Amalia Mesa-Bains papers open for research

Photo of Amalia Mesa-Bains
March 21, 2022
by Alyssa Tou

Special Collections is happy to announce that the Amalia Mesa-Bains papers (M2707) are now open for research. The collection, around 100 linear feet plus 8 map folders, reflects Amalia Mesa-Bains's long-time involvement in, and contributions to, the Chicano art movement and cultural studies and can be accessed through Searchworks.

Conserving and digitizing the New York Weekly dime novels

Cover of an issue of New York Weekly
March 15, 2022
by Dinah Handel

This blogpost was co-authored by Chris Hacker, Astrid Smith, Sarah Newton, Rebecca Wingfield, and Dinah Handel

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New exhibition: Miniature artists' books

Tiny books on display in the Bowes Art & Architecture Library until March 8
March 9, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Come see some tiny treasures. Curated by Prof. Gail Wight in conjunction with her course, Art Book Object. On view through March 14, 2022.

Is the catalog metaphor dead?

Black and white photograph taken between 1900-1920 of a room with stacks and stacks of catalog cards.
March 2, 2022
by Catherine Nicole Coleman


“It is astonishing what a different result one gets by changing the metaphor!”

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

De-stress and refresh fest- celebrate π at the Science Library

De-stress & refresh - celebrate π at the Science Library
March 2, 2022
by Aparna Sharma

Pi week scavenger hunt begins Wednesday, March 9, and ends Monday, March 14.

PlaceScience Library, Room 315

Hello Stanford! Is it just us, or is everyone feeling stressed lately?

East Asia Library hosts "Religion in Manga and Anime" poster exhibition

Poster for Religion in Manga and Anime exhibition
March 2, 2022
by Joshua Capitanio

From March 10 - 31, 2022, the East Asia Library will display an exhibition of posters on the topic of "Religion in Manga and Anime" created by students in IntroSems RELIGST 6N, taught by Prof. Michaela Mross of the Dept. of Religious Studies.  An opening reception will be held at the East Asia Library on Thursday, March 10. 

Introducing Kristina Larsen

Introducing Kristina Larsen
February 27, 2022

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Kristina Larsen, our Assistant Rare Map Librarian at the David Rumsey Map Center. Kristina started on Feb 1, 2022. Prior to joining us, Kristina worked as a program manager on a variety of hardware prototyping projects at X, the moonshot factory (Google X) from 2016 to ‘18 and again from 2019 to ‘21. Before that, she worked as a project manager on exhibition development projects at the Exploratorium from 2007 to 2016. Clearly I have highlighted just a few roles in a long and illustrious professional career.

Introducing Laura Krueger

Introducing Laura Krueger!
February 27, 2022

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Laura Krueger, our Cartographic Metadata Librarian. This introduction is belated, as she began August 16, 2021. Prior to joining the Center’s staff, Laura worked as a Graduate Academic & Research Assistant and volunteered as a reference librarian at Out on the Shelves, Vancouver’s only LGBT2QIA+ library. She did this while she worked on her Master’s in Library Information Studies that she got from the University of British Columbia (2020).