Monthly Archives: April 2022

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…

Celebrating National Student Employment Week

National Student Employment Week (April 10-16, 2022), established by the National Student Employment Association, recognizes both students who work while attending college and the supervisors who guide the student experience by providing training and mentoring to prepare young people for their careers. In this blog, MacMillan Law Library outreach and programming librarian Sarah Rodgers recalls…

2022 Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (in person and virtual), Tuesday, April 12, 4-6 pm

Join us and help edit Wikipedia to make sure women are represented. Only 19.16% of English Wikipedia biographies profile women, according to the Women in Red WikiProject. The Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon strives to write more articles about notable women of all races, nationalities, and ethnicities (including transgender and nonbinary individuals). This is the seventh…