LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines: Upcoming LITS events:

(go HERE for more information for each event)

  • October 19-25 Open Access Week: Link
  • October 20Library Day: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Link
  • October 20Lift Every Voice Seminar Series: “Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive,” 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom link
  • October 22DEI Fall Film Festival: “Good Trouble,” 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Link
  • October 23Homecoming: Emory Trivia, Hosted by Ginger Smith & Jason Lowery, 5:00 pm, Link
  • October 24Homecoming: “From the Rose Library’s LGBTQ collections: ‘Our Archives Could Be Your Life…,” Moderator, Curator Randy Gue with Photographers Jon Arge & Alli Royce Soble, 11:00 am, Link
  • October 24Homecoming: “Flash Here and There Like Falling Star: The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III,” Film and discussion with Jennifer Gunter King and Clint Fluker, 5:00 pm, Link
  • October 30Black and Pandemic Poetry: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Link
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2020 Virtual LEAP! recap

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The service award videos were created by Cecilia Bolich. This image references the TV show DALLAS.

The 2020 virtual LEAP! event, held on September 24, was well-received by the nearly 300 LITS employees who tuned in. Friends and colleagues offered congratulations to those honored for outstanding service to Emory. LEAP! is typically a time to celebrate the end of the academic year together, mingle with co-workers, and enjoy a nice meal but with the COVID-19 restrictions the challenge for the PATH Committee was to energize LITS within the confines of Zoom. The result was a 70-minute salute to the people that make LITS great through their years of service or significant contributions that was as far from a typical Zoom meeting as humanly possible.

The event was filled with music and videos that highlighted popular and noteworthy events from the past years when our 150-plus Service Award honorees started at Emory. Mood rings and pet rocks? Check! Music that ranged from DJ Shadow to Captain and Tennille? We had that too. Did you know this year’s LITS service stretched back to the founding of Microsoft? Now you do!

LEAP! also featured 44 recipients of the LITS Significant Contribution Award (SCA), which covered the 16 months between May 1, 2019, and September 1, 2020, as well as degree recipients during the same period. SCA winners were awarded for their efforts in teamwork and collaboration, leadership, operational excellence / exceptional service, creativity and innovation, and campus and community relations categories.

If you missed the event, you can watch the video HERE.

Our event surveys are very important in helping us develop programming for the upcoming year. Of particular interest is a section specifically about the Significant Contribution Award, as we are continually evaluating the program to make employee recognition work for everybody.

You can take the survey HERE.

For a complete listing of the honorees, you can see the LEAP! event program HERE.

Thanks again for logging on to LEAP! in such great numbers and we on the PATH committee hope to see you again at our future programming.

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The PATH Committee, plus distinguished guests Sandra Franklin and Rich Mendola.

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Nag Tippireddy, Informatics Analyst II, IT Data Management and Solutions

Nag Tippireddy (pronounced NAHG TIP-ih-red-ee) is the newest informatics analyst to join the IT Data Management and Solutions team. Prior to Emory, Nag spent four years as a data analyst in India and with Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital research organization in New York.

Born in Vijayawada, India, Nag received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore. He later earned a pair of master’s degrees in health informatics and data science from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Nag is an explorer of new places, and loves hiking and all outdoor activities. He also enjoys cooking, with his favorite being biryani. He’s very outgoing and the kind of person who likes to learn new things.

“Joining the team has been really good,” said Nag. “I like how strong the communication has been and my new teammates are very interactive and welcoming.”

You can reach him at nagarjuna [dot] reddy [dot] tippireddy [at] emory [dot] edu.

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines:

Upcoming LITS events:

(go HERE for more information for each event)

  • October 12Race and Difference Colloquium: “Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Link
  • October 13-15Transforming Research Conference: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Link
  • October 13InfoForum: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Zoom link
  • October 15IT Briefing: 10:15 am – 12:00 pm, Zoom link
  • October 19-25 Open Access Week: Link
  • October 20Lift Every Voice Seminar Series: “Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive,” 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom link
  • October 22DEI Fall Film Festival: “Good Trouble,” 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Link
  • October 23Homecoming: Emory Trivia, Hosted by Ginger Smith & Jason Lowery, 5:00 pm, Link
  • October 24Homecoming: “From the Rose Library’s LGBTQ collections: ‘Our Archives Could Be Your Life…,” Moderator, Curator Randy Gue with Photographers Jon Arge & Alli Royce Soble, 11:00 am, Link
  • October 24Homecoming: “Flash Here and There Like Falling Star:  The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III,” Film and discussion with Jennifer Gunter King and Clint Fluker, 5:00 pm, Link
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LITS Libraries PowerPoint template

Emory University maintains a comprehensive and robust set of branding standards. We all know the Emory shield, but University branding also includes a selection of colors, fonts, and unit identities that help present Emory as the unique enterprise that it is. Signage, business cards, letterheads and PowerPoint templates all play a part in this as well.

Our individual libraries (Goizueta Business Library, Oxford College Library, etc.) each have unique logos that can be used for a variety of collateral material, signage, presentations and other needs. There are also PowerPoint templates available for both LITS and LITS-Libraries.

The marketing/communications team in Campus and Community Relations makes these available on Box (Box > Library Staff > LITS Branding). These can also be accessed via our internal LibNet site (https://libnet.libraries.emory.edu/ccr/marcomm), where we’ve also included links to the University’s editorial and graphic design style guides and other branding resources.

Please feel free to reach out to Norman Hulme (nhulme [at] emory [dot] edu) for any questions about branding, logos or other style issues.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee recruitment drive

Emory Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is having a virtual recruitment drive on October 7 at 11:00 am. In this meeting, you can learn about membership in the committee and hear about ways you can make a difference in creating a more inclusive environment at Emory.

Emory Libraries recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values integral to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The DEI Committee provides guidance in the areas of staff development and training, programming for patrons, community outreach, assessment of services and spaces, and best practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you attend the meeting as a guest, you will have a chance to win free DEI-themed swag!

To attend, simply click this Zoom link.

 

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

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Recent LITS headlines:

Upcoming LITS events:

(go HERE for more information for each event)

  • October 4AJC Decatur Book Festival: Endnote: Natasha Trethewey, interviewed by Rosemary Magee  Link
  • October 6Crisis and Creativity: Stories of Ingenuity from the Emory Libraries: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Link
  • October 7DEI membership drive: 11:00 am – noon, Zoom link
  • October 13InfoForum: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Zoom link
  • October 15IT Briefing: 10:15 am – 12:00 pm, Zoom link
  • October 22IT Briefing: 10:15 am – 12:00 pm, Zoom link
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