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Parke R. Kolbe and the Fascination of Unattainable Goals

Submitted on April 13, 2011 - 8:00AM

This essay about Parke R. Kolbe is the third in a series about Drexel's presidents, marking the inauguration of John A. Fry.

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Veterans' Day exhibition now on display in the Main Building

Submitted on November 9, 2009 - 9:00AM

Be sure to step up to the third floor to see the University Archives' newest exhibition, Scholars who Served: a History of Drexel's Veterans.

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New Exhibition in the Creese Student Center and Online!

Submitted on August 18, 2009 - 10:37AM

Please stop by the lobby of the Creese Student Center to see an exhibition titled: The Enriched Collegiate Experience: Historical Photographs of Student Clubs, Teams, Organizations, and Events.

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Drexel Libraries to end on-site support at Queen Lane Library

Submitted on July 10, 2023 - 1:18PM

The Drexel University Libraries will end on-site staffed library support at Queen Lane on Friday, July 28, 2023.  

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Library Learning Terrace Reopens for Studying & Group Work 

Submitted on April 3, 2023 - 9:27AM

The Library Learning Terrace reopened for student use on April 3, 2023!

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Dean's Update: The Library as Informal Learning Space in an Evolving Hybrid and Flex-Demanding World

Submitted on May 25, 2022 - 12:30PM

“Library as place” continues to be core to the classic professional definition of a library. In the April/May Dean’s Update, Dean Nitecki talks about the Drexel Libraries’ built spaces and how they support intentional informal learning, offering environments where learners take ownership of what and how they learn.

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Drexel Libraries’ First Research Co-op Shares Lessons Learned During SPARK! Session

Submitted on May 23, 2022 - 12:03PM

Drexel student Angela Graff, a pre-junior majoring in Global Studies, who was hired as the Drexel Libraries' first undergraduate research co-op to support the Dean of Libraries with a long-term research project focusing on how to identify and disseminate research results on the relationship of built, informal learning environments and learning.

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Now Available: Drexel Libraries Zoom Background Images

Submitted on April 9, 2020 - 5:02PM

Missing the Libraries? Now you can be in one of our unique learning environments (digitally at least) via our Zoom virtual backgrounds!

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Q/A with Drexel Libraries Staff on COVID-19 and Working from Home

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:41AM

Using Zoom and email, Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw spoke with Libraries staff to find out what it’s like to provide remote library services and how they’re adjusting to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Creating Your Own Informal Learning Environment

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:33AM

With campuses closed due to COVID-19, the Drexel community is looking for new ways to replicate their campus experience in their homes. John Wiggins, Director, Services & Quality Improvement, offers suggestions for creating the ideal home study environment.

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Photo Essay: Drexel Libraries Renovates 1st Floor of W. W. Hagerty Library

Submitted on October 2, 2019 - 12:19PM

In September 2019, the Drexel Libraries replaced furnishings on the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Queen Lane Library Reopens After Summer Renovations

Submitted on August 7, 2019 - 10:58AM

With the completion of a summer-long project to transform one of Drexel’s health sciences libraries, the Queen Lane Library is officially open. Read more about the changes we made to the Library!

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Wellness and Libraries

Submitted on August 1, 2019 - 9:53AM

Earlier this summer, Drexel Libraries staff attended a two-week online course, sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, that explored various aspects of a healthy workplace, including physical, mental and emotional components.

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Dean's Update: Interested in Assessing the Relationship Between Physical Space and Learning?

Submitted on July 10, 2019 - 11:15AM

This month’s Libraries newsletter offers examples of ways a library fosters learning by engaging multiple perspectives to address a common topic of interest, including a look back at the recent SCUP Mid-Atlantic Symposium on informal learning spaces.

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Queen Lane Library to Close for Renovations, June 3 – Aug. 5, 2019

Submitted on May 29, 2019 - 11:44AM

This summer, the Drexel University Libraries, in partnership with the College of Medicine, will begin renovations on the Queen Lane Library.

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Winter ScholarSnack Discussion Inspires Next Libraries Event

Submitted on April 3, 2018 - 10:39AM

The 2018 winter ScholarSnack event gathered students, faculty and staff from several different colleges and departments in the Dragons’ Learning Den to answer the question, “What inspires your quest for life-long learning?

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Quarterly Libraries Staff Meetings Foster Engagement & Creativity

Submitted on October 4, 2017 - 1:26PM

The Drexel Libraries' September all-staff meeting gave Libraries personnel the opportunity to offer feedback on one of the Libraries' strategic directions: transforming the Bookmark Cafe into a Learning Exploratorium.

