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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…

Libraries and LITS support faculty and students during transition to remote classes

by Maureen McGavin Since Emory announced the move to remote teaching on March 11 due to COVID-19 precautions and social distancing, the Emory Libraries and LITS have jumped into high gear, preparing faculty for online course delivery so students can complete spring semester classes off-campus while buildings remain closed. Various departments of the University’s Libraries…

Poet Nikki Giovanni to give free reading at Emory on Feb. 22

This event could reach capacity. Seating is limited, so please plan to arrive early and allow for traffic in the event area. Celebrated activist poet Nikki Giovanni will read her work on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public at…

‘Fake News’ class helps students learn to research and identify false information

by Maureen McGavin Sumedh Khanolkar, a first-year Emory student from Mumbai, India, first became concerned about fake news a few years ago. False rumors about child abductions were spreading through social media in his home country, leading crowds to attack innocent strangers, beating and sometimes even killing them without any evidence. “People have died in…

Poet Kevin Young returns to Emory for reading on Dec. 5

Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young returns to the Emory campus for a reading from his most recent book, “Brown: Poems,” on Thursday, Dec. 5. A reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Library will precede the reading at 7 p.m. in the Carlos Museum, where a book signing will follow. Seating is…

Dogged by finals? Sign up for the Pet Therapy Study Break

As finals approach and stressed-out students crowd into study areas and coffee shops, the Woodruff Library offers a way to relieve some of that tension – its annual Pet Therapy Study Break. On Thursday, Dec.12, from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Jones Room, students can come out to scratch behind some ears and rub some…

ECDS helps launch Emory podcast for healthy living

When Dr. Sharon Bergquist wanted to start a podcast to give people on-the-go access to the latest health and wellness information that could change their lives, she turned to the staff at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. ECDS helped her launch “The Whole Health Cure,” Emory Healthcare’s podcast that aims to inform and inspire…

Story of Atlanta businessman Chip Robert told with exhibit, reception on Sept. 19

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will mark the opening of the Chip Robert Jr. papers with an exhibition that debuts with a public reception on Sept. 19. “Chip Robert: Life as Art” celebrates the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert Jr. (1887-1976), an Atlanta businessman, civil servant, and world traveler….

Emory Libraries offers diverse range of drop-in workshops

This fall, Emory Libraries will offer more drop-in workshops that help students and faculty learn new skills, programs, and software.  “We cover a wide range of topics in our workshops, and we’re always open to hearing feedback, ideas, and suggestions for future workshop programming,” says Sarah Morris, head of instruction and engagement for the Emory…