October 2017 Archives

October 11, 2017

Image of the particpants in the Student Research at Yale University Library Opening Reception

All are welcome to join the opening reception for the new Student Research at YUL exhibit on Wednesday, October 25th from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Periodicals Reading Room. Students and nominating librarians will give brief remarks at 4:45 in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor. Light refreshments will be served.

This 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.

Speaker(s): Jun Yan Chua ’18, Saybrook College, History; Sarah Holder ’17, Saybrook College, American Studies; Daphne Martin ’19, Morse College, Classics & History of Art; Eve Romm ’18, Ezra Stiles College, Literature.

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October 23, 2017

Open Access week at Yale univerity Library

In support of International Open Access Week, the Yale University Library is hosting a series of workshops and events from October 23 – 27 to raise awareness of open access issues and trends within our community.

Panel Discussion | Launching and Sustaining an OA Journal: Stories from the Field
October 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Arts Library Room 119 (Rudolph Hall)
Join us for a discussion with editors of two prestigious open access journals representing two very different fields. Learn about the motivations behind going an open access route and what’s involved in managing an open access journal. Martina Droth is Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. She is co-editor of the born-digital, peer-reviewed journal British Art Studies and chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History. Helen Beilinson is a PhD candidate in Immunobiology at Yale and a co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. YJBM was launched in 1928 and is the oldest medical student publication still published.


Publishing 411: Working with Publishers
October 23, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Bass Library Classroom L01 A/B
Getting an article or a book published is an exciting undertaking that may present its share of confusion and stress. We will compare an assortment of publishing options, including open access, to make authors aware of your choices. We’ll also cover author-publisher agreements, the SPARC author addendum, and licensing alternatives. You will come away with facts that you can use to make informed decisions about your rights. The workshop is presented by librarians Joan Emmet and Alyssa Grimshaw. Register Online: http://schedule.yale.edu/event/3651243

Choosing Open Access Journals for Publishing and Avoiding Predatory Journals
October 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Center for Science and Social Science Information, Room C49
In this workshop, librarians Carla Heister and Lori Bronars will discuss resources for choosing which open access journals to publish in and for avoiding publication in predatory journals. No registration is required for this workshop. Just show up!

Open Access Pop-Up Information Tables
Want general information about Open Access? Come to one of our Pop-Up Tables! Librarians will be available to discuss the basics of Open Access and answer your questions.

October 23, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Center for Science and Social Science Information 24/7 Space

October 24, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Center for Teaching and Learning, Main Floor

October 26, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Lobby


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October 25, 2017

Book cover of Consuming Religion by Kathryn Lofton

What are you drawn to like, to watch, or even to binge? What are you free to consume, and what do you become through consumption? These questions of desire and value, Kathryn Lofton argues, are questions for the study of religion. In eleven essays exploring soap and office cubicles, Britney Spears and the Kardashians, corporate culture and Goldman Sachs, Lofton shows the conceptual levers of religion in thinking about social modes of encounter, use, and longing. Wherever we see people articulate their dreams of and for the world, wherever we see those dreams organized into protocols, images, manuals, and contracts, we glimpse what the word “religion” allows us to describe and understand.

In Consuming Religion, Lofton offers a guide to religion and consumption in our capitalizing times.

All are welcome to join us on November 8 at 4:30 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library International Room for the latest lecture in the Arts and Humanities Book Talks series, Consuming Religion by Kathryn Lofton. Come early for coffee and cookies at 4:00 pm and stay for the talk at 4:30. 

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October 31, 2017

30 Minutes to a Better Bibliography Workshop

Are you writing a paper that requires a bibliography or a works cited? A citation management tool can help you collect and organize sources, from dictionaries, journal articles to websites and more. 
Between 11/2 – 11/9, join Bass Library for “30 Minutes to a Better Bibliography” where you can quickly learn the ins and outs of using a citation management tool to collect citations and generate a bibliography. Whether you need MLA format, Chicago, or even APA, these tools can help you – and your research – stay organized.
Sign-up here: https://guides.library.yale.edu/citationmanagement, see “Workshops” to select the date best for your schedule and register. 
Note: These workshops were designed specifically for undergraduate students. Graduate students and faculty are welcome to attend, or can reach out to their subject librarian for more detailed assistance.

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