Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ginger Smith retirement event

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The past and the present came together as over 200 people, many of whom were alumnae of the Library, attended a retirement celebration for Ginger Smith. Held in Candler Library’s Matheson Reading Room, and hosted by University Librarian Yolanda Cooper, the event served as a fitting tribute for one of the most beloved members of […]

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Peter Day is moving to Texas…and eventually retiring

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Since January of 2015, Peter Day has been planning to retire in January 2016 and move to Texas to be near his daughter and granddaughter. Peter’s original plan was to wait until near the end of the year to sell his house and then build a house in Texas near his daughter. However, he kept […]

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Sandra Jefferson will be missed

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[Ed. note – this article was written by Linda Nodine and Wade Moricle.] This note is to let you know that library retiree, Sandra Jefferson, passed away Friday, July 24. Sandra began her Emory career at the Carlos Museum as a security officer in 1995. She transferred to the Woodruff Library security team in 1996, […]

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Charles Minihan was an Emory original

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[Ed. Note: excerpts taken from Charles’ obituary at Georgia Cremation.] Charles Ernest Minihan was born in Hillsdale, Michigan on December 11, 1949. He was 65 years old and a resident of Druid Hills, GA where he lived with his beloved wife, Catherine Anne Smith. He died on Monday, July 20, 2015, of complications from Idiopathic Pulmonary […]

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What you need to know to survive your office move

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Over the next few weeks, over 100 LITS employees will be moving to new locations on Emory’s campus. These instructions should help you survive the process. Remember, change is good for the soul. According to philosopher Alan Watts, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, […]

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Summer Reading

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Summer is here, and along with vacations, pools, cookouts, and summer reading, the steady stream of project and operational work continues. In many areas, this is a time of extra activity – upgrades, equipment refreshes, and the like – in others, it is business as usual (or I could say, we are busy as usual). For […]

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Sandra Still to retire

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On August 31, 2015, Sandra Still, Humanities Subject Librarian for English Literature, will retire from Emory University after 22 years of service. Actually, Sandra’s ties to Emory began earlier, as she received an MA and a PhD in English Literature and English History (through the ILA).  Her first career was in retail bookselling in Atlanta; […]

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