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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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Dean’s Update: Students Impact the Libraries’ Continuing Transformations

Submitted on April 4, 2018 - 10:37AM

This month, In Circulation explores the many contributions Drexel students make to the Libraries.

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Dean's Update: Connection is Core to Libraries

Submitted on March 7, 2018 - 12:21PM

This month's issue of In Circulation highlights a few recent activities that the Drexel University Libraries has undertaken that illustrate the practice of  making, and preserving connections.

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Dean's Update: A Philly Spirit of Collaboration

Submitted on February 6, 2018 - 1:12PM

Collaboration is characteristic of all libraries and the experiences they foster. This issue of In Circulation illustrates that trait in action at the Drexel Libraries.

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Dean's Update: The Library, A Platform for the Life-Long Quest for Learning

Submitted on January 10, 2018 - 11:25AM

In the January issue of In Circulation, we focus on the Libraries' third strategic initiative: Inspiring the Quest for Life-Long Learning.

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Dean’s Update: The Libraries Helps Drexel Shape Future Scholarship

Submitted on December 6, 2017 - 11:00AM

In the December issue of In Circulation, we focus on another Libraries' strategic initiative: Shaping Future Scholarship.

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Dean’s Update: Strategic Efforts to Help Contain Affordability of Higher Education

Submitted on October 31, 2017 - 9:27AM

The next three issues of In Circulation will focus on the Libraries' refreshed strategic initiatives. This month, we highlight the first of these initiatives: containing the affordability of education.

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Dean's Update: Are Librarians Ready to Help Develop Data Literacy?

Submitted on October 6, 2017 - 12:00AM

Academic librarians now see research data and the accompanying need to manage them as a a new objective for their services and partnerships, and Drexel Libraries staff are among them.

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A Valentine's Day Greeting

Submitted on February 3, 2017 - 10:00AM

This month, Dean Nitecki links Valentine's Day with the challenges librarians face as "fact checkers" and "guides."

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Dean's Update: Summer Reading

Submitted on August 4, 2016 - 10:03AM

'Summer must be a slow time for you' is a sentiment friends and strangers voice when commenting on working in a library. It is true that during the summer there are fewer people in the building including our staff who use the quieter time to go on vacation or attend conferences. But many of us recall summer as a busy time to catch up with that stack of professional articles or perhaps the bedside pile of deferred novels that we've been meaning to read. Summer reading allows us to escape into a different time and place while we travel or sit on the beach. Given that I seldom read for pleasure, I wondered how people who are avid readers select what to read these days. Results of a highly unscientific investigation I undertook might offer you some ideas on how to select your next reading material during the so-called lazy days of summer.

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Dean's Update: Framing Drivers for Change

Submitted 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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Dean's Update: Celebrating William Walsh Hagerty

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki on June 1, 2016 - 11:14AM

[The Dean's Update is a reoccurring column introducing the Libraries' monthly newsletter In Circulation.] Anniversaries provide us with an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate milestones. They become significant when shared among those most affected by their impact and when they disclose new insights. Next Friday, the Libraries will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Walsh Hagerty who served as Drexel's president from 1963 to 1984. While Dr. Hagerty's birthdate falls during a particularly busy day of commencement exercises, we hope members of our community, visiting parents, families, and friends will be able to join some of the festivities on Friday, June 10th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in W. W. Hagerty Library. The event will feature a talk, an exhibit, and a custom Cake Boss cake in the shape of the Hagerty Library building. For more information, please visit our event listing.

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Dean's Update: Strengthening communities around access to information

Submitted 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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Dean's Update: Organizing for Data Management

Submitted on April 8, 2016 - 9:59AM

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Dean's Update: Library of Congress Nomination

Submitted 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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Dean's Update: Assessment in Libraries

Submitted on February 4, 2016 - 2:37PM

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