Stanford Libraries Blog

Building a Solid Scholarly Workbench

November 22, 2017
by Mimi Calter

The Stanford Libraries, like the rest of Stanford, has engaged in a long-range planning process which has all of our staff focused on the role that the library plays in a growing, and changing, academic organization.  That process, which has involved both internal review and engagement with faculty, students, and donors, has lead us to develop a new metaphorical model for envisioning the library’s position in the academic sphere: The Scholarly Workbench.

Jenny Lind paper doll set and box, ca. 1846-48

The Jenny Lind paper doll set

November 22, 2017
by Ray Heigemeir

The Jenny Lind paper doll set is a somewhat unusual and most charming recent acquisition by the Stanford Libraries. The doll, measuring just 10 cm in height, comes with costumes from eight of Lind’s notable opera roles, a “concert-toilette” (recital) gown, and five hair pieces.  The chromolithographed opera costumes may reference actual outfits worn by Lind, or, more likely, originate from the designer’s imagination. We do know that the designer took liberties with the doll’s hair color—Lind was decidedly a brunette.

A day to share - fall image

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 14, 2017
by Laszlo Jakusovszky

To help while you're relaxing on the couch in post-turkey bliss, the Media & Microtext Center is happy to announce we're extending DVD borrowing over Thanksgiving week!

Starting 11/11 audio-visual materials will be due Mon 11/27.

Remember there's no limit on the number of DVDs, Blu-rays, videogames, etc., you can check out. Enjoy!

- The Media & Microtext Center in Cecil H. Green Library

East Asia Library hosts exhibition of student paintings

November 14, 2017
by Joshua Capitanio

During the week of November 4 - November 10, the East Asia Library hosted a pop-up exhibition of Chinese brush paintings created by the students in ART 243: The Art of Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, a course taught through the Continuing Studies program by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim.

Science Library Newsletter

Science Library Newsletter

November 8, 2017
by Michael L Newman

The November issue of the Science Library Newsletter has just been published.  The monthly newsletter brings you news you can use from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library.  We announce workshops, seminars, and other events; highlight useful tools and resources; and alert readers to changes in collections and services.  Recent articles cover:

Stanford University snowman

2017 winter close schedule

November 2, 2017

The 2017 winter close will be from Monday, December 25, 2017, through Friday, January 5, 2018, with the following dates designated as University holidays:  Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018.  Regular operations will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.  Except where operations must continue, all areas of the University are asked to close during this two-week period.  Any decision to keep a department open must be approved by the Dean, Vice President, or Vice Provost overseeing the department.

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