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Job Opportunity: Curator for the Visual Arts

November 9, 2022 - 10:44am by Melissa Grafe

Join the Historical Library team as our new Curator for the Visual Arts, Medical Library! The Curator for the Visual Arts, Medical Library develops, interprets, and supports a robust collection of prints, posters, drawings, photography, and other visual materials. Primary responsibilities include teaching, collection development and stewardship, and research support. Reporting to the Head of the Medical Historical Library, this position helps lead the exhibition program, which includes several physical spaces and online exhibitions. The curator will also assist in the interpretation of the Cushing Center, home of the Cushing Tumor Registry, a museum space and collection with over 10,000 glass plate negatives and other types of photography. APPLY HERE Essential Duties 1. Support Teaching and Research: The curator will foster the use of the collection by Yale faculty, students, as well as local, national, and international researchers. The curator is expected to forge strong associations with Yale faculty to encourage the use of the collections in Yale-related teaching and research. The curator will also present materials to classes and to other groups who visit the library, collaborate with colleagues to respond to general reference and instruction requests, and participate in the library’s fellowship selection committee. 2. Activate and Interpret the Collections: The curator is responsible for interpreting the holdings of the collection for both the medical community and the broader public. The curator will help lead the Library’s exhibition program; conceive and organize exhibitions; collaborate with faculty, students, and external scholars to organize programming; and write and edit various publications about the collection. The curator may be called upon to issue news releases, grant interviews, conduct tours, and make presentations. 3. Collection Development: Collection development responsibilities encompass active research and selection of materials across a broad range of visual formats, including prints, posters, drawings, photographs, and digital media; dealer and donor relations, including establishing fair price and market value, understanding the total cost of acquisition, drafting deeds of gift and purchase agreements, and keeping abreast of evolving legal and ethical considerations for provenance, international export guidelines, intellectual property rights, privacy, and respectful stewardship of cultural heritage materials. 4. Ongoing Collection Stewardship: The curator collaborates with colleagues in other units of the Library as well as with colleagues Yale’s cultural heritage institutions to ensure that the collections are discoverable, accurately and appropriately described, and well preserved. 5. Collaboration and Collegiality: The curator is expected to function in a collegial fashion as part of a larger team of curators and librarians sustaining a broad program of collection development, scholarly and educational outreach, description, digitization, preservation, and research in the humanities.  6. Service to the Department, University, and Profession: In addition to activities relating directly to Medical Historical Library, the curator participates in library projects, committees, policy decisions and strategic planning and may be assigned special projects relating to the overall needs of the library. The curator is also expected to participate actively in professional associations, foundations, and government agencies as appropriate. Required Education and Experience A masters degree and course of study in history, art history, or equivalent, and a commitment to ongoing intellectual and professional growth beyond the area of initial specialization. At least 2 years of professional experience in a related field, including but not limited to higher education, museums, foundations, or libraries. Required Skills and Abilities: The candidate should possess an understanding of the history of medicine or related fields. Superb analytical, creative, and communication skills in both writing and public speaking. This may be demonstrated through teaching, publications, exhibitions, public programming, or collaborative projects. Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching. Exceptional classroom demeanor and a commitment to higher education and community outreach, including the ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.). Reading knowledge of at least one language beyond English. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and team collaboration skills Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Ph.D. in a related field. Experience with exhibition planning/implementation; donor relations; commercial art trade; awareness of legal/ethical issues surrounding cultural heritage materials. Knowledge of archival theory, practice, technologies, and born digital material. Experience with collections in archives, library, museum, or related. Proficiency using discovery & documentation systems. Physical Requirements Ability to lift materials up to 40 lbs and push heavy book trucks.    

Medical Library Building Closure 11/25/20

November 19, 2020 - 5:27pm by John Gallagher

**UPDATE: The medical library will reopen on January 11, 2021.** In response to public health conditions, Yale Library will close all library buildings and spaces to library users at the end of day Tuesday, November 24. The Medical Library’s 24/7 room will remain open to users authorized to be on the medical campus. We will monitor the public health situation closely. This decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and will enable us to reduce our onsite staff substantially, while still providing critical services. Collections Contactless pickup will be moved to outside the medical library entrance. Materials may be returned at any time through the book depository next to the library entrance. Additionally, we will continue to mail books to home addresses. Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless of your location. Faculty and students needing access to special collections materials should email historical.library@yale.edu. We will continue to process interlibrary loan and scanning requests for articles and chapters. Submit a request   Support & Resources Please email your librarian for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. Visit this page for information about online classes, tutorials, and research guides.   We are committed to doing everything we can to support you remotely during this challenging time. Please reach out with your questions.  

