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
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 […]