As the sun was setting after the hot and dry day of May 12th, around 130 people gathered at Cubberley Hall of Stanford University to soak in Latvian culture. This was a celebration of the Republic of Latvia, one of the three small Baltic states bordering Russia that has managed to successfully rebuild a democratic state since it regained its independence in 1991, despite its turbulent past of war, deportations and half a century of occupation by the Soviet Union.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Stanford University Libraries announces shortlist for the sixth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (Saroyan Prize).
The awards are intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. The Saroyan Prize recognizes newly published works of both fiction and non-fiction. A prize of $5,000 will be awarded in each category. Winners and finalists will be announced this summer.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tune in on May 23, 2014
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of the Republic of Estonia will speak on Evolving into a Genuinely Digital Society.
The lecture is available to view online.
SUL has the following new position this week:
For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.