Drexel Librarian Gary Childs Receives 2011 Nursing Science Chairman's Award
Submitted on August 11, 2011 - 1:19PM
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Drexel University Libraries Health Sciences Education/Reference Librarian Gary Childs was honored with the 2010 - 2011 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DrNP) Nursing Science Chairman's Award. The award was presented to Childs in recognition of his outstanding support of graduate students and faculty in the program.
'At this doctoral program, research and database searching are critical. Gary's name was at the top of the list because he not only assists students with this process immensely, but also has a wonderful style of presentation that the students truly enjoy, ' Al Rundio, Department Chair of the Doctoral Nursing Department, said.
Each year, the department chair has the honor of selecting an individual, within or outside of Drexel, who has gone above and beyond in assisting students at Drexel.
'I'm very flattered and honored, to say the least,' recipient Gary Childs said. 'The award came as quite a surprise and it feels really wonderful to receive this distinction.'
Childs works at the Hahnemann Library.
Archives Exhibit: Researching Diversity at Drexel
Submitted on August 10, 2011 - 3:28PM
Drexel University Archives presents a new exhibition, 'Researching Diversity at Drexel,' opening August 10, 2011. The exhibition contains documents from the University Archives and essays written by students in Professor Sharon Brubaker's English 103 classes that explore issues of race, gender and cultural diversity at Drexel.
Drexel opened its doors in 1891 as a technical school dedicated to educating men and women students of all races, religions, and backgrounds. However, the history of diversity at Drexel, as at any institution, is complex. Were students of color welcome in Drexel's fraternity and sorority scene? How were international students treated? Which departments had women students and faculty when Drexel was founded, and how did the distribution of women change over time? These are some of the questions that this exhibition addresses.
Exhibit Opens: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 5 - 7 PM *
Location: W. W. Hagerty Library, 33rd & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
* Opening reception, with coffee and conversation about researching and documenting diversity, will take place at Hagerty Library from 5 PM - 7 PM on August 17, 2011. This event is free and open to the public.
The Library Learning Terrace is back in business!
Submitted on August 9, 2011 - 5:32PM
The Library Learning Terrace is back open this week! Check out the hours, listed below:
Monday, August 8th - 10 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday, August 9th - 10 Am - 10 PM
Wednesday, August 10th - 10 AM - 10 PM
Thursday, August 11th - 10 AM - 10 PM
Friday, August 12th - 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, August 13th - Closed
Sunday, August 14th - 10 AM - 10 PM
There are a lot of great things in the Terrace: comfortable chairs, group spaces, individual spaces, whiteboards, and lots of windows. Everything is on wheels, so shift things around to accommodate your group, or create your own personal study nook.
...just remember, the same Libraries policies apply to the Terrace, so that means that you've got to leave your pizza, hoagie, Chinese food, burrito, etc. in the dining terrace. Snacks and bottled drinks are still OK!
Libraries Welcome New Staff Member: Megan Hoke
Submitted on August 9, 2011 - 3:29PM
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On Monday, August 1st the Libraries welcomed Administrative Coordinator, Megan Hoke. Megan joins the Libraries having worked at an internet startup company for several years. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's in Theater and managed a professional theater company. She works in W. W. Hagerty's Administrative suite.
Drexel University Libraries participates in Philadelphia Youth Network's WorkReady Program
Submitted on August 5, 2011 - 5:49PM
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When Henry Taylor graduates from high school next summer, he'll be one step ahead of his peers. Taylor, a Kensington senior, is a participant in the Philadelphia Youth Network's WorkReady Program, which matches over 5,000 young people to summer employment opportunities and service programs, where they can build skills to prepare for their eventual careers.
Taylor was matched with Drexel University, and began work in the Libraries in June 2011. Since, the enthusiastic youth has worked hard to build upon his professional skills.
'This is Henry's first job, and we have an exciting opportunity to help him discover and build essential skills that will help him to become a successful professional,' Library Reserve Coordinator, Gina Cacace, who works closely with Henry, said.
