Blog topic: News

Freya Channing

Farewell to Freya Channing

August 27, 2018
by Ann K.D. Myers

We are sorry to say goodbye this week to Freya Channing, our Rare Books Copy Cataloger. She will be starting a new position at Oakland Public Library in September.

Shani Braier Marcovitz

New Ordering Specialist at Acquisitions Department

August 7, 2018
by Zeynep Buyukonal

The Acquisitions Department is pleased to welcome Shani Braier Marcovitz as the new Ordering Specialist.

Shani will initially be responsible for ordering resources in the subject areas of East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Education. She will be assigned additional ones in the future.

Sarah Lester standing with her farewell cake

Bon Voyage, Sarah!

July 31, 2018
by Ashley Jester

After more than 10 years with the Stanford Libraries, on July 20, 2018, Sarah Lester said goodbye to friends and colleagues and prepared for her new role as the Librarian for the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  During her time at Stanford, Sarah made incredible contributions to the Terman Engineering Library and the wider Stanford community.  At various points, Sarah served as the liaison to several departments in the School of Engineering, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.  Sarah spearheaded an effort to digitize and

Special Collections Reading Room

Farewell to Larry Scott

July 17, 2018
by Tim Edward Noakes

With great dismay I am announcing the departure of Larry Scott, who will be retiring from the Department of Special Collections on July 19th.  We are clearly losing one of the best representatives of our Department.  Larry was the face of Special Collections, welcoming a vast array of researchers: undergraduates, graduate students, outside researchers, and faculty members.  Regardless of status, each person was greeted by Larry with courtesy and respect, his professionalism and kindness setting the tone for a rewarding and often extremely fruitful research experience.  Contributi

Anna Levia

New roles for Anna Levia

July 16, 2018
by Sarah B Sussman

After serving as Assistant Curator for Judaica & Hebraica since 2010, Anna Levia will now divide her time between several different areas of Stanford Libraries. Her new home department will be Green’s Information Center, where in addition to providing reference assistance at the IC desk she will teach PWR classes. Anna will also continue working one day per week with Special Collections, where for the past several years she has been processing Hebraica manuscript materials.

Eitan Kensky, Stanford Judaica curator

New Judaica Curator, Eitan Kensky

July 11, 2018
by Sarah B Sussman

I am excited to announce that Eitan Kensky, Stanford Library’s new Judaica and Hebraica Curator, started work on July 9. Eitan is responsible for developing, managing, and providing outreach for Stanford’s rich Jewish Studies collections. He joins the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Group, and will also work closely with Stanford’s Taube Center for Jewish Studies. You can find him in his office, Green 321B, in the McDermott Suite.

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