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, […]
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 […]
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.
Professor Jonathan Rose, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, and author of several books on intellectual history, is interviewed about his life with books.
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
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 […]
–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 […]
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 […]
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 […]