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Title:Fair Use Facts and Fallacies: Copyright Demystified
Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter:Katherine Fischer
Location:Korman Center, Rm 116
Campus:University City Campus

In this hour-long presentation geared toward faculty, staff, and students, Katherine Fischer, Manager of Access Experieces for Drexel University Libraries, and Abigail Maley, Instructional Technology Specialist, will briefly cover copyright basics, debunk common Fair Use misconceptions, and give you the tools you need to make appropriate decisions when using copyrighted content in academic settings.

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Title:Census Data for Business
Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Naoemi Mendez
Location:W.W. Hagerty Library, L14
Campus:University City Campus
Categories:Data Events, Libraries Events
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the different types of data from the U.S. Census Bureau that can be used in business planning and development. The class will cover the American Community Survey (ACS), the Decennial Census and how to access data from these programs from and the American FactFinder.

This workshop will be hosted by Noemi Mendez, a Data Dissemination Specialist at the U. S. Census Bureau.

Date:Monday, June 6, 2016
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Bass
Location:Academic Bistro
Campus:University City Campus
Categories:Libraries Events
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Celebrate the last day of classes and join informal cross-disciplinary conversations with Drexel faculty and professional staff over drinks and refreshments at this quarter's ScholarSip event. Now in its fourth year, ScholarSip provides an opportunity for faculty and professional staff to gather for conversation – along with a toast to the end of the academic term. The event is a reception along with a brief “food for thought” presentation to highlight some of the great cross-disciplinary scholarship at Drexel. 

Ellen Bass, professor and head, Department of Information and Science, CCI and professor, department of health systems and services research, CNHP will speak at the event. Ellen will speak on unmanned aircraft systems and the role of people in supporting safe and efficient operations. Her talk will address strategies for determining the allocation of work between humans and automated systems. 

ScholarSip is hosted by Drexel University Libraries with guidance from a planning committee. For more information about ScholarSip or to suggest a future topic, please contact: Jenny James Lee at 215.571.4095 or

* Drexel's Academic Bistro is located on the 6th floor of the Academic Building on 33rd Street. 

Title:Hagerty, Drexel, and Philadelphia: The Life and Legacy of President William Walsh Hagerty
Date:Friday, June 10, 2016
Time:1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter:Richardson Dillworth
Location:W. W. Hagerty Library
Campus:University City Campus
Categories:Libraries Events
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Join the Libraries in the 100 Years celebration of former President William Walsh Hagerty. Dr. Hagerty was a transformative president, who  guided the Drexel Institute through the initial steps toward becoming a comprehensive research university.

Richardson Dilworth, a co-author of the upcoming book on Drexel history, will place the Hagerty presidency in the larger context of Drexel’s history and his lasting legacy at the university. Dilworth will also place Drexel in the context of Philadelphia, to understand the larger impact that Hagerty had on the city.

At this event, the Libraries will unveil a Cake Boss cake of the W. W. Hagerty Library building in celebration of what would have been President Hagerty's 100th birthday.  Cake will be served at the conclusion of the talk. 

This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jenny James Lee at 215.895.2750.