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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

by Malgorzata Schaefer

After 37 years of service, Irene Jones has retired from Stanford University Libraries.

Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and German, she served as a German translator during the latter years of living in a refugee camp in Austria from 1945-1952. Her language skills were invaluable when Irene began work at the Hoover Institution as a 50%FTE Library Specialist, specializing in Slavic Serials. Her responsibilities included working with a few hundred titles published in Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czechoslovakian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, and Yugoslavian/Serbo-Croatian.

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.

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

by Mimi Calter

After 4 years managing SUL's Business Services unit, Regina Islas is moving on to new adventures.  Her last day with SUL will be September 19th. 

In her time with us, Regina has made great strides in refining SUL's purchasing procedures, and ensuring that those procedures are available to all.  The SBS Consul site, which she initiated, is a great example of this, and she has also met with many of you personally to review those processes.

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