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Check out the Science Commons

The Science Commons occupies much of the second floor of the recently completed Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center addition.  Accentuated by the 4-story atrium, the newest incarnation of the chemistry library is an open space full of glass and light.  In the words of David Lynn, the out-going Chair of the Chemistry department, “this is…

Five Things We Love About Open Access

Happy Open Access Week 2015! Open Access Week is an annual global advocacy event to raise awareness about the benefits of Open Access (OA). Put simply, “open access” is the free, immediate, online access to scholarship and the right to reuse that scholarship as needed (Peter Suber, 2004). To honor the occasion, here…

Evidence at Emory Libraries

Some of us grew up hearing the story that people living in 1492 believed the earth was flat. 1492 was the year Christopher Columbus first “sailed the ocean blue.” On October 14 (2015), all Emory 1st year students will attend the Evidence Town Hall in WoodPEC, where two professors, Dr. James Morey of English and Dr. Eric Weeks of Physics,…

Welcome EaglePrint!

In this digital age, academic life at Emory and most other universities still relies heavily on paper printing. EaglePrint was officially launched on June 1, 2015 as the next evolution of student printing at Emory. Compared to the previous years of the Student Printing service at Emory, EaglePrint is greatly simplified.  In previous years, there…

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…

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….

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…

Practical Archives Research Tips, March 18th ARP Brown Bag

Come join us for a conversation about archival research, both domestic and international.  Hear how two Emory graduate students planned and conducted research in archives, and pick-up practical tips that will save you time and produce better scholarship. Understanding Archives Brown Bag Series: Practical Archives Research Tips with Cecily Boles and Catherine Barth Wednesday, March…

Fair Use Week 2015

Have you ever included a quote in a research paper? Used a chart or graph in a presentation to provide critical commentary or analysis? Written a book review? Have you ever copied a few paragraphs from a news article to share with your students in class? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions,…