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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

Catherine M. Tierney
by Michael A. Keller

It is with admiration, great respect and a certain sadness that I announce the retirement of Catherine “Cath” Tierney from Stanford Libraries effective 31 October 2014. Cath joined Stanford Libraries 28 years ago and has been a strategic force in our revolution ever since.

Cath’s library career spans 42 years. After 14 years establishing her career at Boston University, she leapt at the chance to make a dramatic change in her life- to accept a junior position at Stanford. She and her husband, Bill, whom many might remember from his days in Library Systems, saw the open road and took it. While at SUL, Cath’s contributions have been significant and have made this library system better and stronger as a result.

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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cubberley Library stacks and main reading room, from above
by Kathryn M. Kerns

Cubberley Education Library has developed a series of orientation modules for incoming students available on the Stanford University Libraries YouTube channel. We created these videos because of faculty interest in online instruction and response to student feedback about the deluge of information provided to them during orientation.

Students have access to Stanford resources starting August 1. However, some, especially masters students, need to start their research as soon as possible. The hope was that if we could supply them with all the information they need to get to these resources, the students could begin their exploration even before they arrive on campus.

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