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December 13, 2005

Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection, attended a focus group session on the electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, at Columbia University's Butler Library.


December 12 & 13, 2005

TREASURES OF THE BABYLONIAN AND NEAR EAST COLLECTIONS

As part of the Treasures of the Yale Library 75th anniversary season of events, we are offering four guided tours through the largest assemblage of ancient cuneiform inscriptions in the United States, including inscriptions on clay tablets, in Sterling Memorial Library's Babylonian Collection. Also included, a tour of Yale's Near Eastern Collection which is the oldest, richest and most current collection in U.S. universities.


Monday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Library staff only)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Location: Sterling Memorial Library, 120 Wall Street. Please register at: anniversary75th@yale.edu. For more information about these and other anniversary events, please go to www.library.yale.edu/75th/.


December 8, 2005

THE ROLE OF ARABS IN THE INTRODUCTION OF PAPER IN EUROPE

A lecture by Abdul Hannawi, Catalog Librarian, Near East Collection. New Haven Oriental Club, 7:30 p.m. (ABSTRACT)

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December 7, 2005

YALE AND THE BABYLONIANS

An exploration of the history of Yale’s involvement with ancient Iraq. Lecture by Professor Benjamin Foster, William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature and Curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 1:00 p.m.


December 5-7, 2005

Carla G. Heister, Forestry and Environmental Studies Librarian, attended the conference Frontiers in Forestry Information at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she delivered the paper "Providing Access to Information on a Small Budget."


December 5, 2005

The New Haven Free Public Library, in association with the Yale University Library Near East Collection and the Greater New Haven Peace Council, presents Mahmoud Darwich: As the Land is the Language, a documentary film directed by Simone Biton (60 Min. Palestine/Israel/France, 1997). In English and Arabic with English subtitles. The projection will be followed by a discussion with attorney and World Fellow Hassan Jabareen, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and the founder and General Director of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. New Haven Free Public Library, Main Community Program Room, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 203-946-8130 ext 211, or e-mail Seth at sgodfrey@nhfpl.org.


November 21 - 22, 2005

Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and International Programs, was an invited speaker at a workshop in Damascus, Syria, on Library Consortia and Electronic Resources. The workshop was organized by eIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), an initiative sponsored by the Soros Foundation Network.


November 26 - December 4, 2005

Cesar Rodriguez, Curator of the Latin American Collection, attended the 19th Guadalajara International Book Fair, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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November 17 - 22, 2005

Dorothy Woodson, Curator of the African Collection, and Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection, attended the annual meetings of the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), in Washington, D.C. On November 18, Dorothy, Simon, and two other members of the Near East Collection, Abdul Hannawi (Catalog Librarian) and Fereshteh Molavi (Persian Specialist), attended a joint program of the Africana Librarians Council (ALC) and the Middle Eastern Librarians Association (MELA) on Accessing the Past and Assessing the Present: The Intersection of African and Middle East Studies Librarianship. As part of the program, the Committee on Cataloging (of which Fereshteh Molavi is a member) will present the results of its survey.


November 17, 2005

TREASURES OF THE SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS

As part of the Treasures of the Yale Library 75th anniversary season of events,  we are offering two guided tours (at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.) of the Slavic and Eastern European Collections, one of the West's core collections of Russian literature including approximately 150,000 volumes concerning central and southeastern Europe and 600,000 volumes relating to the former Soviet republics. Sterling Memorial Library, 120 Wall Street. Please register at: anniversary75th@yale.edu. For more information about these and other anniversary events, please go to www.library.yale.edu/75th.


November 15, 2005

JUSTICE AT DACHAU

A lecture about the Dachau war crimes trials and issues of the holocaust and the law, by author and film maker Joshua M. Greene. Co-sponsored by the The Sobotka Yom Hashoah Fund of Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and the Manuscripts and Archives department, Yale University Library. Joseph Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street, 4:30 p.m. For more information contact: nancy.lyon@yale.edu or susan.jeanette@yale.edu.


November 14-18, 2005

The Yale University Library is one of the sponsors of the sixth annual International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.

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November 14, 2005

YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY LAUNCHES DIVERSITY COUNCIL (ANNOUNCEMENT)


November 9, 2005

Hisayuki Ishimatsu, Librarian for the Japanese Collection, East Asia Library, University of California Berkeley, gave a tour of the woodblock print and manuscript maps in his collection. Mr. Ishimatsu’s presentation was followed by three afternoon sessions: An Overview of the Japanese Historical Map Web site (Mr. Ishimatsu); Using Insight Software for Map Viewing and Presentation (Hannah Bennett, Arts Library), and Introduction to Japanese Map Collections at Yale (Haruko Nakamura, East Asia Library). Sterling Memorial Library.


