Thursday, September 24, 2015

Community Alumni Network of Drexel University - CAN DU Fall Service Project

Join Drexel alumni and friends for the Community Alumni Network at Drexel University’s (CAN DU) Annual Fall Service Project on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at Parkside Evans Playground. 

This year, CAN DU volunteers will make an impact in Drexel's West Philadelphia neighborhood by working with Fairmount Park Conservancy, cleaning up and restoring the Parkside Evans playground and park area. Projects include trash and debris clean-up, playground upgrades, painting, trail restoration, fall planting, and more.
The day will kick off with a volunteer breakfast at Drexel Pizza followed by transportation to Parkside Evans playground. Refreshments will be available on-site throughout the morning and volunteers will receive a complimentary commemorative CAN DU T-shirt!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Schedule for the day:
8 - 9 a.m. Volunteer breakfast at Drexel Pizza
9 - 11:45 a.m. Service project at Parkside Evans
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wrap up and lunch at Parkside Evans

Drexel Pizza
107 N 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Parkside Evans Playground
5300 Parkside Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Parking: Complimentary parking will be available for volunteers at Drexel University. Volunteers should not drive directly to service site, as parking is extremely limited. Drexel shuttle buses will transport volunteers to and from campus and the service site.

Suggested Attire: Long sleeves and pants, and sturdy shoes. It is recommended that volunteers wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty or muddy. Gloves will be provided.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Shortchanging School Libraries Shortchanges Students

In a recent article, written for The Conversation and republished by The New Republic, Debra Kachel, Professor of School Library and Information Technologies at Mansfield University (and Drexel MLS alumna) denounces the disappearance of school libraries.

Kachel writes:

"...look at my state of Pennsylvania, where schools are not required to have libraries. Prisons must have them. Barber and cosmetology schools must have them. They are compulsory in nursing programs. But in public schools they are optional."

To read the full article, go to:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

If You Don't Already Have A Library Card...

Library Card Sign-Up Month is coming up in September and the ALA has announced that the 2015 Honorary Chair will be none other than Snoopy!

Michael Cavna of the Washington Post has written a terrific article praising the choice, which you can read here:

And to learn more about the ALA's Library Card Sign-Up Month and to access promotional materials for the event, visit: