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Blogs

East Asia Library

Restarting research at the East Asia Library

June 18, 2020
by Joshua Capitanio

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.

Library materials bagged and isolated, undergoing observation for potential pest activity.

Bugs, books, and ice cream freezers

June 17, 2020
by Annie Matthys


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.

Updates to the Libraries access and services

June 17, 2020
by Gabrielle Karampelas
Share the good news with your networks that the Libraries' research restart efforts are underway, and access to library materials and spaces continues to increase by the week. Please feel free to adopt any portion of this message to send to your contacts.
 
Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Julie Sweetkind-Singer appointed Associate University Librarian for Science & Engineering Resources

June 16, 2020
by Mimi Calter

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

Mario Pamplona

An Interview with Mario Pamplona

June 16, 2020
by Josh Schneider

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.

106-year-old El Fondren is hoisted victoriously above crowd after registering to vote, Batesville, Mississippi, June 11, 1966.

Resources on Juneteenth at Stanford Libraries

June 16, 2020
by Benjamin Lee Stone

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.

Brian Kunde

Serials Receiving getting back in business

June 11, 2020
by Kelly Fields

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

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