We’ve been pretty busy at the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library. Here’s some quick information about what we’ve been
doing. A more detailed account will be in our Fall Newsletter in
A couple of office changes occurred over the summer. Academic Technology and Distributed Learning (ATDL) moved from the
second floor of the Post Learning Commons to the first floor of the Drexel Library. The Faith-Justice Institute moved into their space on the second floor of the PLC. In addition, students working in the
service learning program will be located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
Course Reserve Services Update
If you have digital or print reserves, you can now submit your
request to email@example.com. Our staff will work with you to help put your reading list in your Blackboard course using our new
online service, Discover for Learn.
Although the Library does not generally acquire textbooks, the
Library does have a small collection available on reserve. Search here to see what is currently in the library or on reserve. Don’t see your textbook? You can lend a personal copy for your students.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
New and Enhanced Electronic Resources
Statista: Data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000
different sources, ready to use in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats.
Euromonitor Passport: Content now includes Economies (Business Dynamics, Economy, Finance & Trade, and Industrial) and
Consumers (Digital, Income & Expenditure, Lifestyles, and
Ambrose Video: Over 1,000 educational videos and documentaries spanning history, literature, geography, and the sciences. Includes BBC Shakespeare (37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC
between 1978 and 1985). The ability to create video clips and use images is available to instructors. For educational use only, public
performance not permitted.
Index Islamicus: Over 500,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of
Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences XII, XIII, and XIV Collections: Archival
content for 400 journals.
Neilsen Segmentation & Market Solutions (SMS) via SRDS: Web
application that allows you to measure consumer demand and
evaluate locations and markets.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Digital replica of microfilm/print newspapers now includes the New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and Washington Post (1877-1999). More recent replicas for the New York Times and Wall Street
Journal remain available on the ProQuest Digital Microfilm
SpringerLink Collection: Current and archival content back to 1997 for 2,000 electronic journals published by Springer.
Campus Coffee Hours
We will continue with our Campus Coffee Hours this semester.
The coffee hours take place on the 2nd floor of the Post Learning Commons, from 9:30-10:30a.m.
September and October Campus Coffee Hours to be announced soon.
If you are interested in co-hosting a coffee hour, please contact Tom Ipri (email@example.com)
Food & Drink Policy
Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library
Please help us keep our collection, computers, and study rooms clean.
- Covered beverages and snacks are permitted.
- Meals are only permitted in the POD Cafe.
- Dispose of all trash in appropriate containers.
Thank you for your help!
Due to the impending snow storm the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will have amended hours of operation.
Saturday, Jan 23: PLC and Drexel Library closed all day.
Sunday, Jan 24:
PLC and Drexel Library open 12 noon – 12 midnight.
Even though the Library will be closed Saturday, you can still do
You can access thousands of journal articles and
e-books via the Library website.
Have a question? Librarians will be available via our Library chat service located on the Library’s home page.
Friday, September 25th
8:00am – 9:00pm
Normal Library Hours and Services
Saturday, September 26th
10:00am – 6:00pm
The Post Learning Commons Building will be open to current students, faculty and staff. The building will not be open for visitors. The Drexel Library building will be closed.
Research assistance will be available only through our chat service.
Sunday, September 27th
12:00pm – 6:00pm
The Post Learning Commons will be open to students, faculty and staff. The building will not be open to visitors.
6:00pm – 12 midnight
Both the PLC and Drexel Library will be open from 6:00 pm until midnight.
Normal hours and services will resume on Monday, September 28th.
If new details are released concerning security measures or road closures, these hours may change. Please check the library’s web site for the latest news.
Here’s what you wanna know about the library:
- How do I print?
- Do I need a library card to check out a book/DVD/CD/etc.?
- Do I need an ID to get in the building?
- Can I access library databases from outside the library?
- What are the library hours?
- Where can I get more information?
We’re always here to help, so stop on by!
SJU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations is asking all alumni, parents and friends to participate in the 1 for 1 Commencement Challenge by making a gift to honor current seniors during the month leading up to Commencement, May 12, 2012. They will be counting down the donors needed to reach 1189 gifts during this month long challenge, one gift for every graduating senior. Not only will challenge participants be honoring SJU seniors (even a specific senior if they so choose), they will be supporting current and future SJU students as well.
Check out their website to learn more about the Commencement Challenge, to chart its progress, and to donate!
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
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Don’t delay! Register today for a workshop that will help you learn effective techniques to take the pressure off your last week of the semester. This workshop, presented by the Learning Resource Center, will present effective strategies to help you begin preparing for final exams.
Room/Location: Francis A. Drexel Library, 2nd Floor – Room 218.
Dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.
Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Sponsor: Learning Resource Center.
Contact: Carolyn Zaccagni. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 610-660-1846.
Rooms available for reservation: 204, 205, 216, 217, and 219.
Students are free to use the rooms if they are not reserved. If a group has reserved the room, students are expected to finish up their work within 15 minutes and yield the room to those with reservations.