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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Fall 2012 Visions, The Library Newsletter

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 […]

Conversations On Collecting

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 […]

ILLiad: Drew’s New Interlibrary Loan System

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 […]

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Libraries, Librarians and Researchers

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 […]

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Jerome McGann Donates His Byron Papers to the Byron Society Collection at Drew University

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 […]

Rooms that Matter

- 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 […]

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