Wall Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library to close on January 20

The Wall Street Entrance to Sterling Memorial Library (SML) will permanently close and become an emergency exit only at the end of the day on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Beginning Tuesday, January 17, the 301 York Street entrance will become a new entry point. This is also the entrance for the new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), which is now located within SML.

Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Join us on January 24 for an Arts and Humanities Book Talk by Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Professor of History at Yale University, who will be talking about his book, Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam. The talk will begin at 4:30 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, but please join us any time from 4:00 pm for refreshments and conversation.

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.

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