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February 1, 2012

Remembering Shakespeare: Beinecke exhibit and opening reception

Remembering Shakespeare
Wednesday, February 1 - Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembering Shakespeare tells the story of how a playwright and poet in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England came to be remembered as the world's most venerated author. Curated by David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale, and Kathryn James, Beinecke Library Curator, the exhibition brings together works from the holdings of Yale University's Elizabethan Club, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Beinecke Library, in an unprecedented display of one of North America's finest collections on Shakespeare. Drawing on these extraordinary resources, Remembering Shakespeare offers a unique visual history of how the "Booke" of Shakespeare was made and read, written and remembered, from his lifetime through the present.

An opening lecture and reception will take place on Wednesday February 15th, 4:30pm on the mezzanine level of the Beinecke. The lecture, "Remembering the Corpus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare", will be given by David Kastan, the Yale University George M. Bodman Professor of English

The exhibit and opening are free and open to the public. For opening times, please go to the Beinecke's website at: http://library.yale.edu/beinecke/
A web exhibition of Remembering Shakespeare and other exhibitions from the Shakespeare at Yale program of exhibitions and events in Spring 2012.

Bass Library Media Fair this Saturday

All are welcome to attend the Bass Media Fair in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall this Saturday February 4th, 1-4pm.

At the fair, students can get down and dirty with the ever-popular Bass Media Equipment Checkout program's equipment! There'll be an unveiling of new equipment, a new consulting aspect of the program, and there'll be 3 media demonstrations during the event. Students can play with equipment, see how the program works and ask questions about hardware and software. Light refreshments will be available. There will also be door prizes, such as 32GB SD cards, iTunes gift cards, and a Canon Powershot S95.

For more information, please call Erin Scott at (203) 432-4327.

Online video training FREE to the Yale community

Online video training FREE to the Yale community

Have you ever wanted to dig a little deeper into Adobe Creative Suite? Need to know how to make a pivot table or create a mail merge in Microsoft Office? Perhaps you wanted to sharpen your photography or photo restoration skills? You can do all of this and much, much more with Lynda.com. Thanks to the University Library, ITS, School of Management, Law School, School of Music, School of Drama, Center for British Art, and the Digital Media Center for the Arts, who all got together to fund Lynda Campus. The Lynda Campus program provides a broad range of self-paced video courses on a broad range of technical, business, and other topics. The full range of this content is now available to all faculty, staff, and students of the University.

Visit http://www.lynda.com/portal/yale to access Lynda.com to access the site. You will be asked to login to CAS, and then you will be able to create your own profile, which will let you set site preferences, maintain training history, and much more.

If you have questions about Yale’s agreement please contact ann.brainard-dougan@yale.edu.

February 3, 2012

New Resources: Vault's Career Insider and Going Global

New Resources: Vault's Career Insider and Going Global

The Yale University Library has subscribed to two new resources – Vault's Career Insider and Going Global – both of enormous benefit to campus career service centers, but access is also available to the entire Yale community. These tools are both extremely useful across many subject areas and levels of study.

See below for a brief description:

Vault’s Career Insider
Vault’s “Career Insider is a digital resource for universities, libraries, and institutions…with comprehensive career information and management tools.” This resource contains career e-books, an internship database, discussion boards, articles about companies, careers, and industries, and more. NOTE: Requires registering an individual account with an email address.

Going Global
Going Global career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!”

There are also additional tutorial materials available for both of these products. For more information, please contact:

Christie Silkotch
School of Management Librarian
Yale University
christine.silkotch@yale.edu
ph: (203) 432-3306

February 10, 2012

Recent Acquisitions on view at the Medical Library

On view in the Cushing Rotunda
The first photographic atlas of the peripheral nervous system
Nicolas Rüdinger, Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Körpers, 1861-67

On view in the Library Corridor
Le Leçon de Dr. Velpeau with Anatomy Prints Selected from the Gift of Lilly Hollander 2010

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is located at 33 Cedar Street
For more information: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/featured/nicolas

