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, […]

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 […]

Special Collections Moves to New Home

Almost 50 special collections have moved from the Rose Library to the second floor of the Methodist Center…Now calm reigns and with it our gratitude to Norman Tomlinson of Miami, Florida, whose $1 million gift made this project possible. Students, faculty, and visiting scholars will find it easier to access the extensive special material since it now resides in one location.

Visions, The Library Newsletter– Fall 2013

Special Collections Moves to New Home — Zuck Collection of Botanical Books — Leaving Your Mark — Interview with Jonathan Rose — Methodist Digitization Project Tops 3,000 Images — The Kean Room Mural – An interpretation — Departures — Governor Kean Speeches Go Digital — Byron Society of America Continues its Support — Upcoming Library Events — Library Exhibits

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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 […]

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 […]

What was the Best Book You Read in the Past Year?

Here are Responses from the Drew Community: Jason Fein, Director of Athletics A great novel called The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (Little, Brown, 2011). On the surface, it’s a story about a baseball team and the  administration, specifically the President, at a small liberal arts college (sound familiar?). But beneath the surface, it’s […]

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