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 Blog
On Thursday, December 28, there will be a planned outage of Symphony for essential maintenance. This outage will affect some library services.
SearchWorks will be available throughout the outage. However:
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!
Access Services Department
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.
As the Stanford Libraries develop to be a fully-realized, 21st Century Scholarly Workbench, we are thinking strategically about the tools that we supply and the services we support. No workbench can hold every tool, and we must ensure that we deploy our resources to most effectively meet the needs of the always-evolving Stanford community and the broader research community. To achieve this strategic alignment, the Stanford Libraries rely heavily on outreach by its staff.
The Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the appointment of Gurudarshan Khalsa as Project Archivist for 2018. Gurudarshan will be processing the Strong Museum Collection, the Richard Howe Collection of Musical Instrument Literature, a portion of the Robert Baxter Collection, and also several small collections in the Archive of Recorded Sound. He will also create finding aids that will make these collections accessible to the public.