Christianity in Nepal: Documentation from the Day Missions Collection

Christianity in Nepal: Documentation from the Day Missions Collection

February 1 – July 31 Yale Divinity Library, 409 Prospect Street

A new exhibition at the Yale Divinity Library features materials from the archives of the United Mission to Nepal, the International Nepal Fellowship, and the Nepal Church History Project. These collections, received by the Divinity Library in 2008, document the opening of Nepal to Christianorganizations in the early 1950s, their programs in the areas of health services, education, rural development, and industrial development, and thedevelopment of the Nepali church. Until the early 1950s Nepal was a closed country where foreigners and Christian missionaries were not permitted. Until 1990, changing religion was illegal by government policy and the law authorized severe penalties for attempting toconvert another person.

The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) was formed in response to an unexpected invitation from the government of Nepal to establish a hospital in the chief western town of Tansen and to begin clinics in the Kathmandu Valley. Eight mission agencies working in India came together to form the United Mission to Nepal as an international, interdenominational mission on March 5, 1954. The International Nepal Fellowship (INF) developed from the Nepal Evangelistic Band, which was established in 1936. As Nepal began to open its borders, medical personnel trekked to Pokhara in November 1952, establishing a general hospital, the Shining Hospital, in April 1953.

The archives of the UMN and INF at the Yale Divinity Library document the groups’ efforts to spread the Christian message via health and education services, rural development, and industrial development. The Nepal Church History Project was an initiative begun in 1985 by local church leaders in Nepal to research and collect materials relevant to the history of Christianity among the Nepali peoples. It archives include Christian literature, photographs, and other documentation of Christianity in Nepal.

For more information about the Yale Divinity Library: http://www.library.yale.edu/div/

Teaching with Technology Tuesday 2/14: Digital Comics: Age of Bronze “Seen”

Tuesday February 14th 1PM-2PM (lunch will be served from 12:30PM-1PM)

Teaching with Technology Tuesday: Digital Comics: Age of Bronze “Seen” – Thomas Beasley
International Room at Sterling Memorial Library
Tom's talk will discuss the use of digital comics as pedagogical tools with a focus on the iPad edition of Age of Bronze, a comic book retelling of the Trojan War for which he is writing a reader's guide.

February 16, 2012

Inviting applications: Librarian for Chinese Studies

Librarian for Chinese Studies
East Asia Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II – IV
www.yale.edu/jobs
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Position Description
As the subject specialist responsible for library support of research and teaching about China-related topics at Yale, the Librarian for Chinese Studies develops strong working relationships with faculty, students, and affiliated researchers in Chinese studies across departments and programs, taking initiative to identify and meet their expectations for collections and services.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director for International Collections & Research Support, the Librarian for Chinese Studies provides reference, research education, research guides and web pages, and consultation on the effective application of new technologies. He/she partners with departments and programs on projects that further teaching and scholarship, such as digitization, web publishing, workshops, and other initiatives that enhance the academic mission. The Librarian also provides public services for the Chinese rare book collection, develops exhibits, seeks ways to enhance support for Chinese language special collections in the Yale libraries, and may teach a credit course in an appropriate academic department on research methods and sources for sinology.

The Librarian for Chinese Studies is responsible for selection of materials for the Chinese collection, including fund management, reporting, and management. The Librarian collaborates with the East Asia Library Public Services Librarian on collection development and public service. Collection development focuses on Chinese imprints and may include Chinese studies materials published world-wide. The Librarian also works closely with the Chinese technical services unit to ensure effective acquisition and processing of materials in all formats and with staff in the Preservation Department in support of the collections. Cooperation with subject librarians in Yale’s school and departmental libraries to further the use and understanding of China-related sources is also required. In addition, he/she will collaborate with Chinese collection colleagues at other institutions to leverage resources.

The Librarian contributes to goal-setting and strategic planning in the East Asia Library and the Department and manages projects, as assigned. He/she seeks opportunities to contribute to the Yale University Library through participation in committees, task forces, working groups, and programs. The Librarian is active professionally in organizations such as the Council on East Asian Libraries and other relevant venues.

