1. Fuller/Sadao Exhibit Extended
The Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections
exhibit Fuller/Sadao: Partners in Design, currently on view, and
originally scheduled to run through March 18, has been extended
through April 1, 2002. This dynamic exhibition documents the creative
partnership between two architectural visionaries: R. Buckminster
Fuller and Shoji Sadao. With an emphasis on collaborations from
the 1950s through the late 1980s, the exhibit will feature a variety
of objects including three-dimensional models, maps, globes, prints,
photographs, and posters illustrating projects ranging from the
geodesic dome to the Dymaxion car. Fuller/Sadao: Partners in
Design is on view at Stanford University's Cecil H. Green Library,
Peterson Gallery, second floor of the Bing Wing. Please call 650-723-9108
for library hours.
| --submitted by D. Vanessa Kam
2. Finding Help
The Web Advisory Committee (WAC) has updated the Help Page. This
page is linked to from the Help button, accessible from the tool
bar on the top of SUL/AIR Web pages (or go directly to http://www-sul.stanford.edu/Webhelp/).
Thank you to all WACsters not only for this, but for your continuing
contributions to improving our Web space.
| --submitted by Malgorzata Schaefer
3. Internet Search Engines, Directories, and Portals
Companion materials from a one-hour workshop on methods for finding
scientific and technical information on the Web by using general
and specialized search engines, subject directories, and portals
or gateways is now available. What's in the "invisible Web"
and how to access it, search tutorials, and Web searching tools
are also topics covered in the presentation. To view companion materials,
please go to:
| --submitted by Grace Baysinger
4. Miller Library Expansion Near Completion
The final stages of the expansion of the Miller Library at Hopkins
Marine Station are almost done. Compact shelving was installed back
in January of 2000 (picture
1). The compact shelving increased the library's capacity by
60%, but it also meant the library lost use of a great storage area.
So in September of 2001 a local cabinet maker, Tim McDermott, built
a beautiful set of 10 custom cabinets designed to house oversized
pieces of equipment, bindery boxes, etc. (picture
2). This week Tim will install two new carrels and a table that were
custom built to match the existing library furniture (picture
3). After we get some chairs, lighting, and wastebaskets, this
project will be completed, and Hopkins will start fund raising for
its next library project which will be landscaping.
Thanks again to Don Intersimone, Karen Nagy, Assunta Pisani, Anita
deGero, and Julie Hardin-Stauter for their help with this project.
| --submitted by Joe Wible
5. New Avis Rent a Car Program
AVIS Rent a Car is Stanford's new preferred rental car supplier. We
encourage Stanford travelers to enroll in the Avis Preferred
Program. This service is free and allows travelers to bypass the
Stanford travelers can enroll in the Preferred Membership program at
the TRIP Web site (http://trip.stanford.edu) or with Brett Bauer at Avis
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 650-616-0108 for a paper application.
Stanford's AVIS Worldwide Discount (AWD) # is A382300
The AVIS program includes special Stanford rates and insurance
coverage when booking within Stanford's Travel Program. Avis also
offers meeting services for 5 or more cars when a block of cars is
needed for a conference or meeting. Call Kelly Gourd at
1-800-525-7537, ext. 2971 for meeting rentals.
AMEX department account custodians will soon be receiving
information about how to charge AVIS services to their American
Express department accounts.
The current turnaround time for T&R is about 12 working days.
| --submitted by Sherry Murphy, Travel and Reimbursement
6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.
For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit
the Human Resources Web site at:
Human Resources Web site.