WorkReady provides participating organizations with a structured set of lessons for student participants to learn during the program. Henry has worked on building valuable networking skills through meetings with staff within the Libraries, where he learned about their job responsibilities, work histories and education. He also met with the Libraries' Career Services Librarian, Brendan Johnson, to learn about different college majors and the career paths associated those fields of study.
Taylor, a football player who's favorite subjects include math and science, isn't sure what he wants to do for a living or what major he might like to pursue as a major, but he does have dreams of owning his own business one day.
'I like coming in to work every day,' Taylor said about working at W. W. Hagerty Library. 'Everybody is always happy and smiling like they never have a bad day. Or, if they do have a bad day, they don't show it.' Henry works closely with several librarians and staff members, but admittedly has a few favorites, largely because of their kindness and humor.
'Henry and I have shared a lot of laughs and he has taught me things as well,' Cacace said. 'He's showed me how important it is to get out of my 'librarian' state of mind and has changed the way that I relate to my work.'
Taylor's favorite day at work so far had little to do with the Libraries and much more to do with preparing for college. Drexel University is currently hosting a New Student Orientation program where incoming students travel from around the area to stay overnight on campus and gain a sneak peak into what life will be like on campus. Henry was able to attend the Libraries' part of this process and he lists the experience as his best day at Drexel to date. 'I was able to see the incoming students and what they're like,' he said, likely realizing that he's not very different from the individuals a year older than him and that beginning college is an exciting and sometimes terrifying process for everyone.
Regardless of the institution he eventually chooses, working in the Libraries has taught Taylor a valuable lesson in planning ahead. 'Don't wait until the last minute,' he says, 'A lot of people come in and try to get books/materials at the last minute, and the items are already checked out. They could fail [their assignment] because they waited too long.'
About WorkReady Philadelphia
WorkReady Philadelphia is the city-wide youth workforce development system, which is funded through a blending of public, private sector and philanthropic investments. Overseen by the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success - a subgroup of the Workforce Investment Board - WorkReady Philadelphia 2011 summer youth employment and service programs run from July 5 through August 12 and serve over 5,000 young people. Participating youth earn at least minimum wage, and participate for 120 hours over the six-week period. The bulk of public funding for WorkReady Summer 2011 is provided through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and the Workforce Investment Act.
Jenny James Lee, Drexel University Libraries, Marketing & Events Associate at 215-571-4095 or email@example.com
Niki Gianakaris, Director, Drexel News Bureau, Office of University Communication at 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Martin, Communications Coordinator, Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc. at 267-502-3752 or email@example.com
Article by: Jenny James Lee with editing by Niki Gianakaris
Scanners, printers, computers, and more
Submitted on August 5, 2011 - 12:56PM
We've had two comments about our machinery here at Hagerty:
The Dragon card station is out of order, the copier is out of order, and there are no computers available. I pay Ivy League tuition, but get a community college library at Drexel.
This library is in bad shape. I printed a document. It came out so faint I could hardly read it. I tried to print another document, and it wouldn't print, so a librarian told me to have it printed at circulation. But they couldn't take my Dragon card because the reader was broken. One of two card readers is broken at the print center. I tried to staple my document, but the stapler was out of staples. What am I getting for ,000 per credit hour? Is it too much to expect things to work?
Thank you for writing. I'm really sorry you hit so many road blocks while you were trying to get your work done. I know it's frustrating. Our copiers, printers, and scanners are due for an update, as you've alluded to, and we're in the midst of taking bids, selecting a new vendor, and getting new equipment, which should arrive early in the fall. In the meantime, please bear with us while we try to help you resolve any issues you may have on a case by case basis.
We try very hard to keep staplers, toner, and paper well stocked, but since these things can quickly run out when we least expect it, please tell us if you find that something's low, and we'll replace it right away.
As for no computers being available, did you know that there are two computer labs on Hagerty's lower level? There is one in L14 and one in L13C. It is very rare that every single one of these computers is taken, but if they are all in use, you might try checking a laptop at the circulation desk.
Issue 1, Vol 1 - Drexel University Libraries: In Circulation
Submitted on August 4, 2011 - 12:42PM
View the August Issue online. Articles include:
- From the Dean
- Conference Builds Shared Vision of the Libraries' Future
- Libraries Unveil new Library Learning Terrace to over 250 in Attendance at Twilight Opening
- Building New Friends at the Academy of Natural Sciences Library and Archives
- Who Was W. W. Hagerty?
