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YaleLinks & Journal List: New Look

19 June 2014 - 4:08pm by Jan Glover

As you know, YaleLinks allows quick electronic access to journals and journal articles.  On Monday, June 23rd, there will be a dramatic change in the way the YaleLinks menu looks in order to access a journal or article.  However, the new YaleLinks menu has all of the same functionalities as before, allowing direct access to full text articles and linking out to Inter Library Loan (ILL).

If you use the A-Z journal title list you will also see a change in the way it looks. But again, there is no compromise to functionality.

We expect that the new interface will be easy to navigate, but if you encounter trouble while using YaleLinks, please contact the library at http://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/crs/email.

Kenny Marone retires

7 May 2014 - 1:28pm by Jan Glover

Kenny Marone

Medical Library Director, Kenny Marone retired on May 1, 2014 after 36 years of service. Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, expressed it best in her January 17, 2014 email to the entire Library staff:

In recent years, Kenny has held two vital positions at YUL.  She is Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University, which has balance modern innovation with the stewardship of one of the most important history of medicine and science collection in the world.  Under Kenny’s leadership the Medical Library has become a campus-wide leader embracing technology, change, innovation, and creative staff participation.  Her goal has always been to make the Medical Library indispensable to faculty, students, and staff.

Kenny is also Associate University Librarian for Research Support and Collections with oversight of CSSSI and the science libraries, Art Library, Divinity Library, Music Library, International Collections & Research Support, and Humanities Collections & Research Support, as well as Collection Development.  In her AUL role she has worked to ensure that access to YUL’s services and resources is seamless for faculty and students and fostered collaboration across all of YUL’s libraries.

Kenny’s professional life has coincided with a period of rapid technology transfer in how information is received, organized and disseminated.  During her tenure at Yale, the Medical Library has been a leader in the migration from print to electronic.  She has led and worked on a variety of committees within YUL, the Yale School of Medicine, and at the university level.  Recently, her excellent leadership was keenly felt in the creation of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) which combined the former Science Library, the Social Science Library and the StatLab.

As an active library professional, Kenny has worked with local, regional and national professional organizations.  She has published extensively in the areas of technology and user interfaces and has demonstrated a keen interest in the role of the librarian in the future.  Kenny has served as a formal and informal mentor to dozens of librarians thus ensuring that her passion for patron-focused library services will be a key part of her enduring legacy on the profession. 

Please join me in expressing best wishes to Kenny in her next adventure, which will undoubtedly be shared with a dog or two!

Best wishes,


John Gallagher, Interim Medical Library Director

7 May 2014 - 1:26pm by Jan Glover

John Gallagher

University Librarian Susan Gibbons announced the appointment of John Gallagher to Interim Director of the Medical Library:

I am pleased to announce that John Gallagher will serve as the interim director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library upon the departure of Kenny Marone on May 1nd.  The position of director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library also reports to the Medical School, and John’s interim appointment carries the full support of Richard Belitsky, Deputy Dean for Education at the School of Medicine

John has been the Associate Director of the Medical Library since October 2011 and, since Kenny’s appointment as AUL for Research Support and Collection he has represented the Medical Library on numerous forums within both the School of Medicine and the Library. John joined Yale in November 1999 as a casual employee at the Library Shelving Facility and since then has held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility at the Medical Library. In April 2000 he became the Evening and Weekend Circulation Supervisor, and in July was appointed as the Head of Circulation. He pursued his MLS shortly thereafter, graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in January 2005. Other positions he has held include Access Services Librarian and Deputy Director for Public Services.

John has led strategic planning initiatives at the Medical Library, and co-chaired the inaugural University Library’s Joint Departmental Best Practices effort that strived to improve Labor/Management relations at Yale University. He has been involved in the management of a number of major construction projects at the Medical Library, including The Cushing Center, which is home to Harvey Cushing’s Brain Tumor Registry, and a complete renovation of the Medical Historical Library’s rare book stacks to upgrade environmental conditions to archival standards. Currently he is working with the YSM’s Office of Education to address space concerns associated with the redesign of the School of Medicine’s curriculum.

John is a recent graduate of the 2012/2013 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, a program focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. He has also served on both the Executive Committees of the North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries and the Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Libraries. From its foundation in 2010 until 2012, John served on the Governance Committee of the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, that promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Finally, John has authored a number of articles related to operational management in medical libraries, and has been the Principal Investigator on grants related to the digitization of some of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library’s remarkable collections.

Please join me in thanking John for his willingness to serve as the interim director and his assistance in ensuring a smooth leadership transition for the Medical Library.

Best wishes,


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