Monthly Archives: December 2016

Emory Libraries celebrate the year with a party

Departments all over LITS held luncheons this week to celebrate another successful year. Perhaps the largest event was held by Emory Libraries, which fed 140 employees and alumni in the Matheson Reading Room in the Candler Library. The annual event, hosted by the Library Employee Advocacy Forum (LEAF), featured a full luncheon catered by the […]

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Chinese Collections Group gets international honor

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The Library’s Chinese Collections Group was recently awarded as an Honorary Partner at the Overseas Libraries and Chinese Publishers High-end Forum. This forum was held during the 2016 Beijing International Book Fair and was attended by East Asian Studies librarian Guo-Hua Wang. Wang accepted the award on behalf of Emory during a ceremony that recognized the honorary partners from all […]

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LITS Holiday Party was “a warm and inviting atmosphere”

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On the first cold night of the year in Atlanta, the LITS Holiday Party warmed its guests with camaraderie, drink, and dance. Held annually, the event returned to the fifth floor of the Goizueta Foundation Center and did not disappoint. Over 300 LITS employees were in attendance and everyone seemed to have a great time. […]

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Sandwich Brigade making its last stand?

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For the past 20 years, Winfred Sneed and a small army of compatriots have been helping to feed the homeless of Atlanta. Meeting every Thursday in the North Decatur Building at 8:30 AM, the group make over 400 sandwiches for a pair of homeless shelters in the area. That’s over 400,000 sandwiches. However, Winfred is retiring this […]

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Pet study break a fall favorite

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Zuko is a survivor. Four years ago, Zuko was surrendered to Village Vet in Decatur on New Year’s Eve by owners who wanted him euthanized. The three-and-a-half pound chihuahua had a broken leg that had become gangrenous. Today, Zuko runs around on three good legs and makes everyone happy. He was one of the many dogs who […]

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Folè Gailor, Dept Computing Support Specialist I, Client Services

Folè Gailor (pronounced FOH-lay) is a new computing support specialist in the Client Services department. Before joining Emory, he was a part of the YearUp program. YearUp trains urban young adults, from the ages of 18 to 24, in necessary skills for an IT or business management career.  Following a six-month IT training program, he interned at Emory in July 2015. […]

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Jesse P. Karlsberg, Senior Digital Scholarship Strategist, Emory Center of Digital Scholarship

Jesse P. Karlsberg is the new Senior Digital Scholarship Strategist in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Jesse contributes to Readux, where he consults on the platform’s annotation and export functionality. He is the series editor for Sounding Spirit, a collection of editions using Readux, and edited the first volume in the series: a digital critical edition of Original Sacred Harp. Additionally, Jesse serves as managing editor […]

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