Vote on Chairs for the New Learning Commons

Vote on Chairs

Stop in at the Drexel Library this week (April 11-15) to vote on your favorite chairs for the new John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons!

Chair samples are available to try on the first floor of the library. You can tell us which is your favorite by registering your vote on the nearby yellow poster. So stop in, have a seat (and some free candy!), and let us know which chairs you’d like to see in the new Learning Commons.

Reserve a Group Study Room

Beginning Sunday April 17 and through the end of finals (Saturday May 7th), students may reserve one of four study rooms located on the 2nd floor of the Drexel Library: Rooms 216, 217, 219, and 220.

These rooms are reserved for group study (two or more people) and can be reserved for two hours at a time, during the following hours:

8:30am – Midnight Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 9:00pm Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday
10:00am – Midnight Sunday

To reserve, fill out our online form on the library home page, call x1904, or E-mail

In addition to Group Study Rooms, Drexel Library also has two other options for collaborative workspace available:

  • the Presentation Practice Room is available for students working on group projects and presentations and may be reserved year round for two-hour blocks. The room has a white board and 42″ LCD screen.
  • three additional group work stations are located in the first floor Reference area. Each station has a computer set on a large table where students can work together on assignments. The stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Please note: Valid SJU ID is required to enter the library.

Provenance – It’s What We’re Reading

April 2011

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.


Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
Lainey Salisbury and Aly Sujoe

Provenance is defined as the “history of the ownership of a work of art or an antique.” (Oxford English Dictionary) An artwork’s provenance also helps determine its authenticity. An incorrect or inconsistent provenance is a warning sign to dealers that it may be a forgery. Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo’s book Provenance, tells the true story of how two men not only successfully sold forged paintings but also fabricated their provenance to keep dealers and curators in the dark. Provenance focuses on two men: John Myatt, struggling artist and single father and John Drewe, supposed physicist and art collector. Both Johns meet, with Drewe finding out that Myatt has an uncanny ability to reproduce any modern masterpiece, from Giocometti to Picasso. Myatt quickly finds himself painting dozens of works for Drewe, who is selling these “masterpieces” to prestigious dealers and museums in England and beyond. Soon the dealers start to ask questions and Drewe begins to fabricate documents to prove their provenance.
Provenance provides a look into the world of art, but also explores how a man (John Drewe) conned his way into some of the greatest galleries and museums in the western world. Did I mention this charade lasted for nine years?

can be found in the Popular Fiction on the 1st floor of the Library.

University Faculty Scholarship: 2010


Faculty Scholars

Electronic Exhibit

This powerpoint electronic exhibit (in flash format) highlights 2010 scholarship of SJU faculty and includes selected scholarly works across all disciplines. The exhibit showcases journal articles and monographs published in 2010.

If you have difficulty viewing the flash format, the exhibit is available in traditional ppt as well.


  • no more than 2 scholarly works/author are presented
  • a link to the complete Bibiliography (as of 4/07/11) provided by our SJU scholars will be availabe at this site soon.

View our past SJU Scholarship Recognition.