Congratulations to Winners and Finalists of the 2010 Saroyan Prize

William Saroyan The winners and finalists of the 2010 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing were announced August 19. Congratulations to Linda Himelstein, whose The King of Vodka won the non-fiction category, and to Rivka Galchen, who won in the fiction category for Atmospheric Disturbances. You can read more about the 2010 Saroyan Prize here.

Huang Engineering Open House, September 8

Photo of Huang Engineering Center The new Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center is holding an Open House on Wednesday, September 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Huang Center, which is located in the Science and Engineering Quad, was designed to be a campus-wide crossroads for innovation, so be among the first to become acquainted with the collaborative spaces and services available to you. You can tour the building (which includes the new Engineering Library), enter prize drawings and enjoy light refreshments.

SULAIR Job Opportunities - August 17, 2010

SULAIR has the following new positions:

HighWire Press DBA (#38614)

Production Specialist, Highwire Press (#39436)

Reminder about Webinar on Linked Data: Green Library, August 25

All SULAIR staff are invited to attend this webinar:

Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
10:00-11:30 p.m.
Green Library, SSRC Seminar Room

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) are pleased to announce a new educational partnership, starting with an educational webinar on Dublin Core: The Road from Metadata Formats to Linked Data.

*** Reference Question of the Week - August 17, 2010 ***

Question: How do I find international newspapers online?

Answer: Links to current newspapers are just part of the information about different countries in Portals to the World - "links to electronic resources selected by Library of Congress subject experts." After selecting a country, choose "Media and Communication."

We also have some of this information in Europa world year book, which is online. (The latest edition of Europa encyclopedias on different parts of the world are in the Ready Reference Section of the Information Center, near the IC desk.)

Preservation Bookmarks Available

Preservation has received a number of requests for informative bookmarks for patrons. We now have several designs available, including two that address food and drink policies, and one that explains why sticky notes damage library materials. You can preview them here (PDF). I will also send out a few samples of each design to each of the libraries later this week. You’re welcome to distribute them to the public. To request more, please contact me at, and I’ll send your department a larger supply.

Major Enhancements to SearchWorks

As of today (Tuesday, August 10), SearchWorks includes the following major enhancements:

Browse by Call Number: The small "browse by call number" list on the item detail page has been augmented with a full-page view. Click the "Show full page" link, and you'll be able to browse the virtual shelves across all libraries, in gallery or list view. See this page for an example.

New request forms: Paging and recall/hold requests are now possible directly from SearchWorks. Just click the "request" link (or the "Page for delivery" link) in the item list, and the new request form will display.

New visual design: The most obvious change is the new graphic design: overall, we've made the layout more consistent and flexible, along with some reorganization and new features.

SULAIR Job Opportunities - August 10, 2010

SULAIR has the following new position:

Storage Facility Worker/Back-up Driver, Livermore (#39342)

News You Can Use from Parking & Transportation

1) Apply online today for 2010-11 parking permits or Commute Club memberships
New permits required on Sept. 1; Commute Club must be renewed every September

*** Reference Question of the Week - August 9, 2010 ***

Question: Is there a map that shows all of the libraries on campus?

Answer: A list of libraries on campus (with their descriptions) can be found here. There's a PDF of the Stanford University Libraries Map available at the top of the page.

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