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MLA President Mark McKnight presents the Hill award to Kevin Kishimoto and Tracey Snyder

Kevin Kishimoto wins publication award

February 7, 2018
by Ray Heigemeir

Kevin Kishimoto, Music Metadata Librarian, Stanford University Libraries, and Tracey Snyder, Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University Libraries, were presented with the Richard S. Hill Award for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature, at the 2018 annual meeting of the Music Library Association in Portland, Oregon.  Their article, “Popular Music in FRBR and RDA: Toward User-Friendly and Cataloger-Friendly Identification of Works,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly  54, no. 1 (2016): 60-86 is available online to the Stanford community.

Becky Fischbach

Elizabeth (Becky) Fischbach Announces Retirement

January 29, 2018
by Robert G Trujillo

Stanford Libraries Special Collections staff received a "Dear Colleagues and Friends" email from one of our highly valued and respected staff members this past Thursday, January 25.  Elizabeth Fischbach, Exhibitions Designer, has announced, "With complicated feelings, I’m writing to let you know that I’ve set my official retirement date for June 1, 2018. Engagement with a job has a life cycle, and after nearly 30 years designing and producing exhibits for Special Collections I feel it’s time to move into the next phase of life—rejuvenation and repurposing of my time, focus, and energy." 

Ashley Jester

Ashley Jester named as new Assistant Director in SERG

January 29, 2018
by Robert Schwarzwalder

Ashley Jester will assume the position of Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) on February 1st. In this position she will manage the Terman Engineering Library and the Li and Ma Science Library. The establishment of this position is part of a reorganization of SERG that was conducted in a response to the consolidation of STEM libraries at Stanford. The new Assistant Director position parallels the position held by Julie Sweetkind-Singer in her role as Assistant Director, Geospatial, Cartographic & Science Data Services.

Gil Mendez retiring

January 10, 2018
by Sarah Forzetting

black and white photo of Gil Mendez with camera

After almost 20 years in the Payments Unit, Gil Mendez is retiring from Stanford Libraries. Please drop by the Lathrop Library 4th floor before Friday, January 12 to congratulate and wish him well.

Stanford Libraries staff anniversary honorees 2017

December 19, 2017
by Kimberly R. Kay

Well over 200 staff members attended the annual Stanford Libraries Holiday Party on December 18th at the Schwab Center.  Good food, drinks, and fun were in abundance! In addition to providing an opportunity to celebrate the past year, the holiday party is a time for University Librarian Michael Keller to recognize staff celebrating employment anniversaries. Congratulations to all!

35 years

Rene Aguirre
Access Services Department

Guadalajara Book Fair 2017 event logo

Guadalajara’s International Book Fair, 31 Years Strong

December 6, 2017
by Adan Griego

In its 31 years, the Guadalajara International Book Fair / Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) has become the most important book event in the Spanish-speaking world showcasing the hemisphere’s publishing output and hosting multiple panels: from author readings to round table discussion on current events. Opening every Thanksgiving weekend, FIL received over 800,000 visitors by the time it ended on December 3rd.

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