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Emory’s Rose Library receives NEH grant for Black Print Culture project

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a planning grant of $46,630 to the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University for The Wayfinder Project: Revealing Black Print Culture to a Linked World, 1830-. The Wayfinder project is an initiative to reimagine James Danky and Maureen Hady’s 1998 “African…

Lobby renovation on tap for Woodruff Library

The Woodruff Library lobby is getting a long-awaited makeover. Renovation construction will begin just after Commencement on May 9 and will continue throughout the summer. Improvements will include making the entrance ADA compliant and remodeling the waiting areas. “We’re excited to begin fall semester with a new, more welcoming and accessible lobby,” said Emory Libraries…

Emory Libraries’ DEI committee publishes chapter in DEI excellence book

Members of the Emory Libraries’ DEI committee wrote a chapter for “Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries,” which was published this month. The chapter, titled “The Making of Emory Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: A Case Study,” was written by current and past members of the professional development subcommittee….

Poet Marilyn Chin to give virtual reading to celebrate Women’s History Month

Award-winning poet Marilyn Chin will share her work in a virtual reading at Emory University on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. The online reading, which is open to the public at no charge, also celebrates Women’s History Month. The event is part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series founded by Emory’s Stuart…

Online event spotlights mistreatment of Black patients in Jim Crow-era mental hospitals

In recognition of Black History Month in February, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library will present a thought-provoking online event called “Jim Crow in the Asylum: Contesting Custody and Care in Southern Psychiatric Hospitals after WWII,” with Dr. Kylie Smith, PhD, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12 p.m. The event is open to both Emory…

Sign up for One Book, One Read

Have you read “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson? It’s the selected book for One Book, One Read, a national program with a local partnership led by the Atlanta Fulton Public Library Foundation (AFPLF) and the Fulton County Library System, with support from the Emory Libraries. An Oprah’s Book Club pick and…

Calliope’s Cabinet: Video series puts spotlight on Emory Libraries’ rare collections

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, and Emory Libraries are proud to announce the launch of “Calliope’s Cabinet: An Exploration of Curious Innovations Through the Ages.” This new video series seeks to inspire Emory innovators and connect them to Emory University Library resources by showcasing unusual and thought-provoking archival material from deep in Emory’s library…

Letters of Samuel Beckett Location Register receives Delmas Foundation grant

The Gladys Kieble Delmas Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Letters of Samuel Beckett Project at Emory University to complete the Location Register of the Letters of Samuel Beckett. The year-long grant will support the verification of letters in European and non-western public archives to make bibliographical information available for future research. The…

Lisa Macklin named the interim dean and university librarian of Emory Libraries

Lisa Macklin has been named the interim dean and university librarian of Emory Libraries. Macklin serves Emory Libraries as associate dean of research, engagement, and scholarly communications. She oversees collection management, research and engagement, instruction and engagement, assessment and user experience, and scholarly communications. She will serve in this position while Emory University finalizes the…

Libraries roll out beta version of new search engine, request feedback

Emory Libraries is launching a new library search engine that will make searches easier and more complete for users. Simply called Library Search, it will debut January 6, but the beta version is available now. The Libraries are asking Emory students, faculty, and staff to take the new search engine for a test drive at…

Emory acquires rare materials highlighting work of Bram Stoker, renowned author of “Dracula”

Click here to read the feature article “Vampire in the Library: Bram Stoker collection celebrates his literary immortality at Emory’s Rose Library” Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired what some are describing as the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare materials highlighting the work of Bram Stoker, 19th…

Watch vintage amateur Emory films and learn about home movies on October 21

Take some time out to watch amateur films from the Emory University, Rose Library, and Oxford College vaults while learning how to care for your own home movies. The Emory Libraries’ Preservation Office is hosting the University’s first Home Movie Day at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Click here to register. The event…