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Decatur Book Festival on Oct. 1 features Emory authors

The Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University returns to downtown Decatur for a one-day event on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, with more than triple the number of in-person author sessions – 16 this year – as there were last year. Speaker sessions with book authors will take place in-person at First Baptist Church of…

Welcome letter from Valeda F. Dent, vice provost of libraries and museum

Dear Emory students, faculty, staff, and visitors, As we settle into a new academic season, I am reminded of how much our world has changed over the past few years. Many of these changes were unanticipated, sweeping in nature, and transformative. In almost every major sector of our collective experiences, whether in healthcare, global relations,…

Free vinyl giveaway at Music and Media Library Sept. 6-15

Want to expand your music collection for free? The Music and Media Library is having a huge vinyl giveaway Sept. 6–15. There will be over 7,500 LP records (33 1/3-speed) up for grabs, as well as more than 1,000 CDs. They are mostly classical music records, but there are a few rock and jazz albums….

Podcast studio, self-checkouts, new lobby among improvements at Emory Libraries

The Emory Libraries is introducing several changes for the 2022-2023 academic year, designed to make the library experience more productive and enjoyable for Emory students, faculty, staff and visitors. New vice provost of libraries and museum In July, Dr. Valeda F. Dent began as the new vice provost of libraries and museum for the Emory…

Rose Library condemns attack on Salman Rushdie

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University expresses deep concern for Salman Rushdie’s well-being and sends every good wish for his recovery from a violent attack last week. In 2006, when the library acquired the papers of Salman Rushdie, the acquisition marked an important commitment to the long-term stewardship…

Rose Library opens Pride Month with exhibit on queer pulp fiction

The Rose Library is kicking off Pride Month with a new exhibit, “Forbidden Loves and Secret Lusts: Selections from the Golden Age of Queer Pulp Fiction,” featuring queer pulp novels from its collections. Pulp novels—paperback books printed on cheap paper and distributed at magazine stands and drug stores—revolutionized the way that America read in the…

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…