September 2011

New for Students

    • Doubled number of iMacs in the lab

    • New classroom chairs coming

    • More laptop friendly tables

    • Campus-wide print solution

Librarian for Digital Literacy and General Education


Carrie Dunham-LaGree Joins Faculty


Carrie Dunham-LaGree joined the Cowles Library Faculty in June 2011. She completed her Master’s of Science in Information Studies at The University at Albany (NY) in December 2010. Before coming to Drake, she worked as an Information Literacy and Reference Librarian at the University at Albany and taught Information Literacy courses there for three semesters. During graduate school, she interned at Siena College and at the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Library in Cooperstown, New York. . . . read more

Fall Speakers Announced

Patricia Bryan on Susan Glaspell

On Thursday, October 20th, Law Professor and author Patricia Bryan will lecture on Drake’s Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist, Susan Glaspell, who graduated Drake in 1899 and then covered a notorious murder in an Iowa farmhouse for a Des Moines newspaper — a story which became a source for many of her subsequent works. Free and open to the public with a reception following. 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room.

New in the Drake Collections

The C. Pat Place Jazz Collection

C. Pat Place Jazz Collection

Cowles Library has archived and cataloged an extensive collection of jazz materials collected by C. Pat Place and his brother, Robert “Bob” Place (Drake ’48). . . . . read more


The Dorman Hundling Silent Film Sheet Music Archive

Cowles Library has archived a unique and significant collection of music written or arranged to accompany silent film. . . . read more

New Resources


DynaMed, a key database for Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has undergone a significant transformation including new features and enhanced functionality. We are pleased to announce that the transformation is complete . . . read more

Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition

This encyclopedia’s 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. . . . read more

New Tools

Refworks 2.0 – New Features

RefWorks is a very powerful, flexible research tool that allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. Available to all Drake faculty and students, RefWorks has been updated with exciting new features . . . read more