Time To Hand In My Keys: An Interview With The Dean

Why retire now? The timing seems right. The new president will need to build the cabinet with people who can commit to a good number of working years to help deliver the new and emerging goals of the university. It is also time for me to give priority to several writing projects, especially the biography of Robert Funk, the controversial biblical scholar who founded […]

Faculty Excitement Over Gift From Poet Maxine Kumin

At the height of autumn color this past October, Dean of Libraries Andrew Scrimgeour, drove to south central New Hampshire to meet Maxine Kumin, the renowned poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States. She had decided to give her poetry library and other volumes of literature to Drew. Knowing that the dean had an interest in seeing the libraries of writers and scholars, […]

Collecting Byron: An Exhibition

April 9–May 29, 2014 Exhibit in the Library Lobby in the Learning Center The exhibit celebrates the gift to Drew of the Byron Society Collection, founded by Marsha M. Manns and Leslie A. Marchand, on display in the Library lobby and the Methodist Center. Included are books, engravings, statues, images of Byron and selections from the Byron Society of America archive. […]

Spring 2014 “Visions” is out!

The Spring 2014 edition of Visions, the Drew Library Newsletter, is out. Contents include Faculty Excitement over Gift From Poet Maxine Kumin Academic Commons to Reshape Services in the Library Time To Hand In My Keys: an Interview With the Dean Images and Speeches Expand on the Web Rare and Special: Four Decades in Special Collections A Masterpiece […]

Martin Luther King to be heard again at Drew, Feb. 26

On February 5, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the day at Drew University. At 8 p.m. that evening he gave his lecture “The American Dream” before over 5,000 people. The talk was given in Baldwin Gymnasium and broadcast to overflow crowds in Great Hall and the University Center.   On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 we will commemorate […]

Conversations on Collecting, 2/19: Ernest Rubinstein

February 19, 2014 “Selecting Books, Collecting Books, and Storing Fictional Characters” Ernest Rubinstein Ernie Rubinstein, who has been theological librarian at Drew University since August 2005, offers a collection of interrelated reflections on selecting books for a university library, collecting books for a personal library, and mentally archiving fictional characters from favorite novels and stories, who accompany us through life. Wednesday February […]

Library Exhibit: Student Life at Drew

November 12-March 31 The Forest Dwellers of Madison: Student Life at Drew, 1867-2013 An exhibit documenting the student experience at Drew University from its 19th century Methodist origins to its richly diverse 21st century present. Exhibit materials include artifacts, documents, and photographs drawn from the Drew University Special Collections, University Archives, Methodist Library, and General […]

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