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IN CIRCULATION DEAN'S UPDATE NOVEMBER 2012
 A short week ago we were all worried about the wrath of Sandy, and unfortunately many of our readers and staff were addressing power outages, fallen trees, and flooding. I hope none of you, your families, and homes were severely affected by the storm, and that we all are back to our routines by now. This storm set precedent for the Libraries as an "essential" service during a campus emergency and the article leading this issue describes how we did so. More >>>

LIBRARIES OFFERS ESSENTIAL SERVICES DURING HURRICANE SANDY  

The city and campus prepared well over the weekend for Hurricane Sandy that arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, October 29, 2012.   This was a storm that affirmed an important role of the Libraries on Drexel's campus.

The Provost requested that the Libraries serve as an essential service during the University's closing on Monday and Tuesday.   Several staff were asked to serve and provide skeletal services for over 25 hours during the two days when classes and campus activities were cancelled.
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NEW SERVICE IS UNFOLDING TO MANAGE FACULTY PORTFOLIOS 

In partnership with the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, Drexel University is developing "Faculty Portfolios" a project to allow faculty and administrators to identify, manage and promote faculty research and academic work.  The project uses two Thomson Reuters research analytics tools-Research In View and InCites-and will provide service support from the Libraries.  Faculty will be able to build and maintain profiles of their publications, service, creative expressions, teaching, research grants through a comprehensive database under development. More >>> 


PERSONAL LIBRARIAN PROGRAM
The Drexel Libraries is in its third year of offering the Personal Librarian Program. The program is off to a successful start this quarter. Each freshman is assigned a library staff member who serves as the student's primary contact for the library during the first year. Students may call, email, or meet with their personal librarian for assistance in getting started with research and using library services and resources. More>>>

TELLING THE TALES OF THE DRAGON: LIBRARIES LAUNCHES ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
The Tales of the Dragon project began in October as Dean of Libraries Danuta Nitecki interviewed alums Orval Lovett '47 and Rachel (Garber) Lovett '47.  Mr. Lovett was a civil engineering major and a member of Apple Pi (a.k.a., Alpha Pi Lambda). Mrs. Lovett majored in home economics and belongs to Alpha Sigma Alpha.  They and their daughter Nancy Lewis (MS '98) shared stories of their time at Drexel in an era of great change on campus and across the globe. More >>>

CUSTOMERS FOCUS LIBRARIES' SERVICE IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS

"Access to online databases" is what the Libraries' users say is in most need of improvement these days.   Users answering the Libraries' customer satisfaction questionnaire, managed by Counting Opinions, rate both the importance of a number of services, and the level of their satisfaction with Drexel Libraries performance of them.  Managerial leaders compare these important ratings and this fall decided to focus on how to improve access to the online databases that the Libraries license for student and faculty use-this service has the largest service quality gap and thereby offers the biggest opportunity for improving customer perceptions of the Libraries service activities. More >>>

IMPROVING SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A growing percentage of entering students come to Drexel from beyond US borders.  To improve staff interactions with international students, the Librarians held a staff development workshop to raise awareness of cross-cultural communications and begin to develop concrete skills in communicating more effectively with speakers having low English language skills. More >>>

DREXEL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES ADDS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

As the University's curriculum and research interests grow, so do the electronic resources provided by the Libraries.   Anticipating curricular needs and taking advantage of newly digitized resources, the Libraries have added a diverse group of resources in the last year. Although purchased primarily for support of programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the digitized historical archive of Vogue magazine has drawn interest from students in marketing, English, communications and history.  We've also purchased the complete digitized archive of The Washington Post, another resource which crosses many disciplines and supports student and faculty research. More >>>
 

ADVANCING WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

Drexel is actively working to increase diversity and leadership to by preparing successful women in engineering.   National statistics show that even though women receive 20% of US PhDs, only 11% continue their careers as engineering department heads.*  The Libraries is a supportive partner in activities to advance women in engineering at Drexel. More >>>   

 

 


In Circulation is published monthly by Drexel University Libraries. Questions about content, subscriptions or future issues can be directed to libraries@drexel.edu.
Managing Editor: Jenny James Lee | Reviewer: Ann Yurcaba | Contributors:  Nancy Bellafante, Jay Bhatt, Danuta Nitecki, 
Elizabeth Ten Have, Rob Sieczkiewicz, John Wiggins, and Ann Yurcaba

VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 11 | NOVEMBER 2012