Course Reserves adds FLIP lending library

The FLIP reserves were once housed and managed in the old Dobbs University Center.

This summer, Emory’s First-Generation Low Income Partnership (“FLIP”) and the Course Reserves team collaborated on bringing the FLIP lending library to Woodruff Library. This collection was started with the goal of helping first generation and low-income students acquire books for their courses. It is comprised solely of student donations, and available books range across multiple classes from all majors.

Once housed and managed in the old Dobbs University Center, the FLIP lending library was a perfect candidate for inclusion into the Course Reserves collection. Access Services team leader Amy Boucher mediated the partnership, and along with past FLIP co-president Min Young Park (17C) and myself set up the parameters of the program. Over the summer the 400-plus books were walked over from the DUC, items records were created in both Ares and Alma, the books were labeled and added to the reserves shelves in the Heilbrun Music & Media Library.

Students at a summer FLIP meeting.

FLIP students can sign up for access to the library via a Google sign-up page created by reserves assistant Joelle Danz (18C), who is also a FLIP participant. Students who sign up are added to a Course Reserves class where they can view the collection (it is suppressed from view in DiscoverE).

If you are interested in learning more about FLIP, email them at emoryflip [at] gmail [dot] com or go to their Facebook page.

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Stacy Dixon, Business Analyst, Coordinator Team

“It has been a great opportunity to learn new things, especially moving from customer service to the IT world.” – Stacy Dixon

Stacy Dixon is the newest business analyst on the LITS Coordinator Team. She arrived at Emory after working for almost 20 years at Sprint, where she held many different roles such as program manager II, project specialist, billing analyst, billing resolutions specialist, residential customer service, and business customer service. She also worked for Prudential Bank as a fraud analyst.

Originally, from Tuskegee, AL, Stacy graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

When she’s not working, Stacy loves to hang out with friends and go shopping. She also enjoys concerts, movies, scenic drives in the mountains, and jet-skiing on the lake.

“It has been a great opportunity to learn new things, especially moving from customer service to the IT world,” says Stacy. “The team and my new manager are wonderful. It has been a great experience.”

You can reach her at stacy [dot] dixon [at] emory [dot] edu.

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Anne Marie McLean, Library Coordinator, Music and Media Library

“It has been great working in Music and Media because of the amazing people.” – Anne Marie McLean

Anne Marie McLean is the new music and media library coordinator. As a graduate student at Emory, she earned her master’s degree in theological studies in 2016. She also started working in Emory Libraries as a graduate student supervisor at Woodruff and then was hired as the interlibrary loan and document delivery specialist at Pitts Theology Library from September 2015 to August 2017.

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Anne Marie spent most of her childhood in Madison, VA, which is north of Charlottesville. She attended Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in religion and political science. She is finishing up her master’s degree of library and information science online from the University of Alabama.

Anne Marie’s passion is working for a non-profit called the International Qur’anic Studies Association, which advocates for the field of Qur’anic studies in higher education and in public life. When she relaxes at home she plays the piano and takes adult ballet classes.

“It has been great working in Music and Media because of the amazing people. They are a perfect team who really know and love what they do,” says Anne Marie. “I am also excited about how this work allows me to revisit my music background.”

You can reach her at amclea3 [at] emory [dot] edu.

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines:

Upcoming LITS events:

(go HERE for more information for each event)

  • September 19 – Event: Intro to ArcGIS, 2:00 pm, Woodruff Library Room 312
  • September 20 – Event: OUTKAST Imagination: Justice-Oriented Pedagogy in Hip Hop-Inspired Humanities Instruction, 2:00 pm, Rose Library 10th floor
  • September 21 – IT Briefing: a monthly look into the IT projects across LITS – 10:15 am – noon – NDB 4th Floor Auditorium
  • September 21 – Event: The Hip Hop Archive as Digital Pedagogy Design Issue, 5:30 pm, Woodruff Library Jones Room level 3
  • September 21 – Event: ATLMaps Digital Platform @ Atlanta Studies Quarterly Meet-up, 7:00 pm, Manuel’s Tavern
  • September 26Event: Black Music of the World: Tools of Revolution and Reclamation, 6:30 pm, White Hall 208
  • September 27 – Event: Intro to Digital Storytelling, 2:00 pm, Woodruff Library Room 303E
  • September 27 – Event: Beat Generation Ann Waldman Poetry Reading, 7:30 pm, Oxford Road Building Presentation Room
  • September 28 – Event: Beat Generation Creativity Conversation: Anne Waldman and Kevin Young, 5:00 pm, Rose Library Level 10
  • September 28 – Event: The Dream Machine:  The Beat Generation and the Counterculture, 1940 – 1975, Exhibition Opening, 6:30 pm, Schatten Gallery & Jones Room Level 3
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Perfect weather leads to one of the best Decatur Book Festivals

Alicia Davis, of Stone Mountain, enjoys the Emory Tent at the Decatur Book Festival with her son, Justin.

