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Drexel University Libraries joins Open Textbook Network

Submitted on August 3, 2018 - 11:28AM

This summer, the Drexel Libraries joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a global consortium of academic institutions that works to promote access, affordability and student success using open textbooks.

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Dean's Update: In Preparation

Submitted on August 3, 2018 - 11:11AM

August is that transition month that carries expectations of lazy days of summer before the busy start of a new academic year in September. This month, the Dean of Libraries takes a moment to look at what the Libraries is doing “in preparation” for the 2018/2019 academic year.

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"Renew Online" and Other Features Temporarily Unavailable, July 30 to August 13

Submitted on July 30, 2018 - 8:20AM

From July 30 to August 13, Libraries clients will not be able to renew books online through their “My Library Accounts” as we work to upgrade our systems.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Drexel Libraries Welcomes International Visitors to Campus

Submitted on April 2, 2018 - 10:10AM

This winter, the Drexel University Libraries welcomed several international researchers and librarians to campus to chat with staff and learn more about the Libraries' various programs and projects.

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Pilot Project Helps University Librarians Assess and Improve Drexel’s Research Data Management Practice

Submitted on March 7, 2018 - 12:22PM

The Drexel Libraries has been utilizing tools made available through an NNLM/MAR pilot program to better understand Drexel researchers' RDM practices. 

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Dean's Update: Connection is Core to Libraries

Submitted on March 7, 2018 - 12:21PM

This month's issue of In Circulation highlights a few recent activities that the Drexel University Libraries has undertaken that illustrate the practice of  making, and preserving connections.

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'Love Data Week' Connects Drexel to Research Data Resources and Data Stories

Submitted on March 6, 2018 - 8:21AM

The Drexel University Libraries participated in the third annual Love Data Week event, sharing practical tips, resources and stories to help researchers use good data practices.

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Drexel Honors Faculty, Staff and Student Authors and Editors at 2018 Annual Event

Submitted on March 2, 2018 - 8:17AM

In February, the Drexel Libraries and the Office of the Provost hosted the 6th annual Celebrating Drexel Libraries event, which recognized 55 book authors and editors and 24 journal article authors who published their works during the 2017 calendar year.

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Drexel Libraries Launches New Fellows Program

Submitted on February 7, 2018 - 1:27PM

The Libraries is tapping the enthusiasm and expertise of Drexel faculty through its new Drexel Libraries Fellows program. 

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