The East Asia Library will resume in-person research activities and access to physical collections for some Stanford users beginning on Monday, June 22. Faculty (including emeriti), graduate students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and academic staff will be eligible to access the library's collections by appointment.
Within the last few months, being in quarantine has become something we feel all too familiar with; and, perhaps, this is the first time a majority of us have added the term and concept to our daily lives and experience. For those of us in preventive preservation, however, quarantine is actually a facet of our duties, as we quarantine library and archive materials as a means to safeguard collections.
After serving in an interim role for more than three months, Julie Sweetkind-Singer has been permanently appointed to the role of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Science & Engineering Resources. As AUL, Julie will help shape the strategic directions of the Stanford Libraries, collaborating across the university, and engaging with faculty. She will also oversee the staff, operations and budgets of the five Science and Engineering branch libraries: Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, David Rumsey Map Center, Hopkins Marine Station’s Miller Library, Li
The following is an interview with Mario Pamplona, Operations Manager for Library Privileges at Stanford Libraries. Mario has collaborated with Stanford Archives over the past several months on the development of LibGuides, including the recently published Black Students at Stanford University LibGuide.
On June 19, 1865, over two months after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, and over two years since President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all enslaved people in the Confederate states, Union Major-General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.
The Serials Receiving and Maintenance Unit of the Acquisitions Department, after nearly three months mostly working from home on non-receiving work, is gearing up to start checking in issues regularly again in the week of June 15. We will be stockpiling received materials until their various destinations reopen, but the work has begun, on a preliminary basis, as of June 11, 2020.
by Brian Kunde