- Libraries Welcome New Students
- 2011 Library Celebration Awards
- W. W. Hagerty's Peggy Dominy Receives Special Libraries Association Award
- Libraries in Transition
Submitted on August 3, 2011 - 12:34PM
In support of the University's efforts to form partnerships with our neighbors, we highlight and encourage the use of the Libraries during hours we are open to the public, typically 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Especially convenient to our Mantua and Powelton Village neighbors is W. W. Hagerty Library at 33rd and Market Streets in University City. For more information please see information for visitors.
We also welcome visitors to use our reference services, available on-site during visiting hours. Reference services are also available by phone at 215-895-2755 (or toll free at 1-888-278-8825), via text message, or instant message, at any time when Reference Desks are staffed.
At Drexel University Libraries, we've experienced great success helping those who help others. We hope to hear from you! Please visit our website for more information about our neighborhood partnerships.- John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement
Who Was W. W. Hagerty?
Submitted on August 1, 2011 - 7:01PM
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William Walsh Hagerty was appointed President of the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1963 where he served until 1984.
During his tenure, Hagerty was responsible for expanding the campus to include new colleges and programs. His work increased enrollment to over 12,500 students, doubling the previous enrollment and increasing the budget from million to million dollars. In 1970 Hagerty guided the institution through its transition to University status, leading the way for the Drexel University that exists today.
In 1983, Drexel named a new library on campus after President Hagerty. W. W. Hagerty Library opened in October 1983 and continues to bear his name. Shortly after, in 1986, Hagerty passed away.
Article by: Jenny James Lee historical information from the Drexel University Archives and Libraries' Website: http://www.library.drexel.edu/about/wwhagerty.html.
Interlibrary loan: help us help you.
Submitted on July 28, 2011 - 10:04PM
Did you know that you can get books and articles from libraries outside of Drexel? We want to teach you more about it!
In order to help us help you learn more about interlibrary loan, please take 2 seconds to fill out our quick ILL communication survey!
Libraries in Transition
Submitted on July 28, 2011 - 8:10PM
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The following is in excerpt provided to attendees of the 2011 Future Search Conference.
The increasing role of technology and electronically accessible materials has caused many to question the role of the traditional library. With stacks of books, desks and chairs, held within a single physical space, the traditional library offers a place for individuals to quietly read and process information.
Libraries, however, are no longer simply places to house books and offer quiet spaces to read, they are vibrant centers for learning where individuals can exercise their minds to build new knowledge from the information they discover. Libraries exist within the walls of buildings and online. They organize efficient and convenient access to information through managing shared use of books and journals as well as through licensing electronic resources. Libraries capture and preserve human memory and foster creation of new knowledge. In the academy, they are discipline neutral and supportive of all fields of inquiry, ether as learning coaches for the novice student or as a partner to scholars and teachers to strengthen research, instruction and scholarly communications.
As more and more users choose immediately accessible digitized content over traditional printed materials, the future of brick-and-mortar libraries will continue to change to become less about what products a patron obtains at a library and more about the experiences the patron has while visiting. The focus of these libraries will be to provide social spaces where students can work together to derive meaning from their online and classroom experiences1.
At Drexel, the academy has been undergoing a fundamental transformation from a historically purposeful institute of technology education and is emerging as a comprehensive research institution, grounded in a tradition of experiential learning and an ambition for leading civic engagement in a global environment. Its neglected libraries are being reconceived as a learning enterprise with embedded environments around campus and through the Internet, and as an active educational program for assisting learners to develop information literacy skills and researchers in their pursuit of knowledge.
Those interested in a broader perspective might wish to read a recent publication from the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy. Checking Out the Future: Perspectives from the Library Community on Information Technology and 21st-Century Libraries explores how many library professionals are recognizing the need to evolve during the digital revolution and are driving adaptations designed to ensure that libraries remain an integral part of our society's commitment to education, equity, and access to information. Authored by Jennifer C. Hendrix, OITP Consultant, Checking Out the Future, is based on a literature review conducted in 2008-2009 on the future of libraries, primarily of publications from within the library community. (Online at: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/publications/policybriefs/ala_checking_out_the.pdf)
Article by: Jenny James Lee and Danuta A. Nitecki. Photo by Jenny James Lee.
