Celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibits, films, and more

Emory Libraries will celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibitions, films, graphic novels, and other resources that you can enjoy. Exhibitions: Emory Libraries exhibition examines intersecting lives and work of Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker (major exhibition running through May 18)   Events: 12th Night Revel with poet Major Jackson to Read More …

Emory Libraries receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

Emory Libraries received the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The LEAD Award honors academic library programs, policies, and initiatives that encourage and support DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) across their campus and surrounding community. These Read More …

Lisa Fenn appointed as senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum

Lisa Fenn joined Emory University on Dec. 1 as the inaugural senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Among other responsibilities, Fenn will guide the work of the current library and museum DEI committees and assist their human resources departments on DEI matters relating to hiring Read More …

New library research guides to make your projects and papers successful

Emory’s subject librarians create research guides to organize course and subject-specific materials, curate library resources, and share research information to help students flourish in their studies and faculty in their teaching. Browse the many library guides on a variety of subjects, topics, and courses and use them to discover recommended resources for your major, to learn Read More …

Emory Digital Collections update for October 2023

  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. Each month, staff in Library Technology and Digital Strategies will provide an update sharing what has been added to EDC during the preceding month. Here’s what was added in October 2023: Read More …

Emory subject librarians, in their own words

Few student-facing library staff members may be as mysterious to undergraduates as the 40+ Emory subject librarians. Through a series of interviews conducted by Emory Libraries Student Ambassadors (ELSA), subject librarians were asked to share more about their roles.   Emory Libraries organizes the work of subject librarians into six broad categories: collection development and Read More …

Marking the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Warning: This article contains descriptions of violence and assault. Nov. 9–10, 2023, marks 85 years since Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. Also known as November Pogrom, it was a wide-scale pogrom in the Third Reich that in November of 1938 included Nazi Germany, Austria, and parts of the former Czechoslovakia. Pogrom is a Read More …

Hispanic Heritage Month: Small press books on the history of Latinx Americans

We continue to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), which commemorates the important contributions of the over 60 million Americans who trace their roots to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean and Spain.   Our second blog post here highlights recent books published by university presses Read More …

Rose Library exhibition examines intersecting lives and work of Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor, and Alice Walker

Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will open a major exhibition in October that will bring together, for the first time, the lives and work of three Georgia-born artists – painter/illustrator Benny Andrews and writers Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker. “At the Crossroads with Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Read More …

Celebrating diversity through literature: the Lambda Literary Awards exhibit 

This October, Emory’s Woodruff Library has curated a small book display dedicated to celebrating the Lambda Literary Awards. This captivating collection showcases an array of outstanding LGBTQ+ literature recognized for its exceptional contribution to the literary landscape. Our exhibit features everything from diverse and creative novels that challenge social norms, poetry that explores the intricacies Read More …

New deposit process for OpenEmory

Welcome to the new OpenEmory! OpenEmory is an open access repository of Emory faculty scholarly works and a service of Emory Libraries. It was created in response to the Emory Open Access Policy passed by Faculty Council in March 2011. The scope of OpenEmory at its 2012 launch was Emory faculty-authored articles. In 2016, it Read More …

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2023: Recent literary additions

At the Emory Libraries, we’re pleased to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place each year between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. This period commemorates the important contributions of the over 60 million Americans who trace their roots to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean and Spain. In Read More …