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New Paper by CWML Medical Librarians

December 10, 2019 - 10:44am by Dana Haugh

A paper written by a team of medical librarians from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library was recently published in Research Integrity and Peer Review. The paper investigates librarian involvement in the peer review process of systematic review manuscripts. Health science librarians often contribute to the production of systematic reviews, but little was known about their involvement in peer reviewing SR manuscripts submitted to journals for publiction. As experts in conducting literature searches and systematic review methodologies, the team suggests that librarians have should play a larger role in the peer review process. To better assess the landscape, the authors distrubuted a survey to three listservs used by biomedical information professionals who do systematic reviews. The study found that the majority of librarians surveyed (78%) have not been invited to peer review systematic review manuscripts, yet many are willing to provide this service. Editors should involve experienced librarians with peer review, and the paper suggests some strategies to consider. Grossetta Nardini HK, Batten J, Funaro MC, Garcia-Milian R, Nyhan, K, Spak JM, Wang L, Glover JG. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Research Integrity and Peer Review 4, 23 (2019) doi:10.1186/s41073-019-0083-5

Medical Librarians at NAHSL 2019

November 11, 2019 - 2:01pm by Dana Haugh

On Friday 11/8, CWML staff members attended the North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL) Annual Conference in Springfield, MA. NAHSL is a regional chapter of the Medical Library Association, comprising medical librarians in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. The one-day conference featured presentations and posters by eight staff members from CWML.  Presentations included: Creating an Instruction Community of Practice: Logistics, Lesson Plans, and Lessons Learned by Caitlin Meyer Design Basics for Creating Better Visuals by Dana Haugh Fine-tuning a Medical Library's Bioinformatics Support Program to Address the Data Challenges of Biomedical Researchers in the Age of Omics and Precision Medicine by Nur-Taz Rahman All Aboard! Outreach Initiatives by a Clinical Library Team by Alexandria Brackett, Katherine Stemmer Frumento, Janene Batten, Melissa Funaro, and Alyssa Grimshaw Taking the Long Road: Keeping Track of Searches to Improve a Mediated Search Service by Melissa Funaro, Katherine Stemmer Frumento, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett, and Alyssa Grimshaw

Free health sciences resources

November 5, 2019 - 1:01pm by Dana Haugh

Leaving Yale soon? Bookmark our guide of free health sciences resources you can access without an institutional license: https://guides.library.yale.edu/alumni-resources/tools It contains resources for clinical research, patient care, health literacy, consumer education, health information across the globe, and general tools for getting access to the research you need.

Open Access Week 2019

October 18, 2019 - 2:46pm by Dana Haugh

Open Access week is October 21 - 27, 2019! Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.    Celebrate open access publishing and scholarship with the medical library: October 21 from 11am - 1pm: Stop by the medical library to kick off open access week and learn more about how we support open access publishing October 23 from 3pm - 4:30pm: “Reuse My Material – Copyright Clinic” – YSPH, LEPH 126 October 25 from 12:15pm - 12:45pm: “Copyright and Images – How to Find Open Access Images, YSPH And join our colleagues at the Center for Science and Social Science on October 24th for a workshop on "Choosing an Open Access Journal for Publication of a Paper."  

The Rebound Film Screening & Discussion

October 16, 2019 - 11:27am by Dana Haugh

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.

Disability Awareness Month

October 7, 2019 - 10:57am by Dana Haugh

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.

Join us for a reading of the U.S. Constitution

September 12, 2019 - 1:38pm by Dana Haugh

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!  

Access to Ovid is Changing

September 6, 2019 - 2:41pm by Dana Haugh

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.: jane.smith@yale.edu) 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.

Labor Day Hours

August 20, 2019 - 11:18am by Dana Haugh

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.
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