their disciplines.

This quarter, we are pleased to welcome our guest speaker

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
Drexel University
Dean, College of Nursing & Health Professionals

All Drexel faculty and professional staff are invited to join us for what promise to be lively conversations with colleagues.

LOCATION NOTICE! We are pleased to announce ScholarSip will be back in the Academic Bistro this term!

 


About ScholarSip
Now in its eighth year, ScholarSip is an annual event series hosted by the Drexel University Libraries that seeks to nurture Drexel’s intellectual life and cross-campus community through informal gatherings where faculty and professional staff exchange ideas sparked by greater awareness of interdisciplinary research.
Each event includes social time to build acquaintances and a short “food for thought” presentation from a member of the Drexel community. ScholarSip provides an opportunity for members of the Drexel community to gather for conversation – along with a toast to the end of the academic term.

For more information about ScholarSip or to suggest a future topic, please contact Libraries Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw at svs22@drexel.edu

 

Title:Open Textbook Network Webinar (Zoom)
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:Online
Campus:Online
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Help Lower Textbook Costs for Drexel Students!

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two-hour workshop.

Did You Know...

  • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.

  • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,220 - $1,420 for textbooks and supplies in 2017–18.
  • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
  • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
  • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

What You Can Do

Attend this online webinar! During this session, you will learn more about the Open Textbook Library, discover open textbooks in your field, and learn how to write a short review of an existing open textbook from the Open Textbook Library.

 

This online workshop will be hosted via Zoom, and registration is required. Registrants will receive a link to the workshop 24 hours before the event.
 

Please register to attend by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

 

Contact Larry Milliken, Manager for Learning Partnerships, at lpm27@drexel.edu or visit the Open Educational Resources Library Guide for more information about the Drexel Libraries’ open education initiatives.

 


About the Open Textbook Network
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses. We maintain the Open Textbook Library, the premiere resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks. All of our textbooks are free, openly licensed, and complete; their adoption creates a measurable, positive impact on student success. With our members, we move the open education conversation forward on local and national levels.

Title:REFRESH: Information Skills for Health Sciences Research and Practice
Date:Friday, December 14, 2018
Time:9:00am - 11:00am
Presenter:Abby Adamczyk, Gary Childs & Janice Masud-Paul
Location:Hahnemann 1208 Computer Lab
Campus:Center City Campus
Categories:Workshops
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

REFRESH provides an introduction to locating evidence-based material using resources licensed by the Drexel University Libraries. This session will detail how to formulate a clinical question and discuss levels of evidence. A demonstration of PubMed’s Clinical Queries search feature, DynaMed, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews will be included. Specific features in Clinical Key and AccessMedicine will also be explored.