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Concierge 43: Special Collections acquisitions--from a dealer’s catalog to the libraries’ catalog

January 16, 2018
by Ellie Buckley

Have you ever wondered why and how something like a paper doll was added to the library collection? If so, please join us for a panel presentation where representatives from Collection Development, SUL Technical Services, and Special Collections Technical Services will explain each step of the acquisition process using the recently acquired Jenny Lind paper doll set as an example.

Gil Mendez retiring

January 10, 2018
by Sarah Forzetting

black and white photo of Gil Mendez with camera

After almost 20 years in the Payments Unit, Gil Mendez is retiring from Stanford Libraries. Please drop by the Lathrop Library 4th floor before Friday, January 12 to congratulate and wish him well.

Stanford Libraries staff anniversary honorees 2017

December 19, 2017
by Kimberly R. Kay

Well over 200 staff members attended the annual Stanford Libraries Holiday Party on December 18th at the Schwab Center.  Good food, drinks, and fun were in abundance! In addition to providing an opportunity to celebrate the past year, the holiday party is a time for University Librarian Michael Keller to recognize staff celebrating employment anniversaries. Congratulations to all!

35 years

Rene Aguirre
Access Services Department

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds final meeting for 2017

December 18, 2017
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their final meeting of the year on December 11, 2017 via teleconference.  The full report of the meeting including the Powerpoints from the subcommittees are available on the NGAC Website.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. 

Cover image of The Nutcracker in Harlem

The Nutcracker

December 14, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Looking for a new take on that holiday favorite The Nutcracker?  Cubberley Library has several including two that take place in Harlem, one from a mouse perspective, and one through the eyes of the toymaker's apprentice:

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