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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Palo Alto Online interviewed Ben Stone, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of American and British history, about the recent acquisition of the Bob Fitch photographic archive.  Working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Fitch captured on film the movements led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, to each of whom he was granted close privileged access by SCLC’s support of the civil rights movement.  Stone stated, "These images that Bob Fitch took add a visual component to these histories. Images often tell the story in different ways. I think they add great depth and complexity to the story. It's hard to study these movements without seeing the images. They capture things that paper-based archives don't or can't."

To read the full article, visit Palo Alto Online.

by Mattie Taormina

From May 1st to August 29th, Special Collections will open at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday instead of our usual 10 a.m. start time. Melissa Pincus has been hired to work our front desk during this test period and see how patrons respond to the earlier start time. Melissa comes to us from the University Archives where she worked on processing the Shockley Papers and she currently works part-time as a reference librarian at Menlo College.

While we are opening the room earlier in the day, it is important to note that the page schedule from SAL2 and SAL3 remains the same (10 a.m. for SAL3 and 12 noon for SAL2).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new positions this week:

Acquisitions Editor, SU Press, Stanford University Libraries (#62645)

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

by Ron Nakao

When: Friday & Saturday, April 18-19, 2014
Where: Stanford Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ): Huang, Y2E2, and Turing Auditorium

Join a vibrant community of Drupal enthusiasts for the 5th Annual Stanford Drupal Camp. In particular, you might be interested in a couple of Friday sessions involving SUL staff:

Academic Research Summit
Building Archivable Websites

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