Conversations on Collecting: Collecting Drew
Collecting Drew: Daniel and the University Lobby, United Methodist Archives and History Center Sept 27, 2017,  4:00 pm Matthew Beland and Chris Taylor In honor of Drew University’s 150th anniversary, two collectors will come together to discuss collecting Drew. University Archivist Matthew Beland has been tasked with collecting, preserving, and showcasing Drew University’s past. His work […]
Get Your Game On @the Library: 10/13, 11/15
Last year’s Board Gaming at the Library nights were so successful that we are doing 2 each semester and adding a video game night as well. We’ll be providing snacks and a selection of games. Attendees are welcome to bring their own to share also! Board gaming nights will be held at the beautiful tables […]
Library Graffiti: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson Scientist    Astrophysicist    Scholar Join the Drew Community at the Simon Center on September 26th at 8pm, when the Drew Forum presents Neil deGrasse Tyson —noted astrophysicist, scholar, and media favorite.** To prepare for a fascinating evening, take a look at the information below—included are selected works by or involving Dr. deGrasse […]
Visions, the Library Newsletter– Fall 2017
Fall 2017 issue of Visions, the Library Newletter, is now online, including: Celebrating Drew’s 150-Year History; Fond Farewells (to Bruce Lancaster and Debby Strong); Elias Ortega-Aponte on Poets, Page-Turners and Dinner Guests; Born to Read; Drew’s Academic Librarians: Prepared for Anything; Student Snapshots
Ghost Stories at the Drew Library Oct 31, 2017
October 31, 2016, 3pm AND 8pm Drew University Library Back by popular demand! University Archivist Matthew Beland leads a panel discussion on the history of ghosts at Drew and the buildings they reputedly haunt, including female apparitions in Hoyt-Bowne and Mead Hall and “Reggie”, the ghost haunting the Kirby Shakespeare Theater.  Come to learn about […]
Library Exhibit: 150 Years in the Forest, Aug 21-Dec 31, 2017
Exhibit 150 Years in the Forest: Drew University 1867-2017 Curated by Matthew Beland Location: United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library August 21-December 31, 2017 An exhibit highlighting the 150-year history of Drew University. The material in this exhibit will show how Drew began in 1867 and developed into the institution of today. […]
Out of the Vault, Fall 2017
The Out of the Vault series is sponsored by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library. Each interactive session introduces participants to a particular collection or set of materials while providing opportunities for engagement with the materials. The sessions take place in the Wilson Reading Room of the United Methodist Archives and […]
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 ( and Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries ( We reaffirm our commitment to the provision of a safe and supportive environment and services for information access and creative expression to […]