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W. W. Hagerty Library Open for Nine Straight Days

Submitted on December 1, 2011 - 10:11AM

It's that time of year again - and no - we don't mean the Holidays. It is finals week at Drexel, and we're busy getting ready for the influx of students who use the Libraries to prepare for exams.
  • W. W. Hagerty Library will be open 24/7 between Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 AM - Friday, December 9 at 10 PM.
  • The Library Learning Terrace will be open 24/7 between Sunday, December 4 at noon - Friday, December 9 at 5 PM.
For this last week of the fall term the Libraries hours change to remain open around the clock, offering students learning spaces whenever best suits their needs. It also means that you must have a valid, current Dragon Card to enter the Libraries. Best of luck on exams!

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24/7 at W. W. Hagerty Library & The Library Learning Terrace

Submitted on December 1, 2011 - 9:56AM

We'll help you get through Finals Week with extended hours. If you like to study at 7 AM, 5 PM, Midnight or 2 AM - we're open!
  • W. W. Hagerty Library will be open 24/7 between Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 AM - Friday, December 9 at 10 PM.
  • The Library Learning Terrace will be open 24/7 between Sunday, December 4 at noon - Friday, December 9 at 5 PM.
During this period only CURRENT Drexel students, faculty & staff can enter the building. DragonCards are required for entry.

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24/7 at the Library beginning August 25th

Submitted on August 19, 2011 - 6:59PM

Whether you like to study at 7 AM, 1 PM, or 3 AM - we've got the space for you. The following Library spaces will remain open around the clock for final's week. Library Learning Terrace Open 24/7 beginning Sunday, August 28th at 10 AM W. W. Hagerty Library Open 24/7 beginning Thursday, August 25th Bookmark Cafe Where have you been...we're always open 24/7! During Finals' Week the Bookmark Cafe entrance will remain closed. Please enter through the library entrance.   Library hours will return to normal after Finals have completed.

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Finals: Spring 2011

Submitted on August 12, 2011 - 1:56AM

There is a banner on my computer. 'For finals we are making room...' for June 2nd through 11th.' That was six weeks ago! Thanks for writing and alerting us to the oversight. We'll be sure to double check and update the banners on all of the library computers.

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Learning Terrace Hours

Submitted on June 20, 2011 - 5:58PM

The Library Learning Terrace is undergoing some TLC in its infancy, and it will be closed for the first week of classes. We're looking into repairing a plumbing problem. When the plumbing is back up and running, the learning terrace will be too--in all of its 24-hour, learning-ready glory. Still need 24/7 study space in University City? Check out the Bookmark Cafe for 'round-the-clock study space, and sometimes a taco!

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Library Learning Terrace is 24/7

Submitted on June 8, 2011 - 5:41PM

Looking for some quality study space? Have you tried the Library Learning Terrace? It's open 24/7 now through the end of finals. And starting next term, the Library Learning Terrace will be dedicated learning space. The space is already getting a lot of great use. There are plentiful electric outlets, and all of the furniture, whiteboards, and partitions are moveable, so you can adapt the space to your needs. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

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Hagerty Library 24/7

Submitted on May 23, 2011 - 7:08PM

During Drexel's Final Exam Period (June 2-June 11), Hagerty Library* will be open 24/7 for all current students, faculty, and staff. During this time the library will be closed to the general public, alumni, and reciprocal university affiliates (University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University). The library will reopen to everyone on Monday June 13. Anyone needing special access during this time should contact the Circulation Desk (215) 895-2767 or Reciprocal university affiliates and alumni with Drexel University Library cards may request and retrieve books from the Circulation Desk with prior arrangements. * Except for the Bookmark Cafe, which will be open to the public Monday - Friday 11AM - 5PM for access to the Taco Bell Express.

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24/7: It's on

Submitted on March 10, 2011 - 9:41PM

Hagerty Library is now open 24 hours/day, everyday, until the end of finals. Need a place to study at 3am? We're it. To accommodate Drexel's studying masses, Hagerty is also closed to Alumni, guests from affiliated universities, and members of the public until Monday, March 21st.

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Reserve your time on MediaScape

Submitted on February 10, 2011 - 11:12PM

Have you been eyeballing the new MediaScape work station near Hagerty's front door? Drooling over the cool collaborative tools that allow multiple users to plug into one screen? Can't get your turn at the table because it's just too crowded? We understand your dilemma, and that's why we've added MediaScape to the room reservation system. If you want to use the MediaScape with your project mates, just log in and enter your reservation information. The MediaScape will be yours for the using until your time's up and the next lucky group gets to collaborate in style.

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Reserve a Room; Get it Done

Submitted on January 21, 2011 - 10:11PM

When's the last time you reserved a group study room at the library? If it was last term, you're in for a treat. We've updated our room reservation system to be easier to use and even friendlier than before. Check it out. You'll be hooked. And booked! : ) And don't forget you can rent laptops and projectors for those rooms at the circulation desk. Come on by, flash us your ID, and we'll get you everything you need for a productive group study session.

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