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July 16, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. The Bing Wing of Cecil H. Green Library
  2. Special Collections Requests While We're Closed
  3. Farewell Party for Steve Gass
  4. Farewell Party for Joan Krasner Leighton
  5. New Computer Associate in SERG
  6. New GIS Specialist in Branner Earth Sciences Library
  7. New Edition of ITSS Changes to Computing Services
  8. Titles to Make you Smile: Food for Thought (Part 2)
  9. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities



1. THE BING WING OF CECIL H. GREEN LIBRARY

July 14th - Bastille Day - is also auspicious to those of us working in the Stanford University Libraries today, as it marks the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of service in what was, in 1919, known as the new building of the Stanford University library. After that, the building was known for decades as the Main Library. Following the completion of the Cecil H. Green Library in 1979, or Green East as it became known, the main library was soon referred to as Green West.

I am proud and happy to announce to you all today that Green West now has a new official name. In order to recognize Peter and Helen Bing's numerous and extensive contributions to Stanford, not least their generosity to the Reconstruction Fund, we will call our soon-to-be-reopened library the Bing Wing of the Green Library. We will continue to call the building from which some of us have just moved Green Library East or the East Wing. The two buildings together will be known as the Cecil H. Green Library. As we continue to enjoy the many benefits of the newly restored building, let's pause to reflect on Peter and Helen Bing, along with many other generous supporters to Stanford, who have helped to make so much of this possible.

--submitted by Michael A. Keller

2. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS REQUESTS WHILE WE'RE CLOSED

The Department of Special Collections will be closed from July 17th through August 9th. We have tried to alert all researchers that have inquired about using the department during that time but we know there might be some that arrive expecting to use our materials. If that happens the following criteria should be followed.

- If a researcher arrives prior to August 2nd, our initial opening date, we will not be able to accommodate them. Please have them contact us after our opening either by email, letter, or phone and we will try and help them with their research requests.

- If a researcher arrives during the week of August 2nd and they have come from a great distance we will try to help them as best as possible. If a person from the area arrives, please ask them to return at a later date.

Our phones will be forwarded to a voice mail system and email requests will get an automatic response indicating that we are closed. We will be unable check either voice mail or email on a regular basis. If a problem arises or a patron wishes to speak with someone in the department, please have them contact the head of the department, Roberto Trujillo at 725-9308 or via email to trujillo@sulmail.stanford.edu

--submitted by Polly Armstrong

3. FAREWELL PARTY FOR STEVE GASS

You are cordially invited
to attend a farewell party for

STEVE GASS

While we wish Steve the best of luck
in his new position at MIT,
we are really going to miss him!

Tuesday, July 27, 1999
3:00-5:30 p.m.
Gibbons Grove, School of Engineering
Stanford University

--submitted by Grace Baysinger

4. FAREWELL PARTY FOR JOAN KRASNER LEIGHTON

You are cordially invited
to attend a celebration honoring

JOAN KRASNER LEIGHTON

on the occasion
of her retirement from the
Stanford University Libraries

Thursday, July 29, 1999
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Koret Park
Stanford University

--submitted by Barbara Celone

5. NEW COMPUTER RESOURCE ASSOCIATE IN SERG

We are very pleased to announce that Enrico De Guzman is the new Computer Resource Associate for the Science and Engineering Libraries.

Ric comes to us with years of desktop support experience in ITSS. He has been on the campus since 1984 and was involved in the initial rollout of the Microdisc Program at Stanford. Enrico is specially trained in Windows 95, NT, and Macintosh and is fluent in the software used on campus. FYI, his email address is: ricd@sulmail.

Debbie Molina, the "Emeritus" SERG Computer Resources Associate, is working on her degree in computer science and will continue to work in SERG on an hourly basis through the summer.

--submitted by Rebecca Wesley and Grace Baysinger

6. NEW GIS SPECIALIST IN BRANNER EARTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

At Branner Library, we would like to welcome Meredith Williams as our new GIS (Geographic Information Systems) specialist, a position vacated by Heather Murapa. Meredith will be playing a role in helping enhance the GIS program and providing training and support to GIS users.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Meredith was a GIS assistant at CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) where she helped develop GIS applications, review GIS operations and needs, and train users. Meredith holds a degree in geography/environmental studies and has a teaching credential and a GIS certificate. We expect that her knowledge and work experience will come in very handy in both her public and technical service duties here in Branner Library. You can reach Meredith at 725-9179 or mjwilliams@stanford.edu.

--submitted by Jean Kan

7. NEW EDITION OF "ITSS CHANGES TO COMPUTING SERVICES"

ITSS has released its Summer Quarter version of the "ITSS Changes to Computing Services" publication, which outlines the most significant new changes and initiatives in ITSS computing services.

The publication is available online via the ITSS web pages at:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/itss/changes/

It was also featured in the June 30 issue of the "Stanford Report".

For more information, please contact Tony Navarrete, Manager of Customer Advocacy for ITSS at tonyn@stanford.edu.


8. TITLES TO MAKE YOU SMILE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT (PART 2)

These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News.

Drunk on a glacier, talking to flies / Janine Pommy Vega. -- Santa Fe, N.M. : Tooth of Time Books, 1988. ANL8239 / PS3566 .O58 D7 1988 / Green Library - Stacks.

Eat a bowl of tea / by Louis Chu ; introd. by Jeffery Chan. -- Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1979, c1961. ADW8684 / PS3553.H776.E2 1979 / Green Library - Stacks.

Eat, drink, and be buried / by members of the Mystery Writers of America, edited ; and with an introduction by Rex Stout. -- New York : Viking Press, 1956. a3871084 / PN6071 .D45 S76 / Green Library - Stacks.

Devouring Frida : the art history and popular celebrity of Frida Kahlo/ Margaret A. Lindauer. -- Hanover : University Press of New England, c1999. ybp1489834 / ND259 .K33 L56 1999 / Art Library - Stacks.

Swallow the leader : a novel / by Michael Robins. -- New York, N.Y. : 101 Enterprises, c1968. APE5181 / 71 22192 / Special Collections - Rare Books.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

9. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

Library Specialist II http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/humres/j991507.html

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


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