The significance of recycling in our community

As Emory’s records manager, I understand the significance of recycling, and in my role, I encourage destroying items that are eligible for destruction. So, what better way is there to destroy items than to recycle those that are recyclable? Although no specific person is responsible for the creation of recycling, it has been a common…

Congratulations to Our Emory Libraries’ 2022 Atwood Undergraduate Research Award Recipients!

We are very pleased to announce that Courtney Norteman, Lauren Oates, Cameron Obioha, Luiza Sobreira, and Mellisa Xie are this year’s recipients of the Emory Libraries’ Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award. The Atwood Award recognizes Emory College undergraduates in all disciplines who use the Emory Libraries’ collections and research resources in their original papers,…

New York Times and Wall Street Journal for 2022 grads

If you are graduating this spring, be sure you’ve registered and activated your New York Times / NYTimes.com and Wall Street Journal / WSJ.com student accounts for continued free access. Your student access to the New York Times will remain active until December 31, 2021, and access to the Wall Street Journal will continue until 90…

Emory’s Rose Library receives NEH grant for Black Print Culture project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a planning grant of $46,630 to the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University for The Wayfinder Project: Revealing Black Print Culture to a Linked World, 1830-. The Wayfinder project is an initiative to reimagine James Danky and Maureen Hady’s 1998 “African…

Lobby renovation on tap for Woodruff Library

The Woodruff Library lobby is getting a long-awaited makeover. Renovation construction will begin just after Commencement on May 9 and will continue throughout the summer. Improvements will include making the entrance ADA compliant and remodeling the waiting areas. “We’re excited to begin fall semester with a new, more welcoming and accessible lobby,” said Emory Libraries…

The social and political activism of the Asian American movement

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month in May, Emory Libraries will take a look at AAPI history in the US and our Libraries’ relevant resources. Despite a long history of immigrants from Asia contributing to the economy, culture, and history of the United States, the term “Asian American” is more recent than…

Alumni and the Library 2022

Congratulations 2022 graduates! We want to provide a few reminders to you regarding library services as an Emory graduate. Whether you are staying in Atlanta or moving elsewhere, you will still have access to subject librarians for assistance via phone/Zoom, email, or chat. Once you join the Emory Alumni Association (EAA), you will have access to several popular databases, including…

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654. Jewish American Heritage Month had its origins in 1980 when Congress passed Pub. L. 96-237, which authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating…

LGBTQ+ Materials and Homosaurus

They/them. She/her. He/him. We use these terms (and plenty of others) to tell others how we should be recognized. Doing so allows us to express ourselves and signal to others both how we think about ourselves and how we would like them to think about us. In the library, terms used to describe materials are…

Magic. Electrical. Duck. Conservation Remediation of DIY “Repaired” Books

“The dog ate my homework.” It really happens! Dogs and cats also occasionally eat books . . . or at least gnaw on them. Well-intentioned library patrons and book collectors sometimes attempt repair of pet and other damage to books with the most immediate solution at home: pressure-sensitive tapes such as magic, electrical, and duck…

April is Records and Information Management (RIM) Awareness Month

I am Tishangi Bennett, Emory’s records and information manager, and I am thrilled to be serving in this role. I am relatively new to Emory, and I truly enjoy consulting, learning, and sharing my RIM expertise with the Emory family. I know many of you may wonder: Why records management? What is records management? Why…

Librarians, Banned Books, and Social Justice

  I want to start off with a personal anecdote. I grew up in an area that was predominantly white, Christian, and politically conservative in a Buddhist family and as a gay, mixed-race individual. When you grow up with people who in many ways not only are not like you, but who dislike or even…