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On July 23rd and 24th, 2015, Stanford's Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG) and Data Management Services co-sponsored a Software Carpentry Workshop on Stanford University campus. Software Carpentry is a non-profit volunteer organization focused on teaching researchers core computing skills for getting more done in less time and with less pain. The workshop had twenty-one participants, including graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, who all gathered in the teaching corner of the Branner Earth Sciences Library for two intense days of learning.

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Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening, Sept. 13 this year.  The white ram by Mordicai Gerstein tells the story of the this animal's role in that holiday.  It won the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards for Illustrated Children's Book.  It is just one of many books in Cubberley Library for children and young adults that have a Jewish theme.

"Since its founding in 1977, EdSource has broadened its focus to include a broad range of education reforms, including charter schools, school accountability, STEM education, teacher evaluation and obstacles students face in the math pipeline from pre-kindergarten to college."  Several Stanford faculty members have been involved with EdSource over the years and it was through one of them that we were able to bring in the EdSource archives which are now processed and ready for use by historians interested in education policy in California.

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Green Library’s display of Beasts and Books inspired Cubberley staff to pull some of our books featuring animals and create our own display.  We confess we may have gone a little crazy, but children’s books featuring animals have long been in vogue. Animals have been recognized as being a way to engage children since the publication of Description of Three Hundred Animals by Thomas Boreman in 1730. Early examples of animal stories include Aesop’s Fables. A particularly fine award winning version of Aesop’s The Lion & the mouse has been done by Jerry Pinkney.    Other stories are so timeless and so beloved it is surprising to learn how long ago they were published, for example, The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 1902.

Please come by and take a peek at Beatix Potter, Jerry Pinkney as well as many other wonderful books. Also, as a bit of fun in the spirit of all those Buzzfeed quizzes, we’ve also got a quiz you can take to test your knowledge of all things furry in children’s books.

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Stanford University Libraries have resources that look at the subject of transgender youth including the new book Beyond Magenta pictured here.  For related works see Cubberley Library's guides:

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“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Albert Einstein

Stanford University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) offers classes that guide students in developing analytical and research-based argument skills. Students take PWR 2 classes in their second year to continue building the aforementioned skills. PWR 2 consists of research projects that allow students to research, write, translate, and deliver an in-depth investigation.

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April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and Cubberley Library has resources for those of you who work with children:

Also check out the Earth Day Network where you can find out more about the history of the day: