New Archival Collection Highlights Drexel’s Historic Connection to the Society of Women Engineers
Submitted on March 2, 2023 - 3:28PM
The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently donated a collection of organizational records to the Drexel University Archives, which are now available for students and researchers to explore in the Archives’ reading room.
New Online Exhibit Shines Light on Life at Drexel During COVID-19
Submitted on January 30, 2023 - 12:10PM
The new online exhibit from the Drexel University Archives features interviews with members of the Drexel community, giving people from around the world a glimpse of life at Drexel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time Capsule Provides Glimpse into Drexel Past
Submitted on December 7, 2022 - 4:27PM
During renovations to Kelly Hall in the winter of 2021/2022, staff from Drexel University’s Real Estate and Facilities unearthed an interesting object behind the building’s cornerstone: a time capsule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dean's Update: Holistic Planning in a Siloed World
Submitted on February 14, 2023 - 4:27PM
Dean Nitecki explores the challenges of holistic planning and shares insights into how librarians regularly work to build bridges between organizational verticals.
Hot Topic Reading List: ChatGPT & Artificial Intelligence Systems
Submitted on February 9, 2023 - 1:42PM
Chatbots and other AI tools are all over the news right now. Drexel librarians created a reading list to raise awareness and foster further exploration and discussion about the use of chatbots and AI.
Calling all Drexel Book Authors & Editors!
Submitted on February 3, 2023 - 9:53AM
Did you author or edit a book in 2022? Tell us about it, and we'll include your work in our 2023 Authors Event!
Get Ready for the Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl with this Reading List from the Drexel Libraries
Submitted on February 1, 2023 - 3:57PM
Find books, movies, and other resources available through the Libraries to help you get into the spirit for the Super Bowl LVII!
Drexel Libraries Joins Exclusive Resource Sharing Program to Provide Streamlined Access to Digital Resources
Submitted on January 25, 2023 - 2:28PM
For the second year in a row, the Drexel Libraries has earned an exclusive membership to join the OCLC Express digital delivery program.
Dean's Update: Are service deliverables and institutional impact essential to value a library?
Submitted on December 12, 2022 - 1:00PM
This month, Dean Nitecki examines ways in which the Libraries adds value to Drexel University's contribution to the success of higher education.
Fall ScholarSip Speaker Uses Film & Storytelling to Advance Climate Justice
Submitted on December 9, 2022 - 12:42PM
Drexel Assistant Professor Ben Kalina from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design kicked off the Libraries' 2022/23 ScholarSip event series with an informative and engaging session on climate activism and filmmaking.
DUL Author Event Offers Strategies for Using Creative Expression to Manage Stress & Trauma
Submitted on December 7, 2022 - 12:31PM
On Nov. 30, CNHP Professor Girija Kaimal led a session on using creative self-expression to manage stress and trauma. Read the recap of the event.
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.
Meet Joan Kolarik, Manager, 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.
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.
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.