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January 11, 2011

Vivian Perlis named Educator of the Year by Musical America

Vivian Perlis has been named Musical America’s Educator of the Year, and her contribution to American music and musicians is immeasurable. The founding director of Yale University's Oral History of American Music 40 years ago, she has logged some 2,000 interviews with or about such major musicians as Ives, Copland, Bernstein, Cage, Ellington, Schuman, Carter, Adams and Eubie Blake, among many others. The co-author of Copland’s autobiography and an award-winning book on the music of Ives, she authored “Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music” (Yale, 2005), with Libby Van Cleve. The Oral History project, states Musical America in its citation, “was nothing less than a revolution in the preservation of music history--all due to the foresight of this visionary woman.” For the full story, click here: http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=23906&categoryID=3

January 21, 2011

International Room Opens in Sterling Memorial Library

Vice President Linda Lorimer, Associate University Librarian Ann Okerson, and Interim University Librarian Jon Butler joined in opening the new International Room in Sterling Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 20. The room brings together highlights of the Library's vast international resources and provides a gathering space at the heart of campus for programs and events with an international focus.

Please visit the room, located next to the Franke Periodical Room in the south-east corner of the first floor of Sterling Memorial Library.

Yale's Office of Public Affairs and Communications has more in the Yale Daily Bulletin.

January 25, 2011

Borrow Direct Expands, Will Include All the Ivies

The Harvard Library announced on Monday that it would join the Borrow Direct partnership, making its circulating materials available to Yale University Library patrons. Borrow Direct, pioneered a decade ago by Yale, Columbia and Penn, now includes all of the Ivies and MIT. Yale patrons can search across all available items and request delivery to a Yale library. Borrow Direct loans are fast - your books will arrive in less than a week.

While not everything is available through Borrow Direct, more than 50 million volumes are. And interlibrary loan can still be used for individual articles and special materials like microfilm.

The Harvard and MIT libraries will begin adding their records to the Borrow Direct catalog this summer. More information and the link to search Borrow Direct are available on the Library's web site.

January 26, 2011

Library Service Update: January 26 Snow Storm

Due to the inclement weather and staff shortages, the following libraries will be closing early today Wednesday January 26.

  • Kline Science Library and Engineering & Applied Science Library will close at 5:00 pm.
  • The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library will close at 9:00 pm
  • Manuscripts and Archives will close at 4:45 pm
  • Haas Arts Library will close at 9:00 pm

Eli Express will NOT operate this afternoon because roads are unsafe. Deliveries between campus libraries and the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) will not be made. This includes regular requests made through Orbis and special collection materials like Manuscripts and Archives boxes and Beinecke off-site materials. We apologize for the inconvenience.

January 27, 2011

Library Service Update: January 27 Snow Storm

Libraries will be opening at 10:30 this morning to both staff and patrons. Patrons should be aware that some services will not be fully available until staff have had time to prepare after their arrival.

Eli Express deliveries, including special collections, will NOT be made today. If you plan to conduct research in a special collection reading room today, please contact the reference archivist or librarian for details on delivery schedule.

The Geology Library is closed today.

The Chemistry Library is closed today.

Thain Family Cafe in the Bass Library is closed today.

Wall Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library is closed - please use the High Street entrance.

Arts Library Special Collections are closed today. Normal hours will resume next week.

Kline Science Library - The entrance from the Prospect Street side of KBT is inaccessible due to the snow, which has not yet been cleared. Please use alternate entrances from the KBT lobby or the southern entrance to KBT.

Early closures this evening:

Kline Science Library will close at 5 pm.

Engineering and Applied Science Library will close at 5 pm.

Other service adjustments for Thursday, January 27, 2011 will be posted here.