Dean’s Corner: Bonds of Affection

Books have long evoked deep emotion from their readers and owners. Libraries have, too. Especially the public library of one’s youth. Even the library where one studied during college days often enjoys similar sentimental status. These bonds of affection also extend to the smaller collections accumulated book by book by scholars over the course of […]

Methodist Center Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images

Methodist Center Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images What do 3,000 old-time Methodists look like in one place? The Drew Library’s Flickr feed! The staff of the Drew University Methodist Library has been digitizing several thousand folders of archived images to Flickr. The images date from the 18th century to the present and include a variety […]

Friends Gala Revisits an American Classic

The night was unseasonably warm, so attendees at the tenth Library Gala on January 19 did not have to brave the usual cold. Many of our friends are saying it was the best Gala yet. The featured author-scholar, David Reynolds, spoke engagingly of the impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on American history and culture. Our […]

Advice for Constant Readers

–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 […]

Kornitzer Book Awards Presented at Library Gala

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 […]

Renovation of the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University

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 […]

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