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August 1, 2008

Library Staff Art Exhibition

Until September 30
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, Connecticut

This exhibition in Sterling Memorial Library's exhibit corridor showcases original art, photographs, and decorative objects by the talented and creative staff of Yale University Library. The exhibition is sponsored by the Library Staff Association.

August 4, 2008

Access to Arts Library Collections

Beginning July 30, the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library collections began moving into the Rudolph Building and the Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art at 180 Crown Street. Arts of the Book, located in Sterling Memorial Library, was the first collection to move. Beginning August 4, the Drama collections will be moved into these spaces. The move of the Art & Architecture collections have now been postponed to an as yet unknown date. Library personnel from all Arts units (including Drama, Arts Special Collections, VRC) will continue to work from their current office locations. Access to Drama and Arts Special Collections will be limited until further notice. Please continue to check the Arts Library web site for updates.

Questions and concerns regarding the Arts Library closure can be directed to Allen Townsend. We look forward to serving the Yale Community in the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.

August 8, 2008

Yale University Library on Facebook

The Yale University Library now has a profile on Facebook, the popular social networking web site. The Library's profile includes news and information, research tools, images, and blog posts from across the Library system. You can access the Library's profile here or by searching for 'Yale University Library' in the Facebook search box. Show your support by becoming a fan and use the site to access the Library's resources, services, and collections.

August 20, 2008

Arts Library Now Open

The new Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library in the Rudolph Building and Loria Center at 180 York Street is now open! Fall semester hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00-11:00 p.m.

The opening of the Arts Library Special Collections, located on the lower level of the Haas Family Arts Library, will be delayed until September 8. For more information, visit the Arts Library's web site.

August 21, 2008

Information Services in Sterling Memorial Library

Beginning Tuesday, September 2, Information Services, located in the Sterling Memorial Library nave, will provide information about the University Library’s collections and services, directional assistance, referrals to subject specialists, and reference assistance, as well as information about reader access to the libraries including privileges cards for visiting researchers, study carrels, fines, and circulation. This new service will integrate Privileges Office operations and reference desk services.

The service also represents increased hours in which staff will be available to assist readers in the Sterling nave, as well as enhanced support for readers who have questions about accessing the Library and its resources.

Information Services will be available Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00- 5:00 p.m.

Questions and comments about this new service can be sent to Danuta Nitecki, Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Library Teaching and Learning.

August 22, 2008

Mudd Library Closure and Reconfiguration

The University Library is in the process of designing a new and reconceived social science library which will include classrooms, an information commons with full suites of digital services, social and study spaces, collections, and a café. As part of the University’s overall plans for the Sachem-Prospect triangle and the construction of two new residential colleges, the Seeley G. Mudd and Social Science Libraries will be reconfigured to support learning and research in the social sciences campus-wide as well as the community of students who will be housed in the new colleges.

To create this new library, the Mudd Library and Government Documents and Information Center (GDIC) will be closed to readers as of September 15, 2008. To keep disruption to a minimum, services and collections will continue to be available during the closure in the following ways:

Mudd Library Collections

•Items in the Mudd Library can be requested for delivery through Orbis and delivered to any library on campus
•Yale faculty and graduate students can request articles from Mudd Library journals or selections from other Mudd Library holdings; material will be delivered electronically
David McCaslin can be contacted with special requests

Government Documents and Information Center (GDIC) Collections

•A non-circulating GDIC reference collection will be relocated to the Social Science Library
•Government documents will circulate during the closure and can be requested for delivery via Orbis to any library on campus
•Readers who cannot find items in Orbis can use an online form or an e-mail to request a search of the collections. If an item is found but not catalogued, it will be processed first before it is allowed to circulate
•GDIC microform materials can be requested for delivery via Orbis. Microform reading, printing, and scanning services will be available in the Social Science Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and Divinity School Library
•GDIC research assistance will be available in the Social Science Library
Julie Linden can be contacted with special requests

Members of the Yale community are invited to contact Jill Parchuck, Director of Social Science Libraries and Information Services, or Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research, with questions or concerns.