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)
WHO: All are invited
WHEN: Friday, March 18th — 9:00AM to 10:00AM
WHERE: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge
The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in the more than 500 years since the invention of the printing press. Pope Francis was present in September of 2015 when a special Apostles Edition of the Bible was gifted to the American people in a ceremony at the Library of Congress commemorating his historic visit to the United States.
Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own a limited release seven volume fine art reproduction set of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition.
Pope Benedict XVI said of the Saint John’s Bible “… this is a work for eternity”
Stop by the Post Academic Center atrium on Thursday, March 17th between 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. (free period) to view books from this breathtaking masterpiece and register for the chance to win a framed print of nature artist, Chris Tomlin’s Milkweed and Butterfly pictured in the Gospel and Acts.
Drawing will take place during the Campus Coffee Hour with the Mission Week Committee in the PLC 2nd Floor Lounge on Friday, March 18th at 10:15 am.
Milkweed and Butterfly, Chris Tomlin,
Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible,
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
WHAT: Socialize and network with Dr. Rao and other
campus colleagues in a relaxed setting while you enjoy
coffee, tea and light breakfast fare!
WHEN: Friday, February 19th — 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Beat the winter doldrums — come out and join us in welcoming Dr. Rao in her new role!
WHAT: Campus Coffee Hour sponsored by Academic Affairs, Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library and the Learning Resource Center
The Coffee Hour is an opportunity to network and socialize in an informal setting. Refreshments are served.
WHEN: April 24th 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
WHERE: Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge
All are invited! Hope to see you there!
WHAT: Coffee Hour sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library and ATDL
Centered around the themes of Mission Week, this coffee hour is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to socialize and network in an informal setting.
WHEN: March 17th 9:30 am – 10:30 am
WHERE: Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge
WHO: All are invited! Hope to see you there!