1. Hendrix, Jennifer C. Checking out the Future: Perspectives from the Library Community on Information Technology and 21st-Century Libraries. American Libraries Association. Washington, D.C. 2 February 2010. Print.
Conference Builds Shared Vision of Libraries' Future
Submitted on July 27, 2011 - 8:34PM
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Philadelphia, PA (July 25, 2011) - Drexel University Libraries concluded a milestone event towards shaping the future of the organization on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The event, a Future Search conference, brought together nearly 60 people, representing the diverse stakeholders of the Libraries, at the Queen Lane campus of the Drexel University College of Medicine.
Highly interactive, the process took a holistic look at the theme, The Future of Drexel's Libraries: Advancing the University's Strategic Transformation. Attendees reviewed shared past and present experiences to reach a common ground in identifying an exciting future for the Libraries. This new future emphasizes collaboration, leadership, integration of technologies and curation of information resources, as well as the development of innovative spaces to advance teaching, learning and scholarship at Drexel and in the broader communities. This was accomplished through working exercises, small group discussions and creative reporting of insights.
The three-day conference concluded with dozens of strategies towards achieving the desired future for the Libraries and a high level of energy and enthusiasm among the participants. The room where the conference was held was papered with sheets documenting the process and ideas generated. These ideas will be transcribed and the results will lead to a major planning activity for the Libraries with direct implications towards the University strategic plan.
Participants, before leaving the conference on Thursday afternoon, were asked to sign up for strategies they felt most committed to support. These dedicated individuals, through their support of these initiatives, will have an opportunity to become key contributors and ambassadors for the future of the Libraries.
Trained future search consultants Gerry Gorelick and Suzanne Noll, Manager of Training and Development with Drexel University's Human Resources department, facilitated the conference.
About Future Search
Future search is a unique planning meeting, used worldwide, by hundreds of communities and organizations. It meets two goals at the same time: helping large diverse groups discover values, purpose, and projects they hold in common, and enables people to create a desired future together and to start working toward it right away. The meeting design comes from theories and principles tested in many cultures for the past 50 years. It relies on mutual learning among stakeholders as a catalyst for voluntary action and follow-up. The conference is designed with principles that enable people to work together without having to defend or sell a particular agenda and this opens new opportunities for creating a shared future.
Images from the conference are available online at the Libraries' flickr page.
Article by: Jenny James Lee with contributions from Danuta A. Nitecki and Gerry Gorelick.
News Contacts: Jenny James Lee, Library Marketing & Events Associate at 215-571-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Archives Event: Dragon's Salute to Service
Submitted on July 25, 2011 - 12:43PM
'Dragon's Salute to Service'
July 7 - August 1, 2011
Visit the James E. Marks Intercultural Center Exhibition Gallery this July for a special exhibit: 'Art & Artifacts.'
This exhibit features 'Freedom's On Me,' the work of renowned multimedia illustrator and U.S. Army Corporal Poto Leifi, and 'A Snap Shot of Drexel's Veterans,' an archival history of veterans on campus. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of July.
Sponsored by: The Office of Veteran Student Services and The Veteran's Task Force at Drexel, ARMY ROTC at Drexel, the Drexel University Archives and the Office of Equality and Diversity.
Libraries Welcome New Staff Member: Brendan Johnson
Submitted on July 22, 2011 - 3:22PM
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The Libraries welcomed Brendan Johnson, Information Assistant for Careers in July 2011. Brendan is currently working towards his MSLIS degree from the iSchool. For the past year he worked as the library assistant at Bucks County Community College while serving as a substitute social studies teacher and librarian at Council Rock High Schools. He was a history and secondary education double-major at Villanova University. Brendan works in W. W. Hagerty Library in room 136.
Pick the Library's New DVDs
Submitted on July 21, 2011 - 9:25PM
It's time to order new DVDs for Hagerty's leisure collection. We want to be sure that what we order is what you want to see, so we're asking for your help deciding what to get.
