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Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz.   "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin." 

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REMINDER: Gear Up for Social Science Data - Fall 2016

Need data for a research project? Come to the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza, hosted by Stanford University Libraries on Friday, October 21st, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Green Library.

Let us know that you are coming: Gear Up RSVP

East Asia Library

The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th.  In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects.  Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.

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Just in time for National Bullying Prevention Month, Kelly Roll has put together a display of great children's books for nuturing compassion.  Cubberley Library also has the following resources:

Are you looking for data for a social science research project? Do you have data that you need help analyzing, managing or archiving? Do you need analytic software for your data?

Come to Green Library on Oct 21st to find out more about the Stanford University Libraries' collection of data resources and services.

Gear Up for Social Science Data - Fall 2016

 

California Map Society / Rumsey Map Center Paper Award

The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. As partners, the Society will underwrite and facilitate the jurying and awarding of a Student Paper Award.

The award carries a cash prize of $1,000; an additional $400 will be used to fund travel to the northern and southern California speaker events where the award winner will present his or her paper under the auspices of the California Map Society. The deadline to submit is  February 17, 2017; the presentations will happen the week of April 24, 2017.

The competition is open to any graduate student (masters, PhD) currently enrolled in a California educational institute that awards advanced degrees. Papers will be judged on the quality of the research, the writing, and the effective use of maps in the presentation.  The judges have been chosen from leading academics and collectors in the field of cartography.  Each judge will independently read the papers and then confer and agree upon the winner.  The winner will be notified the week of April 10, 2017.

For further details including paper requirements and submission, please visit the paper competition's webpage.

 

The Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Bates to the position of Operations Manager.

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In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child. The U.S. branch is "an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action." For resources in Cubberley see these guides:

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