November 3 - 6, 2005

Tatjana Lorkovic, Curator of the Slavic and Eastern European Collections, attended the 37th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she delivered a paper on "Joel Sumner Smith, 1830-1903: American Pioneer of Slavic Librarianship."


November 2 - 4, 2005

Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection, attended the Second International Symposium on the History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the Middle East, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.


November 1, 2005

A BOOK OF HER OWN (BEINECKE EXHIBIT)


October 26, 2005

THE POLITICS OF PICTURE BOOKS: ILLUSTRAED CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN 19TH AND EARLY 20TH-CENTURY GERMANY (STERLING EXHIBIT)

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October 25, 2005

FROM THE CAVES TO THE SQUARE

Exhibit features photographs of the Tiananmen Square movement of 1989 by David E. Apter, Henry J. Heinz II Professor Emeritus of Comparative Political and Social Development at Yale University, and is accompanied by a small collection of published material from the library's extensive holdings on China. Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room, 120 Wall Street, until the end of December. The exhibit will open with a lecture by Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and expert on China. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 3:00 p.m. For more information contact william.massa@yale.edu.


October 12, 2005

The UN AT 60: RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

A presentation by Jean Krasno, Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Yale University, and Sandra K. Peterson, Director of the Social Science Libraries and United Nations Depository Librarian. Seeley G. Mudd Library, 38 Mansfield Street, 4:00 p.m.


October 7, 2005

HOW TO EMPOWER RECORD CREATORS TO BECOME RELIABLE PARA-ARCHIVISTS

Presentation by Stephen E. Cohen of Manuscripts and Archives, at a joint conference of the Archives & Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Wellington, New Zealand.


October 2005

Patricia Thurston, Catalog Librarian, gives presentations in MARC and cataloging workflows at two university libraries in Nigeria. More...


September 30 - October 12, 2005

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

A two-day international conference commemorating the bicentennial of Alexis de Tocqueville's birth. Hosted and organized by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, in collaboration with the Tocqueville Society and with the support from the Florence J. Gould Foundation. Accompanied by an exhibition on Alexis de Tocqueville, Gustave de Beaumont, and the Challenge of Democracy, drawn from the rich Beinecke Tocqueville collections.

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September 28 - 30, 2005

Charles J Greenberg, Head Reference Librarian, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library, attended ETD2005, the 8th International Electronic Theses and Dissertations Symposium, held at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. At the conference, Charlie delivered the paper “What Factors Influence Voluntary Participation in a Graduate Professional Student ETD Project?” and chaired a session on “Content and Dissemination."


September 23, 2005

THE DEVASTATION AND REVIVAL OF IRAQI LIBRARIES

A special lecture by Dr. René Teijgeler, senior advisor of the United States Embassy to the Iraqi Ministry of Culture from July 2004 to March 2005. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 3:30 p.m.


September 2005

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH ON CHINESE TOPICS

A presentation by William Massa (Manuscripts and Archives), Martha Smalley (Divinity Library), and Tao Yang (East Asia Library). Yale Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 203, 12:00 p.m.


September 10 - 12, 2005

Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian, attended the second annual meeting of the STS (Science and Technology in Society) forum in Kyoto, Japan, where she was one of the invited speakers in the session on "IT's Impact on Human Society: Digital Archiving."


September 6 - 9, 2005

Richard Szary, William Massa, and Laura Tatum, of Manuscripts and Archives, attended the 2005 Seminar of the ICA/SUV held at the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Laura Tatum and William Massa presented two papers on the "Appraisal of Architectural Records in University Archives" and "Documenting Regional History by the Big Fish in the Small Pond," respectively.

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September 6, 2005

The Slavic and Eastern European Collections welcome Ms. Jurgita Budziute, their sixth Baltic Library Intern. Jurgita is a graduate of the Faculty of Communication at Vilnius University, where she obtained a B. A. in Library and Information Science and a M.A. in Library and Informations Centers Management. A bibliographer in the Department of Electronic Information, Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, she has published a number of articles in Lithuanian library journals and is working towards a Ph.D. degree  in information sciences. At Yale Jurgita wants to enhance her knowledge of information management, electronic services, and collection development. The Baltic Library Internship is funded by the generous gift of Dr. Kristaps Keggi, Yale alumnus and an orthopedic surgeon whose family has roots in the Baltic countries.


