Saturday, December 7, 2013

Join us for the DUSLA, SCALA and DUSAA Holiday Party!

Where: Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
When: 6-8pm

DUSLA, SCALA, and DUSAA are getting together for a holiday party!

Join us and let's celebrate the end of the quarter and the year together!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

DUSLA NYC Trip to the Special Collections of the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society

Last Friday, DUSLA visited NYC to take tours of the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society special collections. Both tours were amazing! At the Museum of Natural History, we were introduced to the library, the photo archive, and the rare book room. Our tour guide Mai- also an iSchool alum- showed us some choice rare books from their collection, photos of which can be seen below the cut. A notable photo shows a scientific collection of ocean creatures from the 16th century- including a mermaid!

At the New York Historical Society, our tour guide Maureen walked us through the beautiful book room into the special collections department and were able to speak with many of the staff about their positions at the Historical Society. We were also shown some interesting artifacts from their collection, such as tattoo flash from the early 20th century, seen in a photo below. Other items included charming and poignant letters from a WWI solider to friends, and a very old recipe for eggnog!

All in all, we had a great time. Thanks to everyone that made it out, thank you to our fantastic tour guides, and thank you to the Museum and Historical Society for having us. Stay tuned for future similar events!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

American Museum of Natural History and New York Historical Society special collections trip!

WHERE? American Museum of Natural History (1-2:30 PM) and New York Historical Society
special collections (3:30-5 PM)
WHEN?  Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Bus fare will be covered, food and any extra purchases on your own.

Bus leaves at 9:00 AM from 30th ST. Station, return to Philadelphia at 9 PM.

We will get to NYC at approximately 11:30 AM so there will be time to grab a bite before the tour (either sack lunch or purchase).

The return bus will depart at 6:15 PM from 34th St between 11th Ave and 12th Ave.

There are VERY limited spots available, so reserve your spot ASAP by emailing!

Eastern State Penitentiary Trip Photos

DUSLA and DUSAA sponsored a trip to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia on November 4th, 2013. While there we had a tour of the grounds as well as heard some of the history of the penitentiary from our guide. We also got to see some of the collections in the archive, which included artifacts made by the prisoners and guards.

See some images under the jump! Many thanks to Steve Swetz for the photographs.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Librarians as Intelligence Analysts Webinar

DUSLA will be taking part in an interactive webinar session with Dr. Edna Reid on the topic of librarians as intelligence analysts. Dr. Reid made a similar talk at this year's SLA Annual Conference and it was so popular, many were unable to see it!

What: 'Librarians as Intelligence Analysts' Webinar

When: Tuesday, November 12, 1-2pm

Where: CCI's iCommons Conference Room

Popcorn will be provided!

This interactive session will identify emerging roles for librarians/information professionals as intelligence analysts, open source specialists, and cyber intelligence analysts.

For more information on this webinar, visit SLA's info page.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

DUSLA Boston - Boston Athenaeum Trip

Hey all New England Drexel students! DUSLA is sponsoring a trip to the Boston Athenaeum on:

Saturday, November 9th at 11:30. 

This will be a great time to tour this historic site and meet up with your Drexel classmates.

Please RSVP to Meena Jain, DUSLA Regional Coordinator (Boston) at by Friday, November 8th.

After the tour we can hang around and have lunch and chat. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

November First Friday Happy Hour

Come and join us for our monthly First Friday Happy hour!

When: Friday November 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Distrito, 3945 Chestnut St  Philadelphia, PA 19104

First Friday Happy Hours are a great way to relax, meet fellow library students, and professionals in the field! Come and take a midterm break with us!