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January 13, 2010

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 19, 2010

Tours of Sterling and Bass Libraries

Tours of Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries will be offered on Tuesday, February 2nd, Wednesday, February 3rd, and Friday, February 5th. The dates and times are:

Tuesday, February 2, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 11:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A valid Yale ID is required. Tours will begin at the Information Desk in the Sterling Memorial Library nave.

To sign up or for more information, contact Emily Horning.

Yale Library Studies

Yale Library Studies: Library Architecture at Yale
Published by Yale University Library; distributed by Yale University Press
December 2009; 160 pp.
ISBN 9780300164770
$50.00 plus tax

Yale University Library is pleased to announce the publication of the first volume of Yale Library Studies, a new annual series that succeeds the Yale University Library Gazette, which was published from 1926 to 2008. Taking Library Architecture at Yale as its theme and subtitle, the first volume features drawings, designs, and photographs of Yale libraries by James Gamble Rogers, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Paul Rudolph, Gordon Bunshaft, and many other distinguished architects.

Essays by Robert A.M. Stern, Charles Gwathmey, Marjorie Wynne, Mark Simon, Margaret K. Powell, Danuta A. Nitecki, Aric Lasher, and Laura Tatum explore a of range of topics including library architectural history, space and renovation planning, sustainable design, and Yale’s architectural archives. Library Architecture at Yale presents a unique record of the buildings that have housed the Yale Library and its collections over the past three hundred years. It was edited by Geoffrey Little, with an introduction by Alice Prochaska.

Copies are available for $50 plus tax and shipping-and-handling from the Yale University Press web site.

Future volumes of Yale Library Studies are being planned on the themes of collections and collectors who built them and teaching and learning with collections.

January 20, 2010

Bibliography Manager Workshops (EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero)

The following bibliography manager workshops will be held this semester. Please see http://www.library.yale.edu/researcheducation/bibliographies.htm for additional information.

Creating Bibliographies with EndNote
January 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Medical Library TCC)
February 5, 11:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. (Engineering Library)
February 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Bass Library L06)

The EndNote software program helps you to organize your research and easily create bibliographies while writing a paper. Using EndNote you can save references from research databases, add notes, insert citations into a document, and format a bibliography for that document.

Creating Bibliographies with EndNote Web
January 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Bass Library L06)
February 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Bass Library L06)

Need help organizing your references and creating bibliographies? The popular EndNote bibliography manager is now available in a Web version that is available for free to Yale affiliates. EndNote Web allows you to store and manage references, import citations from online databases and create a bibliography instantly as you write.

Creating Bibliographies with RefWorks
January 25, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Bass Library L06)
February 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Engineering Library)
February 24, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Bass Library L06)
March 22, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Bass Library L06)

RefWorks is a Web-based program that allows you to organize your research and easily create bibliographies while writing a paper. Using RefWorks you can save references from research databases, add notes, insert citations into a document, and format a bibliography for that document.

Zotero - Collect, Manage and Cite your Research Sources
February 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Bass L01)
March 3, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Bass L01)

January 25, 2010

Public Lectures at the Library, Spring 2010

A lecture by Pericles Lewis, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale, titled "The Burial of the Dead in Modern Fiction" will be the first in a series of public lectures at Sterling Memorial Library during the spring 2010 term. Talks by Hazel V. Carby and Graeme Reid will help mark Black History Month and Yale Pride, and James J. O'Donnell, Provost of Georgetown University, will deliver a meditation titled "The Scholar Reads His Kindle." Author Marlene Wagman-Geller will conclude the series with a talk on the history of literary dedications.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street.

Wednesday, February 3, 4:00 p.m.
Pericles Lewis, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University
"The Burial of the Dead in Modern Fiction"

Thursday, February 18, 4:15 p.m.
Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies, Yale University
"Bristol, England"

Thursday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
James J. O'Donnell, Provost and Professor of Classics, Georgetown University
"The Scholar Reads His Kindle"

Thursday, April 29, 4:00 p.m.
Graeme Reid, Lecturer in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, Yale University
"Elusive Records and Hidden Histories: Compiling the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa"

Thursday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Marlene Wagman-Geller
"Once Again to Zelda"

With regret, previously advertised lectures by Christopher Buckley and Molly Haskell have been postponed indefinitely.

January 28, 2010

Copyright Lecture: The Structural Conditions of Human Flourishing in the Information Society

Julie Cohen, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, will speak on Friday, January 29 at 12 noon in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall (128 Wall Street). This event is co-sponsored by the Yale University Library and the Yale Information Society Project (ISP) and is part of the Library’s Copyright Lecture Series and the Yale ISP Speaker Series. Cohen's talk is entitled “The Structural Conditions of Human Flourishing in the Information Society" and is based on her forthcoming book The Networked Self: Copyright, Privacy, and the Production of Networked Space (Yale University Press).

Cohen teaches and writes about intellectual property law and privacy law, with particular focus on copyright and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in the networked information society. She is a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 2d ed. 2006), and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Public Knowledge. From 1995 to 1999, Professor Cohen taught at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law. From 1992 to 1995, she practiced with the San Francisco firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation. Professor Cohen received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the Harvard Law School, where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She is a former law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

For more information, contact Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian for Collections and International Programs.