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Closed for Labor Day (9/6/21)

2 September 2021 - 1:53pm by Dana Haugh

The medical library will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day. As always, the 24/7 room will be open for Yale and YNHH ID holders. To access the 24/7 room when the medical library is closed, use the stairwell to the left of the medical library entrance, go down one set of stairs, and turn right into the corridor. The 24/7 room door is located down the hall on the right side. Please note: there is no elevator access to and from this room when the medical library is closed.

Welcome new staff!

11 August 2021 - 11:35am by Dana Haugh

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is delighted to welcome two new staff members to our team.  On the Academic and Research Education team we welcomed Kayla Del Biondo and Sofia Fertuzinhos. Kayla Del Biondo joins us as the Simbonis Librarian for Public Health. Kayla will work with Kate Nyhan in providing support to the YSPH community, particularly students, as well as assist Lindsay Barnett with scholarly communication projects and topics, such as open access, copyright, and processing YSPH and other student theses.      Sofia Fertuzinhos joins our Bioinformatics Support Hub as the Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics. Sofia received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Yale and the University of Coimbra in Portugal as part of a prestigious joint program. Sofia has worked in neuroscience labs at Yale since 2010, first as a postdoctoral associate, postdoctoral fellow, and associate research scientist.     

Medical library resumes full operating hours Aug 1

1 August 2021 - 4:26pm by Dana Haugh

The medical library resumed full operating hours on Sunday, August 1, 2021. After a year of operating with reduced building hours, we are excited to welcome Yale and YNHH ID holders back to the library during the following hours of service: Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - Midnight Friday: 7:30am - 10:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - Midnight For upcoming exceptions and holiday closings, see our Hours page.  Additionally, The Cushing Center reopened to Yale and YNHH ID holders on August 1. Though guided tours are not available yet, we welcome you to explore the space on your own. Please visit this page for visiting hours and other guidance. Per Yale policy (updated 7/30/21), all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors while on campus

Yale ITS maintenance to impact library resources

13 July 2021 - 3:31pm by Dana Haugh

Yale ITS will perform maintenance from approximately 8:00pm Saturday, July 17 – 5:00am Sunday, July 18th.  This will impact most university systems including websites, VPN, EZproxy, WiFi, email, and CAS authentication. Access to library websites and resources will be unavailable during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Yale ITS Help Desk.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources

1 July 2021 - 2:11pm by Dana Haugh

Recently we launched a new webpage that brings together medical-focused resources relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The page is located under the "Collections" tab and includes topics such as Race and Racism in Health Care, Disability Studies at Yale, LGBTQI+ Health, and the Women's Leadership Resource Library. Many of these resources are curated by medical librarians in partnership with various departments in the Yale medical center.  Visit the page If you have questions or ideas for other topics, please reach out to dana.haugh@yale.edu.

Introduction to LabArchives

28 April 2021 - 10:31am by Dana Haugh

LabArchives is a cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook to enable researchers to store, organize, and publish their research data. Special features include iOS and Android Apps, classroom integration, and support for funding agencies' data management plan requirements. LabArchives is free to use for Yale community members who have an active Yale email address. Learn more about LabArchives at the introductory session below. May 5, 2021 at 1pm Introduction to using LabArchives for Research at Yale Key features of LabArchives include: Ability to upload and store files including text, tables, images, spreadsheets, and attachments in their original format. Ability to create standard ELN formats and templates for your research group. Compatibility across multiple platforms, including mobile devices. Maintain all revisions of ELN entries. Note: LabArchives can currently only store low-risk data. Learn more about low, moderate and high risk data guidelines from Yale’s Cyber Security Team There are several online resources to help you get started: Support through LabArchives includes quick start guides, webinars, and video tutorials: https://www.labarchives.com/support/ LabArchives offers personalized 30-minute training webinars at https://www.labarchives.com/webinars/

Yale Library Self-Checkout now available!

15 April 2021 - 11:55am by Dana Haugh

Yale Library has a new app that allows you to checkout materials right from your mobile device! Simply download the app onto your Android or iOS device, sign in with your NetID and password, and start scanning. Download the app: Android  •  iOS The app is available for current Yale students, faculty and staff and can only be used while on campus. How it Works Download the free "Yale Library Self-Checkout" app from your app store. 1. Open the app and click "Start." 2. Sign in with your netID and password. 3. Click on the "plus" sign in the top left corner to check out materials. 4. Use your phone's camera to check out materials by holding it over the book barcode. 5. You will see a list of items that have been successfully checked to you. Click "Finish" to complete your transaction.   6. Once you click "Finish" you will see this confirmation and a note that your receipt will be emailed to you. Receipts come from "receipts@meescan.com" If you have any questions, please reach out to AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu.

