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Thursday, August 25, 2016

SUL’s Assistant Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies, Liisi Esse, defended her doctoral thesis on August 24 at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Liisi’s thesis is titled “Estonian soldiers in the First World War: the war experience and its postwar meaning.” It is the first attempt to comprehensively explore and analyze the collective component of the war experiences of Estonian soldiers who served in the Russian Army during WWI, and the postwar, often long-lasting traces of these experiences. Below is a brief summary of her thesis.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bridget Thrasher is the new Earth and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Stanford University.
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Bridget Thrasher has been appointed the new Earth and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections.  Bridget will join SUL on September 12, 2016.  She is currently working as a research associate for CIRES/NCEI where she designs and implements controlled vocabularies for paleoclimatology variables stored at the World Data Services - Paleoclimatology archive.  Bridget’s interest in paleoclimatology stretches back to her doctoral research at University of California, Santa Cruz where she received her PhD in Earth & Planetary Sciences, developing regional climate models of the early Eocene paleoclimate for the Western United States.  Since then she has worked as an independent scientist in partnership with various federal agencies, NGOs, and universities, eventually publishing several climate projection datasets through NASA’s Earth Exchange. LLNL's Green Data Oasis, and the World Bank Group.

Bridget holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Information Technology from the American Intercontinental University.  While attaining her Master’s in Library and Information Science (2016) from San Jose State University, she worked as a Metadata Intern at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and as a Map Cataloging Intern at the David Rumsey Map Center.  Bridget is active in the Special Libraries Association and was the co-convener at many sessions of the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in 2009 and 2010. She was previously employed at Stanford as a Transportation Program Analyst managing all of their programmatic data analysis requests.  

 In her spare time, Bridget likes reading, gaming, baking, going to the theater, and cheering for the Giants.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This is Little Lulu by Marge book cover

The Libraries' Communications and Development Office publishes issues of ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter, a monthly newsletter created to inform readers about distinctive aspects of SUL including its collections and services, media coverage about SUL, and campus events of possible interest.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity, G.M. Wheeler, 1883. David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Libraries.

On June 15, Salim Mohammed, Stanford's rare map curator and David Rumsey was featured on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasney. Salim and David spoke about the unique and varied map collection at the David Rumsey Map Center, the benefits of exploring both the physical and digital map collection, and "how digitizing maps make them even more relevant today."

See: Stanford Opens Massive Digital Map Archive to Public.