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Creating Your Own Informal Learning Environment

Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:33AM

With campuses closed due to COVID-19, the Drexel community is looking for new ways to replicate their campus experience in their homes. John Wiggins, Director, Services & Quality Improvement, offers suggestions for creating the ideal home study environment.

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Archives Staff Continue Their Work to Digitize University Yearbooks

Submitted on April 6, 2020 - 10:22AM

This month, our Digital Archivist added even more issues of The Lexerd yearbooks Drexel’s digital repository.

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Temporary Access to Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Submitted on April 3, 2020 - 2:01PM

Drexel Librarians created an evolving list of free content being provided by publishers and vendors during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Winter ScholarSip 2020 Postponed

Submitted on March 12, 2020 - 3:55PM

The Winter ScholarSip event scheduled for March 16 has been postponed.

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Deaccessioning Materials: Methods for Managing Archival Collections

Submitted on March 5, 2020 - 3:02PM

The Drexel University Archives regularly reports on newly acquired—as well as existing—collections. But what happens when an organization needs to remove an object from a collection? Learn more about why archivists deaccession materials as part of their work to build and maintain archives.

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Dean’s Update: Purposeful focus on scholarly connections

Submitted on March 5, 2020 - 2:23PM

One of the Drexel Libraries' refreshed strategic goals is to strengthen the University's connections to scholarship. In the March "Dean's Update," Dean Nitecki explores just a few of the new initiatives the Libraries is undertaking to expand the programs, services and expertise it offers in this area.

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What’s New in APA Style – A Look at the 7th Edition with Drexel Professor Art Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP

Submitted on March 4, 2020 - 5:14PM

Drexel University Professor Art Nezu recently served on the APA Publication Manual Revision Task Force. He sat down with the Libraries' Communications Manager to talk about the process and what changes were made to the 7th Edition of the famous style guide.

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Introducing ‘Issues in Scholarly Communication,’ Drexel Libraries’ New Online Column

Submitted on March 3, 2020 - 3:11PM

This month, the Libraries is introducing a new column devoted to all things scholarly communications.

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Hungry? Why Wait? Micro Market Vending Available 24/7 in Dragons’ Learning Den

Submitted on March 3, 2020 - 10:36AM

Don't forget about the mini market in the Dragons' Learning Den - available 24/7 so you can study and refuel when you need to. 

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Beyond Open Textbooks: Explore the Expansive World of Open Educational Resources for Engineering & the General Sciences

Submitted on March 2, 2020 - 10:45AM

This month, Engineering Librarian Jay Bhatt shares key sources of free supplemental engineering and science resources that may come in handy as you work on your research projects and assigned coursework.

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Did You Author or Edit a Book in 2019? We Want to Hear From You!

Submitted on February 26, 2020 - 9:23AM

Calling all Drexel faculty, staff and students! Did you author or edit a book in 2019? Send us your citation information for recognition in this year's Celebrating Drexel Authors event.

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Libraries Staff Share Resources for Finding Scholarly Funding Opportunities During Graduate College Panel Discussion

Submitted on February 25, 2020 - 10:53AM

On February 12, 2020, Engineering Librarian Jay Bhatt joined several other members of the Drexel community for a panel discussion on educational planning and funding, sponsored by the Drexel University Graduate College. Bhatt offered tips for using resources available through the Drexel Libraries to find funding opportunities like research grants and travel awards.

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Dean’s Update: Connecting and Positioning Libraries in Higher Education

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:48AM

This month, Dean Nitecki illustrates some strategies to fuel improving the relationships of a library within its academic home.

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Drexel Yearbooks Now Available Online in iDEA

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:41AM

Did you ever want to look at Drexel's old yearbooks? Now you can by visiting iDEA, Drexel's digital repository.

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Photo Essay: The 2020 American Libraries Association Midwinter Meeting Through the Lens of Drexel Libraries Staff

Submitted on February 5, 2020 - 11:14AM

The American Library Association's annual Midwinter meeting came to Philadelphia this year, and Drexel Libraries staff were on hand to welcome their colleagues from across the country, attend sessions and scope out the latest trends in the industry.

