Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Anastasiia Strakhova

1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I am a doctoral candidate specializing in Modern Jewish and Russian history. I was born in raised in Ukraine. I did my undergraduate degree there and then received an MA at Central Europe University in Budapest, Hungary. As an international student who has…

Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Alexandra Lemos Zagonel

1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I’m a 5th year doctoral candidate in Latin American History and mother of a 4-year-old. I was born and lived in Brazil for most of my life and migrated to the U.S. along with my husband eleven years ago. We first lived in…

Data Literacy Workshops – October 2020

Please join us for a two-part workshop series (via Zoom) on Data Literacy, presented in partnership by the Woodruff Library and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. These workshops are geared towards undergraduates and those new to working with data. Part One: Consuming and Evaluating Data (October 14, 1-2:30pm) , will introduce you to how to…

ECAS Spring Course Planning: Tips from the Library

Spring semester is right around the corner and the Library recommends these TIPS: COURSE MATERIAL E-only reserves suggested  – allow extra time for finding e-materials and scanning print materials Instructors can get assistance with course reserves, including integrating e-reserves into your Canvas course.  Contact reserves emory edu with questions. E-Books – search discoverE for…

Meet 2020-2021 Woodruff Fellow – Abbey Heller

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? I’m a PhD candidate in Political Science. I was actually born in Atlanta, but my family moved to the Seattle area when I was a kid, so I tend to think of Washington as home/where I’m from even if that’s not entirely accurate….

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…