1. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS ON THE MOVE
In December 1998, the Jonsson Library of Government Documents began a series of significant changes to the deployment of its collections, services and staff. Changes will continue through the remainder of the academic year. The ultimate aim of this "transition plan" is an improvement in user access to government documents and information. An overview of the transition plan can be found at:
In late December, the Jonsson Library reference collection was relocated to Green Library's General Reference collection. As of January 4, patrons seeking government documents reference assistance should be directed to Green's General Reference Desk. Government documents reference staff are now serving at the General Reference Desk. Socrates records for the Jonsson Library reference collection have been changed to reflect the collection's new home in Green Reference.
Although the Jonsson Library stacks will remain in their present Meyer basement location for the next several months, access to this collection is now through Green Library. The Meyer plaza-level entrance has been closed. Once in Green Library, patrons can reach the government documents through a new entrance near the South Stacks pathway on the lower level.
Jonsson Library materials now circulate from the Green Library Loan Desk. Green Library circulation policies and procedures apply. A reception desk remains in the Jonsson Library to provide directional and minimal information assistance to users. The phone number at the desk is 723-2727.
Socrates records for the Jonsson Library stack collections are now being changed to reflect their inclusion in Green Library's collections and services.
Reflecting Jonsson's new connection to Green, its regular hours have been changed as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3. RESULTS FROM SERG USER SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE
During Spring Quarter 1998, the Science and Engineering Resource Group surveyed its user communities. A total of 835 responses were received. The results have now been tabulated and analyzed, and they are on the Web.
The information gathered provides valuable feedback on current library resources and services, along with a wealth of information useful in planning the future of library services and space for the seven SERG libraries: Falconer Biology, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Branner Earth Sciences and Map Collections, Engineering, Miller Marine Biology, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and Physics.
4. ENGELBART SYMPOSIUM VIEWABLE ON THE WEB
Through the generosity of Stanford Online (part of the Stanford Center for Professional Development), the entire Engelbart Symposium, which was presented by SUL/AIR and the Institute for the Future on December 9, can be viewed on your PC at any time. This arrangement, which comes at no cost to SUL/AIR or to the viewer, is scheduled to remain online through 1999.
To view some or all of the event, go to
You can either first download Microsoft Media Player software or click on any of the four symposium sessions. (Note: If you do need to download Media Player, you will also need to run an executable file that will probably reside at \windows\msapps and reboot your PC.)
At 128K, the video is a bit jerky, but more than adequate for viewing; the audio is fine.
Hope you enjoy it.
6. 1999 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION AT STANFORD
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 1999
Interfaith Celebration - Memorial Church, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Imam and Visiting Professor in Islamic Studies at Stanford, preaching: Reflections on the life of Dr. King and the struggle in post-apartheid South Africa. Sacred readings, music, and prayers from diverse religious traditions. Featuring the music of Talisman A'Capella. Reception following.
Gospel Mass - Memorial Church, 4:30 p.m. Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, O.P. of Loyola University, author of several articles on being Black & Catholic. Featuring Stanford Gospel Choir.
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 1999
"Where Shall We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?: A Critical Review of Martin Luther King's Vision for a World House on the Eve of the Millennium" - Lecture, Tresidder Union Oak Room, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Jamie T. Phelps
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1999
MLK Birthday Party - Tresidder Union Lounge, 12:00 p.m. Come celebrate the birth of a great man. Featuring Everyday People. Soul food will be served.
"Juba/Clap/Stomp: An August Wilson Extravaganza created and compiled by Venus Opal Reese", Memorial Hall-The Little Theater, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1999
Clay Carson Book Signing - Tresidder Union Lounge, 11:00 a.m. Clay Carson, Professor of History at Stanford and Director of the King Papers Project, will be signing his recently released book "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr."
"Community Activism - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow", Tresidder Union, Oak Room, 12:00 p.m. Panel discussion on activism moderated by Sally Dickson, Director of the Office of Multicultural Development. Featuring Clay Carson, Professor of History & Director of the King Papers Project, Shannon Reeves, President of the NAACP - Oakland Branch and Director of the Freedom Fund, and current Stanford students.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1999
"In Living Color" - Drama Dept., 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Informal discussion with August Wilson for drama students and faculty
"Conversation & Lunch with August" - Ujamaa Lounge, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bring your brown bag or tray from the dining hall for an intimate dialogue with this Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Open to all faculty, staff & students)
August Wilson Book Signing - Stanford Bookstore, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
"To the Mountain Top: The Journey Continues" - Kresge Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. AUGUST WILSON - Keynote Address. Featuring Stanford Gospel Choir & MLK Dance Troupe, choreographer - Robert Moses. Reception immediately following program - Tresidder Union, Oak Room.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1999
Martin Luther King Papers Project Open House - Cypress Hall, D Wing, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Project Web Site: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 1999
Ecumenical Christian Celebration - Memorial Church, 10:00 a.m. Rev. Maurice Charles preaching: "King and the Way of the Cross". A sermon on the basics of King's theology and how it informed his activism. Featuring the Memorial Church Choir. Reception following.