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Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications


The Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications (RESC) division includes seven teams.  We have three teams of subject librarians for Humanities, International Area Studies, and Sciences and Social Sciences.  In addition to providing services for faculty and students, the work of the subject librarians includes both Collection Management and Instruction and Engagement, and the leaders of these teams provide overall programmatic oversight for these areas.  The Scholarly Communications Office provides specialized services for faculty and students by managing open access repositories and providing expertise on copyright and research data management.  The Assessment and User Experience team supports assessment and user-centered design in order to make incremental and data-driven improvements in library services, both online and in person.

RESC Leaders Team

Jody Bailey, Head, Scholarly Communications Office

Kim Collins, Director, Research and Engagement Services (RES) and Subject Librarian for Art History

Jennifer Elder, Head, Sciences and Social Sciences and Subject Librarian for Psychology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Education, and QTM

Michael Luther, Head, Assessment and User Experience

Lisa Macklin, Associate Dean, Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications

Sarah Morris, Head, Instruction and Engagement and Subject Librarian for English

Chris Palazzolo, Head of Collection Management and Subject Librarian for Economics, Political Science, and French & Italian

James Steffen, Head, Humanities Team and Subject Librarian for Film Studies, Theater, and Dance

Guo-hua Wang, Head, International Area Studies and Subject Librarian for Chinese Studies


The Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications division is an active partner in teaching and research for faculty and students in their discovery and use of information resources as well as increasing global access to the scholarship by Emory authors.  We seek to continually assess and improve the library experience for our faculty and students, whether in person or online.


RESC division is recognized by campus partners and the community of scholars as collaborating to assess, improve, and transform teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communications through expert information professionals, distinctive and robust collections, and excellent services. 

RESC Resources for Division

Emory Libraries Self-care Resources

The Emory Libraries Self-care Resources Guide highlights a variety of resources that are available at Emory and in the Atlanta community.

Resources specific to COVID-19 as well as resources that are continuously available are included.

LibCal for Rooms 312 and 314

Beginning in January 2020, Woodruff Library classrooms 312 and 314 will be reservable via LibCal.

In order to reserve one of the classrooms, please do the following.

  • Visit
  • You will see which times your room of choice is available.
  • After you make your selection and hit submit, you will be taken to a login page. Use your Emory NetID to login.
  • You will see a page with our room reservation policies and will be prompted to fill out a brief reservation form.
  • Your request will go to library staff, who will review and approve or decline your request in accordance with our room reservation policies.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Mooney or Sarah Morris.

Reserving Think Spaces Rooms 452 and 461 

NOTE: Think Spaces suspended for FY 21.

Woodruff Library rooms 452 and 461 are individual study rooms intended for quiet work and are for RESC's use, only. See the full Think Spaces Policy here

Bring your own laptop if you plan to work on a computer. 

In order to reserve one of the Think Spaces, please do the following:

Master Calendar

This new master calendar for the division is meant to provide with you with important and significant ongoing and recurring events in the Division, Library and University.

The calendar is color coded-see the legend below the calendar.

If you wish to have something added to the calendar, please ask your supervisor, who will be able to add on your behalf. Please do not edit in Box, but feel free to download and add the relevant dates to your calendar.