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A Memorable Afternoon with Dr. Harold Kalant

When the Medical Library Association held its annual conference in Canada in 2016 at the impressive Metro Toronto Convention Center, there was something else on the agenda in addition to a poster that William Bejarano and Judit Ward presented. We also had an interview scheduled with the renowned Dr. Harold Kalant, the president of the … Read More

From the Archives: Haywood’s Present

Only in the 19th century did the word “addicted” acquire the medical specificity it has today. Before this strong sense of chemical dependence it referred to any strong inclination, usually frowned upon – eighteenth-century Britons are described as “addicted” to judgmental gossip (in Samuel Richardson’s 1748 novel Clarissa), to swearing (in a 1759 open letter … Read More

From the CAS Archives to the National Archives

The National Archives opened an exhibition earlier this year called “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” in its Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives MuseumNational Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Free and open to the public, this collection will be on display through January 10, 2016. The exhibit showcases the two different views … Read More

A First Edition of the AA “Big Book”

In the summer of 2013, we at the Center of Alcohol Studies Library took it upon ourselves to transform the conference room into an historical exhibit, displaying affiliated publications, classic photos, CAS-specific artifacts, and a complete run of our scholarly journal. While rummaging through the then-recently unlocked bookshelves seeking items to display, we came across … Read More

Bunky @125

The Information Services Division is delighted to share a special issue of its newsletter to commemorate the 125th anniversary of E. M. Jellinek’s birth. Table of Contents Who remembers Jellinek? – We do!  Read our thoughts on Jellinek’s significance in the 21st century Career highlights – The list of Jellinek’s most important achievements in one page … Read More

Who Remembers Jellinek?

[This is the editorial of the Jellinek Special Anniversary issue of the CAS Information Services Newsletter, co-authored by Judit H. Ward and William Bejarano.] In 1982, Mark Keller, editor of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, wrote an article with the title “I remember Jellinek.” In 2015, 125 years after Elvin Morton Jellinek was born, … Read More

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of Alcohol Studies

[Abstract of presentation at the Medical Library Association, Chicago, May 19, 2015] Objectives: To inspire short-staffed libraries to make themselves valuable and indispensable to their organizations. To share the story of how a small library took the initiative to spearhead the anniversary celebrations by assessing and offering its resources to the host institution. To illustrate … Read More

Conference Room Update

You may have noticed a new addition to the ever-evolving Conference Room (200), as two eye-catching Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs posters have been hung in the corner dedicated to the Center’s publication division. The posters were imagined and designed by Paul Candon and our colleague (and former professional graphic designer) Debbie Fanslow. … Read More