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September 15, 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Management Retreat - September 8th, 2000
  2. Technical Services All-Staff Meeting
  3. Branner Library Hosts Next California Map Society Meeting
  4. WorkFlows Client Training Session
  5. Titles to Make You Smile: Turn, Turn, Turn (Part 2)
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities




1. MANAGEMENT RETREAT - SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2000

Branch heads, middle managers, and senior administrators participated in a retreat on 8 September in preparation for what will be another busy and challenging year. Among the topics discussed were several staff issues, especially recruitment and retention as well as staff training and development. In addition, there was a lengthy and productive session on the digital library program and our various hopes for it. There will be more opportunities for communication during this coming year, with All Hands Meetings scheduled each quarter. In addition, there will be quarterly SUL/AIR luncheons for new staff. The managers were urged to make sure that SUL/AIR staff paced themselves in the Fall Quarter, traditionally our busiest one, and to take special care to help individuals stay productive and happy despite the stress.

--submitted by Michael Keller

2. TECHNICAL SERVICES ALL-STAFF MEETING

Agenda:

  1. Welcome. Announcements. (Catherine Tierney)
    • Introduce Angela Wright
    • Conclusion of 3 specially funded projects
    • Vacancies update

  2. Silverfish Abatement in Meyer 4 and 3 (Maria Grandinette)
    • Presentation on biology of silverfish and what that means to our collections and to our work place habitat
    • Discussion and new guidelines for food and plants in workspaces

    A web version of this presentation is available at: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/diroff/news/sept15/silverfish/index.html

  3. OPACs at Stanford (Vitus Tang)
    • Presentation to describe Socrates, UniWebCat, Folio Socrates
    • Distinctions; futures

    A web version of this presentation is available at: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/diroff/news/sept15/socrates123/index.html

  4. Ergonomics (Tierney)
    • Keeping attentive to our good habits; revisit often.
    • High-volume production environment; almost all resources we use are via computer, etc.

  5. TEAMS for Digital Assets Management (Tierney)
    [AS WE WERE OUT OF TIME, THIS PRESENTATION WAS POSTPONED.]

For more information, follow the URL below to view notes from the meeting.
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/diroff/news/sept15/tsmtg_notes.html

--submitted by Catherine Tierney

3. BRANNER LIBRARY HOSTS NEXT CALIFORNIA MAP SOCIETY MEETING

Branner Earth Sciences Library will be hosting the next meeting of the California Map Society on October 7, 2000. The meeting will take place at the Hartley Conference Center in the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building from 9am-4pm with a reception to follow. The cost is $10.00

The speakers are as follows:

  • Thomas Wyman, "Henry Briggs, Mathematician and Cartographer"
  • Dr. Norman J.W. Thrower, "Samuel Pepys and Geography"
  • Muriel Strickland, "Collecting Cumbria"
  • Eleesa Hager, "An Introduction to iiMap"
  • Dr. James G. Moore, "Early Mapping of the Highest Sierra Nevada"

The day will wrap up with a tour of the Branner Library and its Collection and then a reception.

Please contact Julie Sweetkind at sweetkind@stanford with any questions.

--submitted by Julie Sweetkind

4. WORKFLOWS CLIENT TRAINING SESSION

I will hold a brief training session on September 20 to orient staff with access to WorkFlows to serials control information that is available via the WorkFlows client.

The session will be:

September 20 at 8:30, and will last about 45 minutes. It will be in the ICC training room, which is in the former location of ILL in the Green Library.

I realize that not all staff will be able to attend at this time. I will repeat the training later in the quarter based on room availability. In the meantime, please contact me at ceaston@stanford.edu, for a copy of the handout.

--submitted by Christa Easton

5. TITLES TO MAKE YOU SMILE: TURN, TURN, TURN (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. Contributions for this feature are eagerly solicited. Submit any oddities to: bkunde@sulmail.stanford.edu

The keyword unearthing most of the following was suggested by Grace Baysinger.

The habits of highly deceptive media : decoding spin and lies in mainstream news / Norman Solomon. -- Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, c1999. a4082511 / PN4784 .O24 S655 1999 / Green Library.

Spinning a sacred yarn : women speak from the pulpit. -- New York : Pilgrim Press, c1982. AEW9006 / BV639.W7 S64 1982 / Green Library.

Snapshot - spin around : a technique to measure capacity and overload in a prosecutor's office / Joan E. Jacoby, executive director. -- Washington : 1972. AJL8615 / EH H12 / Law Library.

Update on dizziness. -- [Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1993] ANW4912 / HE 20.3502:D 64 / Green Library.

Whirled series (1987) : for alto saxophone in E* and piano [score] / Milton Babbitt. -- New York, N.Y. : C.F. Peters Corp., c1987. ABT0981 / M269 .B112 W5 1987 / Music Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

6. SUL/AIR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

Library Specialist (9/11/00); REQ# J002575

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.


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sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.


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