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Stanford's KZSU Features Patricia Carbajales

Patricia Carbajales, Branner Library’s Geospatial Manager, gave an entertaining full-hour appearance on Stanford's KZSU 90.1 Lunch Special radio show on Monday, January 9 at 12 pm. Tune in to hear her play some of her favorite music and speak about her GIS efforts.

Listen to the recording online at:

SULAIR Staff Anniversary Honorees

Well over 200 staff members attended the annual SULAIR Holiday Party on December 14th at the Schwab Center. The event involved great food, good cheer and a visit from St. Nicholas (known to the library staff as R.T. Carr, III). As usual, in addition to providing an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of 2011, the holiday party provided an opportunity for University Librarian Michael Keller to recognize staff celebrating employment anniversaries. For the listing of honorees, please see:

Kimberly Kay, Admin. Assoc. to AUL, Technical Services

Cubberley Welcomes Joseph M. Makokha

Cubberley Library has a new User Services Technology Specialist. His name is Joseph Makokha. He has a Masters from Stanford University School of Education’s Learning Design and Technology program.

Welcome, Matt Marostica, New Subject Specialist for Economics and Political Science

Please join me in welcoming Matt Marostica, the new Subject Specialist in Economics and Political Science to Stanford. Matt started at SULAIR on Monday and brings a wealth of experience as a scholar and attorney; Matt holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC-Berkeley and a J.D. from Boalt Hall at UC-Berkeley. Matt's Ph.D. work focused on comparative politics, specifically the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America. Matt has taught comparative politics, Latin American politics and political theory at UC-Berkeley, Mills College, and BYU.

SULAIR News Publication Schedule for Winter Closure

Because of the University's Winter Closure from December 19, 2011-January 2, 2012, articles submitted for SULAIR News will be published on the following schedule:

  • Articles submitted by 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 14 will be reviewed and published by December 14. An email announcement listing recent articles will be distributed on that day.
  • Any articles submitted after the announcement email on December 14 - January 2, will be reviewed and published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The next SULAIR News email announcement listing recent articles will be distributed on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

Happy Holidays!

Welcome, Reynaldo Santos!

We are pleased to announce that Reynaldo Santos has joined Enterprise Systems & Programming as a CourseWork Software Developer. His primary focus will be supporting and enhancing CourseWork, Stanford University’s primary Learning Management System.

Reynaldo came from Administrative Systems at Stanford University, where he first joined Stanford in 2008. He has worked on various middleware applications such as Sunetid, StanfordYou/StanfordWho, RegAdmin, Authority Manager and Workgroup Manager. Before that he spent 10+ years working as a software developer in Colorado.

Welcome, Felicia!

The IC is delighted to have Felicia Smith join its team as Information and Instructional Services Librarian. Felicia has extensive experience providing reference and instruction services in academic, public, business, law, chemistry and medical libraries as well as experience in technical services. Felicia was the first Outreach Librarian at the University of Notre Dame, a position she held for three years, followed by assuming the position of Latino Studies and Sociology Librarian.

Helen Josephine and Stella Ota Elected to SLA Leadership Positions

During the recent election cycle of the SLA Science-Technology Division and the SLA Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division, two SERG librarians were elected to leadership roles.

Helen Josephine will be the incoming Chair-elect of the SciTech Division and Stella Ota will be the incoming Chair-elect of the PAM Division. Within SLA, the leadership role of the division is a three-year commitment which starts with the chair-elect role and continues in the second year as chair and in the final year as past-chair.

Adan Griego Honored at the Guadalajara International Book Fair

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Guadalajara International Book Fair ("Feria Internacional del Libro," FIL), and to celebrate the occasion, groups of 25 professionals in several different fields were awarded honors. In the "librarian" category, Adan Griego was one of the 25 from Mexico and the United States honored for their contributions to FIL over the past 25 years.

The ceremony was held at the opening of the 18th annual Library Conference on November 28 (

Michael Keller's Keynote Address at the 2011 Charleston Conference

"University Librarian Michael Keller gave an invited keynote address at the 2011 Charleston Conference entitled, "The Semantic Web for Publishers and Libraries".

A video of his talk is available at"

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