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.
Methodist Librarian Chris Anderson uses Google software to create an interactive map that traces the history and locations of historic African American Methodist churche
Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe, Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History, Emeritus was honored September 13 at a reception celebrating the publication of The Methodist Experience in America, Volume 1: A History (Abingdon Press, 2010). The book is a companion to the previously published Volume 2: A Sourcebook (2000), both written with Drew alumni Dr. [...]
This past spring an outstanding team of library leaders visited the Drew campus for two and a half days with the mandate to evaluate the University Library and its recently completed strategic plan. The Dean gives a summary of their recommendations.
A New Library Catalog ; Rose Renovation Underway ; Recent Review of the University Library ; Rowe Honored; What Do Library Users Tell Us? ; Culmer-Nier Retires; Mapping Black Methodism ; Shelf-Ready Books