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Drexel Libraries Raises Nearly $5,000 During 2018 Day of Giving

May 3, 2018

On May 1, 2018, Drexel University held its second annual 24 Hours of Impact campaign, during which the Libraries received a record $4,920 from 63 donors. Overall, the University received more than $900,000 from 4,229 donors.

A woman holds a small white dry erase board with writing on it. She is standing in front of a large board with photos on it and the words Access, Environments, Connections, Organization.
Jill Patel, a student worker at W. W. Hagerty Library, loves the Libraries because of the printing options.

As part of the 2018 University-wide event, the Drexel Libraries hosted an open house at the W. W. Hagerty Library, during which students, faculty and staff were encouraged to display their appreciation of the Libraries along with their photo taken in a pop-up photo booth.

Triggered by the statement “I love the Drexel Libraries because…” responses included “It’s a quiet place to work,” “The Libraries provides access to scholarly resources,” and “Because of the helpful Libraries staff.”

All told, Libraries staff collected more than 20 photos and stories from members of the Drexel community over the course of the day. These photos and testimonies will appear on the Libraries’ website and social media channels throughout the month of May.

A young man holds up a dry erase board with writing on it. He is standing in front of a large board with photos on it.
Timothy Mok, a senior biology student, loves the Libraries because "they're a great place to meet and work with people."

Part of the pop-up photo booth also displayed images illustrating just a few of the ways in which the “Libraries loves you back.”  These included ensuring access to authoritative resources; deepening Drexel’s connection to scholarship; building learning environments; and modeling a collaborative organization that supports the University community.

Thank you again to everyone who donated to the University and especially its Libraries! With every little bit, we can do a lot more!

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