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Drexel Libraries Announces Virtual & In-Person Events for Fall 2021

September 14, 2021

Each year, the Drexel University Libraries hosts a variety of events to stimulate and engage diverse knowledge communities and foster peer-to-peer education and social learning among Drexel students, faculty and staff and members of the public.

This fall, as we plan safely to remain open on campus, we are excited to announce the return of in-person events for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to offer virtual workshops throughout the year, and in-person events will include a Zoom option, whenever possible.

We invite you to join us for this mix of in-person and virtual programming throughout the year. 

September 13 – December 31: WKDU: 50 Years of Student-Run Radio Exhibit

The Drexel University Libraries & University Archives join WKDU in celebrating 50 years on the air as Drexel’s free-format, non-commercial, student-run radio station in this exhibit of artifacts, photographs and documents from the station’s decades of broadcasting.

The exhibit includes 3D artifacts, photographs, and posters on loan from WKDU and members of the Black Experience in Music to help tell the story of their 50 years of service to the University and region. Print materials and other documents are from the University Archives collection.

The exhibit is free and open to all members of the Drexel community and the public. It will be on display in the W. W. Hagerty Library atrium September 13 through December 31, 2021.

September 15 – October 15: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Drexel Libraries

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

This fall, Drexel University Libraries staff created an online resource guide and physical exhibit in the W. W. Hagerty Library (1st floor) to inspire engagement in Hispanic cultural heritage and to showcase just a few of the important contributions of Hispanic and LatinX Americans, including those made by Drexel’s own Hispanic students, faculty and staff.

The exhibit is free and open to all members of the Drexel community and the public. It will be on display in the W. W. Hagerty Library (first floor) September 20 through October 15, 2021.

October 25 – 31: Open Access Week

This October, join the Drexel University Libraries for Open Access Week 2021, scheduled for Oct. 25 – 31. Open Access (OA) Week is an annual, international event promoting open access to research. It is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

This year, the Drexel Libraries is hosting several virtual webinars as part of its continuing efforts to bring OA to campus. Details are still in the works and will be announced in late September.

In the meantime, visit the Libraries’ resource guide for more information and resources about Open Access and Open Access Week at Drexel and follow along with the conversation on social media with the hashtag #OAWeek.

Ongoing in 2021/2022

ScholarSip Turns 10!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Drexel Libraries’ ScholarSip event series. To celebrate 10 years, we’re hosting 10 “food for thought” presentations by Drexel faculty, staff, and students across all disciplines running through June 2022.

Professor Franco Montalto, Director of the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University, kicks off the 2021/22 ScholarSip series with a session on climate change and sustainability on Dec. 6, 2021, followed by a session with Sharrelle Barber, Inaugural Director of Drexel’s The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity, on March 14. Paul Flanagan, Director of the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Compliance Program in Drexel’s Kline School of Law, will close the series with a session on privacy and cybersecurity on June 6, 2022.

The list of webinars will be posted on our Events Calendar as they are scheduled.

Wednesdays@Noon Returns for 2021/2022 Academic Year

The Libraries is pleased to announce the return of its Wednesdays@Noon webinar series that connects Drexel researchers, faculty, staff and students with the Libraries’ expertise, tools, resources and services.

This fall, Drexel’s expert librarians will offer sessions on advanced techniques and tools available for searching patents, tips for using PIVOT to find research funding for graduate students, and an overview of resources to help you locate interviews, questionnaires and instruments in the health and behavioral sciences. Visit the Libraries’ events calendar for more details and registration information.

Webinar dates and topics for the winter term 2022 will be announced in mid-October.

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