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Q&A with Hanna Pistorius, Drexel University Archives’ Archival Metadata Assistant

Submitted on August 26, 2022 - 9:19AM

Meet Hanna Pistorius (they/them), the Drexel University Archives' spring/summer 2022 co-op student, in this new interview.

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Share Your COVID-19 Stories

Submitted on May 6, 2020 - 1:58PM

The Drexel University Archives is working on a new project to document the University's responses to COVID-19, and we want to hear from you! Send us your unique accounts of the pandemic through writing, photographs, videos, audio recordings, or other creative means.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer (1860 - 2001) Now Available Online through the Libraries

Submitted on January 11, 2017 - 9:01AM

Drexel Libraries now subscribes to The Philadelphia Inquirer's digital archive.

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Drexel's Seventh President: William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted on June 1, 2016 - 9:40AM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Drexel president president William Walsh Hagerty, the Libraries is taking a look back at the many ways that Dr. Hagerty helped to build the institution we know today.

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Archives Acquisitions: January 2016

Submitted on February 3, 2016 - 11:30AM

The University Archives regularly adds new pieces of Drexel history to the collection on a including artifacts, documents, photographs and electronic files. These new acquisitions help to capture and record Drexel's unique story. This month the Archives acquired documents pertaining to Drexel's name change. In 1970 Drexel changed the name of the institution from the Drexel Institute of Technology to Drexel University.

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Archives Acquisitions: October 2015

Submitted on October 30, 2015 - 8:00AM

This month the Archives acquired a formal portrait of John and Mary Fetter Semanik.

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Drexel University Archives' New Acquisitions: August/September

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 5, 2015 - 12:38PM

Each month the University Archives appraises and acquires documents, photographs and electronic files that capture and record Drexel's unique history. These new acquisitions are gifts and transfers from University departments, Drexel alumni, current student groups, and other donors.

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Drexel University Libraries Contributes Two Cultural Pieces to Regional Diaries Initiative

Submitted on June 3, 2015 - 10:12AM

Drexel University Archives will extend access to two diaries in the collection through a collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania's Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Drexel University Archives contributed digitized images of Rebecca Thomas's recipe book and Francis Martin Drexel's travel journal. Rebecca Thomas was a resident of early 19th-century Burlington, New Jersey. She recorded recipes, arithmetic lessons, and folk remedies in a small journal that brings to life the day-to-day concerns of early American women.

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University Archives to Spotlight History of Writing at Drexel

Submitted on March 21, 2012 - 10:10AM

On Wednesday, April 18th from 5 - 7 PM, Drexel University Archives will unveil a new exhibit, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, with an opening event held at W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Discover Open Access Resources in Engineering

Submitted on October 21, 2019 - 2:49PM

In celebration of Open Access Week, Librarian Jay Bhatt shares his list of go-to Engineering Open Textbooks.

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Four Drexel Students Test Their Peers' Research Knowledge in the Knovel Academic Challenge

Submitted on October 8, 2015 - 8:49AM

The Fall Knovel Academic Challenge launched on Monday, September 28th at midnight, kicking off five weeks of questions to challenge STEM students in engineering concepts and questions. Each week, students are challenged to answer new problem sets, learn more about engineering resources and in doing so are entered to win prizes. There are four Drexel students who aren't invited to participate in this year's challenge - because they designed the questions. The questions utilize Libraries resources and test students' research knowledge.

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Faculty from Morocco on State Department Tour visit Libraries

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on December 2, 2011 - 3:57PM

Faculty members and the dean of Morocco's School of Information Science (ESI) visited Drexel University Libraries on Thursday, December 1, 2011, as a part of their tour of Philadelphia, sponsored by the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase Event Highlights Digital Projects at Drexel

Submitted on November 21, 2011 - 4:15PM

Over a dozen digital projects were on display at the Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase event on Friday, November 18th at W. W. Hagerty Library. 

