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May 15, 1998

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Flood Items Return to Green Stack
  2. Flood Book Recovery Efforts
  3. Brief Guide to SUL/AIR Now on the Web
  4. Book Fund Established for David Rozkuszka
  5. NASIG Award for Michele Seikel
  6. The Bindery Receiving Project Was a Success!
  7. New Math/CS Librarian Joins SERG
  8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
  9. Titles to Make You Smile: A Grab Bag


1. FLOOD ITEMS RETURN TO GREEN STACK

Of the 70,000 flood damaged materials that left Green for freeze drying, approximately 33,200 items have been received back as of May 12th. The Green Stack staff with the assistance of hourlies and temporary labor have been receiving approximately 2 loads of 4000 items per week.

These books arrive on large booktrucks and are taken down to the Stack sort room on the Lower Level for further processing. Plastic wrap is removed from the trucks, all books are individually counted, and then a portable scanner is used to record the barcode of each item so that online locations can be updated to reflect that books are back in Green. Materials belonging to Government Documents or other departments are separated and routed accordingly. Unbarcoded materials are separated and taken to the Green Library Loan Desk for barcoding.

The books are next rough sorted, then fine-sorted and finally loaded onto booktrucks for shelving. The work process has been running very smoothly, and returning books are being shelved quickly.

-- submitted by Bob Mortezai

2. FLOOD BOOK RECOVERY EFFORTS

As of May 12, Flood Book Recovery (the unit receiving flood materials that have been dried but which require special treatment or repair) has received 2847 volumes from Document Reprocessors (DR). That's 7.9% of the 36,000 volumes returned from DR so far, and 8.5% of what we projected would have to be handled by Flood Book Recovery (located in 130 CERAS).

Of the 2847 volumes received in CERAS: 774 - sent to Stack Div after minor or no treatment, 66 - sent to Loan for the addition of barcodes, 209 - sent to Repair (13 of those are back), and 200 - sent for commercial binding.

The other 1249 volumes in CERAS are in various stages of processing. The operation is working smoothly, and at a good pace. We have great admiration for the success of the whole Flood Recovery process, which is based on procedures used for handling the 54,000 volumes from the Meyer Basement flood of 1978. In the 1998 flood, we have so far found not one volume that cannot be saved.

-- submitted by Ella Harsin

3. BRIEF GUIDE TO SUL/AIR NOW ON THE WEB

In mid-April, SUL/AIR published a printed version of the 1998-99 "Brief Guide to Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources," which was produced for visitors, donors, vendors, and others interested in learning more about SUL/AIR. The "Brief Guide" provides a brief summary of each unit within the organization, including libraries and academic computing groups. It also covers the Coordinate libraries.

A Web-based version of the "Brief Guide to SUL/AIR," complete with graphics and a color map of library and unit locations, is now available on the Web at

http://rits.stanford.edu/ritspub/briefguide/index.html

A link to the online version of the "Brief Guide" has also been added to the SUL/AIR Web site at

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/about.html

-- submitted by Amy Storey

4. BOOK FUND ESTABLISHED FOR DAVID ROZKUSZKA

A book fund has been established at the University of Chicago Library to honor W. David Rozkuszka, Government Documents Librarian at Stanford for 25 years. Each book purchased with The W. David Rozkuszka Fund for Political Science will be distinguished by an elegant bookplate depicting Zion National Park, one of David's favorite places. If you would like to know more about the fund or see a copy of the plate, please contact Miriam Palm at 725-1151, mwpalm@sulmail.

-- submitted By Miriam Palm

5. NASIG AWARD FOR MICHELE SEIKEL

Michele Seikel, Order Specialist in Serials and a student at San Jose State University, has won a North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Student Conference Grant. It includes travel and conference registration, as well as special events and mentoring at the conference. The 13th Annual Conference will be held in Boulder, on the campus of the University of Colorado, June 18-21. NASIG offers this award annually to six to eight North American library school students with work experience or interest in serials.

NASIG conferences are small, with a reputation for relevant, high quality programs, and they offer an excellent opportunity to network with librarians, vendors, and publishers. I am pleased that NASIG has recognized and fostered Michele's professional potential with this award.

-- submitted by Christa Easton

6. THE BINDERY RECEIVING PROJECT WAS A SUCCESS!

The Bindery Receiving Backlog Project successfully ended Saturday, May 9. When the project began five weeks ago, there were approximately 6600 items on book trucks at the Green Loading Dock that had been returned from the bindery. The project's dedicated staff not only eliminated this backlog within the allotted time, but also processed a large new shipment of incoming material.

Because no more than three people can work efficiently in the area at one time, Binding and Finishing boosted through by adding temporary staff in the evenings and weekends. Staff in Bindery Receiving were supervised at all times by a permanent staff member from Binding and Finishing. Elizabeth Mosler was in charge of the project, and other Stanford project members included Jeff Kane, Jaxon Matthews, Laura Sebastian, and Bertha Stanfill. Certified Personnel project members included Rick Peskett and Cecilia Zhao.

Connie Brooks and Elizabeth Mosler are working to prevent backlogs from recurring in Bindery Receiving. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact either Connie (clbrooks@sulmail, 3-9899) or Elizabeth (emosler@sulmail, 3-3401).

-- submitted by Elizabeth Mosler

7. NEW MATH/CS LIBRARIAN JOINS SERG

I'm pleased to announce that Linda Yamamoto began as the new Head Librarian and Bibliographer of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library on Monday, May 11. This marks the successful conclusion of our national search for a new Math/CS Librarian which began last summer.

Linda comes to Stanford from UC Davis where she's been the librarian at the Physical Sciences Library responsible for collection development and reference in the areas of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and materials science. Prior to her work at Davis, Linda spent two years providing reference service at the Science, Industry, and Business Division of the New York Public Library. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, earning her Masters in Library and Information Science, as well as both B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.

I hope over the next few weeks and months you will have the opportunity to meet Linda and join me in welcoming her to Stanford. Naturally she will be located in the Math/CS Library on the 4th floor of Bldg. 340. You can contact her at 723-0864 or linday@sulmail.stanford.edu (once her email account is set up).

-- submitted by Steve Gass

8. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SUL/AIR has the following open position this week:

Accountant I
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/humres/j980970.html

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR open positions, visit the Web at

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


9. TITLES TO MAKE YOU SMILE: A GRAB BAG

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.

The following include submissions from Geoffrey Skinner.

Advances in theoretically interesting molecules [serial]. -- Greenwich, Conn. : JAI Press, c1989- ACL6334 / QD461 .A383 /Swain Library - Serials.

Boing boing [serial]. -- Studio City, Calif. : boing boing, 1988- ANM9305 / AP2 .B656 / Green Library - Stacks.

The sexuality of Christ in Renaissance art and in modern oblivion / Leo Steinberg. -- 2nd ed. -- Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1996.a3409084 N8050 .S74 1996 / Art Library - Stacks.

Shut up 'n' play yer guitar [sound recording] / Frank Zappa. -- Salem, MA : Rykodisc, [1986?], p1981. ABP2654 / ZCD 331 / Meyer Library - 1st-Floor.

The trouble with testosterone : and other essays on the biology of the human predicament / Robert M. Sapolsky. -- New York, NY : Scribner, c1997. a3424509 / QP360 .S268 1997 / Green Library - Stacks.
-- submitted by Brian Kunde

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