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Monday, September 8, 2014

Ukraine maps: territorial expansion, languages
by Karen Rondestvedt

The ongoing crisis with Russian separatists and Russia has put Ukraine very much in the news recently. The crisis may be easier to understand when viewed in context.

This small exhibit, now open in the Green Library East lobby, seeks to illustrate some of that context. In the center are two maps: (1) the shifting borders during approximately the first half of the 20th century, and (2) the mosaic of languages currently spoken in the country.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Health Improvement Program (HIP) logo
by Betsy Shelton

Our wonderful Basic Yoga classes will be offered again for fall quarter, through the HIP Wellness on Wheels program. Times are Mondays, 12:00-12:50 pm, or Wednesdays 5:15-6:05 pm. Location is the IC Classroom. Questions? Contact Betsy Shelton.

Note that these classes can't be found on the regular HIP class schedule. Go to the registration page for the Wellness on Wheels classes.

Registration opens 9/10/14. Registration codes are:

  • Monday's class: glym-01
  • Wednesday's class: glyw-01

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Photo of Alfonso Garcia

We are very sad to share the difficult news that Alfonso Garcia, a longtime portal monitor in Green Library, passed away Sunday, August 31, after a long illness.

Most or all of you probably knew Alfonso -- in fact, he was such a public presence at the Green Library portals, where he served for so many years, that literally tens of thousands of Stanford faculty and staff would surely recognize him for his friendly smile, his hearty laugh, and the perpetually positive and welcoming attitude with which he greeted all of our patrons, as well as the fond farewell he bade them as they left the building.

Are you a staff member who likes to interact with people? Does your voice project well? Do you have some flexibility in your workday? Would you like to join a group of tour volunteers?

Volunteers would be called upon to lead one-hour tours of Green Library throughout the year for librarians, university administrators, and others from various countries or U.S. institutions. Tours typically are scheduled between 10am – 5pm. All volunteers will be given training and resources.