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…

Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series

The Emory Libraries, campus, and community partners have launched a series of celebrations to honor the legacy of our colleague and friend, Dr. Pellom McDaniels III 06G 07PhD. He was a Renaissance man whose hard work, discipline, and talent are reflected in the roles and titles he held throughout his lifetime. He was an accomplished…

Black Students’ Activism at Emory: Past and Present

This is the first in a series of blog posts that brings together Emory Libraries’ resources with the current struggle to foster social change and anti-racism. Over the course of the series, topics will include Black Student Activism at Emory, Protests and Movements, Voting Rights and Public Policy, and Authors and Artists as Activists. We hope…

Access Online Newspapers Daily

During these challenging times, we know that you want to stay informed on current events. The Emory Libraries have some good news for you — as an Emory employee, you have free, convenient online access to a vast selection of newspapers! To locate a specific e-newspaper or e-journal: Go to the Emory Libraries ejournal tool…

Fall 2020 Emory Edge Library Workshops for Undergraduates

The Emory Libraries will be hosting a series of online skill-building workshops for undergraduates this fall. See our schedule for offerings that can help you develop your research, media literacy, and digital literacy skills to succeed here at Emory and in your future endeavors. All workshops will have versions that you can attend live, as…

Virtual 2020 Decatur Book Festival spotlights Emory-related authors

The AJC Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University is going virtual this year, with several events featuring an Emory presence. The online festival begins on Friday, Sept. 4, with 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Emory University professor Jericho Brown (“The Tradition”) as the keynote speaker, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 4, with 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning…

Libraries reopening for fall with new access options for Emory patrons

The Emory Libraries have implemented several changes for the fall semester to create a safer research environment for Emory students, faculty and staff. During the summer, departments throughout the Libraries have been collaborating on the best way to offer services and materials to Emory students, faculty, and staff while following COVID-19 protocols. The library staff…

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Services

Welcome to the Emory Libraries! Whether you are just beginning your Emory journey or are coming back for a new semester, we are happy you are part of our Emory community and are here to help. Fall 2020 will be an unprecedented semester, and we know you likely have many questions. We’ll be keeping our…

What’s new in the discoverE Combined Tab? CDI!

On Sunday, August 9, 2020 we are looking forward to an upgrade from vendor Ex Libris to the central index that supplies articles and other content beyond Emory local collections to our discoverE “Combined Tab”. It’s called Central Discovery Index (CDI) and will have these improvements:   Lots more content Ex Libris combined the indexes…

Dear John Lewis and Dear CT Vivian

by Karen Garrabrant, senior acquisitions assistant In the wake of the passing of a pair of civil rights icons, John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, the Emory Libraries Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee invites you to share your thoughts about these men and the impact they have had on you. As news of the passing…

Emory community mourns passing of civil rights leader C.T. Vivian

Emory Libraries and the Emory community are mourning the passing on Friday (July 17) of Rev. C.T. Vivian, 95, a civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and spent his life speaking out for equality for African Americans. A Baptist minister, activist, and author, Vivian received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from…