–by Jennifer Heise, Reference Librarian and Web Manager “What shall I read next?” is a question that confronts us voracious readers a few times a month, week, or day. Even if we have a teetering to-read pile on our bedside table, which ones (if any) will fit our reading mood? Many years ago—when library floors [...]
Contents: The Glen Sergeon Collection of African American Literature Comes to Drew; Friends Gala Revisits an American Classic; What was the Best Book You Read in the Past Year?; Advice for Constant Readers; Science Librarian Cathy Ryan Retires; Library Gifts; Upcoming Library Events; Library Exhibits.
Willa Cather Letters No Longer Off Limits, Thanks to New Anthology: Twenty come from Drew.
Read about the events of the Library Gala, January 19, 2013.
Conversations on Collecting The Perspective of an Editor A conversation with Rebecca Barry Wednesday, February 20 4:00 p.m. Pilling Room on the second floor of the Library The editor of Fine Books and Collections shares her experiences of working with collectors and delving into special collections across the country. Please join Dean of Libraries Andrew [...]
Congratulations to Professor Edward Baring and Dr. Linda Connors, C ‘64, winners of the Bela Kornitzer awards for outstanding non-fiction books. Non-fiction books published in 2011 and 2012 were eligible for the competition. Two prizes were awarded—one to a member of the Drew Faculty and one to a Drew graduate. The awards were announced at [...]
The United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University will undergo a major renovation during 2012-13. This work is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the university’s long-time benefactor Norman Tomlinson, who has previously given the Drew University Library significant collections of Byron, Whitman and Churchill. A new, ideal climate-controlled environment will [...]
Friends of Drew Library Gala Saturday, January 19, 2013 Historian David S. Reynolds, Featured Author The Friends of the Library will host their tenth biennial Benefit Dinner on January 19, 2013, with Honorary Dinner Chairs, Robert and Vivian Bull. The evening begins at Kirby Theatre with a program featuring award-winning historian and literary critic David [...]
A long-time friend of Drew University, Maribeth Collins of Portland, Oregon, has donated $100,000 for the renovation of the Wilson Reading Room. The room is named for her father, Clarence True Wilson, a well-known Methodist minister and prohibitionist whose papers are among Drew’s holdings. The room will be refurbished with new furniture and a new [...]
The Drew Library is known for its special collections, unique materials that expand undergraduate— as well as faculty, graduate student, and visiting scholar—opportunities for research. Noteworthy among the holdings are Willa Cather manuscripts, the Methodist Archives, the Governor Thomas H. Kean Archive, the Byron Society Library, the Bela Kornitzer Collection, the R.S. Thomas Collection, the [...]