Circulating laptops available in Woodruff Library

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Need to borrow a laptop? Go to Music & Media!

Starting in January, the Music & Media Library has started to circulate a small collection of four MacBook and six Dell laptops for a circulating period of seven days.  This collection was created in response to requests from faculty, staff, and students, for whom the 3-hour circulating collection was not meeting their needs. Many of the faculty and staff use the computers when going to a conference, or workshop, and they only have a desktop computer, which does not travel well. In addition, the library would get requests for laptops from students whose personal laptops were in the shop being repaired, and they need the laptop in a class across campus, or over the weekend to work on an assignment.

In the 10 weeks that these laptops have been available for circulation, they have each circulated between 10-13 times. Patrons can book the laptop in advance by visiting or calling the Music & Media library. Information about the laptops can be found on the Equipment Collections at Emory Research guide.

Each laptop uses Deep Freeze which preserves the library’s computer configuration.  Any changes are reversed on reboot of the laptop, which means any personal information that the patron has installed on the computer is erased.

From calculators and cables to camcorders and laptops, this equipment helps students, faculty, and staff in their academic endeavors.  To find out more about these collections, check out the Guide to Equipment Collections at Emory, one of the many wonderful research guides that are available through the library.

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Nugget of Wisdom – “Recover Deleted Items”

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Nuggets of wisdom are like nuggets of gold…except they don’t cost a thing!

[Ed. note: the Messaging Team is beginning a new feature where they will offer interesting tips on using various tools they manage, such as Office 365, Vidyo, etc.]

Most of us have deleted a calendar item or email in error, and cringe at the thought of it being gone forever. We all know to look in the Deleted Items folder but what if it’s not there? The “Recover Deleted Items” folder might save the day.

Items remain in the Deleted Items folder for seven days. They then transition from that folder to the “Recover Deleted Items” folder where they remain for fourteen days.

For more information on the “Recover Deleted Items” folder, please review knowledge article number KB01421 in Service-Now. You can get to Service-now by going to

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Colorful Choices nutrition challenge: put produce first!

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Put produce first! Your heart may depend on it.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER for Colorful Choices, a six-week nutrition challenge that will help you put produce first. No calorie counting, no fat gram tabulating, no weighing or measuring. Just easy-to-remember daily selections of colorful produce.Track your fruits and veggies daily on the Colorful Choices mobile app.

The challenge runs March 27–May 7.

All Emory employees and retirees can participate.

Why should you do it?

A diet rich with fruits and vegetables is exceptionally healthy. Putting produce first can reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension while increasing energy.

What are the prizes?

Reach point milestones throughout the program and you will be entered into a drawing for gift cards and other prizes along the way.

Join a Team

Don’t forget to join a LITS team after you register! You can also create a new team.

Visit to sign up!

Addtional Info

App download instructions:

More information about the challenge:

Contact Healthy Emory at healthyemory [at] emory [dot] edu with any questions.

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OnBase town hall events

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OnBase is a highly regarded enterprise content management (ECM) system in both education and healthcare.

Business Services and Records Management are partnering to offer town hall-style events open to current and prospective OnBase users.

OnBase provides a way to capture, organize, and store information, often from paper-based documents, and automate the business processes associated with those documents. Automating information identification, classification, and management may aid in compliance with Records Management Policy 5.21.

Developed by Hyland Software Inc., OnBase is a highly regarded enterprise content management (ECM) system in both education and healthcare, where OnBase received a Best in KLAS award in 2016 as the top document management and imaging software in the healthcare industry.

Interested staff and faculty are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Thursday, April 13, White Hall Auditorium, 9-11 am
  • Thursday, May 18, White Hall Auditorium, 9-11 am

For more information, contact me at anita [dot] vannucci [at] emory [dot] edu.

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Rho Hernandez, Computer Labs Coordinator, Student Digital Life

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“I can relate to the students, and it’s very exciting to see what they are interested in and knowing what that want out of technology we provide.” – Rho Hernandez

Rhodia “Rho” Hernandez is the computer labs coordinator for Student Digital Life. Previously, she worked for a year as a computer specialist for Expressjet Airlines.

Born in Bay Minette, AL, Rho graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University.

Rho loves walking on the Beltline and going to food and music festivals. 

“I can relate to the students, and it’s very exciting to see what they are interested in and knowing what that want out of technology we provide,” said Rho. “I give the students the background to help them do their work.”

You can reach her at rhodia [dot] hernandez [at] emory [dot] edu.

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Becky Sherman, Project Archivist, Rose Library

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“It has been wonderful to return to Emory and be a part of an intellectually engaged community in the library and across campus.” – Becky Sherman.

Becky Sherman is a project archivist for the Rose Library. She first came to Emory in 2008 as a graduate student in Emory’s history department. While in graduate school, she worked in what was then MARBL as a part of a team that processed the papers of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). She worked as an archivist at the Georgia Archives for two years before returning to Emory in the fall of 2016. 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Becky has lived in four southern states, counting Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in history and art history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in history from N.C. State University. 

 Becky spends most of her time away from work entertaining her four-year-old daughter. She also enjoys exploring Atlanta.

“It has been wonderful to return to Emory and be a part of an intellectually engaged community in the library and across campus,” said Becky. “In my current position, I lead a team that is processing the papers of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. This project has presented plenty of challenges already due to the enormous size of the collection (over 2000 linear feet), so it will be very rewarding when this collection is finally processed and made available to researchers.”

You can reach Becky at rebecca [dot] thaler [dot] sherman [at] emory [dot] edu.

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LITS: recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines:

Upcoming LITS events:

(for more information for each event, a contact has been listed)

  • Friday, March 24, 2017 (TODAY), 3:30Chemistry Carnival and Physics Live: Both events are free and include hands-on activities. For any poets, this is your chance to enter the sciku (science haiku) contest in the Science Commons – Kristan Majors Chilcoat – Science Commons, Atwood Chemistry Center
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, noon – Event: 3+1: Older Women and Love – Camille Billops documentary and discussion – Heather Oswald – Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center Auditorium, Spelman University
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9 am – 10 amLecture: The Journey of Geospatial – lecture about geospatial industry; software demonstration – Michael Page – E-Classroom 312, Woodruff Library
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm – Atlanta Studies @ Emory: Presentations and roundtable discussions on local digital publishing, featuring ATLmaps, Unpacking Manuels Tavern, and moreThe ECDS-hosted event includes lunch – Adam Newman – Jones Room, Woodruff Library
  • Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm – Event: Emory Libraries celebrates 100 Years of Women at Emory with event and exhibit John Bence – Jones Room, Woodruff Library
  • Tuesday, April 11, 11 am – 12:15 pm – Exhibition: And there’s the humor of it” Shakespeare and the four humors – Speaker: Dr. Sheila Cavanagh – Carolyn M. Brown – Jones Room, Woodruff Library
  • Thursday, April 13, 9 am – 11 am – OnBase Town Hall: Business Services and Records Management are partnering to offer town hall-style events open to current and prospective OnBase users – Anita Vannucci – White Hall Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 13, 9 am – 4 pm – LEAF Blood DriveWade Moricle – LifeSouth Blood Mobile in front of the Woodruff Library
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2 pm – Infoforum: Rose Library’s Modern Political & Historical Collection Randy Gue – E-Classroom 214, Woodruff Library
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