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:
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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.
We're happy to report that Vincent Kang has joined the Music Library team as our new Operations Manager. Vincent brings excellent experience in public services, having served as Library Supervisor at Doe Memorial and Moffitt libraries at UC Berkeley, where, among other duties, he oversaw a student work force of 60, covering three service points.
When Mexican graphic artist José Guadalupe Posada died in 1913 he could not have imagined that his satirical calaveras or skulls would become such a ubiquitous presence around Halloween, which happens to coincide with Mexico’s Day of the Dead or Día de muertos, mistranslated as Día de los Muertos and horrifies language purists.
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at the East Asia Library, entitled Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles, the library will host a conference on Friday, October 13 featuring talks given by several of the artists whose works are included within the exhibit.
Please note that parking bicycles inside any main campus building is strictly prohibited unless an area is designated for specifically for that purpose. Currently, buildings owned by Stanford University Libraries (SUL) do not have areas or rooms designated for indoor bike parking.
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their fall meeting September 6-7, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Viriginia. The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.