It comes as no surprise that Drexel Libraries are taking another bold step forward in partnering with IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. This partnership will result in the Faculty Portfolios project that will launch in January 2013 and make it easier for faculty to find future research collaborators on common interests. It will also help the University better benchmark status, scholarship and performance.
This is the latest in a series of new initiatives for the Drexel Libraries under the leadership of Dean of Libraries Danuta Nitecki. Since joining Drexel, Nitecki has made headlines with her vision for the future of Drexel’s library and libraries in general. In 2010, Nitecki introduced a personal librarian for all of Drexel’s incoming undergraduate students, and in July 2011 spearheaded the opening of the Library Learning Terrace, which houses no books but provides “knowledge transfer” to students and staff. “Libraries are not only meant to house books,” according to Nitecki. “They also house learning.”
Most recently, the Libraries removed the reference desk in an effort to better assist students seeking consultation.
The evolution of the library will continue. Nitecki just released the Libraries strategic plan for 2012-2017 revealing that there is much more to come. Get updated on the latest by following the Libraries blog at: http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/newsevents/