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Wed. 10/10 Snapshot PA day


Snapshot PA

Wednesday, October 10 is our SnapShot PA day!

Staff from the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will be “snapping” a shot of the library’s activities that day. SnapShot PA is a state-wide project to capture information about library usage and services.
Library staff will take photos, collect information and stories, and compile data regarding library usage that day.

For more information on SnapShot PA, please visit .

10/19 Noon: Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories


October 19, 2012
Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us as we celebrate the recent release of Dean William Madges’ book, Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories (William Madges and Michael J. Daley, editors).

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first session of Vatican II. In this collection of 50 stories, authors provide their assessment and personal experience of this important event in Catholic history. Authors include Francis Murphy (who, as “Xavier Rynne,” penned an inside account of the Council for The New Yorker), Martin E. Marty, Lisa Sowle Cahill, John O’Malley, Joan Chittister, Gregory Baum,Michael Novak, Basil Pennington, Richard McBrien, Cardinal Avery Dulles, John Dominic Crossan, Joseph Komonchak, Brother Roger of Taizé, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Elizabeth Johnson, David Hollenbach, and many more.

A light lunch will be served.

9/21 noon: Book Talk with Angilee Shah and James Carter, Ph.D.

Please join us for the Book Launch and Discussion of

Chinese CharactersChinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast -Changing Land
featuring Co-editor, Angilee Shah, and Contributors Jay Carter and Megan Shank

Friday, September 21, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Wachterhauser  Seminar Room
Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor

A light lunch will be served.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing

“It is refreshingly free of cant and far better-written than most non-fiction about China:
well worth the time and effort,” Peter Gordon, Editor, Asian Review of books

Protecting Your Digital Footprint: 9/19 at 3pm

Protecting Your Digital Footprint at Work, Home & on the Road:

15 Tips on ID Theft in 60 Minutes

Robert Lackie     featuring Robert Lackie, Professor & Librarian
at the Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University

Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 3:00pm


Robert is a very engaging speaker with lots of great practical advice. Personal ID theft continues to escalate, 543 million records were breached from 2005 – 2011.

This program will give you the tools to be vigilant in protecting your privacy, identification and good name. It also includes information on who is at risk, the various

types of ID theft, and how to detect and protect your own digital footprint.

This event is co-sponsored by the Post Learning Commons/Drexel Library, the Office of Information Technology and the Office of Organizational Learning and Leadership.


Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

To register for the event:

Log into MySJU ( )

· Click on the School Services Tab

· Under Employee Services, select Enroll for Employee Training

· For Class Type, select Training & Development

· For Subject, select Campus Workshop Series

· Click SEARCH and register


5/23/12 – Saint John's Bible Event for Area Archivists

Saint Johns Bible

Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:00 to 3:30pm

Special Collections
3rd floor – Post Learning Commons

Saint Joseph’s University

View several volumes of The Saint John’s Bible and the BBC documentary of the making of the Bible.

The Saint John’s Bible is the only handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago. Commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, the Bible is a fusion of ancient artistic materials and techniques with modern technology envisioned by Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher for the British Crown.

This event will conclude with a tour of the newly-constructed Learning Commons and the refurbished Drexel Library.

For more information contact:
Marjorie Rathbone

Finals got you frazzled?

Check out the end of the semester events at Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons

Group Study Rooms:

Reserve a room using our online form on the Library homepage

Extended Hours:

Starting Sunday, April 29, the Library and first floor of the Learning Commons will be open 24/7.

Writing Center Satellite:

Writing Fellows are available until April 27. Monday – Thursday, 4-6pm

5 Minute Massage:

Take a break with a 5-minute massage from a certified sports massage therapist. April 30 – May 2, 8:00-10:00pm

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections Exhibit

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.On Thursday, March 29, 2012 the SJU Community met to honor the Leadership and Generosity of the Jesuit Community at Saint Joseph’s University and to view the new Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections exhibit located on the third floor of the John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons.

Named after Hopkins, the esteemed nineteenth century Jesuit Victorian poet, the special collections feature, among other items, a diverse and growing collection of Jesuitica and Jesuitana, which includes more than 400 volumes, some quite rare, published between the 16th and 20th centuries.

African American Read-In: Wed. 2/8, 4-5PM

A frican American Read-in

joins thousands of schools and libraries across the country for the

23rd Annual
African American READ-IN

Come to Drexel Library and read a selection from your favorite African American author, poet, playwright, musician, essayist or historian.

Wednesday, February 8th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Drexel Library

(refreshments will be served)

Drexel Library open 24/7 During Finals!

Drexel Library open 24/7 During Finals

Beginning Sunday, December 11 and through finals, the Francis A. Drexel Library will be open 24 hours.

Time: December 11 – December 17 (closing at 4:00pm that Saturday)

Please note: During extended hours, there will be no technical or library assistance.

A valid SJU ID is required to use Drexel Library. Security escorts are available by calling x1111.


Café Hours Fall Finals Week 2011

Sun. 12/11 4pm-Midnight

Mon. 12/12 – Fri. 12/16 10am-Midnight