Libraries Staff Reflections: Returning to Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Submitted on October 8, 2020 - 4:16PM
The Drexel Libraries' staff reflect on an unconventional return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean’s Update: Exploring the Diverse Connotations of “Open Access”
Submitted on October 8, 2020 - 11:52AM
This month, Dean Nitecki explores the various meanings of the phrase "open access" and what it means to the Libraries.
Drexel Libraries to Celebrate Open Access Week 2020
Submitted on October 7, 2020 - 4:09PM
The Drexel University Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week from October 19 – 25, 2020. This annual, international event was launched in 2007 to promote open access to research within the academic and research communities.
ScholarSip Returns in Fall 2020 for its 9th Season
Submitted on October 7, 2020 - 3:46PM
Join the Libraries for the 9th season of ScholarSip, featuring "food for thought" sessions that address the theme Responding to COVID-19 through Research and Scientific Problem-Solving.
"Countdown to Vote" Increases Engagement in 2020 Election
Submitted on October 6, 2020 - 2:22PM
As part of the Drexel Votes initiative, the Libraries is pleased to host several webinars that focus on voting and elections, including sessions on at-home voting and COVID-19, election reform, and the electoral college.
When Drexel Libraries & Faculty Collaborate: An Interview with Lloyd Ackert, PhD
Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 6:32PM
This month, the Drexel Libraries’ Brad Eden, Director, Scholarly Connections, sat down (virtually) with Drexel Teaching Professor Lloyd Ackert to learn more about his research and teaching interests and how the Drexel Libraries supports his work.
Reflections from the Drexel Libraries’ Director, Scholarly Connections
Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 6:14PM
Brad Eden joined the Drexel Libraries earlier this year as the new Director, Scholarly Connections. Learn about his new role and what he is doing to help lead the Libraries' efforts to facilitate and build connections to scholarship.
Welcoming the University Community Back to the Libraries (Both Virtually & On Campus)
Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 2:53PM
After much planning and frequent adjustments to drafts of our “revised services” for the fall term, the Drexel Libraries is ready to welcome students and faculty for the start of the new academic year.
Dean’s Update: Will the Pandemic Forever Shift the Libraries’ Connections?
Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 12:00PM
In this month’s issue of In Circulation, Dean Nitecki continues to report on the Libraries' current services and its progress in building the Libraries’ capacity for its innovative long-term strategies to strengthen Drexel’s connections to scholarship.
Spotlight on Open Access Resources
Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 11:51AM
Beyond the Drexel Libraries, numerous organizations, archives, libraries, and museums help connect researchers and students to information by provide free access to their digitized collections. Here we feature a few interesting and innovative open access resources available to anyone around the world, focusing on those of interest to Drexel faculty and researchers.
Introducing DragonSearch: The Drexel Libraries’ New Discovery Search Tool
Submitted on September 9, 2020 - 3:06PM
You may have noticed some changes to the Drexel Libraries’ search interface over the last few days. The Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of DragonSearch, a new and improved search tool powered by Primo VE.
Time to Update Your ILLiad Bookmark
Submitted on September 8, 2020 - 1:54PM
On September 21, the Libraries is updating the URL for ILLiad, our interlibrary loan URL.
Coming Soon: New Library System to Improve Research & Information Discovery
Submitted on August 27, 2020 - 12:00PM
Coming soon! The Drexel Libraries is updating its discovery system to Primo VE this September.
Drexel Libraries Offers ‘Building Connections to Scholarship’ Webinar Series
Submitted on August 26, 2020 - 4:30PM
This fall, the Libraries presents a series of webinars that highlight just a few of the resources, strategies and tools that Drexel faculty, researchers, professional staff and students can utilize in their teaching, research and coursework.
Dean’s Update: Communicating when the message keeps evolving
Submitted on August 7, 2020 - 12:25PM
The Drexel University Libraries is certainly not unique in spending the summer addressing how to reopen on-campus library support of a university during a pandemic. This month's Dean's Update looks at the challenges of planning and communicating those reopening plans.
New Enhancements to ILLiad Improve the Client Experience
Submitted on August 18, 2020 - 11:01AM
ILLiad, the interlibrary loan software used by the Drexel University Libraries, recently got a makeover. Learn more about the latest changes to this important system.
Coming Soon! New Fully Accessible & Responsive Interlibrary Loan Website
Submitted on August 4, 2020 - 11:06AM
ILLiad, the system used to request and manage interlibrary loan requests, is getting an upgrade and will be unavailable on August 17 from 8:00 am.
The Libraries' (Safe) Summer Escapes
Submitted on August 6, 2020 - 12:56PM
Find out how Libraries staff have been relaxing during the summer of COVID-19.
Scheduled Services & Resources Outage: July 29, 6am – 8am
Submitted on July 27, 2020 - 12:29PM
Due to scheduled software updates, several Libraries' services and resources will be unavailable from 6 am – 8 am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Drexel Libraries Expands Efforts to Promote Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:28AM
With issues of race and systemic racism at the forefront of conversations around the country, institutions like the Drexel Libraries are critically examining their programs and services, focusing on both new and established efforts to combat racism and promote its core values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Test the New Esploro Research Services Platform
Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:23AM
The Drexel University Libraries is seeking Drexel faculty and researchers to test and evaluate Esploro, a new research services platform from Ex Libris.
Dean’s Update: What’s a Win These Days?
Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:20AM
This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on "adjustment fatigue" during COVID-19 and explores the importance of recognizing short-term wins to stay motivated.
Working & Learning During a Pandemic: Q/A with Tiffany Harris, Marketing & Communications Co-Op
Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 9:37AM
This month, we sat down the Libraries' first-ever Marketing and Communications co-op, Tiffany Harris, to discuss her role at DUL, her background, and remote work and recruitment.
University Archives Launches Project to Document Drexel’s Response to COVID-19
Submitted on July 7, 2020 - 10:06AM
This spring, the Drexel University Libraries, led by staff from the University Archives, launched Pandemic Stories, a project to document how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Drexel community.
Drexel University Libraries Helps Connect Dragons During Virtual Day of Giving Event
Submitted on June 29, 2020 - 9:20AM
For the University's fifth annual Day of Giving, the Drexel Libraries contributed to student success by connecting the University’s past with the present through a special edition of its “Films from the Archives” event series.
Libraries Staff Share Resources to Commemorate Juneteenth
Submitted on June 17, 2020 - 2:43PM
To commemorate Juneteenth, Drexel Libraries staff compiled a list of resources they have found informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking that document Juneteenth and the systemic racism that affects BIPOC.
Dean's Update: Challenges of planning for a future with COVID-19
Submitted on June 15, 2020 - 6:13PM
This month, Dean Nitecki explores how a global pandemic has changed the Libraries' priorities and the way it frames the challenges of planning for the future.
Drexel Libraries Looks to Zoom to Continue Its Tradition of 'Toasting the End of the Academic Term' During COVID-19
Submitted on June 10, 2020 - 6:12PM
On June 8, sixty one participants came together via Zoom to recreate the stimulating break from the academic grind for which ScholarSip is known, just online.
Congratulations Drexel University Class of 2020!
Submitted on June 10, 2020 - 11:13AM
We give special thanks and congratulations to the Libraries’ student workers who make up the Class of 2020. Congrats Class of 2020!