Here's a list of some of the latest DVD releases. For each title, you can vote on whether we should get it or skip it. Titles with the most votes will be ordered for Hagerty's Leisure DVD collection.
Vote now--the last day to vote is Monday, July 27th.
Need a movie today? Check out our catalog for DVDs already on Hagerty's shelves.
Libraries welcome New Students
Submitted on July 18, 2011 - 7:23PM
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The Drexel campus is flooded with new faces this summer, as new students and their parents attend orientation sessions. Weekly, on Monday and
Thursday, these eager young students attend the Libraries orientation sessions, where they participate in an interactive and informative presentation, with prizes, about the Libraries. To date, 17 Libraries staff members have hosted seven orientation sessions, welcoming hundreds of new students to the Library Learning Terrace.
Article and photo by: Jenny James Lee
Library Learning Terrace Closed
Submitted on July 18, 2011 - 1:24PM
Plumbing repairs are ongoing at the Library Learning Terrace, and so the space continues to be closed. We hope that repairs will be finished soon and that the Library Learning Terrace will be open later this week.
Thanks for your patience.
Off campus ProQuest problems? Here's a solution
Submitted on July 15, 2011 - 3:39PM
ProQuest is experiencing some technical difficulties that can make finding full text from off campus problematic. When conducting off-campus research in a Palgrave or Sage database, then linking to a full-text article in ProQuest through GetIt, you may be denied access to the article in ProQuest.
This is a glitch that ProQuest is working to repair, but meanwhile there is one known workaround. If this happens to you, please note the citation to the article you're looking for, close your browser, and start a new ProQuest session.
Confused? Please contact the reference desk for help.
Conference to help shape future of Libraries
Submitted on July 14, 2011 - 3:26PM
Philadelphia, PA (July 14, 2011) -- Drexel University's Libraries will host a Future Search conference at the Queen Lane campus July 19 - 21, 2011. The conference will bring together around 60 individuals from the Libraries' multiple stakeholder groups. Results from the conference will help to build a vision and directions for the future of the Libraries.
Drexel University students, faculty, staff, administrators and leaders, as well as librarians and community members were invited to attend the conference by Dean of Libraries, Danuta A. Nitecki.
'The Libraries have never undertaken anything like this before and the conference results will become an instrumental part of our planning for the future,' Dean Nitecki said.
Two trained facilitators will host the three-day conference, Gerry Gorelick and Suzanne Noll a Manager of Training and Development with Drexel University's Human Resources department.
Future Search is a large group planning meeting that has been used worldwide for over 30 years. The task-focused meeting engages people to take a holistic view on the conference theme, 'The Future of Drexel's Libraries: Advancing the University's Strategic Transformation.' These individuals are from different backgrounds, who share stories about their past, present and desired future to discover a common ground. This format will allow the Libraries to develop an inclusive vision and will provide Drexel University with key steps for advancing the future its Libraries.
The University is also currently developing its Drexel University Strategic Plan: 2012 - 2017. The Plan will define initiatives, programs and specific goals that will help to propel the University already known for daring innovation and entrepreneurial spirit even further.
For more information about the Drexel University Libraries please contact Jenny James Lee, Marketing & Events Associate at 215-571-4095.
For more information about the Drexel University Strategic Plan: 2012 - 2017, please visit www.drexel.edu/strategicplan.
Is a bookless library still a library?
Submitted on July 11, 2011 - 8:19PM
Drexel's Library Learning Terrace was the focus of a recent TIME article by Tim Newcomb about a new trend in libraries. You can read his article at time.com.
We invite you post and share your comments below. What do you think - is a bookless library still a library?
TIME: Is a Bookless Library still a Library?
Submitted on July 11, 2011 - 2:07PM
Reporter Tim Newcomb featured the Libraries' Library Learning Terrace in his TIME piece titled Is a Bookless Library still a Library? Read the entire article at time.com.
Submitted on July 7, 2011 - 1:33PM
We're so excited to see Drexel's newest class around campus today. We'll be meeting up with you over at the Library Learning Terrace this afternoon. Meanwhile, stop in at Hagerty Library for some quiet time and cooled air. And learn your way around while it's quiet. Tell your family members to come by too.
