Queen Lane Library Reopens After Summer Renovations
Submitted on August 7, 2019 - 10:58AM
With the completion of a summer-long project to transform one of Drexel’s health sciences libraries, the Queen Lane Library is officially open. Read more about the changes we made to the Library!
Wellness and Libraries
Submitted on August 1, 2019 - 9:53AM
Earlier this summer, Drexel Libraries staff attended a two-week online course, sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, that explored various aspects of a healthy workplace, including physical, mental and emotional components.
Reflections from an NLM Fellow
Submitted on August 1, 2019 - 8:32AM
Shannon Sheridan wrapped up her NLM Fellowship in the Libraries this month, and we sat down to talk about her experience at Drexel, what she learned from her time here, and where she’s going next.
Dean's Update: Interested in Assessing the Relationship Between Physical Space and Learning?
Submitted on July 10, 2019 - 11:15AM
This month’s Libraries newsletter offers examples of ways a library fosters learning by engaging multiple perspectives to address a common topic of interest, including a look back at the recent SCUP Mid-Atlantic Symposium on informal learning spaces.
Students Discover Drexel’s Diverse History in University Archives
Submitted on July 9, 2019 - 12:00AM
Last term, students in Professor Scott Knowles’ course, The History of Drexel University, got some first-hand experience in the Drexel University Archives.
Q/A with Douglas Baird, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine
Submitted on July 3, 2019 - 11:16AM
This month, the Libraries sat down with Library Faculty Fellow Douglas Baird to learn more about his work to raise awareness of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at Drexel.
Ted Daeschler Addresses Challenges of Communicating Geoscience Research to Inspire Citizen Engagement
Submitted on July 3, 2019 - 11:12AM
The Drexel Libraries welcomed Ted Daeschler, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, to the June ScholarSip event, where he discussed the importance of communicating geoscience research to inspire citizen engagement.
What’s Next? When You Need Information, but Don’t Have Access to an Academic Library
Submitted on June 5, 2019 - 9:47AM
Looking for information resources to help you in your quest for life-long learning but don't have access to an academic library? Check out these tips from Drexel librarians for finding high-quality online information resources to use in research and learning.
Dean’s Update: The Graduate Transition to Alumni Learning
Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 2:10PM
This month, we share tips and information for our 2019 graduates and alumni to help them find reputable information resources even after they've left Drexel.
Frequently Asked Questions: Library Resources for Drexel Grads & Alumni
Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 1:49PM
As we say congrats and farewell to the Class of 2019, we revisit some Frequently Asked Questions about utilizing the Libraries’ resources after becoming an alumnus.
Continuing Your Education After Graduation at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Submitted on June 4, 2019 - 1:27PM
Public libraries have far more to offer than just leisure reading books, including many of the databases and resources students use during their studies at Drexel. Learn more about the resources and services you can find at a public library to help you throughout life after Drexel.
Drexel Libraries’ Summer Hours: June 21 – September 6, 2019
Submitted on May 29, 2019 - 12:17PM
Starting June 21, the Drexel University Libraries will open with reduced service hours on Fridays through September 6, 2019.
Queen Lane Library to Close for Renovations, June 3 – Aug. 5, 2019
Submitted on May 29, 2019 - 11:44AM
This summer, the Drexel University Libraries, in partnership with the College of Medicine, will begin renovations on the Queen Lane Library.
Dean's Update: From R2 to R1
Submitted on May 6, 2019 - 10:30AM
This month, Dean Nitecki questions what it means for university libraries when the institution receives the coveted RI Carnegie Classification.
Spark! Program Fuels Staff Engagement & Discussion for Over a Decade
Submitted on May 1, 2019 - 7:30PM
In 2009, the Drexel University Libraries launched Spark!, a program series where staff can share their knowledge about innovations in the field and learn about other campus initiatives happening outside the Libraries.
Join the Adventure! Get Excited for the Greatest Journey on May 8
Submitted on April 23, 2019 - 3:37PM
Become an expert information explorer, and own your adventures in learning during Drexel’s annual Day of Giving.
