Celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibits, films, and more

Emory Libraries will celebrate African American History Month with poetry readings, exhibitions, films, graphic novels, and other resources that you can enjoy. Exhibitions: Emory Libraries exhibition examines intersecting lives and work of Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker (major exhibition running through May 18)   Events: 12th Night Revel with poet Major Jackson to Read More …

Award-winning poet Major Jackson to read his work at Emory University

Major Jackson, an award-winning poet and host of the podcast “The Slowdown,” will give a public reading during a visit to Emory University on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2023, at 3 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on the Emory campus. Jackson’s books will be for sale at the reading, with a signing Read More …

Lyndon Batiste chosen for 2024 American Library Association Emerging Leaders program

Lyndon Batiste, head of user services for the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University, has been named to the 2024 American Library Association Emerging Leaders program. Batiste will join a select cohort of 50 early-career librarians from across the US and Canada participating in project planning groups and networking events, gaining an inside look Read More …

Lisa Fenn appointed as senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum

Lisa Fenn joined Emory University on Dec. 1 as the inaugural senior director of belonging, diversity, and equity for Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Among other responsibilities, Fenn will guide the work of the current library and museum DEI committees and assist their human resources departments on DEI matters relating to hiring Read More …

Emory marks 50 years of hip hop with special Nov. 10 campus event, exhibit at Science Gallery Atlanta

As hip hop’s 50th anniversary this year continues to be celebrated across Atlanta and the music world, Emory University is marking the genre’s success and staying power with a special Nov. 10 campus event and an exhibit at Science Gallery Atlanta co-sponsored by the University. Clint Fluker, senior director of culture, community and partner engagement Read More …

Rose Library exhibition examines intersecting lives and work of Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor, and Alice Walker

Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will open a major exhibition in October that will bring together, for the first time, the lives and work of three Georgia-born artists – painter/illustrator Benny Andrews and writers Flannery O’Connor and Alice Walker. “At the Crossroads with Benny Andrews, Flannery O’Connor and Alice Read More …

Two speakers to share how academic libraries and museums can value community over collections

What would it look like for archives, libraries, and museums to value their communities over their collections? How can these institutions more fully embrace practices of listening and relationship building, while interrupting traditional practices rooted in colonialism? The Emory and Atlanta communities are invited to “Centering Community in Museums, Libraries, and Archives” on Wednesday, June Read More …

Rosalyn Metz appointed to new position for Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum

Rosalyn Metz, associate university librarian, Library Technology and Digital Strategies for Emory Libraries, will assume the inaugural role of chief technology officer, libraries and museum and associate university librarian for digital strategies effective June 1, 2023. In this new role, Metz will lead the creation of a unified vision and implementation for current and future Read More …

(postponed) April 18 event to highlight oral history collections of Ebola and COVID-19 experiences 

Event postponed UPDATE: In response to feedback, the “Documenting Health Crises: Oral Histories of Covid and Ebola” event will not be held on the Emory campus on Tuesday, April 18, at 4 p.m. as scheduled. The program will instead be virtual, so that international audiences may participate. Stay tuned for the new date and time Read More …

Clinton Fluker appointed Emory University Libraries and Museum’s inaugural senior director of culture, community, and partner engagement

Clinton Fluker, curator of African American collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, has been appointed Emory University Libraries and Museum’s inaugural senior director of culture, community, and partner engagement for the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Emory Libraries effective June 1, 2023. Valeda F. Dent, Emory’s vice provost of libraries Read More …

Event with Atlanta Black photographers Jim Alexander and Tom Dorsey is March 23

Members of the Emory, Atlanta, and surrounding communities are invited to a conversation on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. with celebrated Atlanta Black photographers Jim Alexander and Tom Dorsey. The conversation, to be held in the Jones Room in Emory University’s Woodruff Library, will be moderated by Carlton Mackey, assistant director, community dialogue and Read More …

Get a little lit with the Short Story Dispenser

The word most people use to describe it is “cool.” Yes, there is a cool new interactive machine near the Banjo Coffee shop on Level 1 of Woodruff Library – a Short Story Dispenser. The dispenser is an Emory Arts project to highlight poems, prose, and comics by Emory authors, particularly students, as well as Read More …