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….

Woodruff Library visitor hours restricted for student exams

As the semester winds to a close, the Robert W. Woodruff Library is a busy place, filled with students working on papers and studying for their final exams. If you’re a frequent visitor to the library, you may be surprised to learn that visitor hours are restricted from April 27th through May 6th. Although we give…

Level 2 Exhibit BEFORE EBOLA tells the story of contagious disease control

Could smallpox have changed the outcome of the American Revolution?  Leaders worried that it could.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both went to tremendous and dangerous lengths to obtain inoculations against deadly smallpox. Washington sought to inoculate the entire Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and Jefferson was so thrilled by the development of the…

Robert W. Woodruff Library End-of-semester Survival Guide

Quiet Study Areas The higher the floor in Robert W. Woodruff Library, the quieter it will be.  Levels 3 on up are quiet floors. Levels 1 & 2 accommodate more conversations and study groups. The Matheson Reading Room, accessible via the bridge on level 3, is the quietest space of all. If you choose to sit…

Emory Named Host of Prestigious Cheese Collection

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) has been named as the host of a world-renowned collection of rare cheeses previously owned by Harold Stilton, the Duke of Camembert. The collection, which includes thousands of pounds of rare cheeses from around the world, was sought after by prestigious universities around the world. “We are…

Featured database: Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera

This Week’s Featured Database:  Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera.  Find it:  http://pid.emory.edu/f85vz or visit our databases page  and search met opera. Description/focus:  Delivers streamed video and audio of Metropolitan Opera productions.  Includes HD videos of operas from the “Live in HD” series of movie-theater transmissions (available after their transmission dates), videos shown…

New Database: Women and Social Movements International

Welcome to Database of the Week! This blog series from the Robert W. Woodruff Library is intended to give you a brief introduction to databases that you may not know and to provide you with some tips to get you started. To explore all of our databases, please visit Emory Library’s databases page This week’s…