Changes at Queen Lane Library
As the University focuses on efficient operations and effective use of resources, Drexel Libraries continues to review the most effective allocations of its budget to provide a high level of service and access for the Drexel community. Some changes will be made in the staffing of the Queen Lane Library; beginning on Monday, August 11, 2014, the staffed hours of Queen Lane Library will be 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The location will no longer provide staff-mediated services in the evening or weekends, but the facility will remain open for use 24/7 when the Queen Lane campus building is open. Steve Bogel, Liaison Librarian for Medicine, and Abby Adamczyk, Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences, remain available for consultation and instruction –in person at Queen Lane by appointment or through email and phone during business hours. In addition, the Libraries’ Online Chat service is available via the website from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and beginning this fall, weeknights as well.
Changing the service hours at the Queen Lane Library, while remaining open during peak times, allows the Drexel Libraries to effectively allocate staff time to more in-demand services. The new schedule was determined after reviewing usage information and through conversations with Drexel staff and faculty at the Queen Lane Campus. The Libraries is also reviewing the lending policies for Reserve materials to ensure optimal access for patrons.
We continue to make improvements to the management of our Libraries resources, but might have overlooked something important to you. Feedback about these changes – or any of the Libraries services or locations - is welcome through the Libraries’ online survey located at: library.drexel.edu/input. Please don’t hesitate to also let me know if you have any questions.
Danuta A. Nitecki, PhD
Dean of Libraries