War Camels
by Richard Mikulski, Government Documents and Reference Librarian As Americans headed west throughout the 19th century, the United States military faced a logistical issue that was previously unimagined: how to move troops alongside civilians as they crossed into rugged desert terrain. In 1855, the War Department embraced this daunting challenge and a unique solution: camels. […]
Library Exhibit: Richard “Dixie” Walker in South Korea
The Ambassador’s Life: Richard “Dixie” Walker in South Korea Curated by Brian Shetler United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library May 8- August 11, 2017 Richard Walker, a Drew University graduate (BA, 1944), was an international scholar, educator, leader in international studies, and Ambassador to South Korea. Serving in that position from 1981-1986, […]
Visions, the Library Newsletter, Spring 2017
Brian Shetler Takes Over at Special Collections / Shelf Life: Bruce Lancaster’s bookshelves offer a window into his—and Drew’s—history / Corner Commentary: Turning the Pages on Technology / The Vivian A. Bull Academic Commons—Two Years Out / Opening Bell: Three college libraries meet for first social event / Student Snapshots / War Camels / Library News, Events and Exhibits
Brian Shetler Takes Over at Special Collections
By Marc Boisclair, Circulation Supervisor Following a nationwide search, the Drew Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Shetler as head of special collections, archives and Methodist librarian. Brian will direct the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and will lead library services for the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) […]
Kanopy streaming video collection — full access
The Library is happy to announce that we now have full permanent access to the Kanopy video streaming collection! Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a “Netflix-like” user experience and a broad selection of over 30,000 documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from thousands of producers. You can explore their […]
Library & Archives Exhibits, Spring 2017
‘Gosh! Wow! Boy-oh-boy (and Girl)!’: Building Community through Scientifiction Curated by Anne Ricculli & Claire DuLaney United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library January 16-March 3, 2017 “‘Gosh! Wow! Boy-oh-boy (and Girl)!’: Building Community through Scientifiction” explores Drew’s own amazing collection of science fiction titles in The David Johnson Collection of Science Fiction and Popular […]
Library Resolution on Service Policies, 12/9/2016
A resolution passed by the faculty of the Drew University Library: The Library Faculty supports the principles laid out in ALA’s Library Bill of Rights (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill) and Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/intellectual). We reaffirm our commitment to the provision of a safe and supportive environment and services for information access and creative expression to […]
From the Archives: All hail the green and…
A school’s colors are an important part of its identity.  They are a source of pride and something a group can rally around.  Drew is fortunate to have several records in the University Archives that document the evolution of this identity.  Interestingly enough, both sets of records correspond with new beginnings at Drew. Brothers College, […]