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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 (Interim Leader of the RESC Division) 

Jennifer Elder, Head, Sciences and Social Sciences Team and Subject Librarian for Biology (Interim), Education, LGBT Studies, Psychology, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and QTM

Michael Luther, Head, Assessment and User Experience

Lisa Macklin,  Interim Dean and University Librarian, 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 and Theater

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.

Reserving Rooms for Staff (please click on link and login for details) 

  • Think Spaces Rooms: 784 and 785 (RESC only)  Bring your own laptop if you plan to work on a computer. 
  • 305 and 306 (All Library Staff, 8am -5pm) 
  • 316/Admin Suite
  • Classrooms 312 and 314 

Don’t forget you can also book these rooms in Outlook  

  • 226B, _GLW Wdrflib 226B Conf Room 
  • 226A, _GLW Wdrflib 226A Conf Room 
  • 424, _GLW Music&Media 424 Conf Room 
  • 208E, _GLW Wdrflib 208E conf  
  • 128D– _GLW128DCongRm  


Master Calendar

This new master calendar for the division for the 2021-22 academic year is meant to provide with you with important and significant ongoing and recurring events in the Division, Library and University. All dates have not yet been added for all events, but will be updated as these are confirmed!

If you wish to have something added to the calendar, please ask your supervisor, who will be able to add on your behalf. Please feel free to download and add dates to your own calenadar.