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By destiny and design: an interview with Becky Fischbach

June 24, 2019
by David A Jordan

Becky Fischbach has designed publications and exhibitions for Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections for nearly 30 years. In 2017, she received an Amy J. Blue Award, which honors Stanford staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work. In this interview conducted during the Green Library Centennial and on the eve of her retirement, she maps the course of the exhibition program from a fateful day in 1989 to 2019 and beyond.

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Math is for everyone

June 6, 2019
by Kathryn M Kerns

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute of Berkeley, California created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015 in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  "The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages.

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Concierge Tours: Branner Library

June 5, 2019
by Ellie Buckley

Please join us at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections for a tour of our branch. We’ll show you the different areas of the library in support of the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, the campus community through the Stanford Geospatial Center, and the map room housing the circulating map collection. You’ll get hands-on experience with understanding how maps “have a point of view”, work with digital maps to manipulate data, and more! Tours will be limited to 20 people and so sign up fast.

Gayatri Chakraborty interviewed by Citizen Historian Sarmishtha Biswas with camera person Debanjan Sengupta

Collecting conflict: an interview with C. Ryan Perkins

May 30, 2019
by David A Jordan

C. Ryan Perkins accepted appointment as Stanford’s first South Asian Studies Librarian in the autumn quarter of 2015.  At that time, there was a broad university-led effort to expand South Asia-related scholarship, teaching, and research across campus. In this interview, Ryan gives an account of his first four academic years at Stanford and describes his current projects and priorities.

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