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April 14, 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Serials Conversion Project Update
  2. New "Speaking of Computers" for Spring Quarter
  3. Symposium on OED Online Edition
  4. Transitions in the HASRG - French and Italian Section
  5. New Technology Manager for Serials and Acquisitions
  6. Welcome Danny Dale Cruz
  7. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. SERIALS CONVERSION PROJECT UPDATE

The end of March marked the six-month point in SUL/AIR's efforts to convert serials to online checkin. I have prepared a summary of the project, which is available as a linked document.

http://www.stanford.edu/depts/diroff/news/april14/Serconv.htm

This document summarizes our progress to date and future emphases of work through the end of the fiscal year, as well as plans for closing the manual files.

--submitted by Christa Easton

2. NEW "SPEAKING OF COMPUTERS" FOR SPRING QUARTER

The Spring Quarter issue of "Speaking of Computers" is now being distributed. Produced by the Academic Computing group within SUL/AIR, this newsletter provides news and information about campus computing and technological activities and resources.

You can access "Speaking of Computers" on the Web at:

http://acomp.stanford.edu/acpubs/

If you would like a printed copy, or if you want to subscribe to "Speaking of Computers", please send mail to pubs@netserver. (Those who already subscribe to "Speaking of Computers" should be receiving a copy of the new issue through ID mail within a week.)

--submitted by Eleanor Brown

3. SYMPOSIUM ON OED ONLINE EDITION

The Stanford University Libraries present:

Lexicography and Linguistics in the Digital Age:
A Symposium in honor of the Oxford English Dictionary Online Edition

featuring:
John Simpson, Editor-in-chief of the Oxford English Dictionary
Beth Levin, Stanford University (Linguistics)
Chris Manning, Stanford University (Computer Science and Linguistics)*
Anna Morpurgo Davies, Oxford University (Linguistics)
(*Unconfirmed)

Introduction by Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University

Thursday, April 20, 2000
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Bender Room, Green Library
Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.

--submitted by Glen Worthey

4. TRANSITIONS IN THE HASRG - FRENCH AND ITALIAN SECTION

Eve Citron
After nearly two decades of excellent and much-appreciated work as an assistant to the curator for French and Italian studies, Eve Citron has accepted an attractive opportunity to consolidate her two half-time positions into one full-time position in the Acquisitions Department. It's good to know that Eve will not be leaving the HASRG completely but will continue to be associated with SUL/AIR's larger circle of collection development. In Acquisitions, Eve's responsibilities will still include support for Special Collections, Classics, and Art as before, but will expand to a wider range of fields and duties. The Acquisitions Department is fortunate now to be able to benefit from Eve's new full-time presence. Her dedication and many years of experience make her a valued member of our collective efforts to ensure library support for research and teaching at Stanford. It is rare to find a staff member with Eve's combination of wisdom, good humor, and calm under pressure. Her contributions will continue to benefit the academic community we serve, not just in the quality of our collections but also in improved access to those collections through the many guides and finding lists Eve has helped to produce. We will all miss her, and wish her well in this new phase of her work.

Nathalie Auerbach
Nathalie Auerbach, the top candidate in an open search for Eve Citron's successor, has accepted the position of Bibliographic Research Assistant to the Curator for French and Italian studies, to begin on April 17. Nathalie's outstanding skills, linguistic abilities, and educational background make her a perfect choice to follow in Eve's footsteps. Her versatility  and excellent work in the HASRG German section have already gained her the high regard of curators, other staff, and members of the academic departments she serves. As a bibliographic assistant Nathalie provides the highest level of collaborative effort in both collection development and public service. Combined with her desire to widen her knowledge, Nathalie's many years of experience will now be a valuable element of her support for additional fields within the HASRG.

--submitted by Mary Jane Parrine

5. NEW TECHNOLOGY MANAGER FOR SERIALS AND ACQUISITIONS

I am pleased to announce that Peter Kim has been promoted to a new position in SUL. As well as supervising the Payments Unit, he will be the Technology Manager for the Serials and Acquisitions Department. In this role, Peter will work with other Acquisitions managers to lead us through technological change and improvement of acquisitions processes. The Payments Unit has been placed under the direction of the Head of Monograph Receiving in this new SUL Acquisitions model.

Peter has been a strong presence in SUL for many years and his contributions have been valued throughout the organization. We are fortunate to have the experience and expertise that he brings to this new position. You can contact Peter at 5-1151 or by email (pskim@stanford.edu)

--submitted by Sue-Ellen Johnson

6. WELCOME DANNY DALE CRUZ

I am pleased to announce Danny Dale Cruz as a new Library Specialist in Green Library's Access Services Department. Danny is no stranger to the Loan Division; he recently served as a Portal Monitor and provided support to Loan staff on weekends. Before coming to Stanford University, Danny worked as a Manager and Sales Representative for personal f/x where he developed his expert customer service skills. Danny's service experience extends to work as a Store Manager at Handleman Co. and G & G Software. In his free time, Danny is a Co-partner for Frequency Mobile Discjockey. As a Discjockey, he composes songs, performs studio productions as well as spins records to entertain partygoers at wedding receptions, car shows and high school proms. He also has a talent for creating eye-catching computer graphics, which he designs for college students and other clientele. We are very happy to have Danny with us. Please welcome Danny and introduce yourself when you see him working at the Loan Desk.

--submitted by Ruth Briesemeister

7. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Portal Monitor (4/10/00); REQ# J001003
Administrative Associate (4/17/00); REQ# J001039

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.


Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:
sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.


SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu