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Updated Library Hours: Winter Break Schedule

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on December 19, 2016 - 3:07PM

All Drexel University Libraries will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2. The Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

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Dean's Update: Joining the Drexel 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on December 7, 2016 - 3:42PM

The month, Dean Nitecki shares information about how the Libraries are celebrating Drexel's 125th Anniversary.

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New LibGuides Strengthen Drexel Scholarship

Submitted by Larry Milliken on December 7, 2016 - 3:16PM

As part of Open Access Week, the Libraries have released their new Scholarly Communications Library Guides.

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Measuring Scholarly Impact

Submitted by Sarah Rich on December 7, 2016 - 3:06PM

New analytics - like InCites - make it easier to measure scholarly impact.

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Library Space Fosters Research Connections

Submitted by Sarah Rich on December 7, 2016 - 1:57PM

Renovations of the Libraries' spaces seek to offer environments that are inclusive for all campus members. In just such an effort, the Dean's conference room was redesigned and made available in 2013 as the Research Connections Room located on W. W. Hagerty Library's second floor.

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1891 Property Indenture Comes Home to Drexel

Submitted by Matthew Lyons on December 7, 2016 - 9:16AM

Drexel University Archives has received an important property record from 1891 that helps to document the University's founding.

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Dean's Update: Celebrating Drexel's 125th Anniversary

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on November 2, 2016 - 9:08AM

In this month's "Dean's Update," Dean Nitecki explains how the Drexel Libraries contributed to the book Building Drexel: The University & Its City, 1891 - 2016.

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Census Data Workshops at the Libraries

Submitted by Kathleen Turner on November 1, 2016 - 4:24PM

This October, the Libraries continued its workshop series on finding census data.

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Professional Development Guides Growth

Submitted by Ann Yurcaba on November 1, 2016 - 3:42PM

The Libraries is committed to supporting staff personal growth  through professional training events and meetings.

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Engineering Academic Challenge

Submitted by Jay Bhatt on November 1, 2016 - 3:35PM

How can play be transformed into learning? Over the past few weeks, the W.W. Hagerty Library's Data Visualization Zone has hosted three 'Engineering Academic Challenge' events that have sought to answer this very question. Developed entirely by six Drexel engineering students and Liaison Librarian for Engineering Jay Bhatt, the Engineering Academic Challenge is a game centered around five trans-disciplinary themes that is now being played by people around the world.

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Quicker Entrance, Improved Study Space in W.W. Hagerty Library

Submitted by Ann Yurcaba on October 4, 2016 - 8:47AM

This August, the entrance and ajoining area in W. W. Hagerty Library were updated to make entering the Library easier.

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Dean's Update: Less Is More

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on October 3, 2016 - 11:40AM

Dean Nitecki shares her thoughts about the idea "less is more" and how the phrase relates to the Drexel Libraries in the October Dean's Update.

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Libraries Welcomes New Students to Campus

Submitted by Elise Ferer on October 3, 2016 - 10:55AM

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Libraries Participates in Panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on October 3, 2016 - 10:53AM

On September 26, the Libraries sponsored a panel discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship at the Graduate School Lounge.

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Change to E-ZBorrow Renewals

Submitted by Katherine Fischer on October 3, 2016 - 10:44AM

The Libraries has revised its E-ZBorrow policy to allow for an additional renewal period for 'E-ZBorrow' materials.

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Looking for Video? AVON Is Here!

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on October 3, 2016 - 10:38AM

The Libraries has initiated a site license for Academic video Online: Premium (AVON), the largest and most comprehensive video subscription collection available to libraries.

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Q&A with Deb Morley, Director of Data & Digital Stewardship

Submitted by Sarah Rich on October 3, 2016 - 2:42AM

Earlier this year, the Libraries launched the Data and Digital Stewardship division. Director of this new division, Deb Morley fills us in on what this program is all about and how it is taking Drexel University Libraries into the future.

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Libraries Launches New Data Services Program

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on September 14, 2016 - 3:00PM

On September 1st the Libraries launched a new Data Services program as part of its evolving activities within the Data and Digital Stewardship division. This new division, led by director Deb Morley, has migrated the work of the Libraries' former Research Data Services Support task force into a matrixed organization focusing on improving services and tools to help Drexel researchers effectively manage their research data output.

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Dean's Update: September Memories

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on September 14, 2016 - 3:00PM

I suspect that many of us associate September with the new academic school year. My own most vivid recollections include opening a box of new, sharp-tipped crayons in grade school and wrapping the covers of school-issued textbooks with flattened paper shopping bags in high school. Having these fresh school supplies at the start of the year somehow gave a special energy to all the reading and writing that I knew was to come.

