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Updates from the October TIPS Meeting

TIPS Talk from the Financial Management and Consulting Support Group
Robbi Mees and Cheryl Penn, both with the Financial Management and Consulting Support Group, presented on the new Buying and Paying resource located on Stanford’s Gateway to Financial Activities Website (Fingate).

Visit to the Business Library Canceled

With many changes in GSB and the library, they have asked that we cancel the visit to their facilities until their situation stabilizes. Ref forum Scheduled for Oct 19 is thus canceled.

Chalk Talk - iPads for eStudents: yStanford?

Who: All SULAIR and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, October 20, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Where: Green Library Information Center Classroom (that's behind the IC desk.)


We at Stanford are always balancing between our desire to stay ahead of the technology curve and our mission to provide deep, reliable and meaningful services and resources to our students and faculty. When a new tool like the iPad (or its competitors) appears, we aim to be both early adopters and thoughtful adopters.

OPEN ACCESS OPENS DOORS: A Panel Discussion on Open Access Publishing

Do you understand what Open Access publishing can do for you?

Let our distinguished panel of experts from Stanford University and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) show you how Open Access publishing can significantly boost the visibility and impact of your research. You will learn:

  • How publishing in OA journals will enhance the impact of your research
  • That the perception that OA journal peer-review processes are weak is a myth
  • The reality of impact factors for OA and non-OA journals
  • Alternatives for covering the costs of publishing your paper in an OA journal
  • Your rights as the author of an article in OA vs. traditional journals

Open House at Hopkins Marine Station

Miller Library during 2006 Hopkins Marine
Station Open House.


It has been five years since the last Hopkins Marine Station Open House, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the teaching and research programs at the Station.

Faculty and students from ten diverse labs will be available to talk with you about their research and have put together displays and demonstrations to show you what they do. There will be opportunities to learn about marine mammals, aquatic birds, fish, invertebrates, and algae. There will be games for kids, firing of a water cannon, a parasite petting zoo, a knitted kelp forest, squid dissections, short talks by faculty and students, and the always popular tuna feeding.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 10 am to 4 pm. More information, including a list of talks and scheduled events, will be posted on the Open House web page as they become available.

The URL is

Webinar: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services

Who's Invited: All SULAIR and Coordinate library staff When: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Feel free to bring a lunch... discreetly.) Where: SSRC Seminar Room, Green Library DIG+Plus is pleased to sponsor this two-part ALA Webinar, presented by Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorfield-Lang (all of Virginia Tech). The official ALA description of the webinar follows: Spurred by the launch of the iPad, the use and popularity of tablet computers has exploded. Tablets offer major potential for library services, including the ability to increase productivity and improve your library’s programs in such areas as reference services, collection management, and library instruction.

Proquest - Training on the New Interface

Proquest's interface changed for us in August and now our Wilson databases are moving to the Proquest platform. Would you like a little help in navigating? Come to the Ref Forum on November 2, from 2-3 pm, in the SSRC, and learn from Proquest's Trainer, Aimée D. Leverette. Save the date!

Campus Clean-Up

This year's annual Campus Clean-Up schedule will start on Tuesday, October 4th through Thursday, November 10th, 2011. The annual clean-up event is being sponsored by the University's Building and Grounds Maintenance (BGM) in conjunction with Peninsula Sanitary Service (PSSI) and is a good opportunity to properly dispose of items no longer useful in your departments (free of charge).

SciEng Fall Workshops 2011

The Science and Engineering Libraries are offering 34 short workshops covering 23 different topics during the Fall Term.

Most of the workshops are offered in October with the first workshop, "Using xSearch," scheduled for Sept 28th from 11 am-12 noon at the Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library. Other topics include citation management tools, advanced searching techniques, SearchWorks tips, and GIS. A full list of the workshops with all the details is attached.

Start-of-Year Reminders from Parking & Transportation

1. Residents and commuters: Do you have your 2011-12 parking permit or Commute Club membership?
New permits required as of Sept. 1; Commute Club memberships must be renewed each academic year.

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