June 9, 民彩网官网 “I’ve struggled with what I can say about the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. Their deaths expose the persistent systemic racism in American society. The library's commitment to fight this racism is reflected in our community values. Words are important, but insufficient. In this moment, I am challenging myself and my colleagues to find new ways to strengthen the structures and culture of Yale University Library so that we do our part in addressing the challenges of systemic racism and injustice.”
Read full statement from Susan Gibbons, Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian and Vice Provost for Collections & Scholarly Communication
June 8, 民彩网官网 Some onsite library services resuming today. Effective Monday, June 8, library staff have resumed scanning of general collection materials in Sterling Memorial Library (including Gilmore Music Library), Bass Library, and the offsite Library Shelving Facility. Effective immediately, current faculty, staff, and students may submit requests using the “Request scan of article/chapter” link in Orbis and Quicksearch. The link will be present only for materials that currently are available for scanning. Your will be notified by email when your scanned materials are ready.
Also effective June 8, staff have begun filling requests from current faculty, students, and staff to check out books and other materials from the Sterling and Bass general collections, including the music library. Requested materials will be pre-checked-out to and then quarantined for a minimum of 36 hours before they are made available for pickup at Thain Café at Bass Library. Since disinfectant products should not be used on library collections, the quarantine period is being used to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus on collection surfaces.
Barbara Rockenbach, associate university librarian for research and learning at Columbia University Libraries, will succeed Susan Gibbons as the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian July 1. She began her library career at Yale as the second Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship in 1998 and progressed to successively broader leadership roles. As director of undergraduate and library research education, she worked with colleagues to introduce the Personal Librarian program for Yale College students and championed teaching with special collections. Read more.