September 1, 2005

In the effort to fulfil the needs and the expectations of an increasingly international user population, during the month of September the Social Science Libraries and Information Services offered bilingual tours (in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish) of their collections, services, and facilities. The tours are led by Library staff members and open to everyone.


August 26, 2005

Sterling Memorial Library hosted an orientation program on the Yale Libraries and their resources for the 2005 World Fellows, who represent 18 nationalities and 6 continents.


August 15 - 16, 2005

Yale University Library hosted a training session on Diversity and Service in a Multicultural Environment. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


August 14 - 18, 2005

With eight participants (Rowena Griem, Catalog Librarian; Emily Horning, Librarian for Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Anthropology; Tatjana Lorkovic, Curator, Slavic and Eastern European Collections; Graziano Krätli, International Program Support Librarian; Sandra Peterson, Director of the Social Science Libraries; Alica Prochaska, University Librarian; Kalee Sprague, Systems Librarian; and Nanette Stahl, Curator, Judaica Collection), Yale University Library’s contingent at the 71st IFLA General Conference and Council in Oslo, Norway, was significantly larger than many national delegations, including those from India, Ireland, and Mexico, and one of the largest among U.S. academic and research institutions (based on the official List of Participants as per 25 July 2005).

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But Yale's participation was qualitatively as well as quantitatively relevant. On Thursday, August 11, Alice Prochaska delivered a paper on "Anglo-American Attempts to Protect Cultural Heritage During the Second World War" at the Preconference on Responsible Stewardship Towards Cultural Heritage Materials, which was hosted by the Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.

On Tuesday, August 16, Emily Horning and Kalee Sprague made a presentation entitled “Pursuing a Vision: Library Resource Integration in Course Management Systems at Yale University,”at the University of Oslo, Blindern, as part of a panel on Information Technology with University Libraries and other General Research Libraries.

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August 8, 2005

ILLUMINATING TALES: THE ART OF MARK PODWAL (STERLING EXHIBIT)


August 1 - 4, 2005

A four-day visit to Yale allows Junko Doi, Cataloger in the Technical Services Department at Doshisha University Library in Kyoto, Japan, to acquaint herself with a number of Library departments and to spend time with their staff.


August 1, 2005

THE WORLD IN PICTURES: ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY GERMANY

A new exhibit highlights the distinctive and colorful German tradition of illustrated books for children from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sterling Memorial Library, until October 31st. A public lecture, entitled "The Politics of Picture Books: Illustrated Children's Literature in 19th and Early 20th-Century Germany," will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m., in the Library’s Lecture Hall. For more information contact katie.trumpener@yale.edu.


July 25, 2005

Yale University Library hosts a training session on Diversity and Service in a Multicultural Environment. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


July 13, 2005

ISLAM AND ART: FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARABO-ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY

A presentation by Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection, illustrated by calligraphic samples from the Yale collections. Yale School of Management, 135 Prospect Street.


July 7 - 9, 2005

The Divinity Library hosts this year's meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity.

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July 5, 2005

Randa Al-Chidiac, Information Technology Librarian at the University of Balamand Libraries in Al-Kurah, Lebanon, begins her month-long internship at Sterling Memorial Library. Following Mohamed El-Halosy and Shenoda Guirguis, both computer engineers at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Randa is the last of three interns coming to Yale to work on the OACIS project this spring and summer.


June 30, 2005

UNICODE AND THE UNIVERSITY

A presentation by Deborah Anderson, Director of the Script Ecoding Initiative at the University of California Berkeley. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


June 28, 2005

ARAB AND MUSLIM CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVILIZATION: FOCUS ON EGYPT

A presentation by Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection. Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall.


June 27 - July 2, 2005

Dorothy C. Woodson, Curator of the African Collection, attended the European Conference of African Studies in London. Organized by the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS) and held at the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, it was attended by faculty, librarians, and archivists of 13 European universities with African studies programs.


June 16 - 29, 2005

Tatjana Lorkovic, Curator of the Slavic and East European Collections, visited Kazakhstan to establish contacts with her major libraries, find book dealers able to purchase materials locally, and investigate the possibility of organizing an exhibition of Kazakh books at Yale. To read Tatjana’s report click here.

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June 6, 2005

A group of about twenty officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited Yale University Library as a valuable addition to the Executive Management Program they were participating in at the Yale School of Management. After a tour of Sterling Memorial Library the group, representing various ministries in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and other emirates, went to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection, provided an introduction to Yale’s collection of Arabic manuscripts and the OACIS project.


