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Library will host open house on Founders Day, Oct. 9, 2018

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September 15, 2018

To celebrate Founders Day, Yale University Library will host an open house in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave and adjacent spaces on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will also be the official opening to the public of the newly renovated Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).

Spread out across the Nave, the Bibliographic Press, and the DHLab, twenty library departments and libraries will present displays and answer questions. Visitors are invited to look behind the scenes at the people, collections, and technology that make Yale University Library one of the world's leading research libraries. This event it free and open to the public.

Exhibit tables will be staged throughout the main nave space and alcoves as well as in the immediately adjacent DHLab and Bibliographical Press. (When entering through the library main entrance, turn immediately to the left for the Franke Room or immediately to the right for the Bibliographical Press.) 

In addition, President Salovey will visit the Center for Teaching and Learning on Founders Day from 3 - 3:30 p.m. Founders Day guests are invited to submit questions about Yale history and traditions for President Salovey to answer throughout the day.  Submit your question here: https://president.yale.edu/submit-question-founders-day

Here is a list of the  libraries and topics that will be represented at at the library open house:

In the Franke Room:

  • Digital humanities services and research 
  • Digital scholarship 
  • Support for data analysis

In the Bibliographic Press:

  • Printing as pedagogy

In the Nave:

  • Campus Customs (vendor of Yale University Library merchandise)
  • Beinecke Library collections and services
  • Undergraduate programs and personal librarians
  • Manuscripts and Archives
  • Gilmore Music Library collections
  • Yale in Farmington: The Lewis Archives and the Cowles House
  • Preservation and reformatting of audio-visual materials at Yale University Library
  • Representations of disability and assistive technology at Yale University Library
  • Using quantitative and qualitative data to enhance library services
  • Resource discovery services: linked data and metadata management initiatives
  • Area studies librarians: AOS evaluation and branding
  • Services, collections and digital projects of the Divinity Library
  • The Yale Day of Data, 2013-2018
  • OALIG: Support open access at the library!
  • Investigating research and clinical education services in regional health science libraries
  • Providing bioinformatics support for Yale biomedical researchers through the entire research lifecycle
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