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July 2, 2012

Bass Library will be open on July 4th!

Bass Library will be open 8:30am - 4:45pm on July 4th.

July 19, 2012

Access to Starr Reading Room in SML

Beginning on July 19, library patrons will need to show a Yale ID or current privileges card to access the Starr Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This requirement will be in place until August 18, in order to minimize the disruption to readers in Starr during the peak period of tours in Sterling. Alumni and non-Yale researchers who require access to Starr should first register with the Privileges Office behind the Information Desk in the Sterling nave. For any questions about the new policy, please contact Ken Crilly, Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research (Kendall.crilly@yale.edu).

July 20, 2012

Maternity Care in Pictures : now at the Medical Library

A Portfolio of 31 Charts Showing Safe Maternity Care, 1939

On view until September 17th in the Cushing Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street and published by the Maternity Center Association

This set of small posters, shown in its entirety, was designed for parenting classes, waiting rooms, and formal exhibits. Many of the posters employed "photomontage" which combined a photographic image with a drawn background—a "modern" graphic technique which served to reinforce the "modern" message.

The Maternity Center Association in New York developed the first classes for expectant parents as part of comprehensive maternity services. In 1938, it offered the first classes for fathers.

This well-worn set is now quite rare, only four appear in WorldCat, the largest public access online library catalog.
Exhibit on view June 22 through September 17 in the Cushing Rotunda.

To view the posters online: click here

July 24, 2012

Divinity Librarian talks with Working@Yale

Paul Stuehrenberg talks with Working@Yale about his work as Divinity Librarian

http://working.yale.edu/whos-news/qa-paul-stuehrenberg