Meet 2015-2016 Woodruff-ECDS Fellow Joanna Mundy

This is the first post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2015-2016 Woodruff Library and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the Woodruff Library, and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), the fellowships support advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end…

Check out the Science Commons

The Science Commons occupies much of the second floor of the recently completed Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center addition.  Accentuated by the 4-story atrium, the newest incarnation of the chemistry library is an open space full of glass and light.  In the words of David Lynn, the out-going Chair of the Chemistry department, “this is…

Five Things We Love About Open Access

Happy Open Access Week 2015! Open Access Week is an annual global advocacy event to raise awareness about the benefits of Open Access (OA). Put simply, “open access” is the free, immediate, online access to scholarship and the right to reuse that scholarship as needed (Peter Suber, 2004). To honor the occasion, here…

Evidence at Emory Libraries

Some of us grew up hearing the story that people living in 1492 believed the earth was flat. 1492 was the year Christopher Columbus first “sailed the ocean blue.” On October 14 (2015), all Emory 1st year students will attend the Evidence Town Hall in WoodPEC, where two professors, Dr. James Morey of English and Dr. Eric Weeks of Physics,…

What rhymes with demystified? Library Simplified

It’s 3 a.m. You’re using the Woodruff Library computers, study spaces or resources like the library catalog, discoverE or one of the 600+ databases that we subscribe to. Or you are working on a research project that’s due next week (because of course YOU would never wait until the very last minute). And then you run into a…

Welcome EaglePrint!

In this digital age, academic life at Emory and most other universities still relies heavily on paper printing. EaglePrint was officially launched on June 1, 2015 as the next evolution of student printing at Emory. Compared to the previous years of the Student Printing service at Emory, EaglePrint is greatly simplified.  In previous years, there…

Improving Student Research Skills

Are your students’ research skills up to snuff? Do their citations measure up? If you feel a certain amount of trepidation every time you have to grade a research project or paper, the Library can help! The librarians at Woodruff provide a variety of instructional services  for your classes that can sharpen your students’ information literacy abilities and…

Faculty and student feedback sought on Libraries’ current and future needs

Attention, Emory faculty and students: You can have an impact on the future plans for the Libraries. Emory Libraries is seeking faculty and student volunteers to share how they use library spaces in brief tours with consultants, and discuss the Libraries’ current and future needs in focus groups.  We are currently developing a Master Plan…

Woodruff Library Welcomes New MediaLab

In August, Student Digital Life opened MediaLab in the former Emory College Language Lab space across from the Music & Media Library desk. This new multimedia production space is equipped with industry leading tools and services and allows students to create projects using a variety of software and hardware.  Along with video (Adobe Premiere and…

OpenCon 2015 Scholarship Deadline 9/1/15 – Apply now!

OpenCon 2015 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2015 (http://www.opencon2015.org). OpenCon 2015, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations from around the world, is…

Emory Libraries’ Summer Construction Update

It’s been a busy summer of renovations and construction for the Emory Libraries, and several projects are about to be finished and ready to open for fall semester. The total renovation of MARBL on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library is getting some finishing touches and will open initially for instruction and reading room use…

Check out the new ECLC Self-learning Languages website

Make learning a new language your goal!  In the 21st century, proficiencies in foreign languages and cultures are becoming crucial for the workplace and can give anyone’s career a boost. However, as any learners of languages can attest, attaining proficiency in a foreign language requires consistent and frequent practice over a long period of time….