Celebrating Medical Education with New Workshops and More!

April 29, 2024 - 11:52am by Caitlin Meyer

Ahead of Medical Education Day, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is celebrating all things education for the month of May! Whether you are putting together a poster presentation, planning your next education research project, or simply interested in broadening your skillset, we’ve got you covered with a curated bundle of training opportunities and self-guided learning materials.  Workshops: May 6, 10am - 11am: Navigating the Education Literature May 8, 11:15am - 11:45am: A to Zotero: A Quick Start May 13, 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Stay current with MedEd alerts in PubMed May 17, 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Stay current with MedEd alerts in PubMed May 21, 11:00 - 11:30am: Achieving ACGME Core Competencies & Milestones with Library Resources - just added! May 28, 11am - 12pm: Navigating the Education Literature May 30, 11:30am - 12pm: Your Poster Can Live Forever: How to Deposit Research Outputs in Repositories Head to our full training calendar for even more programming. Self-guided learning:  Email course: How to Create an Academic Poster Webinar: Visualizing Information: Designing Effective Posters and Figures Research guide: Data Visualization In the spirit of supporting educators and health professions education research, we've also launched a new For Educators page on our site. This portal connects educators with their program librarians, outlines library services and resources for course planning, highlights existing librarian-faculty curricular collaborations, and orients users to health professions education research.  Did you know? The library has negotiated agreements that allow Yale authors to publish without paying APCs (article processing charges) in more than 700 journals. Check out the list of 180 titles relevant to the medical campus.  Come back to this page throughout May as more training opportunities and relevant resources get added. 

New Books Added in April

April 27, 2024 - 1:36pm by Kyra Walker

The New Books section consists of items recently added to our collection. Our newly created Graphic Medicine collection features graphic novels about various healthcare subjects. Both collections can be found on the main floor of the library across from the circulation desk. Click the links below to access the full collection and to request items using Quicksearch:  Recently Added Items Graphic Medicine Collection .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.56%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }    

Medical Library to Cancel DynaMed Subscription

April 1, 2024 - 1:03pm by Elizabeth Jenkins

After careful review, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and Yale New Haven Health System have decided to cancel their joint DynaMed subscription.    Access to DynaMed will end on June 30, 2024.   The Medical Library continues to provide access to alternative point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate. For more information, please view our Support for Clinicians & YNHH page.    

New Gift: José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado papers

March 22, 2024 - 3:48pm by Melissa Grafe

The Medical Historical Library is pleased to announce a new gift of the José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado papers. His papers are a gift of Caroline Stoddard Delgado, wife of Dr. José M. R. Delgado, and children José Carlos and Linda Delgado, 2024. José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado (1915-2011) was a Spanish physician, researcher, and professor who specialized in neurophysiology of the brain. He captured the world’s attention in the 1960s with his experiments using electrical stimulation of the brain to control the actions of mammals, primates, and human subjects. Delgado earned his medical degree and a doctorate in physiology from the Universidad Central in Madrid. He came to Yale in 1946 as a fellow in the laboratory of John Fulton, a neurophysiologist, chair of the Department of Physiology, and one of the Medical Library’s founders. By 1953 Delgado was an assistant professor and became director of research following Fulton’s death in 1960.  He returned to Spain in 1974 to organize a new medical school. In 2004, Delgado returned to the United States, settling in California. Delgado published hundreds of articles throughout his career, in multiple languages, several books, and was an inventor, pioneering methods for the implantation of electrodes to treat neurological disorders. The items in the gift document Delgado's professional life and include correspondence, manuscript and published writings, lectures, research, interviews, photographs and photographic slides, audio visual materials, original drawings for scientific publications by Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), scrapbooks, clippings, and neural stimulation equipment built by Delgado. For access to the collection, please contact the Medical Historical Library at historical.library@yale.edu.

