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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Concierge Keys

The Library Concierge Program is sponsoring tours for the week of June 2, 2014.
We have created sign-ups for the tours on the Coursework project site so the tour leaders will know how many to expect for each tour.  There are limited sign-ups for each tour. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your favorite spot.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alan Baldridge as the new librarian at Hopkins
by Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

It is with great sadness that I report that Alan Baldridge died last night. Born and educated in England, Alan first arrived at HMS in 1966.  He left in 1974 to take charge of the library at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami for five years before being enticed to return to Hopkins in 1978 where he continued to work until his retirement in 1993.

Book cover: Franco Moretti, "Distant Reading"

Salon interviewed Stanford professor Franco Moretti, whose Distant Reading (2013) recently won the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism: “As a literary critic who says he aims to study books without actually reading them, Franco Moretti has positioned himself as an iconoclast."

The Stanford Daily reported that 110 faculty and graduate students submitted a petition asking the Libraries to develop and implement a book and document delivery service to departmental offices. Assistant Professors of History Jennifer Burns and Mikael Wolfe, who co-authored the petition, were invited to present and explain their request to the Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries and the idea is being considered for feasibility and funding.

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/05/07/petition-for-book-delivery-service-racks-up-signatures-from-faculty-and-students/

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