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Undergraduate Workshop Series

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on March 1, 2017 - 11:00AM

The Libraries is hosting a series of workshops to help students prepare for the University's Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

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Discounted Tuition Rates for ICPSR Summer Program

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on February 13, 2017 - 11:00AM

Drexel faculty, staff and students are eligable for discounted tuition rates on the ICPSR Summer Program.

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Drexel Alumnus to Donate Work Files of Harry C. Rippel to University Archives

Submitted by Matthew Lyons on February 3, 2017 - 10:00AM

Richard Ripple, a Drexel University alumnus, recently donated the work files of his father to the University Archives.

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Drexel University Libraries to Host EBLIP9 Conference; Keynote speakers announced

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on February 3, 2017 - 10:00AM

The Drexel University Libraries will host the 9th International Evidence-Based Library & Information Practice Conference this summer.

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Drexel Libraries Partners with Psychology Department to Host 'I am Psyched!' Traveling Exhibit

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on February 3, 2017 - 9:00AM

A pop-up exhibit from the American Psychological Association that uses the history of psychology to engage girls of color in the profession will be on display in the W. W. Hagerty Library later this month.

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Social Media Event to Highlight the Importance of Data

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on February 2, 2017 - 9:00AM

Drexel Libraries will participate in the 2nd annual "Love Your Data Week," an online social media event that raises awareness of data management, data sharing and data preservation.

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Calling all Drexel Authors and Editors!

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on January 11, 2017 - 12:40PM

The fifth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event is just a few months away. Let us know if you have written or edited a book in 2016 to be included in this year's program.

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I am Psyched! exhibit coming to Drexel University Libraries

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on January 11, 2017 - 12:34PM

Save the date! The American Psychological Association's I Am Psyched! exhibit is coming to Drexel Libraries in February.

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Drexel's Writer's Room receives a Big Read Grant from the NEA

Submitted by Elise Ferer on July 29, 2016 - 12:24PM

This September, Drexel's Writers Room, a literary arts program designed to bring the Drexel community and its neighboring residents together, will use Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God as the basis for a series events supported by a NEA Big Read grant. Writers Room will partner with The Free Library of Philadelphia as well as other partners across the city to use both writing and art to create a community from a wide range of people throughout Philadelphia. Events will vary from book discussions and writing sessions to a second line parade through campus and a demonstration of soul food cooking by Drexel Alum chef Brian Lofink.

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Dean's Update: Framing Drivers for Change

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on July 12, 2016 - 4:14PM

[The Dean's Update is a reoccurring column introducing the Libraries' monthly newsletter In Circulation.] In recent months it seems that more and more people are bringing to my attention their new discovery that 'libraries must really be changing.' They ask me to have coffee, seeking my impressions of what goes on in libraries or sharing newspaper articles, blog posts or other communications. For those of us in the midst of the change, this isn't news, it is simply a continuation of our work. Libraries have seen many changes over the years and we continue to project what drives the need for change and to make sense of transformations that occur.

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Liaisons Participate in Open Access Discussion

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on July 8, 2016 - 11:56AM

On Tuesday, June 6, 2016 liaison librarians Shannon Robinson and Jay Bhatt participated in a panel discussion with the ExCITe Center's podcast series, ExCITeCast, speaking about open access and research.

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Libraries Celebrate the Legacy of Drexel President William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on July 8, 2016 - 11:14AM

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the Libraries hosted a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Drexel president William Walsh Hagerty. Hagerty was a transformative president who laid the groundwork for the institution that Drexel is today.

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Dean's Update: Strengthening communities around access to information

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 4, 2016 - 3:45PM

Access to information is a public good. It enables us to make informed decisions and improve lives. On a global level, communities that have timely and relevant information are better positioned to take advantage of the economic, social, and educational opportunities that access can provide. At Drexel, access to authoritative information and strengthening the community's ability to use it, position the University to improve economic growth, strengthen civic engagement and add to the world's knowledge. Worldwide, libraries are trusted institutions that reinforce and strengthen communities. By first preserving and organizing information, libraries have created places for people to access knowledge. But, libraries go beyond ensuring access to information. They guide people to find information to make better-informed decisions to improve their lives, which subsequently makes for a better society.