"Data as Art" Exhibition: Call for Submissions

March 14, 2024 - 2:18pm by Sofia Matos daSilva Fertuzinhos

Data as Art" Exhibition: Call for Submissions     “Every story is complicated until it finds the right storyteller.” – Anonymous   As we celebrate 10 years of the Bioinformatics Support Hub at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, we invite you to share your visual responses to the prompt “Data as Art." Though data representations hold specific scientific meaning, some datasets and data visualizations also possess inherent artistic sensibility on their own. Cultivating an appreciation for data as art can reframe our conception of data as orderly, objective evidence into iterative, multifaceted artifacts produced in the non-linear search for new knowledge. We invite you to submit "data as art" in conversation with this idea. All selected entries will be on display in the rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library from late August 2024 to January 2025. Inclusion Criteria:  Quantitative Data Representation. Your work should visually depict quantitative data.  Digital Works. We're seeking digital files   Yale affiliates Exclusion Criteria:  Human Identified Data. Please refrain from using identifiable human data.  Raw Data. Submit a representation of data (visualizations and aggregations of the data), not the raw data (e.g. data files such as .fastq, scripts, etc).  Three-Dimensional Objects. We're focusing on bi-dimensional representations for this call.  Submission Details:   Digital file: .pdf, .jpeg, .tiff  Image resolution: at least 300 DPI  Image size: at least 1 MB, max 1GB  Image description: Include a title and a brief explanation of the data and the methodology used.  Limit 3 submissions per person  Please acknowledge the use of artificial intelligence and what program  Deadline:  Please submit your entry by May 17, 2024 If you have a YNHH email, please contact us directly to submit your entry: bioinfo.cwml@yale.edu More Information: Data as art refers to representations of data (visualizations and aggregations of the data) with an aesthetic. Any data representation -- as long as it does not contain personally identifying information -- is eligible if the submitter believes the work is artistic or conveys meaning beyond the information encoded in the data itself. Consider submitting a data representation born from a mistake but that led to something aesthetically beautiful.  If you're passionate about merging science and art, this call is for you! Let's transform data into art and showcase the beauty beyond the numbers together.  Questions: Please contact bioinfo.cwml@yale.edu

Medical Photographic History Fellowship Accepting Applications

March 7, 2024 - 3:08pm by Melissa Grafe

The Medical Historical Library in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is welcoming applications for a fellowship for the study of medical photographic history. The Stanley B. Burns M.D. Fellowship for the Study of Medical Photographic History supports the study of the history of medical photography at Yale, maximizing the research potential of the Stanley B. Burns, MD, Historic Medical Photography Collection. We welcome applications from all interested researchers, regardless of their institutional association, race, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status. Applications from scholars utilizing traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research are encouraged as are applications from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research using the Stanley B. Burns, MD, Historic Medical Photography Collection and related visual collections at the Medical Historical Library. In any given year the award is up to $2,000 for one week of research. Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is currently limited to residents of the United States and Canada. A complete fellowship application includes: A research proposal (1,200 words max) that outlines: Significance of the proposed collections research to your larger project Value of your project to your field  Feasibility of completing the scope of research proposed within the fellowship period Please note: If you anticipate consulting other Medical Historical Library materials beyond the Burns collection, please indicate those clearly in your application.  Budget  Curriculum vitae Two letters of recommendation  Please apply through this link. The deadline for applications is midnight, April 28th, 2024.

Research Travel Grant Now Accepting Applications

March 7, 2024 - 2:59pm by Melissa Grafe

The Medical Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is pleased to announce its fifteenth annual Research Travel award for use of the Historical Library. The deadline is April 28th, 2024. The Ferenc Gyorgyey/Stanley Simbonis YSM’57 Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers outside of Yale who wish to use the Historical collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. In any given year the award is up to $2,000 for one week of research.  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada.  The award honors Ferenc A. Gyorgyey, former Historical Librarian, and Stanley Simbonis, M.D, a 1953 graduate of Yale College and a 1957 graduate of Yale School of Medicine, who graciously gifted an endowed fund in support of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. For application requirements and the link to submit application materials, please refer to our fellowship page. View research from past recipients: Michael Ortiz (2023) Tina Wei (2023) Jonathan Jones (2018) Jaipreet Virdi (2018) Thomas Ewing (2017) Erin Travers (2016)

Free Trials - Scopus AI, Neurosurgical Atlas, Sage Business Cases

February 23, 2024 - 1:21pm by Elizabeth Jenkins

The Cushing/Whiney Medical Library and Yale Library have begun a free trials of the following resources. Please let us know what you think of these resources here: Trial Feedback Form. Did you know you can suggest resource trials? Simply fill out this form.  Neurosurgical Atlas Trial through March 23, 2024 Interactive neuroanatomy tools Original illustrations 3D models Case series Grand round lectures Videos of neurosurgical techniques and procedures Scopus AI Trial through March 29, 2024 Scopus AI is a search tool within the Scopus database. Powered by generative AI, this tool allows for natural language searching and quickly synthesizes the abstracts of relevant articles to produce a research summary with references. More information about the Scopus AI can be found here.   Sage Business Cases Trial through March 16, 2024 This resource provides access to 6,150 interdisciplinary cases from 120 countries, on topics related to entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, and social enterprise.   
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