(by John Gallagher, Interim Director)
On behalf of the staff of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, I’m honored to present this year’s Annual Report. Whether supporting the clinical, research, or educational goals of users, the Library seeks to be an essential and valued research partner.
This report highlights a wide range of activities and accomplishments, including:
- The diverse roles librarians have played in the clinical setting
- A 10% increase in the University’s overall compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, thanks in part to Library support
- The acquisition or licensing of new resources and collections
- Librarian assistance with videos for the new Yale School of Medicine (YSM) flipped curriculum
- A systematic review service supporting the publication of many articles, several of which listed librarians as coauthors
- The Library’s formal designation as a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
- Delivery of Library services, resources, and expertise to Yale School of Nursing (YSN)’s new home on West Campus
- Facility upgrades in study spaces provided by the Library
- Record use of the Library’s world-class historical collections in classes, exhibits, and research
- The addition of Finn, a therapy dog, who visited the Library most Fridays
All of us at the Medical Library share a deep sense of pride in this year’s accomplishments, and it is with optimism and enthusiasm that we look forward to supporting and serving our users in the coming year.