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Drexel’s Polish Poster Collections Now Available Online Through iDEA

In April 2017, the Drexel University Libraries and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University added the University’s collections of Polish posters to iDEA, Drexel’s digital repository. The collection includes pieces from the Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection at Drexel University and the Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection.

Thoughts About Umbrellas

What is it about umbrellas that make them targets of unintentional acts of sharing? 

I ask myself this after experiencing three different episodes this past month– during activities as a librarian—when a prized umbrella of mine was treated as if it could be “borrowed.” Each time, the assumption came with no intention that the umbrella would be returned, but rather that it held immediate protective value on a rainy day for someone other than its owner.

"Fresh Air" Archive Preserves Decades of Culture & History for Future Generations

PHILADELPHIA---April 5, 2017  WHYY recently completed the massive process of preserving historically and culturally significant moments from Fresh Air with Terry Gross, creating a digital archive of decades of interviews with the world’s foremost personalities. Now fans of the Peabody Award-winning radio program can journey through time by listening to over 8,000 conversations dating back to 1976 with this century’s leading journalists, scholars, celebrities and experts.

Jay Bhatt Named 'Engineering Librarian of the Year' by SLA Engineering Division

The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian for Engineering, has been the 2017 Engineering Librarian of the Year by the Special Library Association (SLA) Engineering Division. Bhatt will receive the award during the Engineering Division Breakfast & Awards at the SLA Conference in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

A Q/A with Abby Adamczyk: Using Bibliometrics to Evaluate Scholarly Research

Abby Adamczyk is the Liaison Librarian for Medicine at Drexel University. As a liaison librarian, she teaches the scholarly literature and information research skills needed by students in medicine and the biomedical sciences. Abby also partners with faculty and students to develop greater awareness of research data management practices and trends in scholarly communications.