Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emory Libraries

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Did you know that there are more than 24 million people who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander in the United States today? The U.S. Census defines Asians as people whose backgrounds are from East, Southeast, and South Asia. This includes countries such as China, India,…

Graduate fellows share their project experiences and results

Graduate research fellows for the Emory Libraries and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) shared the results and their experiences from their 2020-2021 projects at a recent presentation. Emory Libraries partners with the Laney Graduate School each academic year to sponsor the fellowships, which provide graduate students with immersive and meaningful experiences. The fellows…

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654. Jewish American Heritage Month had its origins in 1980 when Congress passed Pub. L. 96-237, which authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating…

The social and political activism of the Asian American movement

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month in May, Emory Libraries will take a look at AAPI history in the US and our Libraries’ relevant resources. Despite a long history of immigrants from Asia contributing to the economy, culture, and history of the United States, the term “Asian American” is more recent than…

NYTimes.com for 2021 Grads

    If you are graduating this spring, you will be very happy to learn that you will continue to have access to your activated NYTimes.com student account until December 31, 2021! If you wish to continue access beyond this point, NYTimes’s current promotional rate is $1/week. Sign up here.

Preservation Week at Emory Libraries 

April 25 through May 1 is Preservation Week. An initiative of the American Library Association-Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALA-ALCTS), Preservation Week is a time when institutions across the country highlight at-risk collections and share knowledge about the work of caring for these collections and making them accessible. At Emory Libraries, activities currently underway or recently completed by Preservation and Digitization Services include:  annual updating of emergency preparedness and disaster response documents for all Emory University Libraries and the Library Service Center  removing…

Preparing for interviews or looking for a career?

Interested in conducting research for interview preparation or even just exploring a potential career? Emory Libraries has all the databases you need to get you started! Take a look at our Company & Industry Research Guide to find resources and tips for your career research. This guide will help you be more self-sufficient and confident: -Build a…

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

by Jody Bailey On March 15, 2011, the Emory faculty 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…

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…