Thank you for being a friend, Ms. White

Monday, January 17th would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. Like many of her adoring fans, I was planning on throwing a Golden Girls bash, which consisted of my wife, our 3 cats, and me. I wanted to invite more people, but as you know, Omicron has put dents in many people’s plans for socializing,…

National Day of Racial Healing 2022 is Jan. 18

The 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing is today, Jan. 18. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action “on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to…

Sign up for One Book, One Read

Have you read “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson? It’s the selected book for One Book, One Read, a national program with a local partnership led by the Atlanta Fulton Public Library Foundation (AFPLF) and the Fulton County Library System, with support from the Emory Libraries. An Oprah’s Book Club pick and…

Public Domain Day 2022: Welcoming works from 1926 to the public domain

Works from 1926 are now open to all, as is a cornucopia of recorded music: An estimated 400,000 sound recordings from before 1923! On January 1, 2022, copyrighted, published works from 1926 entered the US public domain, where they are now free for all to copy, share, and build upon. The lineup this year is…

Remote Alternatives for Spring 2022 Course Support

Greetings. We are republishing this blog post to assist you with the pivot to remote teaching for January 2022. Here are some alternatives and tips for online content to use in your courses, along with remote support for students and researchers. Consider access and affordability of course materials, including Open Educational Resources (OERs) as alternatives…

Calliope’s Cabinet: Video series puts spotlight on Emory Libraries’ rare collections

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, and Emory Libraries are proud to announce the launch of “Calliope’s Cabinet: An Exploration of Curious Innovations Through the Ages.” This new video series seeks to inspire Emory innovators and connect them to Emory University Library resources by showcasing unusual and thought-provoking archival material from deep in Emory’s library…

Emory Libraries has your holiday reading, viewing, and listening options

At the Emory Libraries, we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have access to the academic books you need for your research, teaching, and learning. Now that the winter holiday break is near, we want to ensure you have some leisure material to enjoy. To relax, we are reading, listening…

Letters of Samuel Beckett Location Register receives Delmas Foundation grant

The Gladys Kieble Delmas Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Letters of Samuel Beckett Project at Emory University to complete the Location Register of the Letters of Samuel Beckett. The year-long grant will support the verification of letters in European and non-western public archives to make bibliographical information available for future research. The…

Faculty and researchers, prepare for spring semester before Winter Recess

As you plan for spring semester, we want to share that Emory Libraries will be closed December 24 through January 3 for Winter Recess. Please note that hours vary by location – see our Hours page or visit your library website hours page for details. We encourage you to request course and research materials before the break (by Thursday, December 23) to avoid delays. Here are…

Meet 2021-2022 Woodruff Fellow – Aliaksandr Zaretski

This is the seventh and last post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2021-2022 Woodruff Library and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of…

Streaming Video Documentary Collections for DEI

We are highlighting our DEI documentary film content from Docuseek2 and Academic Video Online (AVON) from Alexander Street Press, as we restart our Diversity in Collections series! These two services provide great amounts of content dedicated to social justice issues, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Please consider these for class assignments and readings as well…

Emory Digital Collections update for October 2021

Since the launch of Emory Digital Collections in April 2020, thousands of items from Emory’s rare and unique holdings have been uploaded to the platform. Beginning in November 2021, staff in Library Technology and Digital Strategies will provide periodic updates sharing what has been added to EDC during the preceding month. Here’s what was added…