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.
Blog topic: Events
New exhibition at East Asia Library: "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage -- Jingui Zhang's Solo Art"
From June 6, 2019, to November 30, 2019, the East Asia Library will feature a new exhibition entitled "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage: Jingui Zhang's Solo Art." An opening reception will be held on the evening of June 6, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford cordially invite the Stanford library community and the general public to join us at Tresidder Oak Lounge on April 11.