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The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion Judit Ward, PhD, MLIS William Bejarano, MA Deborah Fanslow, MLIS Center of Alcohol Studies Library
Center of Alcohol Studies • Interdisciplinary research center • Grew out of a Yale Lab starting in 1939 • At Rutgers (NJ) since 1962 • Home of oldest addiction journal in the US • “Firsts” in alcohol studies • The oldest alcohol research library with over 100,000 items • Library evolved from journal (QJSA)
Addiction History 101 • Carnegie Grant to collect alcohol literature: 1939 • 1st system to disseminate information: 1939 • QJSA 1st issue: June 1940 • 1st Summer School of Alcohol Studies: 1943 • 1st Yale Plan Clinic: 1944 • Yale CAS RU CAS: 1962 Early addiction history = History of CAS
Library Services In the Past In the Present Online Bibliographies Database ceased LibGuide Document Delivery* Literature Search* JSAD + online archives with previous publications *For core users • Alcohol Bibliographies • Alcohol Studies Database • Alcohol Research Guide • Document Delivery • Online Searching • Publications, including the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs For undefined, broad audiences CELEBRATIONS!
CAS Digital Archives Documents and objects related to all scholarly activities at Yale CAS and RU CAS include the • history of JSAD • history of Summer School • prominent scholars • publications • inventions • Digital representation of CAS history with CAS-related documents • Archive is meant to celebrate and promote CAS anniversaries EVOLVING PROJECT
CAS Conference Room …now reflects CAS history
JSAD 75th Anniversary Celebration “honored to be part of history” (SALIS Librarian)
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