Julie Delliquanti, Schatten Gallery director, is a University Award of Distinction winner

Published 03-20-2012

by Rick Luce, Vice Provost and Director of the Emory Libraries

The Emory Libraries are pleased to announce that Julie Delliquanti, associate curator of library exhibitions and director of the Schatten Gallery in the Robert W. Woodruff Library, has been recognized with an Emory University Award of Distinction.

Each year, the University recognizes 10-15 university employees who have consistently demonstrated outstanding job performance and contributed to its goal of becoming a destination university. Julie’s colleagues nominated her for her tireless and proactive work to enrich the intellectual, cultural, and physical environment of Emory.

Since joining the Libraries in late 2007, Julie has served as the co-curator and exhibit designer for 33 exhibitions in a variety of galleries and spaces. Highlights include “A Keeping of Records: The Art and Life of Alice Walker,” “A World Mapped By Stories: The Salman Rushdie Archive,” “The Future Belongs to the Discontented: The Life and Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff,” and “Shadows of the Sun: The Crosbys, the Black Sun Press & the Lost Generation” – exhibitions that have played a crucial role in presenting and promoting use of the rare and unique treasures housed in Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

She has also included Oxford College in her community-building efforts by installing traveling versions of the exhibitions at the Oxford College Library. Most recently, she and her staff installed other traveling exhibits in the Woodruff Health Sciences Library to showcase its renovated facilities as a welcoming space for exhibits and the conversations they inspire.

To spread the message of Emory and its libraries beyond the campus, Julie collaborated with development and alumni relations colleagues to take the companion “Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database” exhibit to Washington, D.C., the Carter Center, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History. Currently, she is helping the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation design a “history room” at the foundation’s offices, and she is collaborating with Home Depot’s corporate headquarters to display excerpts from library exhibits there to celebrate Black History Month.

In addition, Julie has constantly looked for new ways to promote Emory and its libraries. For example, she helped create and manage the new and overwhelmingly successful partnership that Emory and its libraries have with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, an event that brings the Emory Libraries brand to more than 75,000 book lovers each Labor Day weekend.

As a tireless and creative ambassador advocate for Emory and for the Emory Libraries, Julie is highly deserving of Emory’s Award of Distinction – a fitting recognition of her talent and of her service to the Libraries.

Rick Luce
Vice Provost and Director of the Emory Libraries