A long-time champion of Yale University Library made provisions through his estate to endow the position of university librarian. Susan Gibbons now serves as the inaugural Stephen F. Gates ‘68 University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication. Read the Yale News story.
During the upcoming Reunion weekends (May 24-27 and May 31-June 3) Yale University Library will offer special tours:
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Thanks to a new partnership between the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University, researchers at both institutions can now access each other's extensive Holocaust testimony collections.
Scholars Sarah Garibova, Glenn Dynner, and Gabor Toth will present their recent research with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at the first Hartman Fellowship Symposium on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Sterling Memorial Library.
A Bass Library initiative to amplify underrepresented voices has generated a crowd-sourced reading list of books “by and about people of color”. Now, students and librarians are looking for ways to keep that list growing.
“We see a real community conversation unfolding, and we want to support that,” said Emily Horning, director of undergraduate programs at Bass Library.
The garden is often thought of as a place of tranquility and repose. With the cycle of growth and the seasons, it is also a place of creativity and renewal. A myriad of shapes, colors, textures, sounds, and smells offer inspiration to the artist. The book arts also offer myriad options for an artist to express their engagement with the garden. Along with the traditional codex, miniature, folio, and interactive non-codex formats, as well as colorful illustrations and typographic interpretations transport the reader to this place of beauty and wonder.
A pilot program to extend hours at Sterling Memorial Library and Bass Library has been continued for another year – a result of requests from the leaders of the Graduate Student Assembly and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, who highlighted the increasing demand for library spaces to remain open later. During the summer, SML will stay open later on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, while late night hours on Thursdays in SML will continue as usual.