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.
Articles Include: $1M Gift to Create a Place for Special Collections Collins Gift to Refurbish Wilson Reading Room Kean Reading Room Exceeds Expectations Dean’s Corner: Kicking the Beehive Interview with Vivian Bull Weatherbee Bookplate DiscoverI SUMMON at Drew Library How I Came under the Spell of Rare Books The Students Have Spoken The Demise of [...]
A series of afternoon talks with collectors hosted by The Friends of the Library Norman Tomlinson initiated the Conversations on Collecting series on October 12, 2011 with a talk about his adventures in collecting Byron and Whitman. James Fraser, an authority on international ephemera created during times of political upheaval, visited the Library on December [...]
By Kathleen Juliano, Head of Interlibrary Loan In February 2012, the Interlibrary Loan office introduced a new Interlibrary Loan system, ILLiad, to the Drew community. The office had been using ILLiad internally for lending books to other libraries, since the summer of 2011. ILLiad is a system used by many libraries throughout the country to [...]
By Elizabeth Patterson, Ph.D., Government Documents Librarian Two reference interactions in Fall 2011 articulated for me the intimate relationship that exists between libraries, librarians and researchers, and the usefulness of the Drew Library to scholarship. Khemani Gibson, a CLA student, came to me needing a primary source for his African-American history paper. He was interested [...]
Jerome McGann, an important critic of Romanticism and Byron studies, and the editor of Byron: The Complete Poetical Works (Clarendon Press, The Oxford English Texts series, 1980-1993), has donated his Byron papers to the Byron Society Collection at Drew University. The materials in Professor McGann’s collection are primarily of three general types. They include his [...]
- By Dean Andrew Scrimgeour As I write this column, the much-anticipated Kean Reading Room & Gallery in the Rose Library is nearing completion. Like a fashion model about to make her entrance on the runway pausing to put on her necklace and earrings, the grand space awaits a few final touches—redupholstered chairs for the [...]
By Ernest Rubinstein, Ph.D., Theological Librarian The library is a wistful place. It attests to the counterfactual. It does so through the books it holds, but also by the very structure that orders the books. That Structure is abstract, intellectual, Platonic. It is an organic object of formal beauty. It aims to survey and embrace [...]
Now available as a PDF file. Contents include: Mural Graces New Reading Room Enter Ebrary Rooms That Matter Jerome McGann Donates His Byron Papers to the Byron Society Collection at Drew University ILLiad: Drew’s New Interlibrary Loan System Drew LibraryAnywhere: The library in your pocket Libraries, Librarians and Researchers Collecting R.S. Thomas Conversations on Collecting [...]
Most reported high satisfaction levels, particularly with staff and service. While only half of students who have not had a course-integrated instruction session in Library resources reported using Library databases, the proportion goes up to three-quarters for those students reporting ever having received a class session from a librarian.