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Cowles News & Notes

Vogue & Women’s Wear Daily now available! Carrie Dunham-LaGree

This is the fourth in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page. Vogue & Women’s Wear Daily Cowles Library now offers [...] Read More...

Oxford Very Short Introductions Mark Stumme

This is the third in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page. Oxford Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions consist of [...] Read More...

Chronicle of Higher Education – Get your free subscription! Bruce Gilbert

Now that the end of Summer is approaching, Cowles Library is here to help you break back into “school mode” gradually! We’re doing this by starting a series of posts designed to let you know about some of the “new” and “undiscovered” valuable resources and services available to you if you are a Drake student, [...] Read More...

If you’re a Drake faculty member who is in Iowa City regularly.. Bruce Gilbert

The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce a policy change that allows all faculty working at any higher ed institution in the state of Iowa to borrow books for one year. By showing a current Faculty ID card from their university or college at the service desk at the Main Library, Hardin Library [...] Read More...

Spring Newsletter for Students Now Available Marc Davis

Cowles Library’s Spring 2015 Newsletter for Students is now available. View or subscribe at https://newsletter.library.drake.edu/

Drake Neighborhood Association – A Personal Journey – Coming soon Bruce Gilbert

“LIVE! at the Drake Library” presents The Drake Neighborhood Association – A Personal Journey Speaker, Patty Daniels ….  DNA Board member & neighborhood resident Tuesday, April 14th   7:00 pm   Cowles Library, Reading Room   The Drake University Archives’ recent collaboration with the DNA helped preserve documents, photographs, and other materials, now available to researchers.  A [...] Read More...

Directions and Screenshots for Guest Access to Wireless Bruce Gilbert

Are you a visitor to Cowles Library or the Drake Campus? Need instructions on how to connect to the “Guest” wireless? Find them below!   1, Connect to the network “DUGuest” from your computer or tablet.  This screen displays: 2) Visitor should choose “Register as Guest” The following screens display: 3) You’ll note you can [...] Read More...

Library fines eliminated for Drake students Bruce Gilbert

Cowles Library has listened to the students of Drake University and taken the step of eliminating “overdue fines” for library materials. Our materials are for the use of Drake faculty and staff (who are already “fine-exempt”) AND students; so we don’t want to discourage their use! This does NOT mean, of course, that students don’t [...] Read More...

Professor Koch Speaks on the CI-CCI Print Retention Project Marc Davis

Professor Teri Koch spoke to the Print Archive Network (PAN) forum at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Chicago on January 30, 2015. Her presentation reflected the ground-breaking work occurring in the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative. In 2013 five libraries from Central Iowa formed a collaborative called the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI). The goals of the [...] Read More...

Access to New York Times for all Drake students, staff, and Faculty! Bruce Gilbert

Below is the first in an ongoing series of Cowles Library posts on Resources and Services we provide to all Drake faculty, students, and staff. Drake University students, faculty, and staff can now receive online access to the New York Times through its web site via a subscription paid for by Cowles Library. Note that, for [...] Read More...

Library Closing at 5:00 p.m. Monday, Jan.5 Marc Davis

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Library will close at 5:00 p.m. today (Monday January 5) rather than 7:00 p.m. as originally scheduled.

Interlibrary Loan Delays Possible Marc Davis

Update: Issue is resolved as of 12-3-2014. Due to continuing issues at our vendor, Interlibrary Loan processing for new requests may be delayed for up to 24 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Shenoy and Bottenberg Forthcoming Presentation at AACP Marc Davis

Priya Shenoy, Pharmacy/Science Librarian, and Michelle Bottenberg, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, will be presenting at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy conference on Drug Information Competencies. They will be describing their successful program that aims “to educate the first year Pharm. D. students on learning the practical skills of searching, finding and evaluating [...] Read More...

Two Library Professors Present at Charleston Bruce Gilbert

Professor Teri Koch, Collection Development Coordinator, and Assistant Professor Andrew Welch, Discovery Services & Technology Librarian, gave two presentations at the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference (Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition) in Charleston, South Carolina on November 7, 2013. One presentation was entitled “Adding PDA for Print? Consider Your Options for Implementation.” The second presentation was entitled “Maximizing the [...] Read More...

National Library of Medicine Closes Marc Davis

Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at  USA.gov.

Buoy Trial Conclusion Marc Davis

The trial of the Buoy chairs at Cowles Library has concluded. The final tally? By nearly 6 to 1, respondents would like to see Buoy chairs used in the Library.  Here’s the vote:

Are you finding full text? Andrew Welch

We’d like to know if you’re finding full-text articles when you search library resources. Take our 3-question survey to help us improve our service!

