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Qlucore Omics Explorer: A new tool for discovering and exploring omics data

11 January 2017 - 10:21am by Andy Hickner

(by Rolando Garcia Milian)

Qlucore Omics Explorer facilitates a dynamic, visualization-guided analysis of OMICs data, applicable to various phases of a discovery cycle. What differentiates Qlucore is the combination of speed, advanced analytics, seamless workflow, and simplicity. With Qlucore you can visualize, QC, apply statistics, and create publication-ready graphics, such as 3D Principal Component Analysis, heat maps, and various 2D plots.

For biological exploration, GO and enrichment analysis (perhaps the most user-friendly implementation of GSEA) are available. Use valuable public data (TCGA, GEO) to test your ideas, or generate/narrow new hypotheses, with an easy download and integration into your data analysis.  

This tool suite empowers researchers to participate in their data analysis,  exponentially shortening time to result and biological insight while improving accuracy of the findings.

We invite you to employ the  cutting edge high-throughput techniques without the learning curve associated with advanced statistics, scripting languages and painful integration of different tools and formats!

Supported data types include any matrix data including RNAseq, microarrays, proteomics, miRNA, methDNA, Mulitplex and FC (genomic data support is coming soon). Case studies are available.

Qlucore started as a collaborative research project at Lund University (Sweden) between the Departments of Mathematics and Clinical Genetics.

Register for a free account here.

Please contact Rolando Milian Rolando.milian@yale.edu for questions or comments on this tool. 

Track drugs from bench to patient with Pharmaprojects

10 January 2017 - 4:28pm by Andy Hickner

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has recently licensed Pharmaprojects from Informa PLC.  Pharmaprojects lets researchers track the progress of drugs from bench to patient by exploring drug development by global and country development status, and therapeutic class status.

This database covers the progress of new drug candidates as they enter commercial pharmaceutical research and development programs, and tracks their progress from early preclinical development right up to market launch, or to discontinuation if a drug fails at any stage.

Researchers can search drugs by chemical structure and other chemical attributes such as molecular weight or logP, or search by biological targets of the drugs.  Besides searching the database, users can export data and set up alerts.

Click on this link to register and create your account using your @yale.edu email: https://yale-pipeline.citeline.com

Training on how to use this resource is coming soon.

Please contact Denise Hersey, Rolando Milian, or Nathan Rupp for questions or comments on this database.

Technical issues on the Taylor & Francis Online platform

10 January 2017 - 11:55am by Andy Hickner

Taylor & Francis Online is currently experiencing technical issues, which may affect access for some customers. According to T&F, they are working on it as highest priority and will continue to keep customers updated. These issues are on-going; Library staff working with the vendor to get a precise understanding of these issues and to get a timeline on correcting them. If you run into a problem accessing content from Taylor & Francis, please send an email to e-resprob@mailman.yale.edu and we will investigate. 

Join our team! Now recruiting a Clinical Librarian

20 December 2016 - 11:57am by Andy Hickner

We're hiring! Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested.  

Position details:

Clinical Librarian
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  41152BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:  Reporting to the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services, and as a member of the larger Research and Education Department, the Clinical Librarian provides point-of-need services and information support to medical professionals at Yale University, in the clinical setting within the Yale New Haven Health System, and at other affiliated clinical sites. The librarian cultivates partnerships between the library and assigned liaison areas in the health sciences through outreach, instruction, collection development, and research support services. The librarian provides innovative services to support research, teaching, and clinical service.

The Clinical Librarian will provide in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing.

In addition, they will offer training and support for the identification and retrieval of high-quality evidence for clinical questions and decision-making including the use of databases and mobile apps.

The incumbent will create and maintain online guides, learning objects, websites, and other research support tools and collaborate with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching in general.

The librarian will work closely with the Head of Collection Development on acquiring clinical information resources and preparing and promoting them for availability to users.  This librarian may be required to periodically meet with, teach classes, and present at or attend morning reports, grand rounds, and other clinically relevant forums in the early morning or evening. Will collaborate with library, university, and hospital personnel on projects including grants, papers, poster presentations, or other creative undertakings. Will support the curricular needs of assigned departments and programs by teaching didactic and hands-on sessions as requested by faculty.

