Category Archives: Staff Bytes

New LEAF Committee announced

The newest version of the Library Employee Advocacy Forum (LEAF) has been announced. LEAF’s vision is to bolster a community where each person can feel empowered to succeed. The committee is comprised of members elected by each of the library’s departments and terms usually last two years. LEAF serves as a liaison between the University Librarian […]

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LITSers walk well in the 2019 Move More Challenge

This year’s Move More Challenge ended this week, and the LITS division was well-represented. The annual 42-day competition requires participants to electronically track their daily steps using FitBit, Apple Watch, or other related technology. Sponsored by the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), the event was run through the Healthy Emory Connect resource as a way […]

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Walk with a Leader offers conversational opportunities with leadership

Who knew Rich Mendola walks at such a brisk pace? For the past few weeks, LITS employees have enjoyed the chance to get in some steps while chatting with leaders throughout the division. The campaign was organized by the LITS Wellness Committee to coincide with the final days of the Emory Move More Challenge. “We wanted […]

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“Monarch + Milkweed” at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of Science Art Wonder (an Emory and Georgia Tech partnership) is to “partner scientists and artists together to create visual art to teach others about on-going research in Atlanta.” Dr. Jaap de Roode, Raymondo, and I have collaborated on “Monarch + Milkweed” to interpret de Roode’s research on how monarch butterflies self-medicate to […]

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Mike Lewis becomes first LITS employee to carry all five core AWS certifications

Mike Lewis (systems architect, systems engineering) recently completed his sixth AWS certification and was notified that he was in a select group of individuals who had completed all five core AWS certifications. Kevin Niekirk from AWS Educational Services informed Mike that he is in a group of fewer than 3,000 people in the world who carry […]

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Peek starts organization to help empower survivors of sexual trauma

Dawn Peek (senior network analyst, Technical Operations Center) recently founded the My Sister’s Keepers of Atlanta, an organization “empowering women to move from behind the shadows of their pasts after experiencing sexual trauma.” “I am a thriving survivor of sexual assault,” says Dawn. Her organization works with women who are survivors of sexual assault. Their goal […]

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Carpool matching at Emory

Carpool matching starts this week. If you are interested, sign up now. The following information comes from Emory’s Transportation Office: Interested in saving $500+ dollars every year?  Sign-up to look for a carpool match: Carpool with just one Emory employee and parking is $28/month for the carpool permit (save over $500 every year). Carpool with two or more Emory employees […]

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