Category Archives: Staff Bytes

Coping with COVID: Taking time for the little things

“In order to see the birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd, writer from Belfast, Ireland Baby birds survive tornado-strength winds Because of being stuck at home, Yuanyuan Sui (application developer, Application Development) began discovering more interesting things around her house. Two weeks ago, she found a nest […]

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Coping with COVID: Would YOU grow a Carolina Reaper?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene, author As we continue forward, abnormal is becoming the new normal. All of us are striving, striving, striving to keep our lives and jobs from overwhelming us during this situation. It’s easy to get […]

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Coping with COVID: Pets, pasta and PLAY BALL

“The main advantage of working from home is that you find out what cats really do all day.” – Lynne Truss, English author, journalist, and dramatist. She wrote a book entitled, “Cat Out of Hell.” As we grow more accustomed to the routine of sheltering in place, we look for outlets of fun to help […]

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Ergonomic teleworking tips

This bit of advice comes from the Navy Reserve: Many of us are teleworking due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and trying to prevent further spreading of this terrible disease. In the office, we are often equipped with various ergonomic equipment, but at home, we need to make do with what we have in our homes. […]

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Sandra Franklin chosen as Janet Doe Lecturer for 2021

Please join us in congratulating Sandra G. Franklin, Director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, for being chosen as the Janet Doe Lecturer for the 2021 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. This lecture is “awarded to individuals for their unique perspectives on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship.” In 2017, […]

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Coping with COVID: LITS continues to adjust to the long road ahead

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” – Mizuta Masahide, 17th Century Japanese poet and samurai As we conclude a third week of divisional telecommuting, and as the news begins to confirm that remote access to Emory is going to be the norm for a while, LITS employees continue to find […]

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Virtual desktops, Emory heroes and other COVID reflections

I am sure we all agree, there are lots of changes in our professional and personal lives resulting from the new way of life brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic… Our operations have been significantly impacted by the transition to a mostly off-campus working model for LITS and our customers. Among the very positive results […]

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