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July 3, 2014

High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library to close until August 22nd

The High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library (SML) will be closed until Friday, August 22, to accommodate construction activity related to the restoration of the SML nave. The Wall Street entrance to SML will remain open and will serve as the primary entrance and exit for the Library. The one exception will be for anyone requiring wheelchair access – they can continue to use the High Street entrance, where a security guard will be available to assist.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closing of the High Street entrance as the nave restoration project enters its final weeks. For any questions about the closing or the nave restoration in general, please contact Kendall Crilly (kendall.crilly@yale.edu)

July 10, 2014

Bones in the Archives: Medical and Health Special Collections at Yale.

Wednesday July 16, 2:00pm
Sterling Memorial Library International Room

Interested in knowing more about Yale's collections on medicine, health, sexuality, science, and disease? Join Melissa Grafe, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, and Bill Landis, Head of Public Services in Manuscripts & Archives, for an interactive session that begins with a discussion of the great medical/health collections at Yale and how these collections can be used in teaching and research.

Yale's medical/health collections come in a variety of languages and formats, and span topics that include war, eugenics and intelligence testing, tobacco and patent medicine advertising, transgender issues, photography, atomic bombs, disease, international public health, and much, much more. Following this discussion, participants will have an opportunity to interact with a selection of materials drawn from the Medical Historical Library and Manuscripts and Archives, providing a taste of the rich resources available to the world.

The talk is sponsored by SCOPA and is free and open to the public.

July 23, 2014

"A Bibliographer's Creed" by G. Thomas Tanselle

This lecture at the Beinecke on Monday 28th July at 5:15pm, will outline Mr. Tanselle's personal summary of the basic tenets of bibliography, as formed during a lifetime of bibliographical study. It touches on many aspects of the book world (including bibliographical scholarship, textual criticism, collecting, reading, and librarianship), criticizing certain current practices but also offering a comprehensive vision of the field as a humanistic discipline.

G. Thomas Tanselle is a former vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and adjunct professor of English at Columbia University. He has written and lectured extensively on bibliographical and textual matters and is a co-editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the writings of Herman Melville. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Library of America, serving as its textual consultant.

More information at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20140723/All/CAL-2c9cb3cd-46cdd18a-0147-5e587980-000011ccbedework@yale.edu/

Evidence Based Practice for Everyone

On Monday, August 4th at 2pm in the SML International Room, Janene Batten, Nursing Reference Librarian and Janis Glover, Senior Reference Librarian at the Yale Medical Library, will talk on evidence-based practice. This originated in the field of medicine and has grown to encompass all disciplines including librarianship. In the health sciences, the basic principle is that practice is based on research that has been done well, the clinician¹s experience, as well as the patient¹s preference for treatment. It recognizes that best practice is ever evolving and should not be based on tradition. This principal can be applied to any discipline.

Come and find out why this is important and how you can apply this process to your own work and practice. This talk is sponsored by SCOPA and is free and open to the public. More information at: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/library/month/20140823/All/CAL-2c9cb3cd-46cdd18a-0147-4a13a8ee-000068b0bedework@yale.edu/