Dean's Update: COVID-19 Triggers a Remodeling of the Drexel Libraries
Submitted on April 8, 2020 - 10:39AM
COVID-19 has triggered a fast-track remodeling of the Drexel University Libraries. This month, Dean Nitecki explores what life at the Libraries is like during COVID-19 and how the organization is adapting to provide exclusively remote services and resources.
Photo Essay: Libraries Staff Convert their Homes into their own “Remote Libraries”
Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 10:40AM
Drexel Libraries staff create self-portraits to show just a few of the ways in which they are turning their homes into “remote libraries” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q/A with Drexel Libraries Staff on COVID-19 and Working from Home
Submitted on April 7, 2020 - 8:41AM
Using Zoom and email, Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw spoke with Libraries staff to find out what it’s like to provide remote library services and how they’re adjusting to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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
Winter ScholarSip 2020 Postponed
Submitted on March 12, 2020 - 3:55PM
The Winter ScholarSip event scheduled for March 16 has been postponed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.