As Bill states in his retirement letter: “With over thirty-two years of service to the University, seventeen with the Library, and fifteen with Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), it is time to move forward to the next phase of my life.” A devotee of history, Bill had one break during his tenure at Stanford when he returned to school for an MA in History. Although he began at SLAC as a surveyor, he went back there to work in their archives. Later, after moving to Special Collections, he followed his history degree with an MLIS.
Agency in the Historical Record: Reflections on the Irene and Bill Irby scrapbook of the Philippines
Earlier this month I visited a friend in Washington, D.C. for a brief vacation. We spent much of one afternoon at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. One placard in particular from the “Slavery and Freedom 1400-1877” exhibit struck me in a way that sparked a connection with a scrapbook that I cataloged for Stanford this past summer.
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 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.
Reflexiones HD:DH Reflections
The Digital Humanities in Latin American Studies
Friday, February 2, 2018
8:30 am – 1 pm
Green Library Information Center Classroom, 1st Floor, East Wing, Rm. 166 (Stanford University)
Open to all
A few weeks ago one of the students in our Stanford Teacher Education Program wrote asking if Cubberley Library had bilingual children's books. She wrote "I am hoping to gather a collection of books to read aloud to expose young children to different languages as a start to learning to respect and appreciate different cultures." We have many in Spanish/English that are listed in our Spanish and Spanish/English children's books guide, but we needed to scramble to
The East Asia Library is currently hosting an exhibition containing works of Korean calligraphy created by members of the Galmul Hangeul Calligraphy Association. Several of the calligraphers will visit Stanford to offer a demonstration of Korean calligraphy on February 1, 2018.
We are excited to announce the release of ePADD v5.0 beta 1. This release introduces the ability to manage and merge accessions. It also introduces a robust label management system, offering users a more sophisticated way to implement and manage restrictions and other descriptive message labels.