Participates in planning and teaching the general library instruction programs. In collaboration with the Research and Education team, identifies, prepares and presents a range of classes on various topics, including biomedical databases, citation management tools and biomedical research strategies.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and teaching.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a diverse team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the library.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow a customer base through the creation, enhancement and provision of user-centered services. Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:  Experience working in the clinical setting and/or an academic library.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (CWML), with a collection of approximately 22,000 electronic biomedical journals, 38,000 electronic books, 200,000 print resources and a wide range of state-of the-art electronic services and databases, serves the information needs of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Library provides responsive and effective support to meet the Medical Center's missions of research, education, patient care and service. The Medical Library also contains a Historical Library with a large and unique collection of rare medical books, medical journals to 1920, pamphlets, prints, and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine. For additional information please visit the Library’s website at: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

The Yale School of Medicine

Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care. Among its divisions are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center, founded in 1911. Its 33 academic departments include 11 in the basic sciences, 19 in clinical fields, and 5 in public health. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the handful of leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations supporting the biomedical sciences, and belongs to medical organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Academic Health Centers. The school’s unique curriculum, known as the Yale System of Medical Education, promotes teaching in small seminar, conference and tutorial settings, and requires student self-evaluation, independent thinking and investigation. Since 1839, Yale has required that each student complete a thesis based on original research prior to graduation. Graduates of the school have gone on to significant leadership positions in virtually every medical field, as well as many non-medical areas.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center with two in-patient campuses. YNHH, the flagship member of the Yale New Haven Health System, includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.  In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, YNHH is the second largest employer in the New Haven area with more than 12,000 employees. Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 4,500 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, YNHH provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. Yale-New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 41152BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual ori

Join our team! Now recruiting an Access Services/Clinical Librarian

20 December 2016 - 11:04am by Andy Hickner

We're hiring! Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested.  

Position details:

Access Services/Clinical Librarian
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  41137BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:  Reporting to both the Head of Access and Delivery Services and the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services, the Access Services/Clinical Librarian oversees Access and Delivery operations during evening and weekend hours and builds and develops collaborative relationships with clinicians and health care professionals by working closely as a liaison to specific medical departments.

As part of the Access Services team the incumbent will assist the Head of Access and Delivery Services with overall departmental management, operations, and strategic planning. Hires and trains new staff and students as necessary, sets work priorities and schedules, plans projects and workflows, and compiles and analyzes reports and statistics to support improvement in customer service and productivity.  Oversees and supervises the circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and stacks management activities of two full-time Access and Delivery Services support staff members, and several student workers during evening and weekend hours. Supervises, motivates, trains, and evaluates the performance of these staff and students to ensure the consistent provision of excellent customer service.

Responsible for maintaining departmental policies, procedures, and training manuals as well as creating webpages, promotional materials, and communications for distribution through the library’s website, blog, social media, and print media. Will create and maintain online guides, learning objects, and other research support tools and collaborate with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching in general.

As part of the Research and Education Team, the Access Services/Clinical Librarian will provide in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing.

Participates in planning and teaching in general library instruction programs. In collaboration with the Research and Education team, identifies, prepares and presents a range of classes on various topics, including biomedical databases, citation management tools and biomedical research strategies.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and teaching.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Demonstrated ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a diverse team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the library.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer and technology skills are essential and a strong interest in emerging technologies.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:  One year of library supervisory experience. Experience working in the clinical setting. Experience with interlibrary loan or electronic reserves.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (CWML), with a collection of approximately 22,000 electronic biomedical journals, 38,000 electronic books, 200,000 print resources and a wide range of state-of the-art electronic services and databases, serves the information needs of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Library provides responsive and effective support to meet the Medical Center's missions of research, education, patient care and service. The Medical Library also contains a Historical Library with a large and unique collection of rare medical books, medical journals to 1920, pamphlets, prints, and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine. For additional information please visit the Library’s website at: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

The Yale School of Medicine

Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care. Among its divisions are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center, founded in 1911. Its 33 academic departments include 11 in the basic sciences, 19 in clinical fields, and 5 in public health. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the handful of leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations supporting the biomedical sciences, and belongs to medical organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Academic Health Centers. The school’s unique curriculum, known as the Yale System of Medical Education, promotes teaching in small seminar, conference and tutorial settings, and requires student self-evaluation, independent thinking and investigation. Since 1839, Yale has required that each student complete a thesis based on original research prior to graduation. Graduates of the school have gone on to significant leadership positions in virtually every medical field, as well as many non-medical areas.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center with two in-patient campuses. YNHH, the flagship member of the Yale New Haven Health System, includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.  In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, YNHH is the second largest employer in the New Haven area with more than 12,000 employees. Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 4,500 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, YNHH provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. Yale-New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 41137BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

A new look for the Library website, and changes to navigation

7 December 2016 - 12:28pm by Andy Hickner

You've probably noticed the Library website has a new look. 
 
