Category Archives: Collection Development

Magazines from your pad.

The Spring is keeping us busy in the Yale Club Library – members usually fill most nooks and crannies of the Library, despite the haywire weather patterns of February, March, and (so far) April. If the unpredictable weather is keeping … Continue reading

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2017 in Review

We have just about two weeks left in 2017. As each year closes, we in the Library think about what our members liked and used the most in our collection and services.   Although we know we’ll have different numbers … Continue reading

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Frederick C. Barghoorn in Russia

A couple of years ago, one of my members came in to donate a set of his books to our Books by Members collection. Professor Thomas F. Remington, an emeritus professor of Political Science at Emory University, brought us not … Continue reading

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Stories for Snowy Days

I do not tend to prefer click-bait content for this blog, but as the snowy, sleety weather in New York today prevented me from actually making it in to the Club (the hazards of living on an above-ground transit line), … Continue reading

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Travel at the Yale Club Library: What’s your destination?

When I explain what kind of library I work at, I usually say: It’s a private library, but it’s a lot like a public library. What I mean by “like a public library” is we are a general collection, comprised … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Every month, I give a Librarian’s report at our Library Committee meeting. Our Library Committee meetings typically focus on our plans for the future – on the projects, events, and purchases that will occupy the staff’s and committee’s time in … Continue reading

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The Case for Weeding

The Library Staff and Committee welcome Library Intern, John Chagaris, as guest blogger. When libraries weed or remove resources from their collection, they can often be met with backlash from the community they serve. In 2015 Jeff Scott, the library … Continue reading

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