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Spark! Program Fuels Staff Engagement & Discussion for Over a Decade

Submitted on May 1, 2019 - 7:30PM

In 2009, the Drexel University Libraries launched Spark!, a program series where staff can share their knowledge about innovations in the field and learn about other campus initiatives happening outside the Libraries.

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Students Advise Libraries and Gain Information Literacy Skills through Library Explorers Program

Submitted on March 6, 2019 - 1:25PM

Earlier this year, the Drexel Libraries appointed its second cohort of Library Explorers, a group of students who advise the Libraries by brainstorming, designing and testing ways to engage Drexel students to build effective learning habits.

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Q/A with Antonios Kontsos, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group (TAMG), College of Engineering

Submitted on March 5, 2019 - 1:13PM

We sat sat down with Library Faculty Fellow and engineering professor Antonios Kontsos, PhD, to learn more about his work to utilize open education resources in freshmen engineering courses.

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Drexel Libraries Announces 2019 Library Faculty Fellows

Submitted on January 8, 2019 - 9:06AM

The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce the first five appointed 2019 Library Faculty Fellows.

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Portable Power Chargers Now Available for Loan in W. W. Hagerty & Hahnemann Libraries

Submitted on October 3, 2018 - 2:40PM

In October, the Drexel Libraries introduced two new tech kiosks in the W. W. Hagerty and Hahnemann Libraries. Now, members of the University community can borrow portable power chargers to charge their laptops, mobile phones, tablets and more.

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Drexel Students Rank First Among US Institutions in Fall 2017 Engineering Academic Challenge

Submitted on November 29, 2017 - 10:48AM

This fall, more than 40 Drexel University students participated in the Engineering Academic Challenge (EAC), leading Drexel to first place among its US competitors.

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Drexel Libraries Continues to Grow Data Services Programs

Submitted on October 6, 2017 - 12:00AM

As more and more researchers and students need to find and interpret data, the Libraries is expanding its data-related services to fully support the needs of the Drexel community.

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Meet Your Personal Librarian, Elise Ferer

Submitted on September 6, 2017 - 2:23PM

Drexel University Libraries offers many resources for Drexel's veteran students, faculty and staff, but did you know about our Personal Librarian Program? 

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Discounted Tuition Rates for ICPSR Summer Program

Submitted on February 13, 2017 - 11:00AM

Drexel faculty, staff and students are eligable for discounted tuition rates on the ICPSR Summer Program.

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Drexel's Writer's Room receives a Big Read Grant from the NEA

Submitted on July 29, 2016 - 12:24PM

This September, Drexel's Writers Room, a literary arts program designed to bring the Drexel community and its neighboring residents together, will use Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God as the basis for a series events supported by a NEA Big Read grant. Writers Room will partner with The Free Library of Philadelphia as well as other partners across the city to use both writing and art to create a community from a wide range of people throughout Philadelphia. Events will vary from book discussions and writing sessions to a second line parade through campus and a demonstration of soul food cooking by Drexel Alum chef Brian Lofink.

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Data Driven Management Enhances Libraries Collections

Submitted on February 4, 2016 - 11:55AM

The combination of rising costs for information resources and the growing span of Drexel's academic programs requires attentive balancing of the Libraries' collections budget. Recently, the Libraries launched a Data Driven Management program, which provides greater capability for analysis of collections data to aid in making collections decisions.

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