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The Department of History presents “Kennedy, Khrushchev: 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis,” a talk by Barton J. Bernstein, Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University. The event takes place today, Friday, November 9, at 7:00 pm in the Lane History Corner, room 205.

Check SearchWorks for material about the Cuban Missile Crisis available in the libraries.



The Lane Medical Library is presenting the Open Everything Series, with three events over the course of the next week:

1. Trends and Emerging Issues Relating to Open Access, Open Data with Lauren Schoenthaler, Senior University Counsel, Stanford University
November 6
Tuesday, 2- 3:30 pm, LK102

2. Stanford Digital Repository with Mimi Calter, Assistant University Librarian & Chief of Staff
November 8
Thursday, 3-4:30 pm, LK102
3. Learning in the Wild: What Open Learning Could Mean for Teachingwith Amy Collier, Director for Technology and Teaching, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning
November 14
Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, LK102

From the Open Knowledge web page:
At Stanford's Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center our mission is to enable biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge.
As part of this mission, we advocate for open access to all forms of knowledge. The global Open Access movement has vastly increased access to journal articles, data sets, and other knowledge media. Yet, many of these valued scholarly resources are only available to those who pay for access.
Join us and our OPEN EVERYTHING speakers as we explore the future possibilities of shared scholarship. academic passes (488 per day): enjoy full, complimentary access to on any device for 24 hours, using your Stanford email. To get started, go to:

The Hume Writing Center now has satellite drop-in tutoring hours in the lobby of Green Library's East Wing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

From the Hume Writing Center's web page: "Drop-in writing consultants are undergraduates who have been trained to help students at any stage of the writing process and can work with any piece of writing, from a Thinking Matters or PWR essay to a grant proposal or cover letter."

China's Mo Yan, "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary," is the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. You can read about the novelist and his work in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Guardian.

Take a look at SearchWorks for titles by Mo Yan available here in the libraries.

The Information Center desk is now open on Saturday afternoons to help you with your research. Come by with questions between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm both Saturdays and Sundays!

Be sure to stop by to visit the Library Open House today from 1:00 to 4:00 pm here in Green Library! Find out about the amazing resources offered by campus Libraries and Academic Computing.

  • Learn about our vast collections of books, films, data, e-resources, and more.
  • Meet staff from the libraries on campus and talk to them about your project needs.
  • Discover how to find databases in SearchWorks and how to search multiple databases with xSearch.
  • See a demo of our book-scanning robot.
  • Talk to experts about managing your citations using RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero.
  • Enter the drawing to win fabulous prizes.

Check here for more information. See you this afternoon!


The San Francisco Literary Festival Litquake is taking place starting today, Friday, October 5, and runs through Saturday, October 13.

From the Litquake website:

This year’s festival features 163 events, more than 850 authors — and most of it free! Here’s the entire schedule at a glance. You can also check out select highlights or the full roster of 2012 Festival authors with links to their bios. And here’s a list of our special programs for 2012, including our new Words and Pictures museum series, and the first-ever Berkeley Ramble! Not to mention the Lit Crawl schedule here.