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Job Posting: System and Application Specialist

31 January 2020 - 11:36am by Lei Wang

We are excited to announce an exciting opportunity at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Come be a part of our team, or share with your friends!   System and Application Specialist To apply, please visit this page: http://bit.ly/cwml-sas-job Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services, the System and Application Specialist works with the rest of the Technology and Innovation Services team to design, develop, improve, maintain and secure the Medical Library’s systems and applications. This position focuses on system and application solutions crucial to the Medical Library’s goal of providing secure and user-friendly access to its collections and services. This position assists in the recommendation, development and implementation of the best system solutions in response to the needs of the Library and its users. Using languages such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python, the successful candidate produces code that turns user needs and creative ideas into intuitive tools. Responsibilities: Perform analysis to identify specifications of system and application projects to meet the stakeholders’ expectations and users’ needs, scheduled timelines, and budgetary targets. Assist the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services in creating, communicating and managing project plans, including architectural design, data schema, technology selection, and methodologies to apply. Perform small to moderate programming tasks in support of the development and delivery of systems and applications. Maintain the Medical Library’s servers to meet service needs and support application deployment. Provide ongoing maintenance and support for applications hosted by the Medical Library. Collaborate with the Web Services Librarian to help implement user-centered interfaces for systems and applications. Collaborate with the Medical Historical Library and University Library IT staff to identify and implement practical, innovative discovery solutions to our digitized collections. Respond to information security incidents quickly with solutions. Troubleshoot and rapidly resolve problems with systems and applications. May participate in the Library’s education program by offering technology training sessions for end users. Collaborate with Yale ITS staff, University Library IT staff, Yale New Haven Hospital ITS staff, vendors, consultants and product specialists. Apply and keep current with existing and emerging technologies and methodologies. May perform other duties as required or assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree and one year of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability in programming in at least one of the following languages/frameworks: Ruby/Rails, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python. Ability to implement code written in other languages in the group. Demonstrated ability in programming for MySQL or other major databases. Demonstrated ability in administering Unix/Linux server systems. Demonstrated ability in software development in a team environment using versioning tools such as Git for management, documentation, and sharing of source code. Knowledge of mitigating security vulnerabilities in networked applications. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and analytical ability. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Excellent customer service skills, flexibility and dedication to innovation, creativity, and excellence. Demonstrated ability in managing multiple priorities. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s/master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, library and information science, or a related field of study. Prior work experience in academic libraries or health science libraries. Experience with Apache Solr. Familiarity with library data formats and standards (MARC 21, Dublin Core, METS, MODS). Experience using Vagrant, Docker or other containerized development/deployment strategies. Project management skills. Experience providing technology teaching, training and consultation. Experience creating programs to process, analyze, and present scientific data. To apply, please visit this page: http://bit.ly/cwml-sas-job

Arthur Belanger's Retirement

17 September 2019 - 1:37pm by Lei Wang

Arthur Belanger, Manager of Library Systems, is retiring from the Medical Library after 42 years of service to the University. Arthur began his career at Yale in 1977 as a programmer trainee in the Department of Psychiatry. He worked on a genetic study of depression, handling data management tasks as well as developing a program to help make psychiatric diagnoses from structured interview data. This study resulted in many influential publications. In 1982, Arthur started work as a systems programmer in the Medical School’s Biomedical Computing Unit (BCU), which later became part of ITS-Med and ITS. Arthur wrote programs for faculty from a variety of departments, especially Neuroanatomy (now Neurobiology). He was the first desktop support manager and was part of the team that installed the first Ethernet network in the Medical School. By 1990, Arthur’s work was 100% dedicated to the Medical Library and he eventually became a library employee in 2015. Arthur is proud to have played a critical role in making electronic resources available to library users. He was a pioneer in providing access to MEDLINE with the installation and management of the “mini MEDLINE SYSTEM” on BCU computers. He acquired and implemented the Medical Library’s first full MEDLINE installation from CDPLUS, which later became Ovid Technologies. In 2001, he was essential in transitioning Yale’s MEDLINE access from a locally hosted resource to an online one. In addition to MEDLINE, Arthur also developed the University’s first local installation of Current Contents and oversaw its integration into the Ovid platform. Arthur was responsible for establishing the Medical Library’s first public computing cluster. He managed the public computers, including printers, for several years until management switched to ITS. Arthur was key in developing the Medical Library’s Greenstone-based Digital Library system and added special features to each collection to enhance user experience. He worked to integrate locally scanned medical texts to the Internet Archive, as part of a Sloan Foundation grant for the Medical Heritage Library. More recently, he worked with the Medical Heritage Library to harvest images from Internet Archive and publish them on Flickr. Arthur will be missed for the depth of his knowledge in library systems, his network of connections at Yale, and his passion for digitized library collections. Over the years, Arthur has been a dependable colleague and indispensable resource for everything related to library technology. It will be hard for us to fill the void left by his retirement!

