In Memoriam: Carole Myers

It is with sadness we announce the death of Carole Myers, the former head of circulation for Drew’s library. Carole retired last year after working at Drew for 25 years. She died on May 21 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Andy, her son Jason and daughter Melissa, two grandchildren and […]

Drew University Library Staff Assist with Department of History Event

On April 22, over thirty people gathered in the classroom of the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University. Attendees were treated to a panel discussion on student life at Drew during the 1960s as recalled by participants who either taught at or attended the university. The six-person panel included […]

Drew University Radio to Re-broadcast Actor Alan Alda’s 1979 Commencement Address

May 1979: Everything was in place for Drew University’s annual commencement. Efforts to secure a compelling speaker had been successful. The Reverend Jesse Jackson was slated to give the address. His name appeared in each brochure. But Jackson became ill. The night before the ceremony, he called and put Drew in a difficult predicament: he […]

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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