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August 20, 2014

The Art Song Compositions of Huang Tzu

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library and the Yale School of Music are honored to welcome Professor Qian Ren Ping, Professor of Music Theory at Shanghai Conservatory and his colleagues to the Yale campus from 10-12th September, 2014. The highlight of the visit will be a lecture on September 11th at 2pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, presented by Professor Qian on "The Art Song Compositions of Huang Tzu” and will include performances of some of his art songs. A reception in the adjacent Memorabilia Room will follow. There will also be an exhibition of his rare manuscripts and related materials that will honor his musical contributions as well as his time as a student of composition of western music here at Yale in 1928. He is attributed with being the first Chinese composer to write a large-scale orchestral work, his overture In Memoriam. The exhibit will be on view in the Gilmore Music Library.

More details can be found at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20140920/All/CAL-2c9cb3cc-47d46f31-0147-d5620e6a-000008eebedework@yale.edu/

August 14, 2014

Library services to be affected in SML from August 21-23

The nave restoration is now in its final stages and the library staff is preparing to move into its new spaces next week. As a result, Circulation, Information and Privileges services will be unavailable in Sterling Memorial Library from Thursday August 21 to Saturday August 23, as services and equipment are relocated to the restored nave. During this timeframe, readers will be able to pick up materials from the SML self-serve hold shelf and use the self-check machines located in the Franke Reading Room to check out library materials. In addition, the Bass Library circulation desk will be open as usual. Please note that the staff in Bass will not be able to issue new visitor privileges cards, but will continue to assist with all circulation, information and existing library account needs. Full services in Sterling Memorial Library will resume in the restored nave on Monday, August 25th. Any questions should be directed to the Bass Circulation Desk at 203-432-1874 or email askyale@gmail.com.

August 12, 2014

Yale Remembers World War I: Judith Schiff on Honoring Yale's Fallen

In recognition of the centennial of the beginning of "The Great War," Judith Schiff, senior research archivist at Yale University Library, discusses how Yale's participation and losses in World War I are commemorated on campus in this video produced by YaleNews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLt6Qf4jJvk

August 11, 2014

Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival, coming soon

The Windham Campbell Prizes Literary Festival celebrates the work of the 2014 winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, annual awards that honor literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.

The eight prizewinners will participate in a broad range of public events, such as master classes, talks, and master's teas. The festival kicks off Sept. 15 with a keynote by novelist Zadie Smith. See the full schedule at: http://windhamcampbell.org/festival.

For Your Research and Theirs: What you need to know about working with human subjects

Monday, August 18th at 2:00 pm
SML International Room

Librarians work with human subjects on a daily basis as they try and understand the needs of our communities. They also field questions from faculty about how they should proceed with research that involves human subjects. Please join us for a SCOPA forum presented by Jean Larson, the Education & Community Outreach Manager for the Human Research Protection Program, and Sarah Ryan, the Empirical Research Librarian at the Law School and veteran of the IRB process at multiple institutions, that will cover the basics of working with human subjects.

July 23, 2014

Evidence Based Practice for Everyone

On Monday, August 4th at 2pm in the SML International Room, Janene Batten, Nursing Reference Librarian and Janis Glover, Senior Reference Librarian at the Yale Medical Library, will talk on evidence-based practice. This originated in the field of medicine and has grown to encompass all disciplines including librarianship. In the health sciences, the basic principle is that practice is based on research that has been done well, the clinician¹s experience, as well as the patient¹s preference for treatment. It recognizes that best practice is ever evolving and should not be based on tradition. This principal can be applied to any discipline.

Come and find out why this is important and how you can apply this process to your own work and practice. This talk is sponsored by SCOPA and is free and open to the public. More information at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20140823/All/CAL-2c9cb3cd-46cdd18a-0147-4a13a8ee-000068b0bedework@yale.edu/

"A Bibliographer's Creed" by G. Thomas Tanselle

This lecture at the Beinecke on Monday 28th July at 5:15pm, will outline Mr. Tanselle's personal summary of the basic tenets of bibliography, as formed during a lifetime of bibliographical study. It touches on many aspects of the book world (including bibliographical scholarship, textual criticism, collecting, reading, and librarianship), criticizing certain current practices but also offering a comprehensive vision of the field as a humanistic discipline.

G. Thomas Tanselle is a former vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and adjunct professor of English at Columbia University. He has written and lectured extensively on bibliographical and textual matters and is a co-editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the writings of Herman Melville. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Library of America, serving as its textual consultant.

More information at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20140723/All/CAL-2c9cb3cd-46cdd18a-0147-5e587980-000011ccbedework@yale.edu/