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First-Year Class Librarian: First-Year Class Librarian

A welcome page for new students entering Fall of 2015


Hi! Welcome to Emory! 

My name is Erin Mooney and I’m the First Year Class Librarian.  I’m here to help you navigate the enormous range of resources and services available at the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

If you have any questions about the library or doing research, PLEASE contact me any time -- you can email me, phone me or stop by the Library Service Desk and ask for me.  I look forward to meeting you all!

Phone: 404.727.6863


Outreach & Education Librarian

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Top 10 Things

Top 10 things you need to know about Woodruff Library (

1. The Robert W. Woodruff Library is one of the nine Emory libraries. Three other libraries are located within Woodruff: Goizueta Business Library, Music and Media Library, and Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL).

2. We're open 24 hours during the regular semester.

3. We have a variety of spaces: a coffee shop, and quiet study spaces & group study rooms.

4. The library offers computer workstations, places to plug in your device, wifi, and a variety of software (Photoshop, iMovie and more).

5. We're here to help you with your research. Get in touch with us via IM, email, text, phone, or see us at the Library Service Desk on Level 2. We have librarians who specialize in every subject. And make sure to use Library Simplified to find your question and learn how!

6. We have all sorts of resources for your papers -- online journal articles, newspapers, DVDs and CDs, books and ebooks, manuscripts and archives. There's SO MUCH it can be confusing, so ask us for help.

7. Yes, you really DO need to use library resources -- better sources give you better papers, better papers give you better grades. To find books and articles, search discoverE, and check out the databases for more options for articles. Check the research guides for help with specific subjects and classes. And take a free library workshop.

8. We have music and movies you can check out at the Music & Media Library.

9. We have unique collections of primary sources you won't find anywhere else in the world - 20th century English and American poetry/literature, African-American history, Georgia history and politics, and the Emory archives.

10. The Woodruff Library hires lots of students. Get a job with us.

Library Simplified on the Library Website


Library Simplified = finding answers to your specific questions at the point of need.


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