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 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 […]
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 […]
–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 […]