July 4th-Closed for the Holiday
Submitted on July 1, 2011 - 11:36PM
We're celebrating American independence just like the rest of you: by closing up shop and heading to the fireworks. That means the library's closing at 8pm on Sunday, and it'll be closed all day on Monday, July 4th.
Happy Independence Day!
Need a Weekend Movie?
Submitted on July 1, 2011 - 6:41PM
It's a long weekend. Hallelujah! Want to choose your DVD before coming to the library to pick it up? Try this:
- From the library homepage, click the link that says 'Advanced Keyword Search.'
- In the top search bar, enter a search term, like 'action,' 'animation,' or 'Hindi.'
- To get a list of all Hagerty's DVDs, enter an asterisk (*) into the search bar.
- Choose 'Hagerty Leisure DVD' as the location.
- Hit search.
You'll get a list of all the DVDs in our collection. When you find a title you like, click on it to make sure that the location says 'Hagerty Leisure DVDs' and the status says 'Available.'
That way, when you get to the library, you'll know just what to grab. You can swing by and pick it up anytime. We're here all day Saturday and Sunday--but we're closed on Monday to celebrate our independence!
Have a great long weekend!
Beeps and Buzzes
Submitted on June 27, 2011 - 5:59PM
That high-pitched beeping at Hagerty Library is not the sound of you losing your mind--it's our alarm system. We're doing some testing today, and the beeping will continue throughout the day. You might even hear a fire alarm--but you won't need to respond unless instructed to do so by a library staff member.
Thanks for your patience during the auditory intrusion. Just think how great the sound of silence will be when it's all over tomorrow.
Your Laptop: A Thing of Value
Submitted on June 22, 2011 - 7:29PM
Theft is the number one crime on the Drexel campus, and your laptop is a prime target.
Please do not leave your laptop unattended for any amount of time in any public space, and that includes the library. Going to the bathroom, stepping away to make a phone call, and popping outside for a hotdog or cigarette all count as lengths of time away.
Even if you ask a neighbor to watch your stuff, his or her studiously bent eyes might not be quick enough to catch a seasoned thief. Wherever you go, no matter how long, if your laptop is out of site, it will very likely be stolen.
It happened today, and it happens a lot. So please: Protect your stuff.
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!
Submitted on June 17, 2011 - 8:46PM
Welcome to summer term! We're happy to see you.
Yes, there are some things about being at school in the summer that are not ideal. But one of the perks is that the library is quieter in the summer. And we're getting right into the swing of things, resuming our regular term hours starting this weekend, Saturday, June 18th.
Come by, get a head start on readings, or just enjoy the solitude!
The Triangle: Learning Terrace to Open for Finals Week
Submitted on June 9, 2011 - 12:52PM
Newly built space to continuously change with the needs of students
Drexel University Libraries will hold a grand opening event June 3 at 9:30 p.m. for the newly constructed Library Learning Terrace at 33rd and Race streets, which will remain open for spring finals week.
The event is being planned with a twilight theme to emphasize the new space's 24/7 availability as a study area for students, according to library marketing and events associate Jenny James Lee.
'In fitting with the twilight theme, the space will just be opening for the evening as most buildings and halls begin to close their doors,' Lee said. 'Also fitting of the theme is the flexibility of the space. The term 'twilight' often refers to something not clearly defined, something that is still being developed, or an intermediate state. The Learning Terrace is not yet clearly defined. As student learners begin to use the space, their needs will determine the future of the space and what it may or may not house.'
Visit TheTriangle.org to read the entire article.
Strauss, Aaron. 'Learning Terrace to open for finals week.' The Triangle. Philadelphia, PA. 6/3/11. Web. 6/9/11.
Where's the microwave?
Submitted on June 8, 2011 - 7:45PM
Please bring back the microwave.
I'm sorry we had to get rid of the microwave. You see, the problem is that there is no staff here to maintain it and keep it clean. The dirty microwave recently caught on fire, and we absolutely can not have fire in the cafe or the library. So we had to remove it.