We switched to a YaleSites theme, meaning that our website's look and feel will be more consistent with Yale University-wide branding.  
 
We also implemented some changes to our site's navigation.  These include: 
  1. Renaming the “Research Help” the sub-menu as “Ask a Librarian”
  2. “Library Technology” links, including “Mobile Device Applications,” can now be found under the “Services” sub-menu.

Finally, there are a few changes to the content on our homepage:

  1. Information that was previously located in 2 columns have now been consolidated into a single column;
  2. “Request materials” link is now located in the left column;
  3. “Highlighted Resources” links have been removed.  The resources that occupied this section (Guides. Access Medicine, ClinicalKey, Ovid MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, PsycINFO) can now either be found in the dropdown navigation menus (“Guides”) or on the “Biomedical Resources” list of databases at http://library.medicine.yale.edu/find/title (all other resources in this list).
We tested these changes on volunteers who use the library website to make sure that users would still be able to easily and quickly find important content.
 
We welcome your feedback on these changes.  Contact Andy Hickner to share your feedback or to report any problems you may encounter. 

Holly Grossetta Nardini appointed Associate Director

1 December 2016 - 8:55am by Andy Hickner

(by John Gallagher)

Holly Grossetta NardiniPhoto credit: JoAnne Wilcox

Following a national search, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library’s (CWML) own Holly Grossetta Nardini was appointed Associate Director of the library. Holly first joined the Yale University Library in 1992 as assistant to the University Librarian, Penny Abell. Two years later she transitioned to the CWML as reference librarian and as the library’s first webmaster. She left Yale in 1996 when she was selected as an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. She returned to Yale in 2000 as YUL’s Service Quality Improvement Director, before once again transitioning to the CWML in 2003 to help launch the library’s liaison program. Most recently Holly has served as the coordinator for the library’s systematic review service, while also providing research support to the departments of Radiology, Ob/Gyn, Ophthalmology, and Pediatrics. 

In her new role Holly will provide leadership and vision for both the library’s research and education services and its technology and innovation initiatives and programs. She will assist the director in overall leadership and management of the Medical Library, and will help set strategic priorities and goals to ensure the delivery of exceptional services, collections, research tools, and innovations to our users.

Please join me in congratulating Holly on her new position, and in thanking her for her remarkable service to the library. She assumed her new responsibilities on November 1st, and will be transitioning to her new role over the coming months.

Library staff recognized with Lorimer Award

18 November 2016 - 3:22pm by Andy Hickner

Staff receive Lorimer award
Photo credit: Michael Marsland

Holly Grossetta Nardini, Jan Glover and Lei Wang accept the Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service at the home of Yale University President Peter Salovey on November 10, 2016. The team was recognized for their innovative search tool, the Yale MeSH Analyzer, which streamlines the development of search strategies for the biomedical literature and has now been used 14,383 times since its release in October 2015.

Artist/Activist Sue Coe describes her HIV-AIDS drawings during a visit to Yale University

24 October 2016 - 3:55pm by Andy Hickner

(by Susan Wheeler)

Mary (and Sue) from Cushing/Whitney Medical Library on Vimeo.

Sue Coe came to Yale for the opening of “The AIDS Suite, HIV-Positive Women in Prison and other works by artist/activist Sue Coe” on September 15 and gave an impromptu discussion of her drawings on display at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. 

The exhibit, on view through January 18, introduces seven large drawings by Sue Coe selected from among thirteen drawings acquired by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in 2015. These new works related to The AIDS Suite, 1994, are exhibited with prints by the artist which were acquired over the last decade.  Previously acquired drawings from the series Through Her Own Eyes on HIV-positive women in prison, 2006, are also on view.  

Sue Coe is considered one of the foremost political artists working today. Her graphic work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and is in the permanent collections of major museums such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Watch other excerpts from Coe's talk at the links below:

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