University Librarian Susan Gibbons named president of the Association of Research Libraries

Susan Gibbons, the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian and deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication at Yale University, began a one-year term as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on Sept. 26, 2018, at the association’s fall meeting in Washington, D.C. 

New search tool lets researchers "lift a veil" from archive and manuscript collections

Archives at Yale, a powerful new software tool launched in early September, will allow students, faculty, and other researchers to search more precisely across and within more than 5,000 collections held by ten Yale libraries and museums. The tool is built on a widely used open-source web application—which means that Yale’s investment in developing Archives at Yale will also benefit other libraries and museums around the world.

Library Student Employees Honored

Two students who work in the library are among the first recipients of a new university award recognizing their contributions.  Jaster Francis ’20 is a work leader in collections maintenance at Sterling Memorial Library. Raffi Donatich ’19 is a student research assistant at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Francis and Donatich were among ten students who received the inaugural Y-Work Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Employees at an April 30 reception hosted by Yale College Dean Marvin Chun.

New Exhibition: Music of World War I

In the Music Library's new exhibition entitled “They Sang and Took the Sword” – Music of World War I, opening August 6th 2018, the Music Library observes the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, as marked by the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. The exhibition brings together selected materials from the Music Library’s Special Collections and Collection of Historical Sound Recordings pertaining to the war.

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