Fair Use Week at the Yale Library

From February 20-24, Yale University Library will be hosting a series of events to mark Fair Use Week – an annual celebration held the last week of February celebrating the important doctrines of Fair Use in the United States. Members of the Yale community are welcome to join us for any or all of these events.


Fair Use Week Popup Table, Medical Library


Monday, February 20, 1:00-3:00 pm, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Recent Milestones in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has been recording testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders of the Holocaust since 1979, when the project started as a grassroots effort here in New Haven. It currently holds more than 4,500 testimonies, comprising more than 10,000 hours of videotape, recorded by Yale and more than 30 affiliates worldwide.



Freedom to Marry archives offer insight into a modern civil rights movement

Same-sex marriage has evolved from a far-fetched notion to established law in the United States over the past four decades. At the forefront of this modern civil rights movement has been a Yale alumnus, Evan Wolfson ’78. Wolfson wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on same-sex marriage long before it became a topic of national & local activism. He founded Freedom to Marry in 2001, serving as its president until the Supreme Court’s historic 2015 decision guaranteeing marriage equality.

Yale Library Staff Association Food Drive in Support of IRIS

Between November 16-December 14, the Library Staff Association (LiSA) is holding a food drive, with drop-off locations in several Yale libraries. We invite everyone to donate non-perishable food items and personal care items to benefit IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), a New Haven-based agency that helps resettle refugees in CT and provide lifesaving support to assist in their transition to life in the United States. Your donations will go toward stocking the apartments of resettled refugees and the IRIS food pantry.

Aging and Romance

Join us for a talk on Aging and Romance by Dr. Carole Goldberg, Director of SHARE and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, on Thursday, November 10 at 1:00pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall.

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