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Catherine Descanzo, New Manager of Circulation Services and Course Reserves at Green Library

I am happy to announce that Catherine Descanzo has been hired into a larger role in our Access Services Department as the new Manager of Circulation Services and Course Reserves. Her first day in her new role was March 16, 2012.

Catherine brings a wealth of experience to the job. She first started in Access Services with the evening closing team and, since 2007, she has skillfully served as the Daytime Workflow and Student Supervisor.


Yoga in Green Library - HIP/Wellness on Wheels, Spring 2012

If you are currently a HIP participant, you have already been notified about early registration by email from the HIP folks.

We would like everyone to have the most recent information about Yoga classes being held here at Green Library, Spring 2012.

Reminders:
1. If you are new to HIP you will have to fill out SHALA information: http://bewell.stanford.edu/2012-program-overview


New Staff Member in the Ordering Unit

We are pleased to announce that Parisa Hassani-Azad has recently joined the Ordering Unit in the Acquisitions Department as the new Ordering Specialist.

Parisa comes from the Monograph Receiving Unit where she has worked since 2007, first as a Shelf-Ready/Enhanced EDI Receiver and then as a Monograph Receiving & Copy Cataloging Specialist. Before that, she was a Stacks employee in Green Library for three years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Legal Studies and is currently attending San Jose State University to pursue her MLIS degree. Please join us in welcoming Parisa!


Welcome New Japanese Studies Librarian Dr. Regan Murphy Kao

The Stanford East Asia Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Regan Murphy Kao, who will join us on March 20, 2012, as the Japanese Studies Librarian.

Regan received her Ph.D. in Japanese Religious Studies from Harvard University. She comes to Stanford from the University of California-Berkeley where she was a post-doc from 2010-11 and then a research fellow. Dr. Kao's scholarly specialty is early Japanese Buddhism, and her addition to our staff will strengthen our ability to build the collection and serve Stanford faculty and students in the Japanese studies area.

Welcome Joshua Greben

Please welcome Joshua Greben to the Library Systems Team as a Programmer/Analyst. Joshua joins SULAIR from the Florida Center for Library Automation where he supported a consortium of Florida University Libraries. Joshua worked on a number of projects for FCLA including Mango - a search environment based on Solr/Lucene.

Please welcome Joshua to SULAIR - stop by and see him if you get the chance - he sits in Meyer 310.

Richard Webber
Associate Director
Enterprise Systems & Programming
Stanford University Libraries

Well-known Journalist Joins SULAIR

It is my pleasure to announce that Cynthia Haven has joined the SULAIR staff as the associate director of communications, a newly created position to increase the visibility of the libraries on campus and beyond. Many of you know her work from her five years as arts and humanities writer for the Stanford News Service and for her nationally prominent blog, The Book Haven (http://bookhaven.stanford.edu). Her time is shared with the English and Creative Writing Departments. She began March 12.


BayNet 2012 Annual Meeting Features David Silver

Join BayNet for a free program with the University of San Francisco’s David Silver, “Digital Natives” on a Media Fast: A Few Findings About College Students, Collective Curiosity, and Libraries. It will be held during the BayNet 2012 Annual Meeting on Friday, May 11, 9:00 am — noon, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), San Francisco.


Chalk Talk: "Augmented Reality" - March 15

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Who: SULAIR and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 2:30 - 4 PM
Where: Green Library, IC Classroom

We are increasingly experiencing a physical world that is enhanced with real-time, digital, computer-generated information. Given the current levels of collected and archived data (think of Google, Facebook, Twitter and others), the sky is the limit of what we can learn about places, artifacts and, not surprisingly, other people.


Ref Forum March 21 *Noon*: Being Customer Focused: New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service - Webinar

The March 21 Ref Forum will be a webinar about the new trends in customer service - what a perfect fit with our Concierge Project. Gretel Stock-Kupperman's presentation Being Customer Focused: New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service
promises that participants will:

  • Understand the changing customer service milieu in which libraries operate.
  • Be aware of tools and techniques to understand customer needs.


Concierge 2: Copyright Session – Sign Ups Now Available

Be prepared for your next “Marguerite Moment”; sign up for Concierge 2: Copyright.

At this session, we will provide an overview of Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Licensing issues of relevance to SULAIR. Click on Sign-up in the left column of the CourseWork site and reserve your spot now. There is also a link under Materials -> Concierge 2: Copyright to an excellent set of presentations from the Charleston Conference 2011: The Long Arm of the Law session.

concierge_graphic.jpgThe sessions for Concierge 2 will be held in the Green Library IC classroom and are one hour in length, at the following dates/times:

• Friday, March 16, 10am
• Tuesday, March 20, 10am & 3pm

See you on the Marguerite!

Chris Bourg


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