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SULAIR Job Opportunities - June 22, 2010

SULAIR has the following new positions:

HighWire Press DBA (#38614)

Head, Preservation Department, Stanford University Libraries (#38616)


Summer Access to Huang Engineering Center

The Huang Engineering Center will be on 24/7 lockdown until August 2, 2010. Until this time, staff re-located to the building will need to use their Stanford ID Card to enter the building. Guests visiting in Huang between now and August 2nd, will need to arrange an arrival time and be met at an entry door.

Building Hours: As of August 2, 2010, the building and library will be open 9am -5pm Monday - Friday (closed on weekends). For Fall Quarter, the building will be open 7am -11pm, Monday - Friday, and 10am -11pm on weekends. Hours during which the Huang Engineering Center is open are based on the library's schedule.


Sivan Levit Departs and Malini Doering Returns

We in Human Resources are greatly saddened to announce the departure of Sivan Levit, Human Resources Administrator, but we are very happy to announce the return of Malini Doering to our department. Sivan is moving to Philadelphia where her husband has accepted a faculty position at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. Sivan's last day is July 1. Meanwhile, Malini is excited to return to her former job as Human Resources Administrator and begins on Monday, the 28th of June.


June 2010 Issue of "ReMix" Now Online

SULAIR's Library Development Office publishes monthly issues of ReMix: News from the Stanford Libraries. June's issue has a variety of interesting news items and links. This includes items on SULAIR's "bookless" Engineering Library; hypertext novels, particularly Figurski at Findhorn on Acid (Eastgate Systems, 2001) by Richard Holeton, Director of Academic Computing Services for the Libraries; University Librarian Michael Keller being named a newly elected American Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS); and the 2010-2011 Humanities Fellows named by the Stanford Humanities Center. You'll also find a number of other news items and information about exhibitions, events, publications, and acquisitions.


*** Reference Question of the Week - June 21, 2010 ***

Question: I am looking for a test that might be used by a psychologist, educator, psychiatrist, or other social scientist, to measure some aspect of personality, behavior, cognition, perception, and other "mental measurements" (like Intelligence, Personality, Neuropsychological Functioning, Behavior, Speech, etc). How do I find descriptions and reviews?

Answer: Mental Measurement Yearbooks provide test users with descriptions of the various tests, references, and critical reviews of the tests. Criteria for inclusion in these volumes are that the tests either be new or recently revised, be available commercially, and be published in English. The year 2005 marked the publication of the 17th volume of the Mental Measurement Yearbook. Note that the Yearbook contains reviews only - not the tests themselves.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements online keyword search allows you to Search by Keyword Anywhere for commercially published tests reviewed in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, without having to look through each print volume. Results from the online search indicate which volume of Mental Measurements Yearbook provide scholarly reviews and summaries of the test. With that information you can find the reviews and summaries in the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, available in Green Information Center and Cubberley Education Library.


LOCKSS to Preserve Government Documents

Seal of US Government Printing Office The Stanford-based LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) consortium, already consisting of more than 200 college and university libraries, has a new member as of this past Monday: the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). The GPO "provides publishing & dissemination services for the official & authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, & the American public," and it has centralized its publications as much as possible in its Federal Digital System.


SULAIR Job Opportunities - June 15, 2010

SULAIR has the following new position:

Digitization Workflow Engineer (#38488)

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.

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*** Reference Question of the Week - June 15, 2010 ***

Question: The catalog says the book I want is in the stacks, but I looked and it's not there. What do I do now?

Answer: First, make sure you are looking in the right library. On the catalog record, you will see a Library, and then a location, or call number. You have to go to the library where the book is unless the library is SAL. If it is SAL, there is a link on the catalog record to request the item. After you fill out the request form, you will receive an email when the book is available for you.

Next, make sure you are in the right section of the stacks. If the book is at Green Library, check the Library Stacks Guide for the stack location. Next, be familiar with the Library of Congress Call number system. This page explains how books are ordered on the shelves by call number. Make sure you first search for the books with all the letters in the first part of the call number. Next, be sure to search for the whole number following the initial letters. You will notice that the books around the one you are searching for are about very similar topics.

If you know you are in the right place and the book isn't on the shelf, ask a reference librarian if they can help you find the book. Especially at the end of each quarter, there is a backlog of books waiting to be re-shelved. The book you want may be in the reshelving area. A librarian may be able to help direct you to the reshelving area, where you can search for your book.

If you have gone through all these steps and still can't find the book, fill out a search request form (it is a paper form, not online), and library staff will notify you if they find it.


New SearchWorks Enhancements

This past weekend we updated SearchWorks with several minor enhancements:

Better popup windows: Now you can move the Feedback form around by dragging its header, and copy/paste text from your search page into the form. The new popups are also used for Cite This, SMS/Text, and Librarian View. This is a precursor to our visual design update, coming in July, and will make working across multiple windows much easier.


SULAIR's Special Collections Acquires Canyon Cinema Archives

Cinemanews magazines

SULAIR's department of Special Collections has recently acquired the business archives of Canyon Cinema, one of the worlds leading distributors of avant-garde independent films. Begun in 1961, in the backyard of a Contra Costa home, Canyon Cinema came into existence. Canyon Cinema became known for its underground, experimental work in filmmaking.


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