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!!
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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!
Please note: The library will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day. We will resume normal hours on Friday, July 5th.
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
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
Please be advised that on May 28th between 8am and 9am the New Haven Fire Department will be testing fire alarms. Please disregard alarms going off during this time. We apologize for the brief disruption.
Please note the library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. As always, the 24/7 room will remain open.
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!
*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.
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 ALL phones and personal communication devices (except laptops) will be kept in secure storage during the event.