Qualifications

•Master’s degree in library or information science from an accredited program and an advanced degree in a field of Chinese studies and two years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree in a Chinese studies field and two years of relevant library experience. Appointment at the LIII level requires five years of relevant professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments. Appointment at the LIV level requires a minimum of eight years of relevant professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments.
•Familiarity with the history of, and current trends in, scholarly research and teaching related to Chinese studies, especially in American universities.
•Familiarity with the major bibliographic tools and research methods for sinology.
•Experience teaching in a library or academic setting.
•Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in Chinese (Putonghua/Mandarin).
•Ability to read classical Chinese at a high level of proficiency.
•Excellent communication skills in English.
•Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative, team-based environment.
•Ability to set priorities and adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
•Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

Preferred
•Familiarity with the sources and approaches in teaching sinology-related bibliography courses.
•Advanced degree in a field of Chinese studies in the humanities
•Familiarity with models for collection development collaboration between institutions
•Experience with the creation and use of digitized content for research and teaching.
•Familiarity with the use of archives and practices for archival description.
•Experience creating content for web pages.
•Knowledge of trends in networked access to information, social networking, citation management, course management systems, digitization, and other technologies used by readers and libraries to facilitate information access and management.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 15542BR. Please be sure to reference #15542BR in your cover letter.

Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check.

Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

February 17, 2012

EliApps For Education: Feb 21st 1pm (TwTT)

EliApps For Education
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SML International Room

Part of the Yale Library's "Teaching With Technology Tuesdays" series

The session will provide an overview of some of the features and instructional possibilities of the new EliApps – Yale’s Google Apps for Education.
All are welcome

February 22, 2012

Library sponsored Spring Blood Drive – March 7th

The American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
March 7th from 11:30am-5pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall

To schedule a donation, log on to: www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Sterling

For more information, contact: dominique.bourassa@yale.edu or call her at: 203-432-3943
All are welcome.

"The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood."

Sponsored by the Yale Library Staff Association (LiSA).

February 23, 2012

The Yale Stock Market Game: Feb 28th 1pm (TwTT)

The Yale Stock Market Game
Presented by Professor Roger Ibbotson

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (or come at 12:30 for a free light lunch and coffee)
SML International Room
Part of the Yale Library's "Teaching With Technology Tuesdays" series
All are welcome

February 24, 2012

Research4Life: Developing World Access to Leading Research 3/1

Research4Life: Developing World Access to Leading Research
A SCOPA Forum
Thursday March 1st
Sterling Memorial Library lecture Hall, 2pm

Research4Life (R4L) is the collective name for four programs that provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. HINARI, launched in 2002, is coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and focuses on biomedical and related social sciences; AGORA (Access to Global Online Research on Agriculture), launched in 2003 and managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), concentrates on literature on agricultural sciences; OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment), launched in 2006 and managed by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), provides access to literature on environmental and related social sciences; and ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation), added in 2011 and coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), aims at increasing the availability of scientific and technical information.

Focusing primarily on HINARI and OARE, Elizabeth Beaudin (Manager, International Digital Programs), Daniel Dollar (Director of Collection Development), and Graziano Krätli (International Digital Programs Librarian), who have been variously involved with both programs since their inception, will provide an overview of the R4L initiative, its main programmatic goals, objectives, and outcomes, and the Library’s unique contribution to the implementation, growth and success of this important partnership.

About SCOPA:
Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.

February 29, 2012

Library staff get to the heart of the matter

Check out this article in the Yale publication "Working@Yale", featuring the Valentine's heart formed on February 14th by Yale Library staff:

http://working.yale.edu/whos-news/library-staff-get-heart-matter

The heart signifies that the library staff are indeed at the heart of all the Library does, while echoing the engraving on the wall outside the front entrance of Sterling Memorial Library that states "The Library is the Heart of the University".