Drexel Players Collection Sheds Light on History of Theater at Drexel from 1890s to 2000s
Submitted on April 12, 2019 - 1:50PM
The Drexel University Archives recently processed a collection of materials related to the history of theater at Drexel, called The Drexel Players Collection. The collection includes material dating back to the 1890s and up to the 2011, including manuscript material from student-run theatrical groups.
Drexel Libraries Celebrates Staff Achievements on National Library Worker Day
Submitted on April 12, 2019 - 9:50AM
On April 9, 2019, Drexel Libraries staff, student employees and their family members gathered in the W. W. Hagerty Library for the 10th annual Library Celebration Awards. This year, the Libraries honored six staff and two student employees for their contributions to improving the Libraries.
Refreshing the Libraries’ Brand to Reflect Our Continuing Transformation
Submitted on April 4, 2019 - 12:28PM
Libraries—both public and academic—generally aren’t very good at communicating their value. Learn what the Drexel Libraries is doing to effectively communicate information about its unique resources and services on campus.
Dean’s Update: A Librarian’s View of Timely Traveling to New Zealand
Submitted on April 4, 2019 - 12:16PM
This month, Dean Nitecki reflects back on her recent trip to New Zealand and how libraries often serve as symbols of recovery and safe spaces for learning and sharing memories.
The National Establishment Time Series (NETS) Data Now Available to Drexel University
Submitted on April 3, 2019 - 5:03PM
They Libraries and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative have partnered to provide licensed access to the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) data to Drexel University.
Drexel University Libraries Announces Soft Launch of Intellectual Wellness Gallery
Submitted on April 3, 2019 - 4:52PM
On April 1, 2019. the Drexel Libraries opened its new Intellectual Wellness Gallery in the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library. The Gallery includes activities to help the Drexel community relax and recharge, including coloring pages, board games, sound machines, aromatherapy, a meditation space and more.
Libraries’ Winter ScholarSip Explores Mobilities Research with Guest Speaker Mimi Sheller
Submitted on March 26, 2019 - 8:31AM
Mimi Sheller, PhD, Drexel professor of sociology and the Director and Founder of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, spoke about mobilities research at the Drexel Libraries’ winter 2019 ScholarSip event.
Notice: Elsevier Usernames & Passwords Accidentally Exposed
Submitted on March 21, 2019 - 2:21PM
A cybersecurity company recently discovered that a misconfigured server of Elsevier was exposing user emails and passwords in plain text for an unknown length of time. As a precautionary measure, the Libraries recommends all members of the Drexel community with an Elsevier username/password change it immediately
Dean's Update: Preparing for spring cleaning
Submitted on March 6, 2019 - 4:25PM
In this issue, we have featured a few articles that tell how the Libraries raises awareness and builds community around the value of an institution’s historic records. Starting with a summary of this year’s Celebrating Drexel Authors Event to a look at our newly revamped Library Explorers program and an interview with one of our 2019 Library Faculty Fellows, we chronicle the wider impact of our programs and staff on the University today and in the future.
Students Advise Libraries and Gain Information Literacy Skills through Library Explorers Program
Submitted on March 6, 2019 - 1:25PM
Earlier this year, the Drexel Libraries appointed its second cohort of Library Explorers, a group of students who advise the Libraries by brainstorming, designing and testing ways to engage Drexel students to build effective learning habits.
Q/A with Antonios Kontsos, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group (TAMG), College of Engineering
Submitted on March 5, 2019 - 1:13PM
We sat sat down with Library Faculty Fellow and engineering professor Antonios Kontsos, PhD, to learn more about his work to utilize open education resources in freshmen engineering courses.
Drexel Offers Access to Pivot, a One-Stop Shop for Finding Research Funding
Submitted on February 22, 2019 - 4:45PM
Drexel faculty, students and staff now have licensed access to Pivot, a tool designed for discovering and sharing research funding opportunities.
Drexel Recognizes New Group of “Data Authors” During 2019 Authors Event
Submitted on February 22, 2019 - 11:08AM
On February 18, 2019, more than 75 members of the Drexel community gathered in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery to recognize the University's 2018 authors and editors.
EndNote X9 Now Available to Drexel Community
Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:58AM
EndNote X9 is now available to the Drexel Community. Learn more and download the newest version today.