Crisis and Creativity event celebrates Emory Libraries efforts during the pandemic

Emory Libraries recently held a virtual event for library friends and donors called, “Crisis and Creativity: Stories of Ingenuity from the Emory Libraries.”  The purpose of the event was to share stories of innovation and resilience from Emory Libraries’ staff responses to the pandemic, the remote work and learning environment, and the racial injustices we have seen in the last several months.

Sponsored by Advancement and Alumni Engagement and hosted by Dean Yolanda Cooper, the event featured presentations from a variety of speakers and included video demos and a short film by the DEI Committee.

“Our libraries’ staff began working from home and finding creative ways to convert in-person services, events, end exhibits to a virtual environment,” said Yolanda. “In addition to the stresses of the pandemic, we have seen numerous cases of racial injustice and our staff response has been moving and inspirational. I am very proud of my library colleagues.”

If you want to see the event in its entirety, click this link:

Special thanks go to the presenters and Maya Cody and Ayana Bohannon for coordinating such a terrific virtual event.

If you would like more information about Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory, please go to our website at or email me at ehoreni [at] emory [dot] edu.

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