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News From Library Systems: Q&A With Spencer Lamm, Manager, Discovery Systems

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 7, 2014 - 12:55PM

To kick off the New Year, I sat down with our manager of discovery systems, Spencer Lamm to learn more about the work being done in the Libraries' systems department. Spencer joined the Libraries in July 2013 and hit the ground running - hiring for vacant positions, providing access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, implementing redundancy and disaster recovery plans, and working with numerous teams and groups to plan for the upcoming year. If you are one of the 1.6 million visits to our website last year, the work of the systems department directly impacted you.

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The Libraries Welcomes: Eddie Rubeiz

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on December 20, 2013 - 11:58AM

On Monday, December 16th, Eddie Rubeiz joined the Libraries' systems department as the new web developer. Eddie joins the Libraries from the Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. His primary focus will be on developing, implementing and maintaining the user-focused aspects of the Libraries web sites and applications.

Eddie's office is located in W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Libraries Staff Honor Student "Super Heroes"

Submitted by Antoinette Williams on June 14, 2018 - 10:25AM

Members of the Print Resources Access Management and Client Services departments recently held a special celebration to recognize the 2017/2018 student workers for their hard work and dedication to the Libraries.

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Libraries Staff and Student Workers Recognized for Outstanding Achievements During 9th Annual Awards Ceremony

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on April 26, 2018 - 2:15PM

The Drexel Libraries hosted its annual Library Celebration Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 24. This year recognized four Libraries staff and students for their hard work and projects completed in 2017.

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Liaisons Participate in Open Access Discussion

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on July 8, 2016 - 11:56AM

On Tuesday, June 6, 2016 liaison librarians Shannon Robinson and Jay Bhatt participated in a panel discussion with the ExCITe Center's podcast series, ExCITeCast, speaking about open access and research.

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2016 Staff Celebration Awards

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 6, 2016 - 1:07PM

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Libraries recognized six staff and two student workers at the sixth annual Library Celebration Awards. The Library Celebration Awards recognize individuals or teams who embody the characteristics of the Libraries organization; including providing exceptional service, championing and embracing change, contributing to the profession and employing user feedback to guide decisions. The Libraries staff provides critical support for the University's mission of teaching, research and community engagement. Awards are given to individuals or teams who have advanced these values through exceptional accomplishments that surpass expectations and serve as a model for other staff.

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In Circulation: September Issue

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on September 8, 2011 - 4:52PM

View the September Issue online. Articles include:
  • Insights about Libraries' value presented to international audience
  • Archives exhibit sparks conversation about diversity
  • Exhibit shares medical student experience from years past
  • Libraries welcomes visitors from Japan
  • Libraries participates in WorkReady Program
  • Libraries' Gary Childs receives Chairman's Award
  • Building a Graphic Novel Collection
  • New Faces in the Libraries
  • Wish List
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The Libraries Welcome: Tom Ipri

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on August 29, 2011 - 8:00PM

On Monday, August 22, 2011 the Libraries welcomed Liason Librarian for Media Arts and Design, Tom Ipri. Tom was most recently the Head of Media and Computer Services at UNLV's Lied Library and before that, the Media Services Librarian at LaSalle University. Tom received his MLIS from Drexel and has published and presented on the topics of technology, media collections and transliteracy in libraries. The Libraries are excited to welcome Tom's subject expertise in film, film studies and media arts. Tom works in room 135 in W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Libraries' Peggy Dominy receives national PAM Achievement Award at SLA 2011 Conference

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on June 24, 2011 - 3:51PM

[caption id='attachment_177' align='alignleft' width='260' caption='Dominy, on right, receives her SLA PAM Award from Donna Thompson of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of Harvard Center for Astrophysics (Photo courtesy of SLA website)']Peggy receives her award at the conference.[/caption] Drexel University Libraries' Reference Librarian for Science and Math, Peggy Dominy, at W. W. Hagerty Library was named the recipient of the PAM Achievement Award for 2011. PAM is the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics division of the Special Libraries Association, a national professional organization for Librarians. 'It was an honor to be recognized by my peers and professional colleagues,' Dominy said. She received the award at the national SLA conference, held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. The PAM Achievement Award is reserved for recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to librarianship in astronomy, mathematics and/or physics, according to the SLA website. The award recognizes those members of SLA/PAM who have made outstanding contributions to the division. Peggy is an active member of SLA/PAM, with her first official role beginning in 1981 when she served as the Astronomy Workshop moderator. Since then, she's served in nine different capacities. Through blogs on physics, bioscience, math and chemistry as well as her dedication to educating students on how to use information, Peggy is a key member of the Drexel University Libraries staff. She's assisted the library community in many ways and each year reviews multiple books for the Library Journal and her hard work and service to the PAM Division of SLA. Drexel University Libraries is a learning enterprise. With it's multiple locations, the libraries advance the academic mission of Drexel University by serving as educators, supporting education and research, collaboration, and by fostering intentional learning outside of the classroom in both physical and virtual spaces. ### Article by: Jenny James Lee with award background information from the PAM, SLA website http://pam.sla.org/.

