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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Strategic Approach to Research Asset Management

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:57AM

Research output is an increasingly valuable institutional asset, and Drexel University--with leadership from the Libraries and others--is taking a strategic approach to managing those assets.

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Dean’s Update: Challenges of Research Data Discovery and Accessibility 

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:56AM

This month is all about data, and Dean Nitecki considers the question, "Why should data even matter?"

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Where are Drexel research data?

Submitted on February 7, 2019 - 8:41AM

The task of finding and recognizing Drexel research and research data is not without its challenges, and the Drexel Libraries is always looking for ways to acknowledge the many forms of scholarship that now shape the scholarly communications landscape.

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Q&A with Shannon Sheridan, NLM Associate Fellow

Submitted on February 1, 2019 - 3:03PM

This month, we sat down with Shannon Sheridan, National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, to learn more about her work with data and what she plans to do at Drexel over the next few months.

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Changes to eJournal Searching

Submitted on January 11, 2019 - 3:38PM

Check out the changes we made to our eJournal A to Z lookup tool.

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Dean's Update: Positioning the Libraries for 2019

Submitted on January 9, 2019 - 9:06AM

This month, Dean Nitecki looks at the year ahead and the preparations and programs put in place to ensure the Libraries continues to evolve and improve its contributions to the University.

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Q&A with Sabrina Bocanegra, Archival Processor

Submitted on January 8, 2019 - 9:08AM

Learn more about Sabrina Bocanegra, the archival processor hired to organize the Schramm, Inc. collection of historical company records, which was donated to the Drexel University Archives last summer.

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Drexel Libraries Announces 2019 Library Faculty Fellows

Submitted on January 8, 2019 - 9:06AM

The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce the first five appointed 2019 Library Faculty Fellows.

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Dean’s Kitchen Table Talks Continue to Inspire Staff Engagement and New Ideas

Submitted on January 7, 2019 - 9:07AM

Last September, Danuta Nitecki hosted the second series of her Dean’s Kitchen Table Talks, bringing together Libraries staff for informal conversations around the employee kitchen table.

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Larry Milliken, Libraries’ Manager for Learning Partnerships, Accepted to DL2020 Program

Submitted on January 4, 2019 - 8:57AM

Drexel Libraries' own Larry Milliken was accepted to the seventh cohort of Drexel Leaders 2020, a competitive development program for mid-career leaders that focuses on challenges and opportunities common for leaders at this point in their careers.

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Drexel Libraries to Close for Winter Break: 12/22/2018 - 1/2/2019

Submitted on December 21, 2018 - 9:08AM

All Drexel Libraries will close on December 22, 2018 for the winter break and will reopen on January 2, 2019.

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Dean's Update: Remembering a Former U.S. President

Submitted on December 7, 2018 - 2:11PM

This month, the Dean of Libraries reflects on President George H.W. Bush's presidency and his support of libraries and information literacy.

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Library Marketing Professionals Share Stories and Strategies During Annual Conference

Submitted on December 7, 2018 - 2:11PM

Last month, the Libraries' Communication Manager Stacy Stanislaw traveled to St. Louis, MO, for a 2-day conference designed for library employees involved in marketing, communication, public relations, social media and outreach in academic, public and special libraries.

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Open Textbook Workshops Held on Campus

Submitted on December 7, 2018 - 2:11PM

This month, the Drexel Libraries welcomed leaders from the Open Textbook Network to campus for its first series of open textbook workshops.

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Panelists Help Drexel Faculty and Students Understand Open Access Publishing

Submitted on December 7, 2018 - 2:08PM

The Drexel Libraries and the Graduate College co-hosted an Open Access panel discussion on November 29, 2018.

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Dean’s Update: Getting Ahead of Losing Knowledge

Submitted on November 9, 2018 - 9:04AM

As society becomes more and more dependent on digital materials, are we at risk of losing critical knowledge?

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