New freshman students will be welcomed to the Library on Wednesday September 16, from 3:30–5pm, at a reception hosted by their personal librarians in the Selin Courtyard, located in Sterling Memorial Library. The Personal Librarian Program pairs every freshman student with their very own librarian and is designed to introduce students entering Yale College to the collections and services of the Yale University Library.
A USA Today article reported that Sterling Memorial Library (one of the 15 libraries that comprise the Yale Library system) – which has constantly topped the list of best college libraries in America – has done it again with the Princeton Review naming it the "best college library" in the nation for 2015.
Spend some time this summer exploring a wide array of exhibitions at the Yale Library! A full list of current and upcoming exhibitions all across the Yale University Library system can be found on the Yale Library Calendar. This includes exhibitions from the Medical, Divinity, Law, Arts, Music and East Asia libraries, as well as the Center for Science and Social Science Information and the various display spaces in Sterling Memorial Library.
The Yale University Library is delighted to introduce Quicksearch – an online tool that unites several search services under one discovery interface. Quicksearch was built in collaboration with other university libraries using an open source system called Blacklight.
The services initially targeted for this new discovery interface include:
Following extensive reviews into ways to improve access to and care of the Yale University Library’s cartographic resources, library staff have begun transferring the collection of pre-1900 sheet maps currently housed in the Map Department on the 7th floor of Sterling Memorial Library to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
The Yale Day of Data 2015 will host a day-long event held on the Yale campus at Kroon Hall on September 18. The planning committee is seeking expressions of interest for presentations. The theme for this year aims to highlight research collaboration with partners across Yale.
Presentations will focus on data produced and analyzed in research disciplines of all kinds, including:
· social, economic, behavioral, and political data
· genomic data and sequencing data
· health and healthcare data
· geospatial data
This first annual exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibits Corridor highlights four Yale students’ exceptional research at the Yale University Library. The subjects represented are as diverse as the Yale Library collections and convey a combination of both complete and ongoing research. Students share key library resources important to their research ranging from online databases to favorite study spaces.
The Spring 2015 issue of Nota Bene: News from the Yale Library is now available online, featuring news from across the Yale Library system.