This week (April 21 - April 27, 2019) is Preservation Week, a week devoted to, “…highlight[ing] what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections” (American Library Association).
April 23, 2019 is World Book Day, which according to UNESCO is "a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading." In that spirit, Daniel Hartwig (University Archivist) and Astrid Johannah Smith (Rare Book and Special Collections Digitization Specialist) asked some of our local book aficionados, "What are you reading right now?" and perhaps more important, "Why?" Their answers range: academic, self-improvement, romantic, and sometimes just for fun!
Curator of Rare Books and Classics John Mustain’s work at Stanford Libraries spans the years 1978-2019. To put into perspective his lasting influence on the collections and his beneficial impact on generations of scholars, simply consider the fact that his tenure coincides with fully forty percent of the Green Library Centennial period that we are celebrating this year. In this interview, John looks back on his career and ahead to his retirement. Like many of us who are fortunate to work at Stanford Libraries, his retirement plans include reading extensively an