May 31, 2005

Shenoda Guirguis, computer engineer at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, begins his month-long internship at Sterling Memorial Library. Shenoda is the second of three interns coming to Yale to work on the OACIS project this spring and summer.


May 25 - June 13, 2005

Jeffry Larson, Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, and Classics, attended the national book fairs in Lisbon, Porto, and Madrid. His report appears in the WESS Newsletter.


May 11, 2005

SERVING INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

The 25-strong staff of the Social Science Libraries attended a day-long training seminar on the challenges of communicating across cultures and how they affect service delivery. This seminar, conducted by Jane Tuohy of Cambridge Hill Partners, was for front-line service providers who wish to enhance their skills in building trust across cultures, communicating respect and managing expectations of customers whose first language is not English. It explored the kinds of frequently encountered challenges that occur when cultures collide, specific strategies for slowing down transactions when culture clash is occurring, and strategies for preventing misunderstandings based on cultural differences.


May 1, 2005

Muslim Contributions to Medieval Medicine and Pharmacology

Exhibit provides positive insight into the important contributions made to the medical field by medieval Muslim scholars and doctors. Includes a collection of manuscripts from the Historical Medical collection at the Yale Medical Library. Organized by Simon Samoeil, Curator of the Near East Collection. Sterling Memorial Library, until August 31.

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April 28 - 30, 2005

Associate University Librarian Ann Okerson delivered a paper entitled "Reflections About Collections: With the Help of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore" as the opening keynote presentation at the 7th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat, Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne School of Law, Melbourne, Australia.


April 22 - 24, 2005

Tatjana Lorkovic, Curator of the Slavic and Eastern European Collection, attended the first international convention of Slavicist Librarians in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Entitled “The Balkans from the Outside,” the event focused on South-Eastern Europe in the collections of Western European and North American libraries.


April 28, 2005

Mohamed El Halosy, computer engineer at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, begins his month-long internship at Sterling Memorial Library. Halosy is the first of three interns coming to Yale to work on the OACIS project this spring and summer.


April 22, 2005

PIER COMMUNITY FACULTY FELLOWS LINK UP WITH YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY


April 21, 2005

VIETNAM 30 YEARS ON: REALITY AND METAPHOR: IMAGES OF THE FALL OF SAIGON - Photo exhibition and panel discussion


April 20, 2005

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDS YALE LIBRARY'S MIDDLE EAST VIRTUAL LIBRARY PROJECT (PRESS RELEASE)


March 25, 2005

NEH FUNDS PRESERVATION OF ARABIC COLLECTION (PRESS RELEASE)


March 25, 2005

HORACE WALPOLE’S STRAWBERRY HILL THE FOCUS OF A MAJOR YALE PROJECT (PRESS RELEASE)

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March 24 - 25, 2005

THE GLOBAL RECORD: ENSURING ITS FUTURE FOR SCHOLARSHIP

A conference sponsored by Yale University and the Global Resources Network of the Association of Research Libraries, jointly hosted by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and the Yale University Library.


March 2005

Martha Smalley, Curator of the Day Missions Collection, Divinity Library, visits Singapore and Malaysia in connection with the "Singapore-Malaysia Church History Resource Centre Initiative." The Initiative is a joint venture between the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA), Trinity Theological College, Singapore, and the four governing churches of the College, to promote the preservation of church archives.


February 28, 2005

EERO SAARINEN EXHIBIT AT STERLING MEMORIAL LIBRARY (PRESS RELEASE)


February 2005

CUBAN COLLECTION GRANT FROM SEAVER INSTITUTE

The Seaver Institute, a philanthropic organization based in Los Angeles, has awarded $152,432 for a research project, "Visions of Power, Nation and Revolution in Cuba, 1959-1999," that will provide access to materials in the Cuban Collection in Manuscripts and Archives. The collection covers the early years of the Cuban revolution, including documentary footage and photographs that provide important insight into the day-to-day operations of the revolutionaries and offer first-hand accounts of their victories and rise to power. History professor Lillian Guerra, who is conducting the research project, notes that "Yale's Cuban Collection is immensely valuable for historians of 20th century Cuba and comparative revolutionary movements and scholars from other disciplines who are eager to understand this momentous period in history."

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February 4, 2005

THE BELGIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOK: 1918-2004

Photo exhibition and panel discussion


February 2, 2005

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE YALE DIVINITY LIBRARY AND THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (PRESS RELEASE)


January 31, 2005

PROJECT OACIS EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL CONTENT AND PARTNERSHIPS (PRESS RELEASE)