Construction Continues at Cowles Marc Davis

Construction of the new University Archives and Special Collections area continues at Cowles during the month of September. Users should expect occasional noise on the 2nd floor between 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.

After-Hours Access Made Easier! Marc Davis

After-Hours begins September 3. Procedures for obtaining an access card have been simplified. Students no longer need to fill out a registration form on the library website. Instead: If you are a first-year student entering Drake in the fall of 2013 or later, your Drake ID will allow you to access the After Hours Study [...] Read More...

Dr. Susan Fink and Marc Davis presenting at ILA/ACRL on 10 May Bruce Gilbert

Two of Cowles Library’s finest are presenting at the ILA/ACRL Conference on 10 May 2013 .  Abstract follows: Disruptive Thinking About Disruptive Innovation. Dr. Susan Fink and Marc Davis, Drake University In The Search for Survival: Lessons from Disruptive Technologies, Henry C. Lucas wrote that correctly answering the question “what business are we in” is a first, essential step for an [...] Read More...

Open Access policy passed by Drake Faculty Senate Bruce Gilbert

The Faculty Senate of Drake University  endorsed an Open Access Policy at its regular meeting on 17 April 2013 (the amended text follows).  It is one of the first such campus-wide Open Access academic policies to be adopted in Iowa. The Faculty of Cowles Library had originally endorsed the policy, and they hope to leverage this endorsement to raise awareness [...] Read More...

Muslim Journey Bookshelf (and videos!) Available Bruce Gilbert

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Cowles Library recently received an NEH grant with the theme Muslim Journeys . There will be programming announced soon, but, in the meantime, come to Cowles Library’s Main Floor (near the Browsing Books) and check out this diverse and thought-provoking collection of books and videos.

Bart Schmidt Named as Instructor for ILEAD USA in Iowa Marc Davis

Bart Schmidt, Associate Professors of Librarianship and Digital Projects Librarian at Cowles Library has been named as an instructor for the ILEAD USA Program in Iowa. Iowa Library Services is partnering with the state libraries of Illinois, Colorado, Ohio and Utah to implement ILEAD USA through a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from [...] Read More...

NOTE NEW DATE AND LOCATION: Gilbert to give Humanities presentation: 15 March Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert, Professor of Librarianship and Director of Library Instruction, will give a Spring 2013 presentation in the Humanities Center Colloquium Series on 15 March.  Entitled, “The What and Why of the Open: Is Openness the New Humanity?” the presentation will be in Cowles Library 201 (“the Glassed-in Room”), from 3:30-5:00 pm.  All Colloquium presentations are [...] Read More...

Dunham-LaGree to give LOEX presentation Bruce Gilbert

Carrie Dunham-LaGree’s presentation, “What’s Up Doc? Transforming Information Literacy Instruction with Documentary Films”, has been accepted for the LOEX 2013 Conference (LOEX is a self-supporting, non-profit educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information).  Hers was one of the 60 selected from over 150 proposals submitted. The conference will be held in Nashville, TN [...] Read More...

Dr. Schaefer in DC for Fulbright update Bruce Gilbert

Dr. Karl Schaefer (Professor of Librarianship, Cowles Library) is travelling to Washington, DC on 7 February to participate in a workshop for Fulbright Campus Representatives.  The purpose of the workshop is to introduce new programs and procedures to campus representatives so that they have the most up-to-date and most accurate information to convey to those [...] Read More...

Flix 4 Free! – January 2013 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID! Boy meets world. Season one City of life and death The History of Christmas How I met your mother. Season 6 How I met your mother. The complete season 7 John Rabe Kingdom of heaven Kingpin Taken 2

Shenoy named Chair of Health Science Library group Bruce Gilbert

Priya Shenoy, who joined the Faculty of Cowles Library in June 2012, was recently named the Chair of the Iowa Health Science Library Association, a subdivision of the Iowa Library Association.  As Chair she will help plan two meetings (one in Spring and one at the ILA October 2013 conference).  As Chair, she will help plan [...] Read More...

Stacks Spotlight – December 2012 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at the latest hot fiction and bestsellers recently added to Cowles’ collection. Find these new books, as well as others, on the main floor stand at the top of the ramp and in the Cowles Cafe area The antidote: happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking / Oliver Burkeman. The outpost: an untold story of American valor / Jake Tapper. City of soldiers: a year of life, death, and survival in Afghanistan / Kate Fearon. Sign painters / Faythe Levine and Sam Macon [...] Read More...

Flix 4 Free! – December 2012 Katherine Lincoln

Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID! Ai weiwei The Bourne legacy The Expendables 2 Moonrise kingdom

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