John's role in the library
I select and acquire materials to enhance and enlarge the Rare Books collections of the Stanford University Libraries. I collect across many academic areas, attentive to the needs of our various faculty and academic programs. I offer reference help, to assist in researching and interpreting our collections. I work closely and extensively with faculty and students in class sessions and research projects. I work with students and faculty in the fields of bibliography, subject bibliography as well as analytical bibliography, the branch of bibliography that examines the physical features of a printed book or manuscript. I work with rare book dealers to maintain a fine working realtionship with the trade. I perform a lot of outreach to donors.
Topic Guides by John
The Bibliographical Society
Book Club of California
The Roxburghe Club
In Folio: Rare Volumes in the Stanford University Libraries. (Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2004).
“The Kline/Roethke Collection at Stanford.” East-Central Intelligencer n.s. 16:3 (Sept. 2002).
“The James A. Healy Collection at Stanford University.” Imprint 20:2 (Fall & Winter 2001/2002).
“Selected Books from Ewald Flügel’s Library in Stanford’s Special Collections.” Imprint 20:3 (Spring & Summer 2002).
“Happy 30th to the Associates of the Stanford University Libraries.” Imprint 23:1 (Fall, 2004).
“The Foulis Press Legacy at Stanford.” Ex Libris 11:1 (Spring/Summer, 1999).
“Bibliography of Works by and Related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries” in The Great Art of Knowing: The Baroque Encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher. (Stanford: Stanford University Libraries, 2001).