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Libraries reopening for fall with new access options for Emory patrons

The Emory Libraries have implemented several changes for the fall semester to create a safer research environment for Emory students, faculty and staff. During the summer, departments throughout the Libraries have been collaborating on the best way to offer services and materials to Emory students, faculty, and staff while following COVID-19 protocols. The library staff…

Emory community mourns passing of civil rights leader C.T. Vivian

Emory Libraries and the Emory community are mourning the passing on Friday (July 17) of Rev. C.T. Vivian, 95, a civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and spent his life speaking out for equality for African Americans. A Baptist minister, activist, and author, Vivian received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from…

Statement on Systemic Racism and the Emory Libraries’ Commitment

To the Emory Community and our Friends, Supporters, and Patrons, The Emory Libraries staff shares in the pain and frustration felt by communities across the country from the ongoing racial injustice. We are angry, frustrated, and disheartened by the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks (Georgia), Breonna Taylor (Kentucky), George Floyd (Minnesota), Tony…

Woodruff graduate fellows improve websites, establish programs, empower students

Each academic year, Emory Libraries partners with the Laney Graduate School to sponsor the Woodruff Library fellowships that provide Emory graduate students with immersive and meaningful experiences. The fellows work in research and public engagement with Emory librarians; on digital projects with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS); on archival and engagement projects with…

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…