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November 5, 2012

Hail to the Chief! exhibit now available online

Every four years, Americans turn their attention to the presidential contest. You might expect that the Gilmore Music Library would provide a quiet refuge from the otherwise inescapable din of the campaign, but presidents and elections have a surprisingly large presence in our collections. Read more about the "Hail to the Chief!" exhibit now available online at: http://www.library.yale.edu/musiclib/exhibits/hail_chief/index.html

November 7, 2012

Online access to the Churchill Archive now available

The Yale University Library now has access to the newly released Churchill Archive, a digital archive of Sir Winston Churchill’s papers. The Guardian had a nice write up of this collection, reporting, “Nearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill's archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking for lessons from past coalition governments. The entire archive, based at Churchill College, Cambridge, has been digitized enabling researchers, such as the director of its archive centre, Allen Packwood, ‘to find a needle in the Churchill haystack’.”

The Yale University Library is the first academic library to acquire access to this important digital archive, which can be found through the “find databases” section of the library homepage, or this direct URL:

November 8, 2012

View all upcoming library events and exhibits online!

The new Yale Library calendar is now online at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library. Check out all upcoming events and exhibits across the Yale Library system.

November 12, 2012

Emotional Literacy - a talk by Dr. Marc Brackett, 11/16

Emotional Literacy
Friday, November 16, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library (SML), Lecture Hall

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Health, Emotion, & Behavior Laboratory Department of Psychology Faculty Fellow, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Child Study CenterDescription: Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is also Deputy Director of Yale's Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.
Dr. Brackett is an author of over 80 scholarly publications, including seven social and emotional (SEL) programs. He is the lead developer of The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning, an evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that currently is implemented in hundreds of schools throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Brackett has received over $5 million grants to conduct research on (1) the measurement of emotion skills using performance assessment tools, particularly among educators and students; (2) the role of emotions in attention, memory, learning, and decision making; (3) the mechanisms by which emotion skills are linked to important life outcomes, including relationship quality, mental health, academic achievement, and success in the workplace; and (4) the impact of SEL training, including The RULER Approach, on student, teacher, and school leader effectiveness.
Much of Dr. Brackett’s research is being extended to different cultures, including England, Spain, Italy, Australia, and China. Dr. Brackett co-developed two courses on emotional intelligence, one at Yale University for undergraduates and the other for aspiring school leaders at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL) Research Advisory and Program Provider Groups.

All welcome.

November 13, 2012

Research at Yale: Shaping the Future Exhibit Reception 11/14

Research at Yale: Shaping the Future, a video exhibit at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI).

You are cordially invited to attend a reception on November 14th from 4-5 to celebrate the opening of a new media wall exhibit featuring faculty research at the Center for Science and Social Science Information. Over 20 departments from the sciences and social sciences are represented in the exhibit. Images range from exploring the mysteries of the biological to building mathematical models to documenting changes of land reform to exploring facial expressions of personal happiness. The exhibit was curated by Lori Bronars and Gwyneth Crowley and designed by Mark Saba. It is on view now through February 2013 and is located at the CSSSI on the concourse level of Kline Biology Tower. Refreshments will be served. Directions can be found at: http://csssi.yale.edu/directions

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November 15, 2012

The Traveling Scriptorium - this Friday 16 at 11:30am

Our November 16th LuxTalk in the International Room of Sterling Memorial Library will feature lunch at 11.30am and a talk at 12 noon from Kathryn James on "The Traveling Scriptorium".

In spring 2012, with the support of a Yale University Library SCOPA (Standing Committee on Professional Awareness) grant, staff members from Special Collections Conservation and from the Beinecke Library created the Traveling Scriptorium, a teaching kit of inks, pigments, binding samples, and paleography resources. The participants — Kathryn James, Karen Jutzi, Marie-France Lemay, Christine McCarthy, and Paula Zyats — were responding to a sense of the Yale community’s increasing interest in the book as artifact, and the need to work directly with these materials in order to understand how medieval and early modern books were written, built, and read. The idea for the Scriptorium grew out of a collaborative teaching session, in which each presenter spoke about the same objects from their related but different professional perspectives. The Scriptorium brings these perspectives together in a tangible way. The Scriptorium is available for students, faculty, and library staff to use in Yale classrooms; the creators also envisioned drawing on the kit for instructional sessions for the Yale community.

For more information:http://travelingscriptorium.library.yale.edu/

Kathryn James is the Curator of the Early Modern and Osborn Collections at the Beinecke Library

Need help finding the International Room? http://clc.yale.edu/the-sml-international-room/

The Collaborative Learning Center is a broad coalition of Yale entities in support of teaching and learning.
For more information on the series, please visit http://luxtalks.commons.yale.edu/

November 26, 2012

Staying IN SHAPE: Practical Tips to Maximize your Health Through Diet and Exercise

Staying IN SHAPE: Practical Tips to Maximize your Health Through Diet and Exercise
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall

Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Professor and Midlife Women’s Health ConsultantDescription: Learn research-based tips on simple diet and exercise interventions that women and men can include in their daily lives to improve health and prevent disease. The acronym, IN SHAPE©, developed by Dr Alexander, will be used to ease recall of the steps to a healthier life.

Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing at Yale University School of Nursing and Midlife Women’s Health Consultant and Nurse Practitioner at Yale Health. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in Midlife Women's Health Care. She has worked extensively with menopause and osteoporosis management, and she has published and presented widely regarding these subject areas, including two books, which have been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Italian. She has been principle investigator on studies evaluating women's relationships with their primary care providers; black women’s perceptions of menopause, midlife health risks, and self-management techniques used to manage menopause symptoms and reduce health risks; and osteoporosis risks and management. She has consulted for national and international companies such as Athena Medical Products, Medscape, Wyeth-Ayerst, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Roche, Venus Medical Communications, Amgen, and Datamonitor.

November 27, 2012

SCOPA talk about Library exhibits 11/28 2pm

Library Exhibitions: Curation, Preparation, and Implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sterling Memorial Library International Room

Have you ever wondered how a group of materials come together to form a library exhibition?? Do you wonder how such exhibitions are planned, prepared, and created? Library exhibitions can present a variety of unique and informative resources that engage and inspire its viewers. Join us for an open forum to learn about the practices of organizing, curating, and preparing materials for library exhibitions at Sterling Memorial Library, Manuscripts and Archives, Haas Arts Library, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, and Lewis Walpole Library.

Panelists will include Kerri Sancomb, Exhibits Preparator, Preservation Unit at Yale University Library, Nancy Kuhl, Curator for American Literature, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, and Molly Dotson, Special Collections Librarian, Haas Arts Library. Beth Morris, Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives, will moderate the discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

YUL November Digital Newsletter now available online

Read about some of the Yale Library's digital and technology initiatives in our monthly online newsletter at: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/nov2012.html

November 28, 2012

Documenting the voices of vanishing worlds 11/30 @ 4pm

Collect, Protect, Connect: Documenting the Voices of Vanishing Worlds

Friday November 30, 4:00 pm
CSSSI, Study Room South, 219 Prospect
Dr. Mark Turin, Program Director,
Yale Himalaya Initiative

The topic of this richly illustrated lecture is language endangerment and cultural diversity. Drawing on over two decades of fieldwork in the Himalayan region, Dr Mark Turin will discuss the challenges faced by small-scale societies whose oral speech forms—and the knowledge systems that they encode—are increasingly at risk of disappearing without record. In the second part of the talk, our speaker turns to the World Oral Literature Project, an initiative that he established to support local communities and fieldworkers engaged in the collection and preservation of all forms of oral literature.

Mark Turin is a linguist and anthropologist who works in the Himalayas. He is Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist at the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University and a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He directs the Yale Himalaya Initiative, the Digital Himalaya Project and the World Oral Literature Project about which he will speak today. Visit Mark's website at: http://markturin.commons.yale.edu/

The talk will take place at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the lower level of the Kline Biology Tower at 219 Prospect Street.

CSSSI featured in Library Journal's Architecture issue!

Congratulations to the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) who were featured in Library Journal's Architecture issue!


The iPad in Yale Classrooms - LuxTalk 11/30

The November 30th LuxTalk at the International Room of Sterling Memorial Library will feature lunch at 11.30a and a talk at noon from Lecturer Barbara Stuart: "The iPad in Yale Classrooms: Portable and Pedagogically Sound".

"From course blogs to a class full of iPads provided by the library and ITG - I will use my classes as an example of how we can use technology now and how we might use it in the future. Many years ago, when students still stood in long lines to register for courses – those were also the days of desktops in every office and dorm room – a group of us noticed the one student in a large, sweaty crowd who walked in balancing an open laptop on one arm. On that laptop was a spreadsheet of the courses he might take that fall semester. That’s weird, we all thought. Now, of course, we have online registration. And we have since gone from classrooms with the occasional laptop to seminar rooms and lecture halls full of laptops. Now Yale students even have tools for laptops, iPads, iPhones, and Androids to facilitate shopping and scheduling their courses, even for finding their classrooms. We can be sure that just about every backpack we see holds a laptop – or an iPad, because now in our classrooms, the occasional iPad crops up. Soon we will likely see classrooms full of iPads or similar tablets. Portable – portable devices and portable information – is the wave of the future. We need to ride that wave by using technology to achieve our pedagogical goals."

Barbara Stuart is a Lecturer in the Department of English. Her current research includes nineteenth-century British essays and novels by women, particularly those which focus on women and the law.

Please join us this Friday, November 30th, at the International Room for lunch and a look at one future of humanities instruction at Yale.

Need help finding the International Room? http://clc.yale.edu/the-sml-international-room/

The Collaborative Learning Center is a broad coalition of Yale entities in support of teaching and learning.
For more information on the series, please visit http://luxtalks.commons.yale.edu/