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Accessing Drexel Libraries Resources: Password Update, January 2020

Submitted on January 17, 2020 - 2:27PM

Having problems accessing E-ZBorrow or ILLiad? All users must update their Drexel Legacy passwords to access these Libraries systems.

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Dean's Update: Continuing to Explore Innovations in the New Year

Submitted on January 10, 2020 - 10:24AM

Happy New Year! The January 2020 issue of In Circulation looks back to 2019 (and ahead to 2020!) and shares just a few of the innovative ways the Libraries supports Drexel University.

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Using Data to Guide Service Changes and Improvements

Submitted on January 8, 2020 - 11:25AM

Learn about how the Drexel Libraries' Director of Services uses data to guide service-related decisions, as well as his work to design a data dashboard to help organize and present the information the Libraries captures about its resources and services.

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Drexel Libraries Joins Interlibrary Loan Cost Calculator Early Adopter Program

Submitted on January 6, 2020 - 10:07AM

Last fall, the Drexel Libraries joined the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Cost Calculator Early Adopter Program. This new tool will help the Libraries understand the cost of sharing their collections with other organizations.

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Drexel Libraries Welcomed Michelle Lowry as Fall 2019 ScholarSip Speaker

Submitted on December 17, 2019 - 10:03AM

Drexel LeBow College of Business and TD Bank Professor Michele Lowry described what happens when academics and industry collaborate during the Libraries' fall 2019 ScholarSip event.

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Hahnemann Library Hours Changing in January 2020

Submitted on December 12, 2019 - 4:17PM

The Drexel Libraries is adjusting hours of opening at the Hahnemann Library, starting January 6, 2020.

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Dean’s Update: Building Comfort with Striving for Possibilities

Submitted on December 6, 2019 - 1:03PM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on the importance of embracing change and some of the ways in which the Drexel Libraries is currently evolving.

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Meet Heather Cai: Manager, Library Integrated Technology Systems

Submitted on December 5, 2019 - 12:58PM

Earlier this fall, Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw sat down with Heather Cai, Manager for Library Integrated Technology Systems to find out more about the Libraries’ many technology applications and systems that keep the Libraries up and running.

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Libraries' Inaugural Faculty Seminar Series Raises Awareness of Connecting to Scholarly Publications

Submitted on December 4, 2019 - 1:11PM

Last month, the Drexel Libraries kicked off its new faculty seminar series with a session that focused on guiding teaching faculty and staff to effectively discover and access resources for their courses.

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Drexel Library Advisory Group Introduced to New Challenges for the New Academic Year

Submitted on December 4, 2019 - 12:55PM

Last month, the Drexel University Libraries held the first Library Advisory Group (LAG) meeting of the 2019/2020 academic year. Learn more about what projects LAG will focus on this year.

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Drexel Libraries’ 2019 Winter Break Schedule

Submitted on December 4, 2019 - 12:24PM

We're taking a break! All Drexel Libraries will close at 5pm on December 20, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020. Happy holidays!

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Dean’s Update: Evolving a Strategy to Communicate Budget Reductions

Submitted on November 7, 2019 - 11:57AM

This month, the Dean of Libraries explains how the Libraries is using a forthcoming budget reduction as an opportunity to market the Libraries’ role to provide guidance on how to navigate the always-changing information landscape.

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Libraries Staff Flex Creative Muscles During Writing Workshop Series

Submitted on November 5, 2019 - 1:56PM

Earlier this fall, Drexel Libraries staff had the opportunity to get creative in a four-part writing workshop presented by colleagues from Drexel’s University Writing Program.

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CHSTM Fellowship Opportunities Now Available

Submitted on November 1, 2019 - 3:02PM

Apply today! The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) is now offering fellowships for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine who would like to conduct research in the collections of its member institutions.

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Panel of Library Faculty Fellows Address the Importance of Adopting OERs

Submitted on November 1, 2019 - 2:56PM

This year, as part of its 2019 Open Access activities, the Drexel Libraries hosted an Open Educational Resources (OER) panel discussion, featuring three of the 2019 Library Faculty Fellows. 

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