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April 9, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Critical to Restrict GLW Access
  2. SLSA Event: Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Presentation
  3. Announcing the 1999 SLSA/ASUL Book Sale
  4. Jacques Derrida Lecture on April 15
  5. CNS Unveils New Stanford-Cellular One Service and Rate Plan for Business and Personal Cell Phone Users
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. CRITICAL TO RESTRICT GLW ACCESS

Although Green West construction is approaching completion, liability and legal concerns require that we allow only very restricted access to the building. This restriction is necessary because a) the building still "belongs" to Barnes, the general contractor, and b) a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the building has not yet been issued by Santa Clara County.

SUL/AIR staff may only enter the building with one of the following individuals who have authorized access: Don Intersimone, Kären Nagy, Dennis Cruzada, Marty Smith, Roy Stampfli, Jane Adams, Larry Dahl, Barbara Weber, David Marks, and Mike Keller. While I know that many of you are anxious to see your new spaces in the building, it is especially critical that we honor these rules during the next several weeks.

Please contact Marty Smith (martys@sulmail, 5-8333) if you have a critical need to enter the building during this period. She will make arrangements for one of us to accompany you into the facility. The Wednesday afternoon (3:30 p.m.) tours with Barbara Weber are another good way to access the building; your participation in the tours can also be arranged through Marty.

Barnes has been instructed to keep all paths of access between Green West and Green East closed and locked until the building is officially turned over to us. Vendors bringing furniture or other items into the building during this period are also expected to provide monitoring of any open passageways so that SUL/AIR staff and library patrons cannot gain access to GLW. Signs prohibiting entrance will be posted at each location by the end of the day. I would like to ask your assistance in reporting any unlocked or opened and unmonitored doors between the two buildings. Please report these and any other security or access concerns (or questions) to Don Intersimone (224-3768).

Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

--submitted by Kären Nagy

2. SLSA EVENT: JASPER RIDGE BIOLOGICAL PRESERVE PRESENTATION

Philippe Cohen, director of Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, will present a new video "Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve--An Island of Discovery" by Stanford filmmaker Tamsin Orion. This beautifully photographed half-hour video shows the history of the preserve and discusses some of the research being conducted there.

Cookies, fruit and drinks will be provided.

Location: Meyer Room 184
Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

More information can be found on the SLSA homepage at:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/slsa/

--submitted by James Liu

3. ANNOUNCING THE 1999 SLSA/ASUL BOOK SALE

Celebrate the end of the millenium with the

1999 SLSA/ASUL Book Sale
Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meyer Library East Patio (facing Escondido Road)

Thousands of books in all subjects at great prices...Bargain prices after 2:00 p.m.

Tell your friends!

For more information, visit the SLSA Book Sale page at

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/slsa/

You may also contact Geoffrey Skinner for additional information or to volunteer:
gskinner@stanford.edu
725-1159
723-4775 (FAX)

--submitted by Geoffrey Skinner

4. JACQUES DERRIDA LECTURE ON APRIL 15

The first lecturer in this quarter's Presidential Lectures series is a world famous philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Born in 1930 in El Biar, Algeria, Derrida taught for many years at the École Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne, and currently directs the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris. Since 1986, he has been Professor of Philosophy, French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine and he continues to give academic lectures on both sides of the Atlantic.

Influential early works by the widely published and cited Derrida include: "Speech and Phenomena," "Writing and Difference," and "Of Grammatology," all published in 1967. Later works include "Margins of Philosophy," "Positions," and "Dissemination."

Derrida is best known for developing the theory deconstruction, a method of critiquing Western thought (especially philosophical doctrines) by closely analyzing language to create new perspectives from which to challenge the basic philosophical, cultural, and linguistic notions and ideas.

Derrida will give a lecture at Stanford on April 15 entitled "The Future of the Profession, or the Unconditional University (Thanks to the 'Humanities': What Could Take Place Tomorrow)." Held in Kresge Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.; this lecture promises to be a very popular event. You should plan to arrive early to reserve a seat.

More information about Derrida's life, philosophy, and writings is available on the Presidential Lectures Web site at

http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/derrida/index.html

The Derrida Web site was compiled by Stanford University curators John Rawlings, Tony Angiletta, and Mary Jane Parrine. A team composed of SUL/AIR staff from the Humanities and Area Studies Group, Academic Computing, and Systems develops and maintains the Presidential Lectures Web site.

--submitted by Jennifer Kindred

5. CNS UNVEILS NEW STANFORD-CELLULAR ONE SERVICE AND RATE PLAN FOR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL CELL PHONE USERS

Over the past year, Communication and Networking Services (CNS) has conducted trials to select an enterprise-wide cellular phone service provider. The trials have ended and CNS has chosen Cellular One. Business users and Stanford-affiliated individuals are now eligible for the same low monthly service and local airtime rates.

On March 31st, Cellular One implemented service at a new antenna site (located on the top of Beckman Center). The new antenna dramatically increases Cellular One's call coverage area and call handling capacity on the Stanford campus, at the Hospital and along El Camino Real.

Detailed information about Stanford-Cellular One services and rates is available at http://cns.stanford.edu/cellular/update.html

As a special promotion, CNS is offering any business user whose phone is currently charged to a Stanford University or UCSF-Stanford Health Care account a free Nokia 6160 or 6162 digital phone when he or she switches from any local cellular carrier or service plan to the new Stanford-Cellular One plan.

To take advantage of CNS's free phone offer for business users, departmental STARs should place a request for migration by using the form at http://cns.stanford.edu/cellular/cs.migrationform.html or calling 5-HELP.(Offer ends July 1st).

To order new cellular phone service on the Stanford-Cellular One plan, STARs should place an order using the form at http://cns.stanford.edu/cellular/wirelessorderform.html or call 5-HELP.

Stanford-affiliated individuals who would like a phone for personal use can sign up for Cellular One's "Corporate Family Plan" at http://www.c1sales.com/stanford/. (Billing for the Corporate Family Plan will go directly to the user.)

--reprinted from the April 2 edition of ITSS Digest

6. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SUL/AIR has no new open positions this week.

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site.


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