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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new position this week:

Technical Systems Architect, Academic Computing Services, Stanford University Libraries (#64032)

For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.

"It’s hard for scientists to do the cool things their colleagues are excited about without basic computing skills, and impossible for them to know what other new things are possible. Our ambition is to change that: not just to make scientists more productive today, but to allow them to be part of the changes that are transforming science in front of our eyes." ("Software Carpentry: lessons learned" in F1000 Research).

We couldn't agree more with these words from Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry (SWC). Which is why the Data Management Services group has expanded from hosting its first SWC bootcamp back in January to hosting three more bootcamps this summer. Nearly 100 graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers and instructors attended one of our summer bootcamp events, which were held in conjunction with specific campus groups: the Department of Biophysics, the Stanford Biosciences Student Association, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences." 

Monday, August 25, 2014

by Catherine M. Tierney

I am delighted to announce Richenda Brim will be joining SUL as the Head of the Preservation Department.

Ms. Brim comes to us from the Getty Research Institute where she has served as Librarian for Research and Special Projects since June 2009. In this capacity she has planned major collection moves, renovated collection storage spaces, and managed the digitization of rare book collections. Previous to that she was Head of Collection Maintenance where she oversaw bindery services, shelf preparation and repair for core collection materials. In both positions she has worked on updating disaster plans and developing business continuity strategies for the GRI. This is not her first time in the San Francisco Bay Area as early in her career she worked at UCSF as a Circulation Assistant and then Senior Book Mender.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the 2014 Saroyan Prize:

In the fiction category –
Winner: Long Division by Kiese Laymon
Finalists: The Facades by Eric Lundgren and A Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik

In the nonfiction category –
Winner: The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
Finalist: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Read the Stanford Report article on the announcement here.

Funding sponsored in part by Stanford Associates.

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