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December 14, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. IRS: Information Resources Series
  2. Paychecks and Mail Codes: New Procedure in January
  3. SUNet Gets Giga-bitten
  4. Ronnie Fields Joins the Information Center
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. IRS: Information Resources Series

You may not want to hear from the IRS this time of year, but this IRS will not take a bite out of your wallet. The Information Resources Series meets weekly on Thursdays at 1:00 in the SSRC Seminar Room. It is designed to give bibliographers and others a chance to teach their colleagues about the important resources in their areas. Research is often interdisciplinary, and we need to know about resources in many fields to help our patrons. If you are not on the mailing list for the IRS notices but would like to be, please send me a message (kkerns@stanford.edu).

We had an excellent series of presentations this quarter, but I haven't heard from many of you regarding the session you want to present next quarter. The next series will start on January 10. Most slots are open, though Grace has snagged the Feb. 28 slot for Patent Searching. A recurring theme at the Asilomar Retreat was the need for better communication. The IRS is an excellent way to tell your colleagues about the important resources in your area and what you are up to that might be useful for others to know.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

2. Paychecks and Mail Codes: New Procedure in January

Stanford paychecks and bank advices will have a new look and provide additional information starting January 2002. These changes are due to the implementation of PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS) on December 20th. For an explanation of paycheck changes, see the Benefits News: Open Enrollment Edition, page 7 (New Software Systems for Stanford) at:

http://benefitsu.stanford.edu/pdf/news_openenroll2002.pdf

In addition, it is important for supervisors to know that paychecks and advices will be delivered by mail code, and not the check route code that is currently used. Many employees are not physically located in the building where their mail is delivered, and may come to you on January 7, 2002 asking where their paycheck/advice is. To lower the possibility of missing paychecks, please encourage your employees to use direct deposit to ensure their pay is automatically deposited into their checking account. For direct deposit forms and information, see http://co.stanford.edu/pp/payroll/dd.html. Employees who sign up for direct deposit by December 28, 2001, will have their January 7, 2002 paycheck automatically deposited.

--reprinted from Supervisor's Newsletter

3. SUNet Gets Giga-bitten

Networking engineers will be upgrading SUNet (the campus network backbone) during Winter Break. The upgrade is scheduled for the early morning hours of December 17th through January 4th. The standard morning maintenance times have been extended for this project to Monday-Friday, 5:30-7 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 5-8 a.m.

During those hours, portions of the campus network may be unavailable for short periods of time, but the remainder of SUNet will stay in service. If you experience network connectivity issues during these periods, it is most likely that engineers are working on a portion of the network that affects your area. If you experience network problems at other times, you can, as always, contact the ITSS System Repair line at 3-1611.

The upgrade will improve network performance campus-wide. If you have any questions, please send email to help@networking.stanford.edu.

--reprinted from the December 07, 2001 issue of the ITSS Digest

4. Ronnie Fields Joins the Information Center

I am happy to announce that Ronnie Fields has joined the Information Center team as our User Services Technology Specialist. Many of you already know Ronnie from his work in Academic Computing. He brings an impressive range of experience, having worked as an operations analyst, network administrator, and IT manager in local companies, and before that as a customer assistance technical consultant for ITSS. His winning smile and "can do" attitude make him the perfect person for this challenging new position. If you have not met him yet, I know you will want to. His office is on the second floor of the Bing Wing next to Glen Worthey.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week:

Journal Manager (12/10/01); REQ#J013208
Systems Administrator (12/10/01); REQ#J013222

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 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. 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