Sunny skies and refreshing winds helped make this year’s Decatur Book Festival a wonderful experience for the larger-than-normal crowds that filled downtown Decatur this weekend.

“It was a fabulous Decatur Book Festival, with more visitors than we’ve ever had before,” said Leslie Wingate, director of campus and community relations.

Julie Newton, library coordinator in the conservation department, has organized a book festival art project three different times. This year’s attendees used crayons and markers to color fans that had multiple  line drawings on them. “The depth of imagination and the variety of artistic approaches to these simple drawings was just awesome.”

Julie Newton (right) helps guests attach popsicle sticks to finish their fans.

According to Julie, “For much of the weekend it was standing-room-only in our hands-on area in the Emory tent. There was one time that two children shared the same chair, it was that popular.”

An added benefit for having people work on the fans is that it makes them more likely to stay and listen to LITS staff talk about all of the events happening this year. The beatnik fan was a helpful tie-in to the upcoming Beats Generation exhibit to be shown in the Woodruff Library’s Schatten Gallery.

Standing room only.

Added Julie, “I had several people tell me that the Emory art activity is their favorite part of the entire book festival.”

Under the Emory tent, which was the largest of the festival, visitors could learn about special collections, library exhibitions, faculty authors, Carlos Museum artifacts, Frankenstein and the Center for Ethics, and virtual reality initiatives.

“We are so fortunate to have such a rich array of offerings at Emory,” said Leslie. “I am grateful the Decatur Book Festival provides the platform to show it off to the Atlanta community.”

The Beatnik,  which was one of three designs festivalgoers could color.

Special thanks goes out to Maya Cody, who organized this year’s event, and an army of Emory staff, including over a dozen LITS employees, who set up, manned, and broke down the Emory tables.

For information on how to participate in next year’s festival, contact Maya at maya [dot] cody [at] emory [dot] edu.

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JonWes Smith, Service Desk Analyst II, Service Desk

“I feel like I am at home. Its a great environment.” – JonWes Smith

JonWes Smith joins the LITS Service Desk as the newest service desk analyst II. Before his arrival at Emory, he spent three years as a senior help desk analyst with Intelliteach, a legal services company. JonWes also worked for two years in tier2 iOS and Mac desktops support for Apple.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, JonWes came to Atlanta for the weather. “I had to get away from the snow,” he said.

For fun, JonWes says he is an avid Trekkie whose favorite series was Star Trek: Next Generation. “I’m a Giordi LaForge fan, which makes sense because I was also a Reading Rainbow kid.” JonWes is also a busy dad of two kids, ages 13 and 8, and loves listening to podcasts.

“I love it,” JonWes says about his new role. “I feel like I am at home. Its a great environment. Emory, where have you been all my life?”

You can reach him at jwsmiti [at] emory [dot] edu.

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines:

Upcoming LITS events:

(go HERE for more information for each event)

  • September 10Exhibition: “Billy Howard’s Epitaph for the Living” LAST DAY – Woodruff Library Level 3 Corridor Gallery
  • September 21 – IT Briefing: a monthly look into the IT projects across LITS – 10:15 am – noon – NDB 4th Floor Auditorium
  • September 26Event: Black Music of the World: Tools of Revolution and Reclamation, 6:30 pm, White Hall 208
  • September 27 – Event: Beats Ann Waldman Poetry Reading, 7:30 pm, Oxford Building Presentation Room
  • September 28 – Event: Beats Creativity Conversation: Anne Waldman and Kevin Young, 5:00 pm, Rose Library Level 10
  • September 28 – Event: The Dream Machine:  The Beat Generation and the Counterculture, 1940 – 1975, Exhibition Opening, 6:30 pm, Schatten Gallery & Jones Room Level 3
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