Protests and Movements: From Anti-Lynching to Black Lives Matter

This is the second in a series of blog posts that brings together Woodruff and Rose Library resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics include Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, Authors and Artists as Activists, and Student Activism. We hope the…

Emory Libraries celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month: Digital Primary Sources

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place each year between September 15 and October 15. This event commemorates the important contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean and Spain. Did you know that there are more…

Alternatives to Meet the Challenge of Course Materials for Students Studying Remotely

Now that the fall semester is under way, it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the challenges instructors and students faced leading up to and in the first few weeks of classes. Here in the Libraries, we received many messages from instructors over the past several weeks asking for options for students to access…

Lifting Every Voice: The Inspiration and Impact of Pellom McDaniels III

When Pellom McDaniels III felt a flash of inspiration, he didn’t let go. Whether it was for a book, an exhibit, or a program, he would spend every waking hour – and sometimes restless nights – fleshing out his idea, then planning, researching, designing, collaborating, and working until he saw it through. McDaniels, curator of…

Returning Library Materials

If you are still in the Atlanta area, we advise you to use the book drops at the following libraries to drop off your returns: Robert W. Woodruff Library (Directions) book drops are located on either side of the main entrance of the Woodruff Library.  Pitts Theology Library (Directions) book drops are located outside the…

Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University has acquired the personal papers of Black Panther Party member, activist, and retired Emory Law faculty member Kathleen Cleaver. The papers, which will reside at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, span Cleaver’s career and life as an activist, particularly as a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP),…

Commercial Textbooks Present Challenges in a Virtual Environment

As we start the fall 2020 semester, staff at Emory Libraries are working hard to provide alternative access to the print course reserves collection, which has historically housed a significant number of required textbooks. However, because of health and safety requirements this fall, all Emory Libraries are unable to provide print reserve services, so students…

Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series

The Emory Libraries, campus, and community partners have launched a series of celebrations to honor the legacy of our colleague and friend, Dr. Pellom McDaniels III 06G 07PhD. He was a Renaissance man whose hard work, discipline, and talent are reflected in the roles and titles he held throughout his lifetime. He was an accomplished…

Black Students’ Activism at Emory: Past and Present

This is the first 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 will include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope…

Access Online Newspapers Daily

During these challenging times, we know that you want to stay informed on current events. The Emory Libraries have some good news for you — as an Emory employee, you have free, convenient online access to a vast selection of newspapers! To locate a specific e-newspaper or e-journal: Go to the Emory Libraries ejournal tool…

Fall 2020 Emory Edge Library Workshops for Undergraduates

The Emory Libraries will be hosting a series of online skill-building workshops for undergraduates this fall. See our schedule for offerings that can help you develop your research, media literacy, and digital literacy skills to succeed here at Emory and in your future endeavors. All workshops will have versions that you can attend live, as…

Virtual 2020 Decatur Book Festival spotlights Emory-related authors

The AJC Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University is going virtual this year, with several events featuring an Emory presence. The online festival begins on Friday, Sept. 4, with 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Emory University professor Jericho Brown (“The Tradition”) as the keynote speaker, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 4, with 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning…