Posts Tagged: Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Emory Libraries is proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Every June, we take the opportunity to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ members of our community. Pride is about lifting each other up, honoring our long struggle for equality, and recommitting ourselves to the fight against all forms of oppression that still exist.  This year, in honor of the Tokyo Olympics beginning this summer, we wanted to call attention…

Diverse Stories: What Cookbooks Can Tell You

This is the fifth 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 represent our communities and their interests. My grandmother read cookbooks like others read novels. Cookbooks can…

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…

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…

Linguistic Diversity at Emory Libraries: A New Focus on Telugu for our South Asia Collection

This is the second 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. South Asia is one of the most linguistically diverse regions…

March 11th – World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film is an annual observance held on March 11 over the world, which has taken place for the past 11 years. This day was created in 2010 by Javed Mohammed, a writer and producer from California. The main aim of the celebration is to share and discuss…

Emory Libraries Collection Diversity Efforts Blog Series

This is the first 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 Emory Libraries are continually assessing and evaluating our collection…

Celebrate Black History Month with Streaming Video

This is the first of a series of posts highlighting digital collections that celebrate Black history. With the Libraries’ subscription to Academic Video Online (AVON) and other streaming video services, members of the Emory community can access hundreds of documentary films that celebrate the Black experience in the United States and abroad. Here’s a list of…

Emory Libraries Commemorates the National Day of Racial Healing on January 19th

January 19th is the 5th National Day of Racial Healing! The National Day of Racial Healing is “a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world,”  Today, the Emory Libraries…

Celebrating International Pronouns Day October 21

Today is International Pronouns Day! Emory Libraries celebrates the entirety of every person who comes through our doors, and we are proud to promote respect and affirmation of everyone’s pronouns. What is a pronoun, anyway? Pronouns are the words that we use when referring to each other in the third person. For example, I use…

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sources for Feature Films

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Oct. 15, we’d like to highlight some additional resources. The Emory Libraries hold thousands of streaming video titles, including educational documentaries, feature films, and primary source materials such as interviews. This blog post focuses on some of the platforms and feature films that may be…