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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: 

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The Data Visualization Zone in the Dragons' Learning Den 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.

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Through self-service kiosks, the Libraries provides access to 20 MacBook Pro computers and 48 portable power chargers with a simple swipe of an ID card.

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Library Faculty Fellows Program

In January 2018, the Drexel Libraries launched its first Libraries faculty fellows program, an idea that arose while looking for alternate ways to extend the Libraries’ human capacity to advance its refreshed strategic initiatives.




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


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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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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. 


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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.