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EAL Librarian Co-edited a Major Resource Book on Chinese Studies

Zhaohui Xue, the Chinese Studies Librarian at the East Asia Library, has recently finished editing an important resource book for researchers and students of Chinese studies. The volume, titled Chinese Studies in North America: Research and Resource, is published by Zhonghua Book Company in Chinese language last November, and offers a handy one-stop reference tool for Chinese Studies scholars in all fields.

New Assistant to the Biology and Math-Stat Librarians

Falconer Biology Library and the Mathematics and Statistics Library are pleased to welcome Zeynep Buyukonal, the new Assistant to the Biology and Math-Stat Librarians. Zeynep brings to the position extensive experience in libraries and in project management. Most recently, she worked as a Library Assistant at San Mateo Public Library, where she provided reference service and user instruction, oversaw interlibrary loan activities, and gained experience in circulation, cataloging, and materials processing. Simultaneously, she worked as a library intern at the Stanford News Service Library.

East Asia Library to Host Lecture on Geo-spatial Information of Archival Sources

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, a presentation about the recent development in spatio-temporal infrastructure and their applications to interdisciplinary studies will be held at the newspaper / public reading area of the East Asia Library, located on Meyer Library 4th floor. The presentation starts at 4:15pm and features Dr. I-Chun Fan, Executive Director of the Center for Geographic Information Science, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Dr. Hsiung-Ming Liao, Assistant Research Specialist of the Center for Geographic Information Science. Dr. Fan is also Research Fellow of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. The event is open to the public.

Locating Herself in Cartographic Space: Morgan Elmore Joins SULAIR

A warm welcome to Morgan Elmore who has joined the SULAIR staff as a Cartographic Technology Specialist. Morgan will be instrumental in helping to build out the infrastructure for the map digitization lab, for creating Web pages for map content and will eventually work in the new historic map room when it is completed. Morgan's been here two weeks and is already helping to streamline workflows and develop web content.

SULAIR Librarians Named "Pioneers of Digital Preservation" by Library of Congress

The Library of Congress recently recognized Julie Sweetkind-Singer, the Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services, as a "Pioneer of Digital Preservation" She joins LOCKSS Program founders Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal, who were recognized in 2009.

The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Program was started in 2000, and features a new person or organization as a Digital Preservation Pioneer each month on its web site.

SULAIR's Special Collections Acquires Canyon Cinema Archives

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SULAIR's department of Special Collections has recently acquired the business archives of Canyon Cinema, one of the worlds leading distributors of avant-garde independent films. Begun in 1961, in the backyard of a Contra Costa home, Canyon Cinema came into existence. Canyon Cinema became known for its underground, experimental work in filmmaking.

Upcoming Advanced Drupal Training - Tuesday, May 25

For Drupal developers looking to learn more about Drupal Theme Development, IT Services Technology Training is offering a full-day workshop on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

In this class, taught by a senior Drupal developer, you will be introduced to Drupal theming, and shown how to extend the Stanford Modern Theme. Other topics covered will be adding CSS styles, creating node templates, and customizing Drupal themes.

Please read on for details on this class, along with registration information through STARS. STAP funds apply. If you have any questions, contact Technology Training at 723-4391.

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 13 : Stop by One of Stanford's Eight Energizer Stations

Make a difference! Get ready to bike or walk to work on Thursday, May 13, as we celebrate the greenest ways to commute. By bicycling (or walking) instead of driving five miles a day, you could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,287 pounds annually. According to Bikes Belong, the energy savings is equivalent to replacing 13 incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs or flying 2,429 fewer miles a year. Try our commute calculator to find the cost and emissions savings for your own commute:

On Bike to Work Day, stop by one of Stanford’s eight Energizer Stations between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., where you can take a break and pick up a re-usable bag and snacks while supplies last.

We’re seeking volunteers to help meet and greet riders at our energizer stations. Send an email to if you can help during one of these two shifts: 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Computer Science Collection Is Moving!

Starting Monday, March 22, 2010, the computer science collections will be moving out of the Mathematical & Computer Sciences Library. The active monograph collection is being transferred to the Engineering Library during Spring Break, while less-used materials and the bound serials will be transferred to SAL3 from late March through April.

Job Opening at Jackson Library

Jackson Library has an immediate opening for the following fixed-term position:

Reference & Instruction Librarian (#37477)

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