Job Posting: Systems and Applications Specialist

16 April 2019 - 10:29am by Lei Wang

We are excited to announce an exciting opportunity at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Come be a part of our team, or share with your friends!     System and Application Specialist (requisition #49815BR)   Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services, the System and Application Specialist works with the rest of the Technology and Innovation Services team to design, develop, improve, maintain and secure the Medical Library’s systems and applications. This position focuses on system and application solutions crucial to the Medical Library’s goal of providing secure and user-friendly access to its collections and services. This position is responsible for recommending, developing and implementing the best solutions in response to the needs of the Library and its users. Using languages such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python, the successful candidate produces code that turns user needs and creative ideas into intuitive tools.   Responsibilities: Provide technical guidance and recommendations for projects, including architectural design, data schema, technology selection, and methodologies to apply. Perform analysis to identify system and application project specifications to meet the stakeholders’ expectations and users’ needs, scheduled timelines, and budgetary targets. Create, communicate and manage project plans. Perform programming tasks in support of the development and delivery of applications, programs, and systems. Collaborate with the Web Services Librarian to help implement user-centered interfaces for systems and applications. Collaborate with the Medical Historical Library and University Library IT staff to identify and implement practical, innovative discovery solutions to our digitized collections. Provide ongoing maintenance and support for applications and systems. Respond to information security incidents quickly with solutions. Troubleshoot and rapidly resolve problems with systems, programs and applications. May participate in the Library’s education program by offering technology training sessions for users. May participate in the Library’s personal librarian program. Collaborate with Yale ITS staff, University Library IT staff, Yale New Haven Hospital ITS staff, vendors, consultants and product specialists Apply and keep current with existing and emerging technologies and methodologies. May perform other duties as required or assigned.   Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 2-4 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Required Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability in programming in at least one of the following languages/frameworks: Ruby/Rails, Java, PHP, Python/Django, JavaScript/Node.js. Ability to implement code written in other languages in the group. Demonstrated ability in programming for major databases, such as MySQL, Postgres, MangoDB, etc. Demonstrated knowledge of the Unix/Linux terminal environment. Demonstrated ability in software development in a team environment using source code versioning tools such as Git for management, documentation, and sharing of source code. Demonstrated ability to mitigate security vulnerabilities in networked applications. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and analytical ability. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Excellent customer service skills, flexibility and dedication to innovation, creativity, and excellence. Ability managing multiple priorities.   Preferred Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or bachelor’s/master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field of study. Prior work experience in academic libraries or health science libraries. Project management skills. Experience with Apache Solr. Familiarity with library data formats and standards (MARC 21, Dublin Core, METS, MODS). Experience providing technology teaching, training and consultation. Demonstrated use of continuous integration and/or continuous deployment using Jenkins, Travis, Mavin, Ansible, or other similar packages. Experience with development operations using Heroku, Vagrant, Docker and other containerized development/deployment strategies. Ability using issue tracking systems. Experience creating programs to process, analyze, and present scientific data.    

Job Posting: Web Services Librarian

17 May 2018 - 2:37pm by Lei Wang

We are excited to announce an exciting opportunity at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Come be a part of our team, or share with your friends!   Web Services Librarian, Medical Library (requisition #49815BR)   Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services, the Web Services Librarian is the content strategist, information architect, interface designer, and user experience expert for the Medical Library. The Web Services Librarian is responsible for developing, testing, maintaining, and assessing the Medical Library’s websites, and translating user needs into professional web interfaces in support of the educational, research and clinical missions of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The successful candidate for this position possesses an understanding of Library services and work processes and participates in research, education, clinical support, or marketing activities.   For your convenience, the complete posting and a link to apply can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2wQ9dEW.  

