In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, the Diversability at Yale (DAY) Affinity Group is co-sponsoring a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, The Rebound. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd in Harkness Auditorium at 6:30 pm. All are welcome! The Rebound is an award-winning independent documentary (76 min) following the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team in their quest for their first NWBA National Championship. The cameras don’t stop when the players leave the court: the film follows the athletes through daily life with a disability as they reach for new heights.
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October is Disability Awareness Month! National Disability Awareness Month was declared in 1988 by the United States Congress for October to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. Upcoming events in October 2019: Monday, October 7 Lupus Panel Event w/DAY, WWN, & YAAA 12:00-1:15 pm | Child Study Center, 230 S. Frontage Road, Cohen Auditorium | Register: http://bit.ly/lupuspanelevent Join DiversAbility at Yale, Working Women’s Network, and the Yale African American Affinity Group for a panel discussion that will bring awareness to what Lupus is, the impact it has on the body, types of Lupus, causes of Lupus, facts about Lupus and its prevalence, diagnosis of Lupus, life with Lupus, the stigma associated with Lupus, and what we can do to provide support. Thursday, October 10 Resources For Aging Adults For Yale Employees 12:00-1:00 pm | 221 Whitney Ave, 612 | Register: http://bit.ly/2kMrWM8 Join a senior care specialist from Magellan, Yale’s Counseling and Support Services program, to learn about the array of resources available for all Yale employees, that address eldercare and aging family members. Details on services and programs will include, but are not limited to: Resource and referral, workshops, support from Magellan Behavioral Health (Yale’s Counseling and Support Services vendor), adult caregivers kits, and more. Friday, October 11 Social Media Accessibility: Basics 9:00-10:30 am | Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 301 York Street, Room 121 | Register: http://bit.ly/2mc2MH8 In this training you’ll learn not only how to use the accessibility features that are available on these platforms, but also valuable work-arounds to counter those that are not. Wednesday, October 16 Café Con Leche w/DAY & YLNG 12:00-1:15 & 1:30-2:30 pm | 221 Whitney Ave, 109 & 800 Howard Ave, LL05 | Register: https://bit.ly/2TtdN3q Join the Yale Latino Networking Group and DiversAbility at Yale to celebrate National Disability Awareness Month. Come to taste Latin coffee, sample Latin desserts, and learn about disability facts specific to the Latin community. Panel Discussion: Teachable Moments: Learning from Parents of Children with a Disability 12:00-1:15 pm | 55 Whitney, 369 | Register: http://bit.ly/2ml82bJ Join DiversAbility at Yale and the Working Women’s Network for a workshop that will feature university staff sharing their experiences of parenting a child with a disability. Topics will include: successful parenting techniques, child advocacy, educational resources, self-care, family networks, and more. Siteimprove Basics 2:30-4:00 pm | 25 Science Park, Room 321 | Register: http://bit.ly/2kMqQjD Siteimprove is a self-service application available to all Yale faculty and staff to give website owners the insight they need to work towards improving the quality and accessibility of their sites, optimize the site for search engine discovery, and capture basic analytics about site use to help prioritize improvement efforts. This training will include hands-on activities. Saturday, October 19 Yale Rep Performance of Girls - Touch Tour, Audio Described, and Sign Language Interpreted 1:00-3:30 pm | University Theatre, 222 York Street | Register: http://bit.ly/October19Performance Exiled to boarding schools for his entire life, Deon returns to his birthplace with a vengeance––luring the women of the town to the woods for a night of uninhibited partying. Meanwhile, a young reactionary with a big social media following condemns the debauchery and vows to restore order. Pulsing with a beat that is as dangerous as it is seductive, Girls is an electrifying contemporary spin on the classic Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, with a killer DJ, bumping dance music, and live-streaming video. Sunday, October 20 2019 Walk to End Lupus Now 3:00 pm | Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT | Register: http://support.lupus.org/goto/yaleaffinitygroups Imagine a day when doctors can say, “There is a cure for lupus”. Until that day though, there is work to be done. That’s why DiversAbility