Andrea Abbate Receives Woodruff Library’s Atwood Undergraduate Research Award

At the Emory Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards Ceremony on May 1, Andrea Abbate, Sociology and English double major in the Class of 2017, received the 2017 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award for her Sociology Honors Thesis, “Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty: A Qualitative Analysis of Food Justice Narratives and Activist Identities Among Community Gardeners…

Library student employees SUMMER READS

Students working in the Emory Libraries tend to be voracious readers. When they finally get a break from the academic year’s required reading, you’ll find some of them already have a list of books they’re looking forward to enjoying in the warm-weather months. Here’s a peek at what made it onto their summer reading lists:…

Alumni and the Library

As you prepare for graduation, you can count on many of the same great library services as alumni, which you’ve come to expect as a student.  As Emory alumni, you will always have access to the library.  You only need to update your record at the Library Service Desk, then you can continue to check…

Put a badge on it: incentives for data sharing and reproducibility

How do you encourage researchers to share the data underlying their publications? The journal Psychological Science introduced a digital badge system in 2014 to signify when authors make the data and related materials accompanying their articles openly available. Criteria to earn the Open Data badge include (1) sharing data via a publicly accessible repository with…

Circulating laptops available in Woodruff Library

The Music & Media Library has started to circulate a small collection of four MacBook and six Dell laptops for a circulating period of seven days.  This collection was created in response to requests from faculty, staff, and students, for whom the 3-hour circulating collection was not meeting their needs. Many of the faculty and staff use the computers…

Sciku Winner

In an effort to help promote the Atlanta Science Festival this year, the Emory Libraries collaborated with ASF to conduct a pair of science haiku (sciku) contests in the Science Commons’ book alcove. The first contest ended Friday, March 10th, and the winner was Julia Gensheimer, a chemistry major in the class of 2019. Three…

Armchair Space Travel

By Kristan Majors This week the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival launches here on campus with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly.  In recognition of this, Emory’s librarians have compiled a list of science fiction about space travel and other worlds. Emory faculty, students, and staff can check out any of the books from the Science Commons exhibit. …

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Tuesday, March 21, 5:30-8:30 PM

Edit Wikipedia for the greater good! For the second year in a row, Emory University Libraries will host a local event for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Art + Feminism is a worldwide campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to empower new editors. The event will be held as…

Finding Black History: Umbra Search and Google Arts and Culture

Over the past 28 days, libraries and archives from the New York Public Library to the Digital Library of Georgia have showcased African American history collections in celebration of Black History Month. We have identified several sites that will help you find these institutions and collections. Google Arts and Culture’s “Black History and Culture”  features African American history collections from fifty-six museums…

LITS welcomes applications for Graduate Student Fellowships

The Laney Graduate School and several Emory partner entities offer fellowships to advanced graduate students.  (See all fellowships at http://www.gs.emory.edu/professional-development/fellowships/advanced.html )  Emory Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) is offering 7 fellowships for 2017-18 Deadline: Feb 17 by 4pm Emory Libraries Alice Walker Fellowship –  Guidelines Emory Libraries/ECDS Data Services Fellowship     Guidelines Emory Libraries/ECDS Digital…

Equipment available for loan at the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library

Do you need a camera for a project and your cellphone camera just won’t do? Don’t have a laptop but need one for that upcoming conference presentation? Where can you go on campus to find these items for a short term loan? Why, you go to the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library!  …

New year, new skills with Lynda

Last month, I was trying to analyze books we bought in a previous year from a specific vendor. To do so, I wanted to create a script that would take a data from a spreadsheet, send a query to the Library of Congress API, and then process the response. I had never done this. I…