New Journal from Yale Librarians

Yale’s libraries don’t just shelve volumes; they also publish their own.

The first issue of the Yale Library Studies journal, a new annual publication put together by the University’s librarians, faculty, related experts and invited authors, was released this month. The journal replaces its biannual predecessor, The Yale University Library Gazette, which was in publication between 1926 and 2008, said Geoffrey Little, editor of the new journal.

To give coherence and consistency to the journal and attract readers who otherwise might not pay attention to the journal, former University Librarian Alice Prochaska decided to give each volume a theme: This year’s is the architecture of Yale’s libraries. “We’ve already heard from [The New Yorker architecture critic] Paul Goldberger ’72 with words of high praise,” Prochaska said.