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Share ERIC Searches within a Community of Interest

Submitted by Tim Siftar on August 18, 2011 - 7:58PM

Would you like to share your ERIC searches with a community of people with similar interests? Are you curious about what others are searching--and finding--in your topic area? ERIC is pleased to announce the release of a new Shared Search feature that is currently undergoing beta testing.

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New library system to improve information discovery and research experiences

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on June 29, 2018 - 11:37AM

The Drexel University Libraries is modernizing its automated systems to improve information discovery and research experiences.

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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations Embody “The Drexel Difference:” An Interview with Karyn E. Holt

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on April 27, 2018 - 12:00AM

This month, we spoke with Drexel Professor Karyn Holt to find out what it's like to work remotely from Alaska and how she effectively collaborates with Liaison Librarian Gary Childs.

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Library Explorers to Help Raise Student Awareness of Drexel Libraries

Submitted by Danuta A. Nitecki, Stacy Stanislaw on April 2, 2018 - 10:38AM

The Drexel University Libraries recently launched a new program that gives students an opportunity to help communicate the Libraries’ tools, services and expertise on campus.

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Pilot Project Helps University Librarians Assess and Improve Drexel’s Research Data Management Practice

Submitted by Abby Adamczyk, Janice Masud-Paul on March 7, 2018 - 12:22PM

The Drexel Libraries has been utilizing tools made available through an NNLM/MAR pilot program to better understand Drexel researchers' RDM practices. 

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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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'Love Data Week' Connects Drexel to Research Data Resources and Data Stories

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on March 6, 2018 - 8:21AM

The Drexel University Libraries participated in the third annual Love Data Week event, sharing practical tips, resources and stories to help researchers use good data practices.

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Partnership with the Libraries Expands Public Health Professionals’ Toolkit: Q/A with Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL

 

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on February 1, 2018 - 4:07PM

In January, Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw sat down with Nancy E. Epstein, MPH, MAHL, Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, to talk about her work with the Libraries.

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Drexel’s AIAA Student Chapter Looks to the Libraries for Information & Inspiration

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on January 31, 2018 - 4:10PM

This winter, members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student section at Drexel University will be busy designing a personal flying device for the GoFly Challenge, with a little help from the Libraries.

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Drexel Libraries Announces 2017/2018 ScholarSip Details

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on October 4, 2017 - 12:59PM

The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce details for the 2017/2018 ScholarSip event series.

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Drexel Libraries and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to Co-Host Art Exhibition on Migration

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on October 2, 2017 - 8:52AM

This fall, the Drexel University Libraries and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design are collaborating to bring the work of three artists to campus in an exhibit called Migration.

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Making Connections: What We Did on Our Summer Vacations

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on September 6, 2017 - 2:37PM

Over the last few months, the Drexel Libraries staff have been all over the world, traveling for both pleasure and for business. Regardless of their reasons for traveling, Libraries staff all encountered a similar theme throughout their journeys - connection.

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Seventy-six Authors & Editors Recognized at Fourth Annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 2, 2016 - 1:42PM

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries honored Drexel faculty, staff and students who wrote or edited books that were published in 2015. The fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event was hosted in the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery. Books this year included textbooks, children's books, works of fiction, and stories told through photographs. In total 76 authors and editors were recognized at the 2016 event.

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Privacy and Justice in the Digital Age

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on May 2, 2016 - 10:55AM

Why do stories of Secretary Clinton's emails keep popping up in the news or the government's request of Apple to create a backdoor for their encryption? Why should we care? Email and texting have changed the ways we communicate and the ways our government can surveil its citizens in the name of national security, causing ripple effects throughout our justice system. This issue and others related to e-discovery, will be the topic of a documentary film and panel discussion at a May event hosted at Drexel University.