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Ceremony held for 2011 Library Celebration Awards Recipients

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 20, 2011 - 7:08PM

[gallery order='DESC' columns='6']   On Thursday, May 12, 2011 the Drexel University Libraries hosted the second annual Library Celebration Awards, celebrating six recipients of the 2011 awards. The Library Celebration Awards were established in 2010 to recognize individuals or teams who have advanced the values of the Libraries through exceptional accomplishments. In addition to Library staff, a student worker is also recognized for his/her dedication to the Libraries. Over 30 people attended the May 12th ceremony, held in W. W. Hagerty's Bookmark Cafe, which recognized library staff Gina Cacace, Sarah Daub, Meg Finney, Ellie Goldberg and Emily Misser. Andrew Mineo received the Jane Bryan Student Worker Award, named after former Libraries administrator Jane Bryan who was a great supporter of student workers. Over 25 people were nominated for the 2011 Awards and six were chosen for their exceptional service: Recipient Gina Cacace, Library Reserve Coordinator at W. W. Hagerty Library was nominated for enhanced services or outreach activities. Gina demonstrates an exceptional level of service in her position as Library Reserve Coordinator. Her coordination of the library reserves positively impacts all users of the Libraries, from students utilizing reserves to faculty and staff requests for reserve materials. Shortly after her assuming her position, she enhanced the communication to and between the faculty and the subject librarians. She established a procedure to keep the faculty and the subject librarians informed on the status of requests, which has streamlined the process resulting in a more reliable and responsive library service for us all. She also established the reserve email account to better and more efficiently handle reserve requests and questions. Sarah Daub, Circulation/Reserves Clerk at Hahnemann Library, received a nomination for enhanced services or outreach activities. Sarah embraces opportunities to make the Health Sciences Libraries a better place for our students, staff, and faculty. She initiated and executed a project creating exhibits for the hallway area at the entrance to the Hahnemann Library. She proposed a detailed plan with items from the College of Medicine's Legacy Center (a nice collaboration) and she carried this out with artful presentation. She followed this with a thoughtful and sensitive exhibit with materials gleaned from the Hahnemann collection portraying the personal experiences of health sciences professionals with illness or their medical careers. She researched and composed the descriptive narratives that accompanied the display. Currently researching a new exhibit, she has taken on the responsibility of presenting a welcoming, professional, educational, and creative entrance to the Hahnemann Library. Recipient Meg Finney, a Systems Technician at both Hahnemann and W. W. Hagerty Libraries, was nominated for promoting exceptional collaboration and cooperation among library staff. Meg consistently promotes attentive, responsive and approachable service to all locations of Drexel University Libraries. She was an instrumental figure for the Libraries in dealings with IRT concerning Wi-Fi reception issues and has drafted a form to help library patrons describe IT issues. Meg's efforts contribute to increased responsiveness to user needs across all Libraries. Ellie Goldberg, Library Assistant in Information Services at W. W. Hagerty Library received nominations for efficient or innovative infrastructure or operations because of her role as the moving force in implementing and organizing the Personal Librarian program that launched last fall. In addition to writing the communications that were sent to each freshman, she spent time and effort in making the process as easy as possible for all of the Personal Librarians that participated in the project. This Personal Librarian Program, which gained national coverage, was a significant highlight of the last year, and it was clearly made possible by Ellie's efforts. Her resourcefulness, willingness to organize and simplify the process for the rest of us was the key to its success. Emily Misser, the Librarian for Business, Economics and Hospitality Management was nominated for efficient and innovative enhancements to infrastructure or operations. Emily is innovative and creative in her approach to information literacy. She worked to organize the scheduling of presenters, for a library program developed to strengthen research skills of clinical faculty members in the LeBow College of Business, and also served as a presenter herself. She enfolds techniques familiar to the business community in her instructional style, offering a balanced approach. This innovative approach to instruction, known to the wider library community, has resulted in an invitation to be a keynote speaker at the California Conference on Library Instruction being held this month. The Jane Bryan Student Worker Awards was given to Andrew Mineo, a work-study student at W. W. Hagerty Library. Andrew has worked at the library since his freshman year in Fall 2009. He worked additional hours during finals' periods to cover the shifts other students who called out. When Information Services department was in need of assistance, we heartily recommended Andrew and now he splits his duties between Access Services and Information Services exhibiting skills across a variety of projects and public service commendable in this young adult. ### To see images from the 2011 ceremony, please visit our Flickr Page. For more information about the Library Celebration Awards or the recipients, please contact Jenny James Lee at jaj92@drexel.edu

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