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2018 Winter/Spring Libraries Faculty Fellows

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.

For the pilot program, which lasted from February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018, four Drexel faculty members were appointed to work on the following projects:

  • Lloyd Ackert, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor of History, gauged receptivity among Drexel faculty to adopt open textbooks and greater use of the Libraries’ licensed resources in course assignments, toward lowering student out-of-pocket costs to access reading materials.
  • Lorraine Richards Bornn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Informatics, assessed the Libraries’ resources and procedures and validate the approach to switch from a print to an electronic archive, focusing on its records management responsibilities for dissertations and theses.
  • Joy Phillips, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education, explored an idea to leverage library resources and expertise to develop an extracurricular course or other form of training to build competitiveness for young scholars through effective dissemination of research.
  • Chris Sales, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, helped improve research data management support offered and coordinated by the Drexel Libraries by engaging select faculty in an assessment of the evolution of researcher practices and support services.


Office of the Dean of Libraries - Updated December 21, 2018. Contact for more information