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Deans Update: A Memorable October to November Story

Submitted on November 12, 2020 - 9:02AM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects back on the 2020 presidential election and the role libraries play in facilitating and encouraging voting.

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Dean’s Update: Exploring the Diverse Connotations of “Open Access”

Submitted on October 8, 2020 - 11:52AM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores the various meanings of the phrase "open access" and what it means to the Libraries.

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Dean’s UpdateWill the Pandemic Forever Shift the Libraries’ Connections?

Submitted on September 14, 2020 - 12:00PM

In this month’s issue of In Circulation, Dean Nitecki continues to report on the Libraries' current services and its progress in building the Libraries’ capacity for its innovative long-term strategies to strengthen Drexel’s connections to scholarship.

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Dean’s Update: Communicating when the message keeps evolving

Submitted on August 7, 2020 - 12:25PM

The Drexel University Libraries is certainly not unique in spending the summer addressing how to reopen on-campus library support of a university during a pandemic. This month's Dean's Update looks at the challenges of planning and communicating those reopening plans. 

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Dean’s Update: What’s a Win These Days?

Submitted on July 8, 2020 - 11:20AM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on "adjustment fatigue" during COVID-19 and explores the importance of recognizing short-term wins to stay motivated.

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Dean's Update: Challenges of planning for a future with COVID-19

Submitted on June 15, 2020 - 6:13PM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores how a global pandemic has changed the Libraries' priorities and the way it frames the challenges of planning for the future.

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Dean's Update: New Opportunities to Increase the Visibility of Libraries 

Submitted on May 7, 2020 - 1:02PM

This month, Dean Nitecki explores the importance of promoting the value of libraries, as well as what makes a library an essential and key component to a university's success.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dean's Update: October Celebrates Efforts to Keep Recorded Knowledge Alive

Submitted on October 2, 2019 - 12:11PM

In this issue of In Circulation, we share the Drexel Libraries’ acknowledgement of October’s American Archives Month, as well as International Open Access Week, and invite readers to join us in reflecting on challenges and new strategies to keep recorded knowledge alive.

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Dean’s Update: #LibrariesMatter

Submitted on September 3, 2019 - 11:53AM

In this month's Dean's Update, Dean Nitecki highlights the Libraries' contributions to scholarly communications.

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Dean's Update: The Summer Slowdown

Submitted on August 8, 2019 - 8:57AM

This month's issue of In Circulation features articles on the Libraries' changing environments, from the recent renovation of the Queen Lane Library to a look at wellness and learner environments.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dean's Update: Curators never know who might value an archive

Submitted on October 11, 2018 - 2:08PM

This month, Dean Nitecki reflects on her recent trip to the Canadian Rockies and the importance of preserving our histories.

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Dean's Update: Changes Inspire Intentional Engagement with Information

Submitted on September 5, 2018 - 10:49AM

In this issue of In Circulation, we look at some of the changes the Drexel Libraries is introducing to inspire engagement with information.

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Dean's Update: In Preparation

Submitted on August 3, 2018 - 11:11AM

August is that transition month that carries expectations of lazy days of summer before the busy start of a new academic year in September. This month, the Dean of Libraries takes a moment to look at what the Libraries is doing “in preparation” for the 2018/2019 academic year.

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Dean's Update: Crafting cool new evidence in the heat of summer

Submitted on July 11, 2018 - 1:26PM

This month, we continue to explore the Libraries' transformation into a model organization, with a focus on the new ways we're telling the story of that transformation and its impact on Drexel.

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Dean’s Update: Librarians are Challenged to Engage Learners to Develop Information-Savvy Habits

Submitted on June 5, 2018 - 3:23PM

The June issue of In Circulation focuses on several Libraries events and workshops and how they inspire the quest for life-long learning.

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Dean's Update: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Submitted on May 3, 2018 - 12:00AM

This month's issue of In Circulation highlights how people fuel an organization through both contributions to make the Libraries what it is and expressions offered to appreciate the results.

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