at Yale, Working Women’s Network, and the Yale African American Affinity Group are taking action in the fight against lupus. Join us as we participate to raise critical funds for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Tuesday, October 22 Accessible Word Documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs 9:00-10:30 am | Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 301 York Street, Room 118A | Register: http://bit.ly/2metteh This beginner's document accessibility workshop is designed to train staff in the basic methods used for making Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs digitally accessible, for inclusion on university websites or for university-related business, including teaching, student services, and other administrative support. Wednesday, October 23 Captioning Your Media at Yale: Options and Basics 9:30-11:00 am | 25 Science Park, 125 | Register: http://bit.ly/2lReQ0w This two-hour training covers paid options for captioning your media through our Preferred Captioning Vendors 3Play Media and Rev.com, as well as free options, like YouTube. Attendees will leave understanding their obligations under Yale’s policy, the differences between the major captioning file types, and how to create, edit, and sync captions to their media for both Canvas courses and websites. DiverseAbility Career Fair 11:30 am - 2:30 pm | West Campus Conference Center, 800 West Campus Drive | Register: http://bit.ly/DiverseAbilityOCT23 The DiverseAbility Career Fair will feature 15-20 employers that are committed to hiring. There will be free professional photos for LinkedIn profiles, resources for persons with disabilities, employer hiring incentives, and more. The first 50 people to register can attend a special Career Fair Prep Session! Thursday, October 24 Web Accessibility Training for Content Editors 1:00-4:00 pm | 25 Science Park, Room 321 | Register: http://bit.ly/2lYkkX2 This half-day workshop is designed to train staff who input content into websites how to do so in ways that meet Yale's Web Accessibility Policy. This workshop is primarily for people who create content through tools such as Wordpress or YaleSites Drupal. Friday, October 25 Student Perspectives on Inclusive Course Design 11:30 am - 1 pm | Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning, 301 York Street, Room 120A | Register: https://bit.ly/2mmSyE4 Inclusive course design aims to create a learning environment in which every student has an equitable opportunity to engage and succeed. What should instructors know about the experience of students with disabilities when designing and managing an inclusive course? A panel of Yale students will share perspectives and recommendations in a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion. Saturday, October 26 DAY Yale Rep Performance of Girls - Open Captioned 2:00-3:30 pm | University Theatre, 222 York Street | Register: http://bit.ly/October26Performance Exiled to boarding schools for his entire life, Deon returns to his birthplace with a vengeance––luring the women of the town to the woods for a night of uninhibited partying. Meanwhile, a young reactionary with a big social media following condemns the debauchery and vows to restore order. Pulsing with a beat that is as dangerous as it is seductive, Girls is an electrifying contemporary spin on the classic Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, with a killer DJ, bumping dance music, and live-streaming video. Wednesday, October 30 DiversAbility: Addressing Disability, Equity & Inclusion at Yale and Beyond 12:00-1:15 pm | Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 120 High Street | Register: http://bit.ly/diversabilitypanel While some people live with disability from birth, many of us can expect to experience disability at some point in our lives. Disability affects nearly 1 in 5 Americans, yet despite this reality, widespread misunderstandings, misconceptions and stigma continue to surround disability and those who live with disabilities. Join us for an informative, robust discussion and learn more about the ways disability and accessibility are being addressed at Yale and across the country.
On Tuesday, September 17th the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library will join Yale University Library in celebration of Constitution Day with a reading of the U.S. Constitution. The reading will take place from 12pm - 1:30pm at the entrance of the medical library. All are invited to listen and/or join in reciting this historic document. Free pocket-sized copies of the Constitution will also be available!
Please note that Gracie the therapy dog will be joining us at the Cushing/Whitney Medical library on Wednesday 9/11/19 instead of Tuesday this week.
