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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.

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Finals have you stressed? No Prob-Llama...join us for the Libraries annual De-Stress Fest!

May 22, 2019
by Kelly Fields

Ice cream, llamas and DIY calming jars. Don't miss it!

The Stanford Libraries will once again be hosting its annual De-Stress Fest.

Green Library will be hosting activities on Wednesday, June 5th between 3:00-5:00 pm. Highlights for this year include DIY calming jars, a make your own ice cream sundae bar, pizza and swag compliments of the Stanford Federal Credit Union, the lively Stanford Band, and much more.

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Chinese brush painting exhibition at East Asia Library

May 21, 2019
by Joshua Capitanio

From May 17 to May 25, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring mounted works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.  The paintings are displayed in the 3rd floor exhibition cases.

Image of railroad workers on the Tanzania Zambia railroad, circa 1971-1972

Open House on Trains and Railroads on May 10th, 2019


Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.

Celebrating Preservation Week 2019

April 22, 2019
by Annie Matthys

This week (April 21 - April 27, 2019) is Preservation Week, a week devoted to, “…highlight[ing] what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections” (American Library Association).

A wet library book sits on a shelf, swollen from the moisture retained in its pages. Fuzzy, green mold is growing on the book.

Collections emergency response drop-in workshops

April 9, 2019
by Annie Matthys

A flood in the library caused by a burst pipe.

An accidental fire sprinkler discharge resulting in a voluminous mist spraying down on bookshelves.

Heavy rains lead to an unexpected roof leak in the early hours of the morning.

These scenarios strike fear in the heart of any person working in libraries and archives as they think of precious collections potentially being damaged beyond repair. Unfortunately, these scenarios aren't just the stuff of bad dreams: a water disaster - big or small - can happen at the most unsuspecting of times. 

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