Showcase of Appenzeller Materials

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives & History Center Marking the 130th anniversary of Henry and Ella Appenzeller’s mission to Korea, this year’s Tipple-Vosburgh lecture series celebrates the deep significance of their work as Methodist missionaries. Held on October 13th and 14th, the series will explore historical aspects […]

Library Graffiti: The University and The City

University in the Forest Turn here for an introduction to Drew University’s involvement in the boroughs of New York, from the exploits of Daniel Drew & Thos. Gibbons, to the involvement of Drew theological faculty with the NYC Mulberry Street Church (now the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew), the mysterious Wendel sisters of 5th […]

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Out of the Vault, 10/6: Studying the Black Witchcraft Collection

Studying the Witch-Hunts: The Scholarly Papers of George Fraser Black Tuesday, October 6 @ 4 p.m. Speaker: Jennifer Heise, Reference Librarian and Web Manager, Drew University Library Location: Wilson Reading Room, United Methodist Archives and History Center We all know a little about historic witch-hunts. But when an early 20th-century researcher and bibliographer George Fraser Black […]

Library Service Schedule Oct 2, Inauguration Day

The Drew University library will remain open Friday, October 2, Inauguration Day. Some services will be limited at certain times. Service Schedule: 8:30-10:00 am Full Services 10:00 am- 1:00 pm All Circulation Services plus ILL pick-ups. 1:00-2:00 pm Limited Services– Book check-outs only 10:00 am-2:00 pm Reference Dept. and Methodist Library Closed 2:00 pm Full […]

Library Graffiti: the Hajj and Eid Al-Adha

  September 23-24, 2015 Credo Reference Eid al-Adha or Eid ul-Adha, the Major Festival or Feast of the Sacrifice, is a three-day Muslim holiday commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command—but it’s also the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage. Get started learning about it in Credo reference books topic page: […]

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Library Graffiti: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations What is Yom Kippur? Encyclopedia of Religion This interfaith reference positions “Ro’sh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur” in their context as the “days of awe.” Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions The “scapegoat” was a Yom Kippur tradition in Temple times; this […]

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Conversations on Collecting, Nov. 11: Chris Taylor on Postal & Currency Propaganda

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Library Pilling Room “Postal and Currency Propaganda in the Third Reich and the Shoah” Chris Taylor, Dean of the College As the generation that experienced the Nazi regime and the Shoah firsthand passes away, it becomes increasingly critical to document even these ephemeral tools of Nazi propaganda and control. Dr. […]

Need Citation Help? Endnote Basic Training, Sept. 21-30

1. APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, ACS…? Does creating bibliographies and keeping track of your research sources leave you feeling overwhelmed? The free citation manager, EndnoteBasic, can help.  EndnoteBasic allows you store all your citations in one place online and easily format and insert them into Microsoft Word documents. The library is offering Endnote Basic training […]

Call for Nominations: Kornitzer Prize

Nomination Deadline October 15, 2015: Kornitzer Prize Competition for Faculty and Alumni Authors of Nonfiction Books. Drew faculty and alumni authors are eligible for the tenth Béla Kornitzer Awards in recognition of outstanding nonfiction books published in 2013, 2014 or 2015. Separate awards, including monetary prizes of $2,000, honor faculty and alumni authors. A faculty prize committee will select the winners, to be announced at the Friends of the Library Gala, on January 30, 2016.

Conversations on Collecting, 9/23: Early Modern Album Amicorum

September 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m. June Schlueter Professor of English, Emerita, Lafayette University The Early Modern Album Amicorum Although early modern autograph albums are not plentiful in the U.S., European libraries—especially in Germany and The Netherlands—own numerous specimens of these pocket-sized gems, which contain good wishes from dignitaries and watercolor paintings. June Schlueter’s interest in this genre is reflected […]

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