The method for accessing Ovid will change in Fall 2019. Users who want to keep saved searches or auto alerts must follow the steps below to migrate their account. How to migrate your saved searches and auto alerts: Follow the steps below: 1. Go to the Ovid landing page 2. Select “Start Ovid” 3. Select “My Account” (top-right corner) 4. Select “Create Account” 5. When creating your account: Your “Personal Account Name” should be your yale.edu email (e.g.: email@example.com) Your “Password” should be: password Note: You can change your password after saved searches have been transferred to your new account. 6. Once you have created your account, please contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu to initiate the account migration process. 6. Once you have created your new account, please fill out this form. The form will ask for your “Personal Account Name” (email) and NetID. This form will be sent to Ovid Technology Support in order to transfer your saved searches and alerts. 7. You will receive notification when your saved searches and alerts have been transferred. This process should take ~24 hours (excluding weekends). If you have any questions, please reach out to Alexandria.Brackett@yale.edu
The library will be open on September 2nd (Labor Day) from 11:00am - 4:00pm. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:30am. As always, the 24/7 Computer and Study Room will remain open.
You can now reserve group study rooms, meeting spaces, and classrooms in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) through https://rrs.yale.edu/. The CWML now offers five meeting rooms, one 125-seat classroom, and eight 16-seat classrooms. The E-level classrooms can be combined into three 32-seat classrooms. For a full list of bookable spaces, their features, and instructions on how to reserve them, please visit this page: Places to Study and Collaborate. These rooms may all be booked in advance using the “CWML Standard Requests - 16 or Fewer People” or “CWML Special Request - More than 16 People" at https://rrs.yale.edu/. If available, you may also book certain rooms right on the spot at the panel outside the room using your yale.edu or ynhh.org email address. When booking in advance, you may book one room per day for up to two hours. Rooms that require facilities or AV support require at least 2 business days advance notice for approval. Please note that no food is allowed in any of these spaces. If you do not see the CWML room reservation templates at https://rrs.yale.edu/, please email your name and NetID to AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu.
Check out these great new resources brought to you by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library: ClinicalKey for Nursing ClinicalKey for Nursing is an online resource featuring timely content covering nearly every nursing specialty. The collection is indexed daily and continues to be updated as new resources are published. This database includes journals, books, disease topic pages, procedures videos, and more. Integrity Integrity focuses exclusively on pharma and drug development intelligence, harmonizing and integrating essential biological, chemical, and pharmacological data from disparate sources into a single platform. This resource provides easy access to pipeline data, granular target and MOA information, and manually curated data specific to drug development. Access to Integrity requires an individual user account. Request an account by filling out this form OR Login to Integrity. MetaDrug MetaDrug contains curated information on biological effects of small molecule compounds. It is a systems pharmacology solution that combines pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics as well as predictive capabilities. Every target in MetaDrug comes with protein interactions to explore biological pathways affected by the user’s compounds and network neighborhood of drug targets. OMICs data analysis capabilities provide an additional approach for solving the compound’s mechanisms of action, discovering drug efficacy biomarkers, and corroborating the hypotheses generated by classical structure-based methods. MetaDrug is available within MetaCore, which requires an individual user account. Request an account by filling out this form OR Login to MetaCore.
Katie Hart was awarded FLY's (Future Leaders of Yale) first 'Visionary' award on June 17, 2019 in a ceremony recognizing early career professionals at Yale. Katie, CWML's Senior Administrative Assistant, was nominated by Bob Hughes for her exceptional leadership and foresight, especially during this past year's renovation. Well before the start of construction, Katie took the initiative to develop a plan for relocating all of the library’s furniture. She compiled a list of every item that could be impacted by the project and categorized them. She then oversaw all of the move. As the Library’s point person, she coordinated with staff, patrons, and construction crew both directly and through online communications. To quote her nominator, “This was, by far, the medical library’s largest construction project in many, many years, and it all went without a hitch because Katie had the foresight to develop her game plan well ahead of time.” Read the full story and learn more about the award here: https://fly.yale.edu/news/fly-recognizes-early-career-professionals-first-awards-ceremony. Big congratulations to Katie and, seriously, thank you for all that you do!!
On June 20, 2019, hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. The a cappella medical student group "The Ultrasounds" kicked off the event with two great arrangements ('Stand by Me' by Ben E. King and 'I Want it that Way' by The Backstreet Boys). Following the performance were speeches by John Gallagher, Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Susan Gibbons, Yale University Librarian, and Richard Belitsky, YSM Deputy Dean for Education. After the ribbon cutting, guests were welcomed into the spaces and invited to experience the classrooms, new technology, learn about library services, and view rare items from the historical library collection. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate this momentous occassion!