Statement on Systemic Racism and the Emory Libraries’ Commitment

To the Emory Community and our Friends, Supporters, and Patrons, The Emory Libraries staff shares in the pain and frustration felt by communities across the country from the ongoing racial injustice. We are angry, frustrated, and disheartened by the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks (Georgia), Breonna Taylor (Kentucky), George Floyd (Minnesota), Tony…

Woodruff graduate fellows improve websites, establish programs, empower students

Each academic year, Emory Libraries partners with the Laney Graduate School to sponsor the Woodruff Library fellowships that provide Emory graduate students with immersive and meaningful experiences. The fellows work in research and public engagement with Emory librarians; on digital projects with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS); on archival and engagement projects with…

Queer Punks and Radicals: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

As June 2020 draws to a close, it may in retrospect become one of the most notorious LGBTQ+ Pride Months yet. Already jolted by a pandemic’s effects on community gatherings, the sobering groundswell of activism in response to race-based oppression and violence has layered additional complexity atop this purported celebration. The added contradiction of legal…

Celebrating Summer with the Libraries

We in the Emory Libraries have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have access to the academic books you need for your research, teaching, and learning. Now that summer has officially arrived, we want to ensure you have some treats to relax. To relax we are reading, listening or watching a…

What is Juneteenth and Why Didn’t I know About it Sooner?!

By Chaundria Campos, Library Specialist, Oxford College Library Growing up in Georgia as a black woman provided me with endless opportunities to better understand my culture. But somehow, I missed out on the chance to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth or “Freedom Day” is celebrated on June 19th to recognize the day that emancipated…

LGBTQ+ Resources on the American South: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Paige Crowl, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Oxford College Library and Melissa Hackman, Sociology & Development Studies Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library Emory Libraries is excited to continue our celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month. Did you know? June 2020 is the 50th year of Pride celebrations in the United States! In…

From Art Studio to Digitization

When the call went out from Emory Libraries to work remotely due to COVID-19, I took home my computer and a flatbed scanner, the one normally used for scanning book foldouts. Here at home, this scanner has become my only tool for digitizing all types of books. Although I miss the speed of our higher-quality…

Adapting Through Adversity: Keeping Productive (and Sane) During COVID-19

2020 has been anything but normal. Entering the eleventh week of work from home and social distancing practices, we have all experienced impacts to our lives, both professionally and personally. It is very easy to become overwhelmed by the growing uncertainty and conflicting reports about our world returning to some form of stability. At Emory…

LGBTQ Pride Month: Streaming Video at the Emory Libraries

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month in June. This month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, when a raid against the Stonewall Inn, a local gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City, resulted in an act of mass resistance that exploded into a protest of thousands. While…

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Scholarly Journals and E-books

By Erica Bruchko, US history and African American Studies librarian and Guo-hua Wang, International Area Studies Team leader How do we understand the American experience of immigration and migration, of war and American empire, of race and identity, and of social movements for economic and racial justice? These are important questions for scholars of Asian…

Congratulations to the Emory Libraries’ 2020 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award Honorees!

We are very pleased to announce that Sienna Nordquist, Naomi Tesema, Adesola Thomas, and Anna Wachspress are this year’s recipients of the Emory Libraries’ Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award. The Atwood Award recognizes Emory College undergraduates in all disciplines who use the Emory Libraries’ collections and research resources in their original papers, digital projects,…