Library-Sponsored Relaxing and Healthy Activities for you During Finals Week

During Finals Week, there will be an assortment of activities in the and snacks available in the library with the intention of minimizing stress and strengthening well-being.

The following list is just some of what is being offered:

Thursday, May 4th  
Free earbuds and earplugs*
11:00 AM -11:45 AM
Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, May 5th
Open 24 Hours
Free earbuds and earplugs

 

Saturday, May 6th
Open until 12 midnight,
reopens Sunday at 9:00 AM
Free earbuds and earplugs

Sunday, May 7th
Opens at 9:00 AM, continuing 24 hours until Thurs., May 11th when we close at 9:00 PM
Free earbuds and earplugs

Monday, May 8th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Tuesday, May 9th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Wednesday, May 10th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

Thursday, May 11th
Close at 9:00 PM

Free earbuds and earplugs

* Earbuds and earplugs are available on request unless supply runs out

For those lazy, hazy days of summer — some reading suggestions

We’re getting a jump on summer by putting together a collection of summer reading suggestions. To make it easy for you, we are currently displaying them on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons. A mixture of possible new reads and rereads, what is on display is just a tiny fraction of what is in our collection.

For a sneak preview, browse the list of the titles in our “Summer Reading” display. If anything piques your interest, stop by and check it out!

As always, you can browse our catalog to see what is in our
collection.

 

Library Speaker Series — Exposing Fake News

What is Fake News? In this age of fake news and alternative facts, students are in greater need than ever for help in determining how and where to find the most reliable information.

Librarians have been providing just such guidance for years. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help you
determine if a source is
legitimate.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on  April 20th, 2:00 PM in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor.

Participants include Anne Krakow (Library Director) Jenny Spinner (Associate Professor of English and Director, Writing Center), Shenid Bhayroo (Assistant Professor of Journalism), Jim Caccamo (Associate Professor and Chair of Theology and Religious Studies), J. Michael Lyons (Assistant Professor, Communications Studies).

This event is open to SJU faculty, staff and students. Light
refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

Preview the Library’s Website Redesign

Did you know the Francis A. Drexel Library has had a presence on the world wide web for 20 years? In that time we have had many design and content changes as browsers and bandwidth have improved and our collections have diversified.

Now, as the University works to transition its web platform to WordPress, Library staff, together with Marketing and Communications designers, are working on a soft launch of our new site this summer. Watch for a link to test-drive the new site and give your feedback in the coming months.

In the meantime, here is a screen capture of our design so far.

Sneak Peek of the Redesigned SJU Library Homepage

A Gentleman in Moscow — It’s What We’re Reading


March 2017

“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering periodic reviews from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

A member of the Russian aristocracy, spared only by the act of having lent his well-connected name to a friend’s counter-revolutionary poem, Count Rostov is sentenced to life imprisonment in a Moscow hotel. Through the lens of the Metropol Hotel and the lives of the people who work there, he witnesses the shocking political and social upheaval taking place in Russia from 1922 through the 1950’s – the rise of communism, the death of Lenin, then Stalin, and the power struggle that followed. This is a book about finding grace in reconciling to one’s fate without becoming resigned to it, and surviving long enough to find one’s purpose.

A Gentleman in Moscow can be found in the Popular Reading Section on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

Celebrating Five Years of the Post Learning Commons

The Wine and Cheese Reception is open to faculty, staff, and those who have received an invitation.
To register for Wine and Cheese Reception,  click HERE

In the spring of 2012, the John and Maryanne Hennings Post
Learning Commons
,
a twenty-first century technology-inspired space was dedicated to complement the Library’s traditional services.
Located in the heart of campus, the 37,000 square foot facility is the intellectual hub of the University.

Designed as a one-stop shop for students with study needs: from
resources to expertise and instruction spaces, from information
technology to tutoring, from collaborative meeting rooms to quiet group study rooms, Post Learning Commons offers a variety of
student support services and environments. The expanded seating and cafe offers the extended campus community spaces to meet
informally in small groups.

Additionally, there is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Special
Collections with a gallery for art collections to be on display.
The Wachterhauser Seminar Room, a technology-rich classroom type space, is a sought-after space for staff and faculty to use for
campus meetings and small events.

In anticipation of the upcoming 5th anniversary of the building of this versatile and well utilized facility, we have a series of
celebratory events planned.

Tuesday, April 4th through
Friday, April 7th

Display from University Archives
Griffiths Scholars Lounge and
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Special
Collections 3rd Floor Post Learning Commons

Tuesday, April 4th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Photo booth and video recording
Prize wheel and snacks
Atrium of the Post Learning Commons

Wednesday, April 5th 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Photo booth and video recording
Prize wheel and snacks
Atrium of the Post Learning Commons

Thursday, April 6th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Photo booth and video recording
Prize wheel and snacks
Atrium of the Post Learning Commons

Friday, April 7th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception*
Display from University Archives
Griffiths Scholars Lounge and
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Special Collections
3rd Floor Post Learning Commons
*This event is for SJU faculty, staff and invited guests.

We are excited to share these events with you and hope that you can spare some time from your busy schedule to celebrate with us. If you are not available on Friday, we hope that you stop by to see the
exhibit on the 3rd floor of the Post Learning Commons. We have
several cases filled with material from the SJU Archives, including
clothing, medals, materials from ground breaking, and other
interesting memorabilia.

Our History in Photos


#PLC5th

 

 

 

 

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