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Long Night Against Procrastination!

April 29, 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   ALL phones and personal communication devices (except laptops) will be kept in secure storage during the event.   

Wellness Room Open

April 2, 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!

March 24, 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

New Renovation Pictures

March 6, 2019 - 2:13pm by Dana Haugh

We are in the final few months of the library's renovation project and the spaces are really starting to take shape. The drywall is almost entirely up and painting is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. Please note that paint smells may drift into the reading rooms. As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.

Fair Use Week

February 18, 2019 - 9:25am by Dana Haugh

Celebrate Fair Use Week (February 25 - March 1) with Yale University Libraries! "The week highlights the many uses relying on fair use and helps to inform our academic communities and the public at large about this exception created in the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.  Fair use is described in §107 of the Act and may be used judiciously upon undertaking analysis of the section's four factors: Purpose of the use; Nature of the work being used; Amount of the original work used; and whether there is an effect on the Marketability for the original copyright holder.  This clause in the law allows all individuals the right to use copyrighted works without permission of the copyright holder IF the user, after reasonable assessment of the four factors, finds that the use weighs in favor of fair use.  For more information about fair use and undertaking a fair use analysis, see the fair use tab in this Research Guide under Using Copyrighted Works and the Fair Use Analysis tool also found on the office of General Counsel's Rights Clearance for Digital Projects." The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library will be hosting a fair use popup table on Tuesday, February 26th from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Stop by and learn about fair use and its importance in our community! For a full list of events, please see this page: https://guides.library.yale.edu/copyright-guidance/fair_use_week

Black History Month at Yale

February 4, 2019 - 11:25am by Dana Haugh

In honor of Black History Month, Yale will celebrate with a series of book talks, panel discussions, presentations, readings, shows and more! To find a full list of campus events for the coming month, please visit the Black History Month website.

Hot Chocolate Bar on January 31st!

January 24, 2019 - 1:48pm by Dana Haugh

In celebration of Residents/Fellows Appreciation Week, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's Clinical Team will be hosting a Hot Chocolate Bar on Thursday 1/31/19. They will be hosting simultaneously afternoon events (approximately from 3:00p – 5:00p) at the York Street campus in the Residents’ Lounge (East Pavilion – EP 2729) and the Saint Raphael campus in the Residents' Lounge (MG28). 

Library closing early on January 23

January 9, 2019 - 3:02pm by Dana Haugh

Please be aware that on January 23, 2019, the library's hours will be 7:30am - 11:00pm. The entire library, including the 24/7 room, will be closed from 11:00pm January 23rd until 7:30am January 24th due to electrical work. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please see the following page for information on how to access library resources from off-campus: Off-Campus Access

CWML Annual Report Available!

December 19, 2018 - 8:44am by Dana Haugh

The 2017-2018 Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Annual Report is now available! The past year has been an exciting and dynamic one and we hope you enjoy reviewing the accomplishments of our team. Our staff is committed to our constituents and to supporting the clinical, research, and education missions of the Medical Center.

Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics

November 12, 2018 - 4:50pm by Dana Haugh

Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Yale University, New Haven, CT   Fixed Duration Position: 18 months from date of hire; non-renewable Yale University offers an exciting opportunity for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include major art museums, theaters and music. New Haven is also a biotech and research hub and the location of one of the largest hospitals in the United States. The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the library’s active personal librarian program. Electronic resources have grown to 22,717 e-journals, 48,911 e-books and 99 electronic databases. In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/ Position Description The Simbonis Fellowship in Bioinformatics offers a recent Ph.D. or MS scientist a chance to explore a career in medical librarianship, by serving as an informationist in the established Bioinformatics Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the estate of Dr. Stanley Simbonis ’53, ‘57MD. Upon completion of this fellowship, the informationist would be poised to continue a career in the cutting-edge and expanding field of library bioinformatics support.  The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library serves an array of academic and clinical programs. The Simbonis Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, researchers, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as graduate students and post-docs. The library also supports Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Fellow will interact with clinicians, staff and researchers from the hospital. The Fellow will also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library system. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Bioinformatics Support Program is considered among the most comprehensive medical library bioinformatics programs. Geared towards biomedical researchers with little or no command-line skills, it supports Yale biomedical researchers by providing access to a suite of commercial and open source bioinformatics software for the analysis, annotation, and visualization of -omics and other types of data throughout the research data lifecycle. In addition, the program provides training and consultation on how to use these tools to hundreds of biomedical researchers every year. An integral part of the program is to assess the usage of the different resources and services provided by the program.  Responsibilities The Simbonis Fellowship is an 18-month appointment and focuses on growing services and innovating within the Biomedical Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library while exploring new career opportunities. Under the mentorship of the Biomedical Research Support Librarian, the Simbonis Fellow will gain broad experience in the growing field of bioinformatics support in libraries. Other activities will vary based on current library projects and the Fellow's interest and experience. During their tenure at Yale, the Simbonis Fellow is expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. The Simbonis Fellow will be introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.  Specifically: Observes, learns and then provides bioinformatics instruction in the form of training sessions on the use of databases and bioinformatics software and methods. These will be accomplished either by teaching or coordinating presentations from outside vendors and guest speakers for the benefit of the Yale biomedical community.  Teaches Yale biomedical researchers and staff to use a range of free and commercial (licensed by the library) bioinformatics databases and software for retrieving, downloading, analyzing, and visualizing a wide variety of molecular data including (but not limited to) genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.  Guides biomedical researchers through bioinformatics methods and analyses and prepares reports for group presentation or publication. Participates in one-on-one and group consultations (in person or online) on a wide variety of bioinformatics topics under the mentorship of colleagues. Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information related to bioinformatics and other biomedical subjects. May evaluate, recommend, and support electronic resources, such as software applications, pertinent to the bioinformatics support program. Provides support in assessing the efficacy/relevance of the program by collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision. Helps the library gain insights into new potential uses and users of the bioinformatics resources, and information-seeking behaviors of scientists. Qualifications Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a biomedical or life sciences-related field. Knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a biomedical-related discipline and an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in that field. Experience with genomics research and an understanding of fundamental biological concepts. Excellent analytical, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred: Working experience in the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput biological data (e.g. sequencing, array-based technologies) Ability to perform independent analyses and report findings to biomedical researchers Publication(s) in relevant peer-reviewed journals Salary and Benefits The Simbonis Fellow will serve for eighteen months and will receive an award of $90,000 prorated over 18 months. Health insurance will be provided. Fellows can draw upon a wide range of expertise across Yale and the Yale University Library for support and will be offered mentorship and guidance. Application Process The Simbonis Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Katie Hart via e-mail at katherine.hart@yale.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling cycle until the position is filled. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “Simbonis Fellowship” in the e-mail subject line. Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check.   Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
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