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Beyond Lecturing: Online Instruction & Demonstrations

Submitted by Gary Childs on April 7, 2016 - 1:00AM

Online tools have become an increasingly valuable and efficient vehicle for the Libraries to reach online students for instruction and research guidance. Providing high quality instructional sessions in an online environment can be daunting - especially as library instruction often includes theoretical content alongside practical demonstrations of specific information tools and resources. The liaison librarians in the Library Academic Partnerships division at the Libraries have many years of experience teaching and working with students online.

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Succeeding at Group Work, with Help from the Libraries

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 31, 2011 - 5:03PM

By: Emily Missner Walk into any of the library locations on campus, and you'll find students working on collaborative projects including class presentations, group research papers, capstone projects, and lab reports. The Libraries already provide space for group work and self-directed learning to take place, and now we've taken it a step further with the Group Work Survival Guide. Group work is a necessary part of a Drexel education. It teaches students how to work collaboratively with a diverse team, how to manage a project, and how to leverage each teammate's strengths and abilities. However, learning the skills to successfully complete a group project can be difficult for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Realizing that learning together was an important aspect of student life here at Drexel, three librarians spent the summer learning about group work. Emily Missner, Peggy Dominy, and Jay Bhatt interviewed faculty, staff, and students across disciplines to learn about their thoughts on group work. They also read journal articles on helping students to navigate group work, and on group work best practices. The librarians are currently compiling the Group Work Survival Guide, a frequently-updated blog of best practices, trouble shooting, and examples of groups who are exploring academic team work.

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Partnership between Libraries and Drexel Smart House helps Students Develop Information Literacy Skills

Submitted by Jenny James Lee on October 31, 2011 - 4:18PM

By: Jenny James Lee with assistance from Jay Bhatt, Drexel University Libraries' Liaison Librarian for Engineering and Chris Baccash, Vice President for External Relations, Drexel Smart House The partnership formed between Drexel University Libraries and the students of Drexel Smart House (DSH) has led to a unique relationship built on a culture of collaboration and a dedication to building strong information literacy skills. DSH, a student-run organization founded in 2006, seeks to engage students both in and out of the classroom, bringing laboratory research and classroom instruction into a real world environment. The program encourages collaboration between disciplines, working in areas such as architecture, civil and architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, interior design and digital media design. Students who are a part of the Smart House organization have the opportunity to work on cross-disciplinary projects, expanding their research skills. Engaging in the process significantly helps these students, professionals competent in finding, evaluating and using many different types of information resources. Early on, Drexel Smart House founders realized the need for information literacy instruction for the organizations' growing student body. They reached out to Liaison Librarian for Engineering Jay Bhatt to ask for his assistance in helping students become familiar with a wide variety of print and electronic resources. 'There was a helpful session from the library during freshman design, where several engineering search engines were presented to us. However, because the nature of the Smart House is multidisciplinary, sometimes individual consultations are what some students need in order to attain research specific to what we are working on,' Michael Magee, past Vice President of Drexel Smart House, said. The partnership between The Libraries and Drexel Smart House has grown and has resulted in additions to the Libraries' collection, the creation of specified research guides and numerous consultations. Thses help those involved in the research for Drexel Smart House build information literacy skills. 'Being able to provide students a variety of information resources from face-to-face interactions and virtual informative research consultations, to library instruction sessions, has become my favorite part as the collaboration has continued,' Liaison Librarian Jay Bhatt said. The relationship will only grow from here as more students become involved in the Smart House project and as work begins on renovating the physical house. 'There are constantly students coming to us with ideas and they don't exactly know where to get started. Most of the time, all they need is a little boost in efficient research methods in order to give their ideas merit, and with it, the encouragement to move on,' Magee said. 'Consultations can also lead to some very interesting dialogue which spawns inspiration for new ideas.' In 2009, the two organizations developed the Library-Smart House Collaboration for Information Literacy Development, which aspires to be an example of collaboration among students, faculty and libraries. ____________________________ For more information about the Drexel Smart house, please visit: www.drexelsmarthouse.com. To read an article about the collaboration between the Libraries and Drexel Smart House please click here.

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