Hours

Wednesday, Apr. 16th
Library: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Café: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
After-Hours: yes
Thursday, Apr. 17th
Library: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Café: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
After-Hours: yes
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Cowles News & Notes

Women’s History Month at Cowles Marc Davis

This month Cowles Library celebrates Women’s History Month with displays in the lobby and main floor round-tower from Prof. Alysa Mozak, and a library created display in the exhibit case half-way up the south stairwell. Check out all the posters, photos and books associated with notable women, including some from Drake’s history!

Scheduled Downtime for Taylor & Francis Laura Krossner

Taylor & Francis journals will be unavailable from March 1 at 10AM to March 2 at 2PM due to scheduled maintenance.

Cowles Library & Scholarly Monographs: Knowledge Unlatched Marc Davis

Cowles Library is one of the 200 founding libraries of Knowledge Unlatched : “a collaborative initiative enabling open access books. Knowledge Unlatched is helping stakeholders to work together for a sustainable open future for specialist scholarly books. Our vision is a healthy market that includes free access for end users.” “The current system for publishing scholarly books [...] Read More...

Scheduled Downtime for EBL Daniel Taylor

Due to scheduled maintenance, EBL – Ebook Library will be unavailable from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 1st.

Open Cowles Library Liaison Meeting – 18 February 2014 Bruce Gilbert

  For those of you who missed it, below are the slides from the presentations, and a link to the online survey.   A summary (FAQ) of the project , designed to address some of the concerns raised at the session. Slideshow: Dean Henshaw and Professors Koch and Gilbert Slideshow: Library consultant Rick Lugg   Lecture Capture of entire presentation (please note: not all of the discussion was captured): Other links of [...] Read More...

Scheduled downtime for ProQuest February 15th Daniel Taylor

ProQuest Congressional, Des Moines Register Digital Microfilm, and RefWorks will be unavailable on February 15th from 4:00AM to noon due to schedule downtime.

Upcoming Event! Marc Davis

The 8 Truths of Journalism Today: Surviving in a Constantly Changing Media Environment 7 pm, Wednesday,  February 19 Cowles Library Reading Room   Two Drake SJMC grads (’06) talk about link baits, new media rules, audience engagement, editors who don’t edit, and weathering instability.    Tanner Stransky,  senior editor at HBO Digital & Social Media. Rachel DeSchepper, [...] 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...

What’s in the New University Archives? Marc Davis

Here’s a great photo set from Drake Marketing , featuring items from the University Archives.  The new space was officially dedicated Friday, Dec. 6.

Crunch Time Seating Marc Davis

Thanks to Sean Kehoe, University Events Manager, we’ve added 16 tables and 64 seats to the quiet study area of the Reading Room and Reading Room atrium for the end of semester crunch.  

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: This is the BUOY chair.  We’re interested in finding out what you think about it and whether you’d like some in our [...] Read More...

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

Dean Henshaw Named to STEM Advisory Board Marc Davis

Rod Henshaw, Dean of Cowles Library, has been named by Governor Branstad to the STEM Advisory Council Board for the South Central Iowa region. The six regional network hubs are the first major initiative of the new Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council, a public-private partnership, whose overarching goal is to boost student [...] Read More...

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