Stephen E. Malawista, M.D.: A Lifetime of Research at Yale

30 January 2014 - 11:34am by Lei Wang

Stephen Malawista had been associated with the Yale School of Medicine for over 50 years until his death last fall. His research bridged rheumatology, cell biology, inflammation, and infectious diseases. As a colleague Gerald Weismann said of him, “One might call him one of the most original, wide-ranging, and persistent biomedical researchers of his generation. He has made an unusually large number of original contributions, working in a rather unorthodox fashion. Rather than moving in a strictly linear fashion, his work has branched and regrouped as it progressed over many years.”  Malawista is best known as the co-discover of Lyme Disease. Through the work of his team on the elucidation of all aspects of the disease and its treatment, Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital have long been a major center for Lyme Disease research.Malawista was born in Manhattan in 1934 and graduated from Harvard and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He first came to Yale in 1958 for residency training under Paul Beeson, but he interrupted his residency to study inflammation and gout as a clinical associate under B. N. La Du and J. E. Seegmiller at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (NIAMD). After completing his residency at Yale in 1963, he served as a special NIAMD fellow at Yale under Aaron Lerner.  He became a member of the faculty at Yale in 1966 and served as Chief of Rheumatology for 21 years.Before he died, Malawista gave his manuscript papers (the Malawista Papers) to the Historical Library. The Malawista Papers contain correspondence with editors, reviewer reports, drafts of articles, photographs, and handwritten notes.

New Resource – Thieme eNeurosurgery

16 January 2014 - 4:05pm by Lei Wang

eNeurosurgery is a library of neurosurgical e-books from Thieme Publishers. It also includes a collection of illustrated procedures as well as images and videos. The product has the capability to search the Thieme e-journals and the PubMed database. To find eNeurosurgery, go to the Resources list on the home page, or use Orbis or the e-books database to look it up by title.

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award

12 December 2013 - 9:46am by Lei Wang

The Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its seventh annual Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library.The Medical Historical Library, located in New Haven, Connecticut, holds one of the country’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets. Special strengths are the works of Hippocrates, Galen, Vesalius, Boyle, Harvey, Culpeper, Priestley, and S. Weir Mitchell, and works on anesthesia, and smallpox inoculation and vaccination. The Library owns over fifty medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Arabic and Persian manuscripts, and over 300 medical incunabula.  The notable Clements C. Fry Collection of Prints and Drawings has over 2,500 fine prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to the present on medical subjects.  The library also holds a great collection of tobacco advertisements, patent medicine ephemera, and a large group of materials from Harvey Cushing, one of the founding fathers of neurosurgery.The 2014-2015 travel grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Medical Historical Library.  There is a single award of up to $1,500 for one week of research during the academic fiscal year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.  Funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and photographic reproductions. The award is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a description of the project including the relevance of the collections of the Historical Library to the project, and two references attesting to the particular project. Preference will be given to applicants beyond commuting distance to the Historical Library.  This award is for use of Medical Historical special collections and is not intended for primary use of special collections in other libraries at Yale.  Applications are due by Sunday, APRIL 27th, 2014.  They will be considered by a committee and the candidates will be informed by JUNE 6th, 2014. An application form can be found on our website: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/us/grantApplications and requests for further information should be sent to:Melissa Grafe, Ph.DJohn R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical HistoryHarvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical LibraryYale UniversityP.O. Box 208014New Haven, CT 06520-8014Telephone: 203- 785-4354Fax: 203-785-5636E-mail: melissa.grafe@yale.edu

Books of Secrets: Alchemy, Medicine, and Magic

15 November 2013 - 11:47am by Lei Wang

Opening Reception: November 18 6:00 -7:30 p.m.Cushing/Whitney Medical Library RotundaOn view: November 18, 2013 to January 17, 2014This is a student-curated exhibit from Professor Paola Bertucci’s undergraduate seminar, Spies, Secrets, and Science.Books of secrets divulged medicinal, alchemical, artisanal, and other kinds of “secrets” of nature and the arts. These “cheap” books, mostly written as books of recipes or how-to manuals, met with extraordinary success around the 16th century; they were also translated into several languages and reprinted until the 19th century.Whether real or imaginary, their authors achieved a remarkable level of authority among the reading public. The legendary “Isabella Cortese” and “Alessio Piemontese” revealed much about nature and its hidden ways of operating, just as their better known contemporaries Francis Bacon and René Descartes.Selections from the Medical Historical Library's collections will be on display.

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière: The Physician and the Hysterical Women

27 September 2013 - 8:39am by Lei Wang

The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1876-80), a landmark publication in medical photography, is on view in the Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library through November 15th, 2013. This collection of texts and photographs represents the female patients of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière hospital and asylum during the years of his tenure as director. The patients, diagnosed primarily with hysteria or epilepsy, were treated at the asylum even as they acted as experimental subjects for Charcot’s development of the hysteria diagnosis. This collection represents a transformative moment in the history of the diagnosis, treatment, and representation of mental illness. The exhibit was organized by Courtney Thompson, doctoral student in the Program in the History of Medicine, and Susan Wheeler, Curator for Prints and Drawings at the Medical Library. 
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