Celebrating National First-Generation College Students

The Emory Oral History Program (EOHP) joins in celebrating the National First-Generation College Day! First-generation college students, staff, and faculty have participated in oral history interviews with us since 2017. In fact, the Emory Oral History Program has grown from an initial project to interview first-generation students, and we want to share some insights from…

Emory Libraries Celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

  November is National American Indian Heritage Month, also commonly called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The first American Indian Day was celebrated by a few state governments shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the federal government proclaimed the month of November as a time…

Share your fall 2020 experiences with remote services on our survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we teach, learn, and do research. Emory Libraries is conducting a survey of Emory University students, faculty, and staff to learn more about their fall 2020 experiences with remote teaching and learning, virtual library resources and services, and online workshops to discover what improvements we can make. Please…

LGBTQ+ History Month: Centering Black Queer Histories

Happy LGBTQ+ History Month! This month, Emory Libraries is celebrating the experiences and histories of Black queer folks. Too often, the queer experience is reduced to the histories of white, cisgender men, leaving out other voices. The resources we have highlighted for this month, divided into Individual and Personal Perspectives and Academic and Ethnographic Perspectives,…

Celebrating International Pronouns Day October 21

Today is International Pronouns Day! Emory Libraries celebrates the entirety of every person who comes through our doors, and we are proud to promote respect and affirmation of everyone’s pronouns. What is a pronoun, anyway? Pronouns are the words that we use when referring to each other in the third person. For example, I use…

Voting Rights: Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

This is the third in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope the connections that…

Emory undergraduates: Join us for Library Day on October 20!

The Emory Libraries Student Ambassadors (ELSA), in partnership with the Emory Libraries, are excited to host our first virtual Library Day on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The event runs from 4–6pm, and you don’t even have to leave wherever you are to join us! Log on to hear about library resources and upcoming events! Meet your…

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sources for Feature Films

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Oct. 15, we’d like to highlight some additional resources. The Emory Libraries hold thousands of streaming video titles, including educational documentaries, feature films, and primary source materials such as interviews. This blog post focuses on some of the platforms and feature films that may be…

Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Kemal Budak

1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I am originally from Turkey, but I came to the United States in 2007. After living in several cities in Texas, my family and I finally moved to Atlanta in 2015 so that I could begin my graduate studies here at Emory. 2….

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

The city of Atlanta, where Emory University is located, sits on the ancestral lands of the Mvskoke (Muscogee) Creek Nation. On this day, we contemplate the ways in which the histories and experiences of Native people have been obfuscated in service to systemic racism and oppression. The Emory Libraries are committed to working towards restorative justice. In honor of…

Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Anastasiia Strakhova

1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I am a doctoral candidate specializing in Modern Jewish and Russian history. I was born in raised in Ukraine. I did my undergraduate degree there and then received an MA at Central Europe University in Budapest, Hungary. As an international student who has…

Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Alexandra Lemos Zagonel

1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I’m a 5th year doctoral candidate in Latin American History and mother of a 4-year-old. I was born and lived in Brazil for most of my life and migrated to the U.S. along with my husband eleven years ago. We first lived in…