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Shifting Collections: Oversize Books

Submitted by Daniel McCann on September 14, 2016 - 3:00PM

An expansion of the library's collection of oversize items is currently ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of next month. When completed, the expanded oversize collection will see additions pulled from all parts of the collection.

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PALCI Reciprocal Borrowing Extends Information Access

Submitted by John Wiggins on September 14, 2016 - 3:00PM

The Libraries is working with regional partners to provide our faculty, students and staff with on-site access and borrowing privileges at a number of local institutions--extending direct user access to hundreds of thousands of print resources at very little cost.

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Q&A with Shin Amano, Access Services Specialist

Submitted by Sarah Rich on September 12, 2016 - 2:00PM

When library seating fills up and students double-down to study, filled with the best intentions for the new school year, Shin Amano sees it all. As the Libraries' Access Services Specialist, Shin comes in close contact with clients, answering their questions and helping them find what they need. Since Shin sees so much of the day-to-day library activity, he was able to shed some light on how students use the library and how library staff keep up with them at such a busy time of year.

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Celebrating Drexel's History

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on August 4, 2016 - 10:08AM

In planning for the upcoming year, we have been searching the University Archives for interesting and lesser-known facts about Drexel's history.

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Dean's Update: Summer Reading

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on August 4, 2016 - 10:03AM

'Summer must be a slow time for you' is a sentiment friends and strangers voice when commenting on working in a library. It is true that during the summer there are fewer people in the building including our staff who use the quieter time to go on vacation or attend conferences. But many of us recall summer as a busy time to catch up with that stack of professional articles or perhaps the bedside pile of deferred novels that we've been meaning to read. Summer reading allows us to escape into a different time and place while we travel or sit on the beach. Given that I seldom read for pleasure, I wondered how people who are avid readers select what to read these days. Results of a highly unscientific investigation I undertook might offer you some ideas on how to select your next reading material during the so-called lazy days of summer.

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Teaching Information Literacy Skills through Gaming

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on August 4, 2016 - 9:07AM

Today's students have grown up in a digital world with a seemingly endless amount of information available at their fingertips through their multiple connected devices. So, it does not seem like much of a stretch to assume that these students are well versed in information literacy. However, studies show that most incoming college students lack fundamental information literacy skills - relying on familiar open resources such as Wikipedia or Google. Libraries are at the forefront of teaching information literacy skills. At Drexel, librarians partner with faculty to ensure that information literacy is on the curriculum, working on tutorials and guides, guest lecturing and providing consultations on research efforts.

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Sound Booth Added to Libraries Reservation System

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on August 3, 2016 - 3:28PM

This month the Libraries added a new item to the room reservation system that already includes meeting spaces, a 3D printer and the data visualization zone. The enclosed sound booth is available for audio recordings and audio/video recordings individuals interested in using the booth can reserve equipment from the Libraries or bring their own.

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Exploring Qualitative Research Software

Submitted by Janice Masud-Paul on July 8, 2016 - 10:43AM

Qualitative research methods, traditionally associated with social scientists, are increasingly being used across disciplines to support results from quantitative analysis. This mixed-methods approach provides a richer and more nuanced output, but it can be complicated to design. Drexel librarians are exploring tools to help support the process.

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Dean's Update: Celebrating William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on June 1, 2016 - 11:14AM

[The Dean's Update is a reoccurring column introducing the Libraries' monthly newsletter In Circulation.] Anniversaries provide us with an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate milestones. They become significant when shared among those most affected by their impact and when they disclose new insights. Next Friday, the Libraries will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Walsh Hagerty who served as Drexel's president from 1963 to 1984. While Dr. Hagerty's birthdate falls during a particularly busy day of commencement exercises, we hope members of our community, visiting parents, families, and friends will be able to join some of the festivities on Friday, June 10th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in W. W. Hagerty Library. The event will feature a talk, an exhibit, and a custom Cake Boss cake in the shape of the Hagerty Library building. For more information, please visit our event listing.

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New Health Sciences Guide Showcases Free Resources

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 26, 2016 - 10:57AM

The Libraries has a new Library Guide that showcases free health sciences resources and is accessible to the entire Drexel University community and members of the general public.

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2016 Staff Celebration Awards

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 6, 2016 - 1:07PM

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Libraries recognized six staff and two student workers at the sixth annual Library Celebration Awards. The Library Celebration Awards recognize individuals or teams who embody the characteristics of the Libraries organization; including providing exceptional service, championing and embracing change, contributing to the profession and employing user feedback to guide decisions. The Libraries staff provides critical support for the University's mission of teaching, research and community engagement. Awards are given to individuals or teams who have advanced these values through exceptional accomplishments that surpass expectations and serve as a model for other staff.

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