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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

by Mimi Calter

SUL Advisory Council member Dame Lynne Brindley stepped down from her role as head of The British Library last year.  A festschrift has recently been publsihed in her honor, that includes a short piece from University Librarian Michael Keller.  You'll find the entire publication online here:

http://manchester.metapress.com/content/l4j10l441235/

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

When Chris and I created this internship we reviewed literature about similar internships. We discussed mission and vision statements. We discussed objectives and measures of success. After meeting with Dr. Judith Ned, we ultimately decided to focus on one overarching goal. We wanted to make sure these 1st Generation students left our internship "Lovin' Libraries!"

To that end, we planned activities to make them comfortable with library resources at Stanford and at their schools. We planned activities to help them realize the vast support resources available on campus. We planned activities to allow employees to get acquainted with them and to build relationships.

Sadly, three interns (Samantha Castaneda, Joseph Thornton, and Ivory Brown) have already left. Luckily, we still have four interns (Heyab Chocol, Mia Kirkendoll, Abraham Tewolde, and Jazmin Contreras) until the end of this week.

As the internship drew to a close, we realized that we needed more time to spend getting to know the interns individually. We tried to remedy this with a few lunches for smaller groups before their last week. August 16th seemed so far away when they began working on June 3rd. Unfortunately, time flies when you're having fun.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Special Collections, Barchas Room

Once again, it is brought to our attention the unique treasures that are housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections department and its equally treasured staff members.

For months Ilias Chrissochoidis, a Stanford alumnus and Continuing Studies lecturer, frequented SUL's Special Collections department. It wasn't until recently that staff members were pleasantly surprised to find out the results of those visits.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ronnie Fields

It was 1984 when I stepped onto the Stanford campus to begin my first summer job. As I parked my bike outside of the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, I had no idea what to expect at my first place of employment--Branner Library.

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