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Programs and Initiatives

Drexel University Libraries continually seeks ways to improve, expand or adapt our services, spaces, technologies and staff expertise. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get updates about these programs and initiatives delivered to your inbox. 

Examples of new programs or initiatives in the Libraries and details about their progress are listed alphabetically below: 

 A closeup of a finger manipulating data on a touchscreen device

DATA VISUALIZATION ZONE

The Data Visualization Zone in the W. W. Hagerty Bookmark Cafe is available to student exploration of data retrieval and visualization, mapping and analysis with geographic information systems (GIS), and the use of gesture to manipulate images.


 a student uses the ipad kiosk

LAPTOP & IPAD LENDING KIOSKS

Through self-service kiosks, the Libraries provides access to 20 MacBook Pro computers and 12 iPads available with a simple swipe of an ID card.


 

Students work together on a project in the Library Learning Terrace

LIBRARY LEARNING TERRACE

The Library Learning Terrace is an experimental and collaborative learning environment which features flexibility to adapt to a variety of unique learning styles.


 

A librarian and a student talk in an office

PERSONAL LIBRARIAN PROGRAM

Providing a personal touch to the Drexel student experience, the Personal Librarian Program matches each incoming freshman student with a library staff member, who serves as both a resource and a guide. 


 

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PERRY CHAPMAN PRIZE

The 2014-2015 Perry Chapman Prize has been awarded to W. Michael Johnson (City College of New York), Danuta A. Nitecki (Drexel University) and Michael Khoo (Drexel University). Based at Drexel, the team is studying how physical conditions influence learning outside of classrooms. 


 

a library employee and a student talk at the circulation desk

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Drexel University Libraries is committed to steadily improving library users' perceptions of the quality of our services, as well as reducing costs and increasing speed of service delivery.