Medical Library awarded 2021 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award

12 March 2021 - 11:13am by Dana Haugh

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award from the Medical Library Association. This award recognizes organizations “whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries… and have created and sustained a culture of research that… has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.” Located in the heart of the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital medical campus (and on web browsers worldwide), the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is vital in supporting the research, clinical, and educational missions of its community.  “This tremendous achievement recognizes the outstanding work of the medical library staff. The need for their expert, timely research support has never been greater. The medical library is a center of excellence for both the Yale medical community and Yale University Library.” – Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ‘68 University Librarian, Yale University Library Throughout its history, the medical library has kept pace with tremendous change in the biomedical and health sciences fields, working strategically to influence research and scholarship advancement at the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the Yale New Haven Hospital. The medical library established one of the earliest library liaison programs in the country, pairing a librarian with every department to provide specialized support. In addition, the “personal librarian” program for health sciences students was an innovation of the medical library’s and established medical librarians as thesis topic consultants, research collaborators, and scholarly communication advisors. Yale’s medical librarians are national leaders and advocates for librarians' role on systematic review research teams and, more recently, as peer reviewers. Yale was the first US library to license Covidence to support enterprise-wide systematic reviews and medical librarians have developed tools to expedite the work of research teams such as the Yale MeSH Analyzer, which has been adopted globally and previously won Yale's Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service.  “Our staff are seen as vital research partners and contributors to the success of the clinical, research, and educational missions of the Medical Center. The impact that the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has upon the work of the entire Yale New Haven Medical Center is profound.”  – John Gallagher, Director, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library A history of innovative hiring in bioinformatics, data, clinical support, plus a flexible endowed fellowship has pushed the medical library deeper into novel research areas. Unique historical materials allow partnerships with clinicians and faculty to teach and discover through collections, and support for open access and scholarly communication opens daily conversations about research dissemination. Overall, 37 staff members support the research needs of a clinical and educational enterprise of 20,000 employees. Medical librarians partner with research teams to work on evidence-based research and clinical practice changes, bioinformatics analyses, data projects, historical retrospectives, and consult on all aspects of the scholarly communication lifecycle. “Yale’s medical library is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. I am so honored to be affiliated with its leadership and so grateful on behalf of all our trainees and faculty for the amazing resource you have created and nurtured for the health sciences.” – Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG, Deputy Dean for Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine Medical librarians publish research and program assessment papers in the health sciences literature and in the library science literature, present at regional and national conferences, and produce posters about research and innovative services. In the last 10 years alone, publications by medical library staff have exceeded 160 articles, chapters, and monographs, and the volume has tripled every three years. It is also notable that medical library staff, particularly paraprofessional staff, provide technical support services to further research projects at both the university and the hospital. The medical library is a leader in research about library/IT collaboration, liaison librarianship, systematic reviews, collection development, history of medicine, bioinformatics, data support, peer review, resource sharing, innovative roles for staff, and scholarly communication. As such, at Yale’s medical campus, librarians are seen as partners in research across the academic and clinical missions and have made innovative contributions to scholarship, as recognized by this prestigious award. The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Medical Library both received this year’s award.

Remote Services & Support

8 January 2021 - 9:10am by Dana Haugh

Visit this page for updates on library hours and closings. Here are some important tools and resources for using the medical library. Virtual Support from Your Librarian  Contact your specialty's librarian or personal librarian (for students) for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. Remote Access Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless of your location. For instructions on how to connect remotely, visit: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/library-technology/remote Online Classes, Tutorials and Guides The library offers dozens of free instruction sessions and workshops online via Zoom.   Check out our research tutorials, which cover everything from how to manage citations to systematic searches to finding articles in PubMed.    Research Guides are subject- and department-specific collections of tools, databases, and resources aggregated by our medical librarians.   Our Clinical/YNHH Resources page list of tools for point-of-care, drug information, evidence-based practice, and more.   Our Educational Software page lists of biomedical education resources.
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