Haas Arts Library is presenting is popular Photobook Club series online this semester. The next meeting will be Sept. 18, 2 -3 pm, and will feature a presentation by Yale MFA candidate Dylan Hausthor. He will show a range of photobooks, including some work from his own imprint Wilt Press. The next meeting will be Oct. 2 with a discussion of photographic collections at Yale led by Meredith Miller '03, senior photographer for the Beinecke Library.
On July 1, Barbara Rockenbach started her new job as the Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian. In an interview with the Yale Alumni Magazine, she talks about the importance of place, the connections between digital and physical collections, and what Yale Library might learn from the challenges of serving students in the middle of a pandemic. Read the Alumni Magazine story.
Despite COVID-19, the class of 2020 completed a wide range of original research projects using Yale Library collections, and seven student essays were recognized with library prizes. Their topics include post-Reconstruction South Carolina, the impact of railroad colonialism on Native American lands, and the 1950s War on Drugs, as revealed by government documents. See the list of winners and read their essays.