Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jonathan Coulis, Emory Oral History Program Coordinator, Emory Libraries

Jonathan Coulis is the coordinator of the Emory Oral History Program. He assumed this role after working as a Woodruff Fellow while completing his PhD. The oral history program is based around the idea of interviewing people and hearing about their life stories. “It’s all about recognizing the importance of people’s experiences and their understanding […]

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Pet of the Week: Kitka

“I rescued this tiny kitten from a restaurant parking lot over the weekend. Would you like to come and meet her?” This was a former library employee, Martha Ebener, standing at my desk one Monday morning in 2003. Martha knew that I had lost my beloved cat Boris, age 14, to cancer about a year […]

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LITS recent headline and upcoming events

Recent LITS headlines: Emory Libraries news: The Sullivan Principles at Work: The Conflicted Activism of Rev. Leon Howard Sullivan, discusses a collection in the Rose Library Emory Report news: Story of Atlanta Businessman Chip Robert Jr. told with exhibit, reception on Sept. 19, mentions a Rose Library exhibit Emory Report news: Emory authors shine at […]

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Tumbling Dice: a LITS-centric collaboration with a rock legend you might not know of

Have you ever heard of Chuck Leavell? Maybe not. How about the Rolling Stones? The Allman Brothers? Eric Clapton? Now we’re getting somewhere. Chuck Leavell is one of the best piano players in rock history. A native of Birmingham, AL, Chuck was an original member of the Allman Brothers, joining the band shortly after Duane […]

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Woodruff Library Level 1 Breakroom Redux or ‘Please pardon our progress!’

Woodruff Library’s level 1 employee break room is getting a major facelift this fall. This change is happening due to the efforts of the Library Employee Advocacy Forum (LEAF) and Emory Libraries leadership, along with the LITS Business and Finance team. Employees can expect changes to take place in stages that started last week with […]

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Pet of the Week: Dougie

Dougie Jones Morgan-Adams (AKA Mr. Jackpots), aptly named after the Twin Peaks: The Return character, is a recent addition to our home. Over Mother’s Day weekend, I made the delightful mistake of just “looking around” at the Humane Society in my hometown and found Dougie. A charmer from the start, I took him home to […]

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Assessment and User Experience team passes first test

This June, the Assessment and User Experience team (AUX) successfully completed its first project to find out how members of the Emory community think about using different electronic resources. AUX launched last September as a new section of the Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications group (RESC) with Pat Culpepper, Kristan Majors, Chris Pollette, and Doug […]

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