Roy Viado Promoted to Art Operations Manager

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Roy Viado from Evening Supervisor to Operations Manager at the Art & Architecture Library, effective July 1, filling the vacancy created by the departure of David Platt. Roy served as Evening Supervisor for the last three years and has extensive experience in Stanford Libraries as the Assistant Head of Access Services and Course Reserves (Lane Medical Library), Head of Course Reserves (Meyer Library), and Circulation/Reserves and Media Supervisor (Meyer Library).

Please join us in congratulating Roy on his new position. All communications formerly sent to David regarding access issues, course reserves, technical services, etc. and so on, should now go to Roy (; 650.723.9473).

Peter Blank
Head, Art & Architecture Library

NPR Features Stanford's New Bookless Engineering Library

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National Public Radio's Morning Edition program had a feature today on our new bookless Engineering Library. You can read it (or listen to it) here.

From the story:

In 2005, when the university realized it was running out space for its growing collection of 80,000 engineering books, administrators decided to build a new library. But instead of creating more space for books, they chose to create less.
The new library is set to open in August with 10,000 engineering books on the shelves — a decrease of more than 85 percent from the old library. Stanford library director Michael Keller says the librarians determined which books to keep on the shelf by looking at how frequently a book was checked out. They found that the vast majority of the collection hadn't been taken off the shelf in five years.
Keller expects that, eventually, there won't be any books on the shelves at all.
"As the world turns more and more, the items that appeared in physical form in previous decades and centuries are appearing in digital form," he says.

Chris Matson
Information Center

Engineering Library Closes: July 9-August 2, 2010

Engineering LibraryThe Engineering Library will close July 9th at 5:00pm and re-open August 2nd at 9:00am in our new location. This is a reminder to all staff that the Engineering Library is closing on Friday, July 9th to move to its new location in the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center.

Course reserves for Engineering, Computer Science and Physics/Applied Physics courses are at Green Library for the Summer Term. We are directing all holds, pick-ups and assistance with fines, bills and blocked accounts to Green Library.

A detailed list of alternative service options is on the attached flyer, which we encourage all service points to print and distribute as needed. A copy can also be found online at this URL:

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone (732-0001) or by email.

Helen Josephine
Head, Engineering Library

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SULAIR Job Opportunities - July 6, 2010

SULAIR has the following new positions:

Data Control (Catalog Maintenance) Specialist, Stanford University Libraries (#38901)

Application Software Developer, HighWire Press (#38918)

Digital Medieval Manuscript Specialist (#38917)

Customer Technical Support Representative, HighWire Press (#38820)

For a complete description of open positions within SULAIR, go to the Stanford Jobs page, select University Libraries from the Job Search/Location: list, and then click on the Search button.

Editorial Staff

*** Reference Question of the Week - July 6, 2010 ***

Question: I need to have an exam proctored. Does the library offer such a service?

Answer: Green Library does not provide exam proctoring services but you can take a look here at a list of libraries in the area that offer proctoring services for members of the public.

To contribute to the Reference Question of the Week feature of SULAIR News, submit your question and answer as an article to SULAIR News.

Editorial Staff

Want to Participate in the Library Open House on September 28?

photo of Green LibraryPlanning has begun for this year's Library Open House, which will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28. We are looking forward to an exciting event with demos, training, and tours, as well as music, giveaways, and prizes.

The attached spreadsheet is the first draft of a list of participants. It includes those who participated in the 2008 Open House. Please let us know if you would like to participate this year. We welcome both newcomers and previous participants!

Please verify your participation and contact information, via email to Deni Wicklund by:

Thursday, July 15

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