By Lucy Marks, Special Collections Cataloger Lessie Culmer-Nier, Head of Cataloging and Periodicals, retired in June after 34 years of exceptional service to the Drew University Library.She was granted the title of Librarian, Emerita. Lessie joined the Catalog Department in 1977 and had been its leader since 1992. Few librarians have contributed more skillfully and [...]
By Ernest Rubinstein, Ph.D., Theological Librarian I have in common with the medieval poet, Dante Alighieri, that I spent a span of three days in Hell. To be sure, I speak allegorically. During January Term 2011, I was one of three discussion leaders, or mentors, in the Theo School class, “Ministry and the Imagination,” taught [...]
By Christopher J. Anderson, Ph.D., Methodist Librarian One of the joys of working in an archive is finding hidden historical gems among the piles of papers, rows of boxes, and vaults of film. Recently, I located one such item while analyzing 16-mm films in one of our lower vaults. The black and white film was [...]
A gift of $65,000 has been received that enables the University to retain architects and engineers to plan for major changes in the Methodist Center. Compact shelving will be added to the second floor, making it possible for all special collections, scattered among the library buildings, to reside in an ideal climate-controlled environment with appropriate [...]
Private donors have contributed approximately $900,000 for the renovation of the former lobby of the Rose Memorial Library, creating a space that will honor Governor Kean and provide an exceptional reading room for the use of students. The project will begin this spring, according to Heath B. McLendon, the longtime university trustee who led the [...]
Dr. Joan Steiner, who passed away on March 26, will be long remembered by the students and colleagues she worked with over more than thirty years. Now, through an extraordinary gift to the Library, Steiner’s dedication to Drew and to her students will be felt by students and researchers yet to come. Steiner’s gift of [...]
Is now up at: http://depts.drew.edu/lib/VISIONS/VisionsSpring2011.pdf Stories include: Friends Gala Shines a Spotlight on History The Personal Legacy of Professor of English Emerita Joan Steiner Thomas H. Kean Reading Room and Gallery A Librarian in Hell Rare Jackie Robinson Film located in United Methodist Archives Center Tomlinson Gift Launches Special Collections and Archives Project Friends Gala [...]
The library saves time by purchasing shelf-ready books.