Emory Marks a Decade of Open Access and OpenEmory Celebrates 20,000 Total Works

On March 15, 2011, the Emory Faculty Council passed an open access policy, joining a growing number of institutions making a commitment to share the results of their faculty research with audiences across the world. Through the policy, all Emory faculty members proactively grant permission to the university “to capture and make available his or her scholarly articles the author has…

Collecting Atlanta hip hop recordings

This is the fourth of a series of blog posts to highlight the Libraries’ efforts to build more inclusive and diverse collections, from reflecting under-represented groups and marginalized populations to acquiring more unique material from smaller publishers, to better representing our communities and their interests. In 2017, hip hop officially became the most commercially successful…

Fighting AAPI attacks and discrimination

The shootings last month at three Atlanta-area Asian spas were a shocking wake-up call to many people unaware of how serious the attacks on Asians and Asian Americans have become in the U.S., especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Six of the eight people who died were Asian women, and…

Latin American LGBT and Small Press Collections at Emory

This is the third of a series of blog posts to highlight the Libraries’ efforts to build more inclusive and diverse collections, from reflecting under-represented groups and marginalized populations to acquiring more unique material from smaller publishers, to better representing our communities and their interests. The acquisition of LGBT materials from Latin America and the…

2021 Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Virtual), Wednesday, April 21, 3-5 pm

Edit Wikipedia to make sure women are represented. This is the sixth year that the Emory University Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve the coverage of women in Wikipedia by training new Wikipedia editors. This year’s edit-a-thon will be hosted virtually, via Zoom. Only 18.8% of English…

Announcing the 2021 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award

Dear undergraduate students, did you work on a stellar research paper or digital project this academic year? If your answer is yes, please consider submitting it for the Elizabeth Long Atwood Award. The Woodruff Library is again sponsoring an award for undergraduate research. A panel of faculty and librarians will award up to three prizes…

Linguistic Diversity at Emory Libraries: A New Focus on Telugu for our South Asia Collection

This is the second of a series of blog posts to highlight the Libraries’ efforts to build more inclusive and diverse collections, from reflecting under-represented groups and marginalized populations to acquiring more unique material from smaller publishers, to better representing our communities and their interests. South Asia is one of the most linguistically diverse regions…

Bound with History: Encounters with the Rose Library’s Collections Series Three

If you attended and enjoyed our inaugural year’s (2018) event on our artists’ books collection, we have good news for you! On Tuesday, April 13, we are hosting our fifth event, “History of Pop-up Books” from 4-5 p.m. (virtual event). The Zoom link will be emailed to you after you complete the registration. Two pop-up…

March 11th – World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film is an annual observance held on March 11 over the world, which has taken place for the past 11 years. This day was created in 2010 by Javed Mohammed, a writer and producer from California. The main aim of the celebration is to share and discuss…

Celebrate Women’s History Month with an E-book

During Women’s History Month 2021, we celebrate the rising awareness of women’s impact on society and recognize the roles of diverse women: we see that women’s labor, voices, and leadership are integral to building a better world. To learn more about women who are making history, check out these e-books:   We Should All Be…

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to give free Emory University reading online

UPDATE 3/25/2021: If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy this program – or if you’d like to watch it again – you can view the recording on YouTube at this link. Current US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet laureate, will read her poems at an event hosted by the Stuart…

Celebrate Black History Month 2021 by Exploring Black Newspapers

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. As filmmaker Stanley Nelson noted, “from the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that otherwise would have gone undocumented” (The Black…