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Join the Libraries and #ChoosePrivacy this Week

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 4, 2016 - 3:41PM

Our privacy is increasingly threatened as technology, social media, mobile computing and 'big data' analytics continually expand and become more sophisticated in connecting and exposing us. The recent Pew Research Center project on Privacy and Information Sharing reports that more than 90% of adults 'agree or strongly agree that consumers have lost control of how personal information is collected and used by companies.' A majority express a 'consistent lack of confidence about the security of everyday communication channels and the organizations that control them.' Hacking, key-logging, phishing and malware attacks make us all vulnerable. Libraries, and librarians as a profession, are dedicated to providing access to information while defending the individual privacy and civil liberties of their patrons

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PAR and the Libraries

Submitted by Abby Adamczyk on May 4, 2016 - 3:37PM

Drexel is beginning a new cycle of Program Alignment and Review [PAR] and the Libraries is a source of information for multiple aspects of the reviews. The Libraries offers to identify scholarly works produced by faculty in each program. Librarians are able to provide comparative metrics, such as citation counts and impact factor, for publications by Drexel faculty as well as faculty at peer and benchmark institutions. Using InCites, we help to identify research subjects that are areas of excellence for the program. The example provided is a graph of publications over the last five years for five U.S. research universities that compares the amount of output from each institution, Drexel liaison librarians assist in further uncovering and analyzing available data about faculty publications by a specific department.

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Libraries Transform: Drexel's Libraries Celebrate National Library Week

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on April 13, 2016 - 11:25AM

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Dean's Update: Organizing for Data Management

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on April 8, 2016 - 9:59AM

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New Popular Books

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on March 29, 2016 - 2:30PM

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Dean's Update: Library of Congress Nomination

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on March 2, 2016 - 3:42PM

[The Dean's Update is a column introducing each issue of the Libraries' monthly e-newsletter In Circulation.] Recently President Obama nominated Carla D. Haden for the position of Librarian of Congress. The action likely went unnoticed by many watchers of this year's political theater, but for a minute it shed light on libraries during diverse speculations about their future. Reflecting on the country's oldest federal cultural institution poses the mind-boggling question of what it takes to lead the largest library in the world. I do not presume to know what the 'right stuff' is, but thought some of our readers might be interested to put academic libraries with which they are more familiar, in context against our country's--and the world's--leading research enterprise.

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Membership in BioMed Central Provides Discounts for Drexel Authors

Submitted by Elizabeth Ten Have on March 2, 2016 - 3:29PM

Since 2012, Drexel University Libraries has maintained a membership in BioMed Central (BMC). BMC is a publisher of open-access journals heavily focused in life sciences, clinical medicine, science, and technology. Over 180 of BMC's journals are peer-reviewed and ranked by Thomson Reuters in the Journal Citation Report.

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ICPSR Membership: Summer Program Opportunities

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 9, 2016 - 2:13PM

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Drexel to Host International Library Conference

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on February 3, 2016 - 10:29AM

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Dean's Update: New Year, New Spaces

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 13, 2016 - 4:16PM

[The Dean's Update is a column introducing each issue of the Libraries' monthly e-newsletter In Circulation.] To start the New Year, students and faculty returned from the holiday break to find two newly defined library spaces that continue the Libraries' efforts to create learning environments for exploring information and data. One is in Hahnemann Library, while the other is in W.W. Hagerty Library's Bookmark Cafe, and both can be visited by members of Drexel's community.

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Recent Gift Brings Technology for Data Visualization to W. W. Hagerty Library

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 7, 2016 - 12:27PM

As Drexel students prepare to work in an increasingly digital world, libraries play a key role in providing access to information and data and in coaching members of the University community on new ways to engage with it. W. W. Hagerty Library is continually evolving to ensure that Drexel students are confident users of information in varying formats. The Data Visualization Zone is the result of a generous gift from the Hagerty family. The space allows students to explore and experiment with data retrieval and visualization through a large-scale touch-screen monitor or a projector. New furnishings will support individual and group work as well as instruction and coaching.

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Coloring Breaks help to Relieve Exam Week Stress

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on January 4, 2016 - 2:10PM

The Libraries' offered blank pages and crayons to Drexel students during exam week, providing a creative outlet for students seeking a break from studying. In total, the Libraries distributed over 500 coloring pages and nearly 1,600 crayons.

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