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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chris Bourg

Chris Bourg, Stanford's Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, has recently given an important keynote address titled "Beyond Measure: Valuing Libraries" at The Acquisitions Institute 2013. (Chris will also soon be traveling to Penn State University to deliver a lecture on the same topic.)

Chris understands the term "valuing" in multiple ways, not only as the enduring value of libraries to our culture — perhaps questioned by a few short-sighted people, but generally acknowledged. More important for Chris are two other distinct meanings of "valuing": the expression of the core values of librarianship as a profession, and the important task of evaluating — that is, assessing — the impact and cultural value of particular libraries.

Friday, April 26, 2013

1965 Te Vega leaving Rabaul, Papau New Guinea
by Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

Last weekend Hopkins Marine Station hosted the third Te Vega reunion. The Te Vega was a National Science Foundation-funded ship that sailed around the world in the 1960's.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

by Roberto G. Trujillo

STANFORD – The Stanford University Libraries have just acquired the professional papers of novelist Alejandro D. Morales, regarded as one of the leading figures of Chicano literature because of his skill as a writer and his understanding of culture. Morales has published eight novels and one collection of short stories (in both Spanish and English). A documentary film inspired by his novel The Brick People was recently released.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Laura Bassi

Stanford’s collaboration with Italian archive is basis for civic and scholarly celebration in Bologna. “Laura Bassi e le carte di famiglia” recognizes the pioneer female scientist.

In the eighteenth century, Laura Bassi was a scientist, professor at the University of Bologna, and member of the Bologna Academy of Sciences.

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