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Health Sciences Librarians Work with 11th Street Family Health Services Center

Submitted on September 19, 2011 - 7:25PM

A joint researching team from The iSchool at Drexel and the Drexel University Libraries, including Kathleen Turner, Linda M. G. Katz, Gary Childs and Lenore Hardy, participated in a grant-funded project entitled 'Increasing Parental Health Literacy to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes,' from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

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3/30/11 - ACRL Networking Event

Submitted on February 10, 2011 - 3:08PM

The iSchool at Drexel & Drexel University Libraries invite you to enjoy an evening of conversation and refreshments with colleagues and future academic librarians.

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Drexel Libraries Hours: Winter Break 2022

Submitted on November 28, 2022 - 9:17AM

The Drexel Libraries will be operating on a modified schedule during the winter term break.

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Meet Joan Kolarik, the Libraries' new manager of the Library Integrated Technology Systems team

Submitted on November 16, 2022 - 2:26PM

This month, we sat down with Joan Kolarik, one of our newest staff members, to learn more about her plans for the future of the Library Integrated Technology Systems team. 

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Drexel Researchers Shine Spotlight on the Benefits of Open Access Publishing

Submitted on November 9, 2022 - 3:54PM

More than 75 Drexel faculty, staff, and students attended the Libraries' Open Access Week events, including researcher table talks and a keynote session.

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Dean’s Update: Has Time Been Moving Faster Since You Last Read In Circulation?

Submitted on October 6, 2022 - 1:42PM

Is time going by faster this year? Dean Nitecki reflects on how quickly the last few months have gone by with a look ahead to the fall 2022 term.

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Seven New Staff & Three Co-op Students Join the Drexel Libraries

Submitted on October 4, 2022 - 2:16PM

You’ll find a mix of new and familiar faces in the Drexel Libraries this fall. Join us in welcoming 10 new staff and co-op students to Drexel!  

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Photo Essay: Libraries Staff Enjoy a Unique Look at West Philadelphia through the Lens of Public Murals During 2022 Staff Appreciation Day

Submitted on October 4, 2022 - 2:09PM

In July, Libraries staff gathered together for the first in-person staff appreciation day since before the pandemic, which included a Mural Arts tour around West Philadelphia.  

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Drexel Libraries' Fall Events to Focus on Building Community In Person and Online

Submitted on October 4, 2022 - 2:00PM

Read about the Drexel Libraries' upcoming events, including Wednesdays@Noon webinars, ScholarSip, and Open Access Week.

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New Online Resources from the Drexel Libraries: Fall 2022

Submitted on September 30, 2022 - 10:09AM

Check out this list of new ebooks and journals, now available to all members of the Drexel community through DragonSearch, our online discovery search tool.

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Celebrate Open Access Week 2022 with the Drexel Libraries

Submitted on September 27, 2022 - 1:20PM

Celebrate Open Access Week with the Drexel Libraries! Learn more about the different events we're hosting throughout the week of Oct. 24 - 30 to raise the importance of open access to information and research. 

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Spotlight on New E-Books: Higher Education, Teaching & Leadership

Submitted on June 29, 2022 - 4:21PM

Explore just a few of the new e-books the Libraries purchased for its collection, including books on educational leadership, teaching social justice and contemporary perspectives on pedagogy.

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Spotlight on New Resources: Architecture, Society & the Built Environment

Submitted on June 17, 2022 - 11:12AM

Check out this list of new resources related to themes of architecture, society, and the built environment, now available online and in print through the Libraries.

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New Resources Spotlight: Career Resources

Submitted on June 1, 2022 - 11:38AM

Explore these new career-related resources brought to you by the Drexel University Libraries and Steinbright Career Development Center.

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On Writing: New Resources from the Drexel University Libraries

Submitted on May 30, 2022 - 9:59AM

The Libraries recently purchased several new books to help Drexel students, faculty and staff with their writing and presentations.

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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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