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January 16, 1998


1.  HANDS-ON TRAINING CLASSES PROVIDED BY RISC 

This quarter, SUL/AIR's Reference and Information Services Committee (RISC) is offering a variety of training sessions for Stanford faculty, students, and staff. You can get hands-on training in using Socrates II, Netscape, SciSearch, and BIOSIS. For a schedule of dates and times and more information, check the Web site at http://www-sul.stanford.edu/guides/instr.html or look for fliers in your local library. 

-- Submitted by Eleanor Brown
 


2.  WINTER 1998 VERSION OF "SPEAKING OF COMPUTERS"  

"Speaking of Computers", the newsletter, published quarterly by SUL/AIR's Research and Instructional Technologies Support group, provides information about campus computing/technology activities and resources.  Some articles in the January 1998 issue that you may find interesting include: 

Socrates II Expands, p. 3 
Articles announcing a variety of Web courses, pp. 6-7, 20 
Connecting to SUNet from Off Campus, pp. 12-13 
Articles about various online scientific resources,  pp. 9, 18-20 

You can access this issue of the newsletter on the Web at: 

http://rits.stanford.edu/ritspub/ 

If you would like a printed copy or want to subscribe to "Speaking of Computers", please send mail to pubs@netserver. (Those who already subscribe to "Speaking of Computers" should be receiving a copy of this issue in ID mail next week.) 

-- Submitted by Eleanor Brown
 


3.  Stanford Libraries Staff Association Presents: 
 
NEW LIBRARIES, OLD VALUES
An informal talk by Michael Gorman

When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2:30pm 
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED 

Where: Cypress Room, Tresidder 

Why: Tired of hearing the hype about "Digital Libraries"? Want it put into some kind of context? This talk will list and describe what Mr. Gorman regards as the core values of librarianship and asserts those values in the face of the "virtual libraries" chatter. 

Who: Michael Gorman is the Dean of Library Services at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. He is a fellow of the British Library Association and the recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation and the Melvil Dewey Medal. His latest book, published by ALA in 1997, is titled "Our Singular Strengths: Meditations for Librarians". 

Questions: Jenn Stringer, jenn@krypton.stanford.edu, 723-5853 or Andy Eisenberg, ASNBG@leland.Stanford.EDU, 725-0807. 
 

-- Submitted by Jenn Stringer, Vice President and Program Chair, SLSA
 


4.  RITA LUNNON ON LEAVE 

Rita Lunnon will be on leave from the Library for six months beginning February 15th in order to adopt a baby girl and establish her new family.  Thank goodness, she will be returning this July albeit with reduced hours and a new hat.  In the meantime, Vitus Tang will take over the supervision of Database Management and questions concerning DBM should be directed to him.  We are well along the way of developing a permanent replacement strategy and are fortunate Vitus has agreed to help out in the interim. 
 

-- Submitted by Philip Schreur, Head, Catalog Department
 


5.  NEW BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

Ryan M. Steniberg has joined SUL as the Bibliographic Research Assistant to the Curator for Latin American, Mexican American and Iberian Collections.  Ryan is a recent graduate of UC-Santa Cruz. He has taught ESL in Chile and has written the Chile section of the FODOR'S TRAVEL GUIDE on Latin America. 
 

-- Submitted by Adan Griego

 
Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to Charity Nielson at
cnielson@sulmail.stanford.edu
 

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Lucretia Cerny, Catalog (lcerny@sulmail) Grace Baysinger, Swain (graceb@leland) Liz Green, Reference (cn.dat@forsythe) Donna Hjertberg, Cubberley (cn.dxh@forsythe) Jill Otto, Falconer (jotto@leland) Riva Bacon, Music (hf.riv@forsythe) Lois Sher, Engineering (cn.las@forsythe) Liz Wise, Preservation (lizwise@leland).
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