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Drexel Alumnus to Donate Work Files of Harry C. Rippel to University Archives

In January 2017, the Drexel University Archives started reviewing a donation in progress from Richard Rippel, a Drexel University alumnus.

Mr. Rippel has shared the work files of his father – Harry Conrad Rippel, himself a graduate of Drexel and an engineer at the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories who worked on everything from heart implants to the Apollo 11 rocket transporter to the Hubble space telescope. Richard Rippel intends to donate his father’s collection to the University.

Libraries Staff Expand Book Repair Skills at TCLC Workshop

On January 10, 2017, Drexel University Libraries employees Stephanie Davis and Lydia Smith joined more than 30 other library professionals from the region at the Tri-State College Library Cooperative’s (TCLC) 2017 Book Repair Winter workshop at Immaculata University.                         

Drexel University Libraries to Host EBLIP9 Conference; Keynote speakers announced

Drexel University Libraries is pleased to host the 9th International Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice Conference (EBLIP9) in Philadelphia on June 18 through June 21, 2017.

Members of the conference’s local organizing committee, which includes several Drexel University faculty and staff, have already announced several workshops and three prodigious keynote speakers.

Drexel Libraries Partners with Psychology Department to Host “I am Psyched!” Traveling Exhibit

I am Psyched! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology, a pop-up exhibit from the American Psychological Association (APA), is making its next stop at Drexel University and will be on display in the W. W. Hagerty Library from February 27 through March 10, 2017.

Data Services Program Expands Partnerships Across Drexel

The Drexel University Libraries’ Data Services Program supports students and researchers in accessing data resources, working with data, and managing data generated from scholarly activity to meet learning and research needs. Services supporting Drexel researchers include assistance in writing data management plans for grant applications, consultation in managing research data while research is in progress and at completion, and insuring compliance with university and funder data retention policies.