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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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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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2022 Event Commemorates 10 Years of Celebrating Drexel Authors

Submitted on May 10, 2022 - 11:51AM

2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Celebrating Drexel Authors, an event launched in 2013 in partnership with the Office of the Provost to show institutional appreciation of Drexel authors and their published contributions to scholarship and creative expression.

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Celebrate Nurses Week 2022 with a good book

Submitted on May 2, 2022 - 3:57PM

The Drexel University Libraries honors our nursing and health professionals during National Nurses Week—and every week! The Libraries offers resources to support faculty, staff, students and practitioners in the College of Nursing and Health Professionals all year round.

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New E-Resources: May 2022

Submitted on May 2, 2022 - 9:52AM

Check out this list of new Engineering-related resources and databases now provided by the Drexel Libraries.

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Drexel Alumnus Donates Event Poster from the First-Ever Earth Week

Submitted on April 22, 2022 - 10:16AM

A Drexel alumnus recently donated a poster from Philadelphia's first-ever Earth Week to the University Archives.

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New Dell Laptops Now Available via Lending Kiosk

Submitted on March 28, 2022 - 9:43AM

The Libraries recently replaced the laptops available through the lending kiosk, which is located in Dragons’ Learning Den in the W. W. Hagerty Library.

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Dean’s Update: Transforming to The Hybrid Library

Submitted on March 22, 2022 - 2:23PM

With a long historic identify of being a “place,” today’s library faces challenges of relevancy in a hybrid world. This month, Dean Nitecki considers the question "Does a library exist for staff if it is not occupied or for students if it is not seen?" and shares insights into the Drexel Libraries' own efforts to accommodate the hybrid library. 

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Examining Staff Perspectives on WFH vs. WFO

Submitted on March 22, 2022 - 11:04AM

Six months after the University expanded its flexible work arrangement policy, the Libraries polled its staff to better understand their hybrid work experiences, their expectations for flexible work options, and the extent to which the Libraries’ utilization of the University’s flex policy is working so far. 

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