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Join the LITS Wellness Committee

The LITS Wellness Committee is looking for new members. Emory and LITS leadership considers wellness initiatives an important part of our community and encourages the promotion of health. To help cultivate a culture of wellness, we are looking for individuals interested in serving on the LITS Wellness Committee. We are looking for folks with a […]

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Derek Spransy wins 2017 Award of Distinction

Derek Spransy, who works in IT Security as the lead information security specialist, is one of fourteen Emory employees selected as this year’s winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the award has annually recognized staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees were celebrated at a dinner on Oct. […]

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Promoting Mindfulness and Compassion at Emory: A Profile of Prof. Bobbi Patterson

The LITS Wellness Committee was delighted to welcome Professor Bobbi Patterson, professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory, back to the library on Friday, October 13, where she led a meditation session for LITS employees focused on mindfulness and stress management. If you’re interested in taking […]

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Hall and Burke get rewarded for cost savings effort

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Gerry Hall and Joel Burke recently worked on an effort to setup single sign-on for Emory’s recruiting system with IBM. The team faced a challenge with this integration where there was a mismatch between the NETID they were transmitting and the NETID being stored on the IBM/Kenexa system. Gerry and Joel found a solution that […]

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I’m (probably) not a luddite, but there was that Skype incident

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A few years ago, as I was nearing the completion of my graduate studies in studio art, I decided to give the academic job market a try. I’ve held a job in some capacity since I was 15, so I assumed this arena would be somewhat similar to other job markets in the U.S. I […]

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King of Pops and sun safety on August 14

The LITS Wellness Committee is hosting a sun safety awareness event featuring King of Pops! The event will be held in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room from 2-3 pm on Monday, August 14. Did you know that people with thin or thinning hair should apply sunscreen to the scalp as well? Or that you can sunburn even on […]

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MyEmory brings King of Pops to happy LITSers

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This year’s annual MyEmory Summer Social was held this week with a twist. Rather than inviting LITS employees to come to one location, the team brought the party to the division, with three separate “pop-up” socials in the Woodruff Library, the North Decatur Building and the 1762 Building. Featuring the delicious summertime treat of popsicles […]

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