Ongoing – “Courageous Expression: African American History Collections at Emory,” Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Level 10, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. Recently updated display features black print culture, African-American history and culture, the civil rights movement and the post civil rights movements. Free and open to the public during regular library hours. Information: email@example.com, 404.727.6887, http://marbl.library.emory.edu/african-american-collections.html.
Through Sat. Aug. 8, 2009 – “Slave, Soldier, Citizen: The Journey of William H. Scott,”
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Level 10, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. For more information: Randall Burkett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.0129, http://marbl.library.emory.edu/current-exhibitions.html.
Through Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – “A Keeping of Records: The Art and Life of Alice Walker,”
Schatten Gallery and Corridor Gallery, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. For more information: Julie Delliquanti, email@example.com, 404.727.0136.
Through Wed. Sept. 30, 2009 – “12th Night Poetry,” outside ECIT, Level 2, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. Beautifully designed materials from this yearly revel and fundraising event celebrating poetry and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. For more information: Julie Delliquanti, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.0136.
Fri. June 5, 2009 - Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – “Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century,” Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st St., New York, NY 10023. Co-curated by Walter Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory. First major exhibition to explore the central role played by printed illustrations of Biblical subjects during the 16th century. Pitts Theology Library and MARBL are contributing digital images for the catalog, preservation expertise and seven books to the exhibition, including five volumes of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible. For more information: 212.408.1500 or http://www.mobia.org/exhibitions/detail.php?exhibition_id=52.
Tues. July 21, 2009 – “Emerging Trends in Libraries,” Librarian’s Assembly summer program, 2-3 p.m., Jones Room, Woodruff Library. Presentations by staff members who attended conferences over the past year. They'll share knowledge gained of emerging trends and technologies in librarianship, in light of the reduced travel budget this year. Open to all library staff members. Anyone interested in contributing or presenting a topic is welcome; contact Alain St. Pierre for more information at email@example.com.
Oct. 17, 2009 – Jan. 24, 2010 – “Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century,” Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. Co-curated by Walter Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory. First major exhibition to explore the central role played by printed illustrations of Biblical subjects during the 16th century. Pitts Theology Library and MARB are contributing digital images for the catalog, preservation expertise and seven books to the exhibition, including five volumes of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible. For more information: Priyanka Sinha, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-727-4282.
Tues. Oct. 20, 2009 – Reformation Day at Emory: “Luther and the Education of Youth,” Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. This 22nd annual celebration features lectures, music and worship. Evening concert features Bach’s Cantata 126, based on the chorale “Keep us, O’ Lord, in thy Word.” All events are on the Emory campus and are free and open to the public; reservations required for luncheon. Continuing education credits will be awarded to those who complete request form and submit $10 fee. For more information: Pat Graham, email@example.com, 404.727.4165.
Late February/Early March 2010 – Debut of an exhibition based on Salman Rushdie’s archive; opening of archive to the public. Details forthcoming.
“Oxford Dean Creates Scholarship Fund”
June 9, 2009
Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $100,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Oxford. The Bowen Scholarship will provide need-based aid to sophomore students.
“Rare Emory Books Part of New York City Exhibition”
June 8, 2009
Two of Emory University's libraries are contributing items to a New York City exhibition showcasing 16th century Biblical illustrations this summer, and the exhibition will come to Emory's Carlos Museum in the fall.
“State of Academic Libraries”
June 2, 2009
Many libraries have had current year rescissions while many others do not yet know what 2010 might bring. Most libraries are engaged in the painful process of planning for fewer dollars, but most are waiting for final fall enrollment figures, and will not know how much to cut before the beginning of fall classes.
“An Evening With Alice Walker”
May 15, 2009
Last week I had the chance to listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Alice Walker. Having studied and taught her work for more than a decade I was thrilled at the thought of hearing Alice Walker speak in Atlanta, the city from where she graduated, a city close to her hometown, Eatonton.
“Alice Walker: Game Changer”
May 4, 2009
I love Alice Walker and consider her work to be among my formative influences. Her first three novels-- The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, and The Color Purple turned me out when I was a young writer. Alice Walker showed me I have something to write about.
“Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries”
Emory University Libraries have already cut $200,000 (1.8%) from the current (2008–2009) collections budget, and FY2010 will bring additional collection cuts as the library struggles to adjust a reduced budget to inflationary pressures, which can range from five to ten percent, according to an April 2009 report from the library’s Information for Scoial Scientists. Chuck Spornick, head of collection management for the General Libraries, estimates that almost $637,000 (6.0%) will need to be trimmed from the 2010 collections budget.
“Traces of Tragedy”
An online database developed through Emory libraries sheds new light on the slave trade.
—Maureen McGavin, KeyWords writer/editor