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New Website, Repository, Library Guides, and More!

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on September 19, 2014 - 4:24PM

Notice something different around here? We've got a new website, repository, library guides, and more. Read on for an introduction and orientation to our reengineering of the Drexel University Libraries' online landscape.

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Library Catalog Scheduled Downtime on September 15, 2014

Submitted by Spencer Lamm on September 11, 2014 - 5:03PM

On Monday, September 15, 2014 from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the library catalog (called Books & More on the library web site) will be down for service.

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Scheduled Course Reserves Outage - 9/4/2013

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on September 3, 2013 - 2:16PM

A newer version of ARES (the Libraries' course reserves system) will be installed Wednesday, September 4th. While the installation is in progress, there will be no access to library electronic course reserves. Students will be unable to access course reserves and professors will be unable to place course reserves requests. This outage will start at 9 AM and should take no longer than 2 hours.

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EZ Borrow Downtime: Friday, 9am - noon

Submitted by Ellie Goldberg on April 9, 2009 - 4:28PM

E-Z Borrow has been hard at work getting you those must-have items from other libraries as quickly as possible. But hard workers need naps from time to time, and E-Z Borrow's will be the morning of Friday, April 10th from 9am to noon. Can't find what you're looking for at Hagerty? Get your request in before 9am on Friday, or come back at noon, when E-Z Borrow will be refreshed and ready to take your order.

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

Submitted by Jenny James Lee 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 by Jenny James Lee 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 by Jenny James Lee 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 by Jenny James Lee 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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Dean's Update: Crafting cool new evidence in the heat of summer

Submitted on July 11, 2018 - 1:26PM

This month, we continue to explore the Libraries' transformation into a model organization, with a focus on the new ways we're telling the story of that transformation and its impact on Drexel.

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Staff challenged to find new ways of telling the story of the Libraries’ transformation

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on July 3, 2018 - 3:39PM

During the Libraries' spring all-staff meeting, staff members came together to brainstorm new ways of demonstrating the Libraries’ contributions to Drexel.

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Q&A with Sarah Newhouse, Drexel Libraries’ First Digital Archivist

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on July 3, 2018 - 1:26PM

Learn more about the Libraries' new Digital Archivist, Sarah Newhouse, and her plans for the management of Drexel's digital assets as she takes on this exciting new role.  

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New library system to improve information discovery and research experiences

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on June 29, 2018 - 11:37AM

The Drexel University Libraries is modernizing its automated systems to improve information discovery and research experiences.

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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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Dean’s Update: Librarians are Challenged to Engage Learners to Develop Information-Savvy Habits

Submitted on June 5, 2018 - 3:23PM

The June issue of In Circulation focuses on several Libraries events and workshops and how they inspire the quest for life-long learning.

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Drexel Libraries to Replace Online Library Catalog with Summon Search Tool

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on June 4, 2018 - 10:33AM

This August, the Drexel University Libraries will fully replace its online library catalog with the search tool Summon.

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Drexel Implements Online-Only Submission Process for All Theses & Dissertations

Submitted by Matthew Lyons on June 4, 2018 - 10:27AM

In April, the Drexel University Libraries, the Graduate College and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies (GSBSPS) implemented an electronic-only submission process for all graduate theses and dissertations.

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CHSTM Fellows Select Drexel Archives for Research

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on June 4, 2018 - 12:00AM

This year, two Consotrium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine research fellows opted to use Drexel's archive collections in their research.

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Libraries’ Competition Puts Students’ Information Literacy Skills to the Test

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on June 1, 2018 - 1:57PM

This spring, the Drexel Libraries hosted a new competition based on the famous ice-breaker Two Truths and One Lie.

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General Data Protection Regulation Goes into Effect

Submitted on May 29, 2018 - 11:07AM

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25th, 2018. Learn more about what this means for you.

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Drexel Libraries Raises Nearly $5,000 During 2018 Day of Giving

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on May 3, 2018 - 12:00AM

The Drexel Libraries received a record number of donations during the University's 2018 24 Hours of Impact campaign.

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Dean's Update: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Submitted on May 3, 2018 - 12:00AM

This month's issue of In Circulation highlights how people fuel an organization through both contributions to make the Libraries what it is and expressions offered to appreciate the results.

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Staff Knowledge of Book Repair Techniques Still Vital to the Libraries

Submitted by Daniel McCann on April 30, 2018 - 12:00AM

Earlier this year, two members of the Libraries staff attended a two-day book repair workshop hosted by Gratz College and the Tri-State College Library Cooperative.

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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations Embody “The Drexel Difference:” An Interview with Karyn E. Holt

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on April 27, 2018 - 12:00AM

This month, we spoke with Drexel Professor Karyn Holt to find out what it's like to work remotely from Alaska and how she effectively collaborates with Liaison Librarian Gary Childs.

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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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Dean’s Update: Students Impact the Libraries’ Continuing Transformations

Submitted on April 4, 2018 - 10:37AM

This month, In Circulation explores the many contributions Drexel students make to the Libraries.

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Winter ScholarSnack Discussion Inspires Next Libraries Event

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on April 3, 2018 - 10:39AM

The 2018 winter ScholarSnack event gathered students, faculty and staff from several different colleges and departments in the Dragons’ Learning Den to answer the question, “What inspires your quest for life-long learning?

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Philadelphia-area Librarians Explore the Future of Libraries During 2-Day Workshop

Submitted by Larry Milliken on April 3, 2018 - 10:34AM

In March, three liaison librarians attended the ARL's Liaison Institute, a program that focuses on examining the evolving role of subject and functional librarians within research libraries, held at Temple University.

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Library Explorers to Help Raise Student Awareness of Drexel Libraries

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki, Stacy Stanislaw on April 2, 2018 - 10:38AM

The Drexel University Libraries recently launched a new program that gives students an opportunity to help communicate the Libraries’ tools, services and expertise on campus.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Librarians: A Q/A with Jesse Webster, Drexel Libraries Employee & MLIS Student

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on April 2, 2018 - 10:26AM

This month, Stacy Stanislaw spoke with Jesse Webster, Specialist I for Online Resources Support, to learn more about his personal journey from undergraduate library student worker to full-time Libraries employee and graduate student.

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