Oxford Scholarship Online trial

JoVE Promo – Nov 2015

Mobile Apps for Research

BNNA Promo – Nov. 2015

Eastman Exhibit October 2015

Too many sources?

researchguides promo fall 2015

Hours

Tuesday, Feb. 9th
Library: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Café: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
After-Hours: yes
Wednesday, Feb. 10th
Library: 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Café: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
After-Hours: yes
more

Cowles News & Notes

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...

Jove Biology (and JoVE Neuroscience) Priya Shenoy

This is the eighth 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. Ever been interested in how biology researchers actually perform [...] Read More...

Bibliography of Native North Americans Andrew Welch

This is the seventh 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. Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is one of the Library’s key resources for [...] Read More...

New Series In Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Marc Davis

11 new series comprising 57 videos have just been added to the Ambrose Digital Streaming Video database available to Drake through Cowles Library. Nine of the new series are from BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES LLC  which produces and distributes instructional life sciences multimedia that captures the diversity and intrigue of the living world.  Their programs engage viewers  with compelling images, revealing video [...] Read More...

Jterm Opportunity: LIBR 042 Bruce Gilbert

INFO LIT: KEY TO COMMUNITY BASED / EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – CRN: 1660 – LIBR 042 Below is the course description for an Information Literacy (AOI) course for Jterm 2016. The course is designed for first- and second-year (and transfer) students, and satisfies the Info Lit AOI. It is offered by Cowles Library Professor Bruce Gilbert, [...] Read More...

University Archives & Special Collections Hours for October 15 Marc Davis

University Archives & Special Collections will close at 3:00 p.m. today, Thursday, October 15.

JSTOR is experiencing widespread site issues Laura Krossner

JSTOR is experiencing widespread intermittent site issues, causing pages to stop loading, access denials, and site crashes.  JSTOR technical support is aware of the problem and working on fixing it.  Currently, there is no time frame for when this will be resolved.

Statista – Now Available! Cameron Tuai

This is the sixth 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.   Transforms complex topics into clear, conceptual and visually [...] Read More...

Business Expert Press Now Available! Teri Koch

This is the fifth 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 excited to announce the addition of [...] 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.

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

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

Twitter


Scroll to Top