The University Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of records from the Herzenberg Lab in the School of Medicine. The collection includes research files, lab notebooks, patent records, design schematics, slides, and audiovisual recordings.
Earth Day, April 22nd, is coming up soon. The American Chemical Society has expanded activities and events to a week: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. This year's theme is "Diving into Marine Chemistry." To commemorate Earth Day/Week, the ACS Silicon Valley Section and the Stanford Libraries are holding an event at the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove on Saturday, April 28, from 1:30-3:30 pm. It will include a talk followed by tours (see flyer). Please join us for this free, family-friendly event.
Advanced registration is required.
The thing I love most about working in Archives and Special Collections is the opportunity I get to glimpse into the lives of individuals and get a sense of their thoughts and feelings. I’m particularly interested in learning about the interior lives of women, especially as women are often underrepresented in the archival record, including in Stanford’s own collections. I did a (very rough, very inexact) examination of about 2300 collections held by Stanford’s Manuscripts Division, looking specifically at collections 1 box or more. Looking only at collections centered around a particular individual or family, the rough math worked out to about 72% of collections centered on men, 22% centered on women, and 6% centered on families. Again, these numbers aren’t exact, but the collections are undoubtedly dominated by men.
With that said, I’d like to highlight some moments from the lives three women represented in our collections: Edith M. Garretson Davies, Nellie Kono, and Marilyn Lyttle.
The East Asia Library is currently hosting a poster exhibition featuring Stanford undergraduate students' final projects from the Introductory Seminars course RELIGST 6N: "Religion in Anime and Manga," taught by Prof. Michaela Mross of the Department of Religious Studies.
Stanford's Faculty Senate celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2018. A new exhibit, on display in Green Library's south lobby until April 30, examines the history of the Senate, including its origin, functions, and historical demographics and scope, as well as the role of Stanford students in shaping its agendas and policies.
We're very pleased to announce that Scott Bailey, currently a Research Developer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR), will be leading CIDR's Social Science Data & Software unit (SSDS), effective immediately. As such, he will manage and expand the workshop and consulting services for which SSDS has been known campuswide for decades, and will continue their integration into CIDR's expanded workshop and consulting program, which now includes digital humanities services in addition to SSDS's traditional focus on the social sciences.
On March 19th, I attended the annual President’s Meeting for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). As chair of IFLA’s standing committee on Academic & Research Libraries, I was asked to participate in this program which examined trends across the global library field and served as the launch platform for IFLA’s Global Voice of Libraries report, which I’ll discuss in a future post. Approximately 200 librarians and other information specialists from around the globe attended and engaged in active debate about issues facing libraries around and across th
Across the United States today, students walked out in demonstrations, a month to the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Stanford Students gathered outside of Green Library to call for stricter gun control laws and to discuss the larger problem of gun violence in communities of color.