Time To Hand In My Keys: An Interview With The Dean

Why retire now? The timing seems right. The new president will need to build the cabinet with people who can commit to a good number of working years to help deliver the new and emerging goals of the university. It is also time for me to give priority to several writing projects, especially the biography of Robert Funk, the controversial biblical scholar who founded […]

Faculty Excitement Over Gift From Poet Maxine Kumin

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, […]

Collecting Byron: An Exhibition

April 9–June 13, 2014 Exhibit in the Library Lobby in the Learning Center Collecting Byron: An Exhibition, celebrating the gift to Drew of the Byron Society Collection, founded by Marsha M. Manns and Leslie A. Marchand, is on display in the Library Lobby and the Methodist Center. Included are books, engravings, statues, images of Byron and […]

Academic Commons To Reshape Services in the Library

Change is coming to the main floor of the Library—a new look and a new service model. At the present time, students must go to offices and labs located in several buildings for basic academic services. By next fall that will no longer be the case. Those services will soon be close neighbors in the Library. Plans are being created to bring […]

Spring 2014 “Visions” is out!

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 […]

Copyright and Open Access – Find out more

Curious about copyright? Wondering about “Open Access”? Not sure how to answer students’ questions about intellectual property? Not sure what’s ok under the Drew’s policy? Most people have picked up some notion of it from the news, the Internet, or their own publication agreements; but especially since the copyright landscape has changed so much over the […]

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Food For Thought Book Discussion: Food Justice, Feb 27

Well, we were snowed out, but we are rescheduled for Thursday February 27 Food for Thought Book Discussion series: Food Justice, by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi Available online through Drew Library’s Ebrary Ebook subscription: http://site.ebrary.com.ezproxy.drew.edu/lib/drew/docDetail.action?docID=10453039 Also see the web site: http://www.foodjusticebook.org/ for updated information. Read (or even skim) this volume, and come to discuss […]

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Martin Luther King to be heard again at Drew, Feb. 26

On February 5, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the day at Drew University. At 8 p.m. that evening he gave his lecture “The American Dream” before over 5,000 people. The talk was given in Baldwin Gymnasium and broadcast to overflow crowds in Great Hall and the University Center.   On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 we will commemorate […]

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