Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Primary Sources

By Chella Vaidyanathan, European/world history librarian and Erica Bruchko, US history librarian  We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. – Jimmy Carter Nothing is more exciting as the process of unearthing the past to understand and appreciate the beauty and richness of…

Building A Home Digitization Station

How are we continuing to digitize Emory Libraries audiovisual material during COVID-19? By building a home digitization station, of course!  Although our audio and video digitization workstations have many parts, their core components are actually quite portable. Taking cues from resources in the moving image archives community (in particular, Ashley Blewer’s Minimum Viable Station and…

Summer 2020 Emory EDGE Online Library Workshops

The Emory Libraries will be hosting a series of online skill-building workshops for undergraduates this summer. 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…

Alumni and the Library

Congratulations on graduation! We want to provide a few reminders to you regarding library services as an Emory graduate! Whether you are staying in Atlanta or moving elsewhere, you will still have access to Subject Librarians for assistance via phone/Zoom, email, or chat. Once you join the Emory Alumni Association (EAA), you will have access…

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Streaming Video and Multimedia Resources

Streaming Video at Emory The Emory Libraries hold thousands of streaming video titles, including educational documentaries, feature films, and primary source materials such as interviews. Below is a selection of titles either produced by or focusing on people of Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) heritage.   For more streaming video content, explore discoverE (the…

Intertwining paths: The papers of Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young

By Maureen McGavin Poets and friends Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young met as Harvard undergraduates, became part of the Dark Room Collective, and journeyed from rising talents to established poets. Now their papers cross paths at the Rose Library. Tracy K. Smith and Kevin Young were budding poets and Harvard undergraduates in the early…

Learning at a Distance

Has COVID-19 got you stir crazy? Spend some time whipping up your mind with the wide variety of courses and tutorials available to you from LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). Once you complete a course, you will be awarded a certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn profile and your resume to demonstrate your knowledge of…

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emory Libraries

By Gautham Reddy, South Asian Studies and Religion librarian   Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate Asian Amerian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. This event commemorates the important contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Did you know that there are more than 24 million people who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander…

Monitoring Library Collections Remotely

The staff of the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab is working remotely right now, but we still need to keep track of the environmental conditions in our important library collections spaces. During COVID-19 social distancing and remote work conditions, we no longer have direct access to our onsite data loggers, so we had to find creative…

Emory Libraries debuts Framing Shadows online exhibit

Emory Libraries debuted the online exhibit site on April 29 for “Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection.”     The online exhibit is based on the physical exhibit of the same name, which was on display in Emory University Woodruff Library throughout most of 2019. “Framing Shadows” was…

Libraries launch preview of new Emory Digital Collections resource

The Emory Libraries have launched a beta preview of Emory Digital Collections. This new online resource is a key offering of the Digital Library Program (DLP), a multi-year Emory Libraries strategic initiative to deliver long-term digital access to distinctive cultural heritage and scholarship collections from Emory University. The Emory Digital Collections site is the digital…

Emory mourns sudden passing of Rose Library curator Pellom McDaniels

We are mourning the loss of Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, who passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, April 19, 2020. McDaniels earned both his master of arts and PhD in American Studies from Emory University’s Institute of…