SULAIR Librarians Named "Pioneers of Digital Preservation" by Library of Congress

The Library of Congress recently recognized Julie Sweetkind-Singer, the Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services, as a "Pioneer of Digital Preservation" She joins LOCKSS Program founders Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal, who were recognized in 2009.

The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Program was started in 2000, and features a new person or organization as a Digital Preservation Pioneer each month on its web site.

Trove of Chinese Classical Texts Comes to Stanford

Stanford researchers, instructors and students interested in Chinese classical texts will soon have convenient access to a vast number of Chinese rare books. The East Asia Library is only the second repository in North America of the Reproductions of Chinese Rare Editions Series (Zhonghua zaizao shanben), a series that reproduces hundreds of rare books titles printed in the Tang, Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties. In the U.S., only Harvard-Yenching Library houses this series other than Stanford.

Bytes Cafe Closed July 5-9, 2010

Bytes Cafe, located in the Packard Electrical Engineering Building, will be closed for renovations from Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9. Bytes will reopen on Monday, July 12, 2010.

Linda Yamamoto, Mathematics & Statistics Library

SULAIR Job Opportunities - June 29, 2010

SULAIR has the following new position:

Associate Director, Enterprise Systems and Programming (#35962)

Zachary Baker Appointed Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development in Humanities/Area Studies/Social Sciences

More than a decade ago, Zachary Baker joined the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources as the Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections. He came to us after a career of responsible positions and promotions at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. From January 2006, Zachary has led the Humanities and Area Studies Resources Group in SULAIR and in the recent half year, he has led collection development in the humanities and area studies. His work for Stanford has been terrific, bringing in numerous special collections, overseeing the expansion of the general collections, preparing exhibits, and, especially, working most productively with faculty and students engaged in Jewish Studies. In addition, he has been elected to leadership roles in the Association of Jewish Studies, The Association of Jewish Libraries, and the Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies. He has made numerous presentations, including endowed lectures, served well on several internal and external committees, taught or co-taught courses, led the development of web sites, and curated exhibits. Zach Baker has published many articles in peer reviewed and other publications. Among the collections he has brought to Stanford that have materially assisted and stimulated advanced research are the Samson Copenhagen Collection of rare books and the Tel Aviv Collection of ephemera relating to the history of that important city.

Zach's work in the past few years as a department head and then as a coordinator of the efforts of numerous curators and bibliographers across several departments has been impressive and effective.

After a national search to fill the position of Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development in the Humanities, Area Studies, and Social Sciences, those involved in the interview process unanimously, though separately, advised me to appoint Zach to fill that position. Because appointing him was my preference too, it was as easy as ever to accept good advice from good colleagues. It is my pleasure to announce that Zachary Baker has accepted this appointment and will start work on it 1 July 2010. He will retain the title and responsibilities of the Reinhard Family curatorship, leading others in all but the most advanced of those duties while undertaking his new responsibilities. I am delighted to add Zachary to the senior leadership of SULAIR, where he will work closely with me and the other AULs.

*** Reference Question of the Week - June 28, 2010 ***

Question: Do students maintain their library privileges over the summer? What about incoming students?

Answer: Returning Students who:

  1. Have not yet graduated,
  2. Were registered during the previous Spring Quarter,
  3. and

  4. Have not filled out paperwork to "stop out" for the upcoming Fall Quarter

maintain full library privileges and access throughout the Summer. This includes access to library buildings, borrowing privileges and off-campus access to library resources, such as Electronic Journals and Databases.

Incoming students (Graduate and Undergraduate) who have been accepted to Stanford, but have not yet started classes, will have full library privileges at the beginning of their first quarter at Stanford.

Incoming students are welcome to visit many Stanford Libraries before they begin classes at Stanford, by registering as a visitor at Green Library. The Stanford Libraries' catalog, Searchworks, is also open to all for searching the Stanford Libraries' collections.

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.

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