Category Archives: Staff Bytes

Pet(s) of the Week: Delta and Dewey

Even though I have been retired from the libraries for almost five years, I continue to enjoy following library news through Keywords, social media posts, and the LITS Online News. I especially look forward to the Pet of the Week feature in the LITS Online News, and Wade graciously invited me to tell you about […]

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Pet of the Week: Max

Meet Max! Max, at 9 years old, is the senior cat in our household. He doesn’t seem that old to us because we’ve had cats that lived ‘til 16 and 17. We’ve had Max since he was a baby, literally. One evening we were sitting in our living room on a July evening and heard […]

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Staff Fest 2020 Fun Run/Walk medal winners from LITS

GOLD Medal Winners – Under 20 minutes Lee Clontz (Director, Academic Technology Services) Ike Ikegwuonu (DB Admin II, Database Administration) SILVER Medal Winners – 20:00 – 29:59 minutes Joel Burke (Enterprise Middleware Admin IV, Identity Management) Andrew Chin (DB Admin III, Database Administration) Patricia Goddard (Education Analyst II, Teaching and Learning Technology) Norman Hulme (Multimedia […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee offers professional growth opportunities for the summer

Are you looking for free virtual professional development opportunities this summer? Have you been interested in getting more involved in the conversation diversity, equity, and inclusion at Emory Libraries? The Emory Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has been hard at work reviewing updated and new DEI LinkedIn Learning courses for you. Based on […]

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Coping with COVID: The music of the pandemic

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach, German-Jewish poet and author Colin performs Last week, Colin Bragg (reserves coordinator) gave an acoustic guitar/synthesizer concert on Facebook. His style is a mixture of soundscapes, from a folksy stroll in the woods to walking in a spacesuit and beyond. His […]

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Resilience Through Compassion webinar

Last Thursday afternoon, your LITS Wellness Committee hosted a webinar by Carol Beck from the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics here at Emory on Resilience Through Compassion. The webinar dealt with how contemplative practice can help to modify our attitudes and activities to sustain personal resilience. As we deal with the stress of […]

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Coping with COVID: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds

“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” – Alfred Tennyson, British poet US Air Force Thunderbirds / US Navy Blue Angels Fly-over Over the weekend, several LITS employees enjoyed watching the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels in a rare collaboration as the two renowned groups performed a fly-over of Emory to honor the front-line […]

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