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Celebrate Pride Month!

3 June 2019 - 2:03pm by Dana Haugh

June is Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising at Stonewall in 1969. Additionally, the WorldPride celebration will take place in the United States for the first time in its history. Learn about the history of Pride Month and view LGBTQI+ resources at Yale below: Yale Resources LGBTQI+ Health Research Guide YSM Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Issues Faculty and Staff Resources Health Resources at Yale Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Office of LGBTQ Resources Resources for Graduate and Professional Students Trans@Yale Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group Additional Links  Stonewall Riots (History) 2019 WorldPride NYC Human Rights Campaign: "On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, HRC Celebrates Half a Century of Pride" (5/31/19) Library of Congress Collections & Resources

Save the Date: Library Renovation Unveiling & Celebration

28 May 2019 - 10:24am by Dana Haugh

Please join us for food and drinks on Thursday, June 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to celebrate the unveiling of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. Among other uses, these spaces will be the new home for many classes which comprise the first 18 months of the YSM curriculum. Explore the new classrooms, experience the new Information Commons, and discover all the library has to offer!  In the meantime, learn about the space and enjoy some recent behind-the-scenes pictures below! FAQ Who can use the space? Anyone! The library is open to all who visit. If you are coming from outside Yale or YNHH, you can sign in at the front desk in the School of Medicine. For borrowing and access privileges, please visit this page. Can I reserve a classroom? Anyone with a Yale NetID may reserve a classroom. If you are a member of YNHH, please see the circulation or information desk for help reserving a classroom. How do I get there? The Medical Library is located just off the central rotunda in the Yale University School of Medicine Building, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (see Google map). For more detailed directions, including where to park, please visit this page. Where are the computers? The library has 24 computer workstations located in the Information Commons (1 floor down from the main level) and 6 bring-your-own-device stations equipped with monitors. Additionally, there are 4 computer workstations located in the library lobby. When is the library open? The library is open 7 days a week. For a full list of library hours, including exceptions, please visit this page. The 24/7 computer & study space is always open and accessible through an after-hours entrance when the library is closed. Why did you renovate this space? There is a national trend of libraries reimagining and repurposing how their space is used. With the shift to electronic publishing, online journals and digital books, libraries no longer need as much shelving stacks for bound journals. This changed landscape facilitated the opportunity to enhance existing library spaces, and created new possibilities for medical education. Placing classroom space within the library will enhance learning opportunities, and connect even more people with the library’s valuable human resources and collections. Moreover, the planned changes provide flexible spaces that can be used for a range of purposes by a variety of users and groups. Progress Pictures  

Noise Alert! Renovation countdown begins

9 May 2019 - 2:46pm by Dana Haugh

In just a few weeks, the library renovation project will be complete! Please be advised that you may notice an increase in noise during this time as the temporary construction walls have been removed to install the new carpet. Stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to opening day! As always, ear plugs are available at the circulation desk. For now, enjoy some new behind-the-scenes pictures!      

Get a $10 Blue State Gift Card

8 May 2019 - 11:03am by Dana Haugh

*UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thanks to all who signed up to participate!* Help us improve the library website by participating in a short, in-person website usability interview! We are re-evaluating the library website and looking to make changes that will enhance the website’s performance and provide a better browsing and discovery experience for our users. We are interested to hear your feedback about how the current library website meets, or doesn’t meet, your needs. The results of the study will be used to make adjustments on the website. All participants will receive a $10 Blue State gift card for their time. Interviews will take place in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and will last approximately 30 minutes.  

Long Night Against Procrastination!

29 April 2019 - 9:52am by Dana Haugh

The Long Night Against Procrastination is for students who want to get serious work done before finals. At this event, the library will provide a distraction-free, quiet environment for you to work... along with regular breaks for snacks!   Where: 3rd Floor Classrooms in Hope Building When: Tuesday, April 30 Time: 7 pm - midnight   Registration required - sign up here: http://schedule.yale.edu/event/5330794 ALL phones and personal communication devices (except laptops) will be kept in secure storage during the event.   

Wellness Room Open

2 April 2019 - 5:07pm by Dana Haugh

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Wellness Room is now open. Pop into the Morse Reading Room, Room 113B to recharge, reconnect, and relax in a space dedicated to tranquility.

March Madness at the Library!

24 March 2019 - 11:06am by Dana Haugh

Stop by the library March 25 - 27 to watch your favorite library tools go head-to-head in the ultimate March Madness showdown! March 25 12:00 PM: Point of Care Tools - UpToDate vs. DynaMed Plus 12:30 PM: Literature Searches - PubMed vs. Ovid MEDLINE March 26 12:00 PM: Research Impact Tools - Web of Science vs Scopus 12:30 PM: Citation Management - EndNote vs. Zotero March 27 12:00 PM: Data Cleaning - OpenRefine vs. Excel 12:30 PM: Presentations Tools - Google Slides vs. Powerpoint
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