This University President Tells Faculty Senate Going To Library Is A Waste Of Time

Steven Bell writes, “President Papadakis of Drexel University, which bills itself as the nation’s most technologically-driven institution, was quoted in the school newspaper telling the faculty at a recent Senate meeting that “in three years (after being hired) I did not want any professor or graduate student to walk into the library to find a book, because this is a waste of your time unless you love books and are going to look at them”. Papadakis is an advocate of electronic over print material, but the faculty tried to tell him they actually like to have their students use libraries – and read the printed books found there. See the story at page 2.”