Drake Presidential History – Inaugurations 1881-2016

JoVE Promo – Nov 2015

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Eastman Exhibit October 2015

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Tuesday, May. 24th
Library: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Café: closed
After-Hours: yes
Wednesday, May. 25th
Library: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Café: closed
After-Hours: yes

Cowles News & Notes

New Library Platform Coming Soon Andrew Welch

The Drake Libraries are in the process of migrating from our current library platforms to Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo products. We anticipate going live with the new system on May 25. Designed to increase efficiency, the new system should provide faculty, staff and students a more streamlined research experience while also significantly reducing the [...] Read More...

Job Announcement: Campus Engagement Librarian Carrie Dunham-LaGree

Drake University ’s Cowles Library invites applications for a 12-month, 3-year consecutive term appointment as the Campus Engagement Librarian beginning July 1, 2016. This faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor has the possibility for reappointment. As a member of the Public Services Team, the Campus Engagement Librarian will be responsible for coordinating the library’s user engagement efforts [...] Read More...

Meet the Author at Cowles Library Leslie Noble

Pregnant with the Stars: Watching and Wanting the Celebrity Baby Bump by Renee Ann Cramer Join us to learn what four things happened in 1991 to shape women’s reproductive lives in the year 2016. Renee Ann Cramer, associate professor and chair of Law, Politics, and Society at Drake, will discuss her book Pregnant with the [...] Read More...

Drake Presidential Inaugurations exhibit now at Cowles Bruce Gilbert

The University Archives  honors the installation of Earl F. Martin as Drake’s 13th President with a special exhibit: Drake Presidential History, Inaugurations 1881-2016.   Created by Archives Assistant and Drake senior, Cecilia Panella, the exhibit is in Cowles Library ’s Collier Room (2nd floor).   Along with reproductions, the exhibit also includes original documents and historical photographs.  The President’s mace and medallion [...] Read More...

Dunham-LaGree joins ACRL Committee Bruce Gilbert

Carrie Dunham-LaGree, Asst. Professor of Librarianship, recently accepted a national appointment to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Professional Development committee. The Committee’s charge is to provide advice “on matters related to professional development needs assessment, program development and evaluation, and elearning.” Her term begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017. She also currently [...] Read More...

Springer books and journals available through Cowles Teri Koch

This is the tenth 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. Cowles Library now offers direct access to ALL Springer [...] Read More...

Gilbert joins All Iowa Reads Committee Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert , Professor of Librarianship, was recently appointed to the All Iowa Reads (AIR) Committee. Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program is one of the first projects to be provided by the Iowa Center for the Book . (For the current year, the All Iowa Reads selection is Lila by Marilynne Robinson). The primary work of the committee is to choose the All [...] Read More...

Grebner presents on Congressional Archives Bruce Gilbert

On March 5, Assistant Professor Hope Grebner presented on a panel at the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) 2016 Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  The presentation was entitled, “Windows/Mirrors, Yesterday/Today:  Why You Should Visit Your Local Congressional Archive,” and focused on how modern congressional collections are a mirror into which we [...] Read More...

Admitted Student Days Presentation – Library and ITS Bruce Gilbert

Admitted Student Days March 4, March 25, and April 8th Begins at 10 Overview: (15-20 minutes Library, 10 minutes for Tech, 10 minutes for Questions) Introduction Introductory video Resources and Library –            Priya  Shenoy – Library resources  Student Centered focus of Cowles – Bruce Gilbert Technology – Clayton and Carla Help Center  Library resources that are covered: Visible [...] Read More...

Library Open House sessions – 7 March Bruce Gilbert

Everyone at Drake is invited to attend one or more thirty-minute sessions designed to give you a brief overview of some of the many new resources and initiatives at Cowles Library! Refreshments will be served! No RSVP necessary; there are three sessions, which are each given two times, so come to whichever suits your interests [...] Read More...

Filmaker’s Library Online Carrie Dunham-LaGree

This is the ninth 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. Cowles Library is pleased to offer access to the [...] Read More...

Keyser to present at national Copyright Conference Bruce Gilbert

Marcia Keyser, Associate Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, recently had a poster presentation approved for the 2016 Kraemer Copyright Conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our [...] Read More...

Staff Position Open at Cowles Library Bruce Gilbert

Assistant to the Dean and Manager, Library Support Operations Description Drake University’s Cowles Library invites applications for an Assistant to the Dean and Manager, Library Support Operations.  The individual in this staff position will lead a staff-team in support of both library administrative and service functions and activities. This individual will be a member of [...] Read More...

All-University Book Club Bruce Gilbert

Drake University’s staff, in collaboration with Cowles Library, announce a “pilot run” of an All-University Book Club! The purposes of this book club are simple: Encourage reading for the sake of reading, and increase conversation among faculty, staff, and students across campus through the medium of books! Cowles Library has eleven copies (hint: Ask for [...] Read More...

Library Professor presents at Charleston Bruce Gilbert

Teri Koch, Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, participated in a panel on “The Importance of Outreach in Shared Print Projects” at the Charleston Conference on Nov. 4, 2015. This conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina, is the preeminent gathering of librarians, publishers, resource managers, and vendors that focuses on issues in book and serials acquisitions. Teri [...] 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...

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.

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

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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