[Catalog][Search][Home][Tell Us][Help]

August 11, 2000

  1. New Managing Director of the Stanford University Press
  2. Meyer Library: Hours for Summer Intersession, August 13 - September 26
  3. Workflows Circulation Basics
  4. SUL Staff Badges
  5. Reminder: New Staff Orientation Rolled Out on August 7
  6. Stanford.You: Please Update Your Directory Listing
  7. Free Coupons Available for Six Flags Theme Parks
  8. Titles to Make You Smile: Son of a Gun
  9. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


STANFORD UNIVERSITY announces the appointment of Geoffrey R. H. Burn as Managing Director of the Stanford University Press, effective 1 October 2000. Following the April 2000 announcement by Provost John Hennessy that the Stanford University Press would report to University Librarian Michael Keller, an intensive, nationwide search was mounted to find an individual with the right combination of experience in the academic publishing world as well as success in strategic leadership of emerging publishing technologies. "Geoffrey Burn has an extraordinary track record of taking dynamic companies and turning them into outstanding enterprises," comments Keller.

Keller said that the role of the managing director is to lead and expand the program of the Stanford University Press. As the senior manager in the Press, Burn is responsible for maintaining and improving the current publishing program in scholarly books as well as developing important new lines of publication. All aspects of editorial and production operations, marketing, and distribution are in the purview of the managing director.

Burn was most recently president and CEO of The Brooks/Cole Group, part of the Thomson Corporation, in Monterey. The Brooks/Cole Group publishes print and electronic product for the college market in mathematics, statistics, science, engineering and computer science.

Prior to that, Burn served as CEO of Thomson Science & Professional, a group of companies in the US, the UK and Germany publishing journals, magazines, books, CDs and on-line products for researchers and practitioners in biomedicine, applied science, engineering, architecture and business technology.

Burn's previous appointments have included executive director of the BMJ Publishing Group, British Medical Association in London, England; managing director of Butterworth Scientific Limited in Guildford, England; president of Butterworth Law Publishers Canada, in Toronto and Vancouver; and a series of positions with Metheun Publications in Canada. Burn's industry appointments include director, University, College and Professional Publishers Group, the Publishers Association (UK); director, the Canadian Book Publishers' Council; and president, College Publishers' Group of the Canadian Book Publishers' Council. He was founding program director of the Professional, College and School Publishing Courses at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he was also a faculty member of the Trade Publishing Course. Burn is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and a member of The British Academy of Management.

The move in which the Stanford University Press reports to the Stanford University Libraries focuses the university's institutional investments in scholarly communication through a single senior officer. With this new reporting structure, publishing under the Press imprint will be overseen by the same executive responsible for the Libraries' HighWire Press, an Internet publishing services enterprise assisting in the production of Internet editions of more than 210 scientific journals.

For more information regarding these changes to the Stanford University Press, please refer to:

     http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/report/news/april12/sup ress-412.html

Those on the Stanford faculty interview team were Professor David Brady, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Business (on SUPress Board of Governors); Professor David Holloway, Director, Institute for International Studies; Professor John Bender, English and Comparative Literature (Chair of Academic Senate committee on Libraries and SUPress author); Professor Rob Polhemus, English (Chair of SUPress Board of Editors); Professor Tim Lenoir, History (Editor of SUPress Series "Writing in Science"); Tim Warner, Vice Provost for Budget and Auxiliaries Management; and Carol Olsen, Regional Manager, Stanford Human Resources.

Keller remarked that the interview team recommended unanimously and with great enthusiasm the appointment of Burn as managing director of the Stanford University Press.

--submitted by Michael Keller


Meyer Library will be open at the following times during Summer Intersession, August 13 - September 26.

  • Open Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on the weekends.
  • The first floor Lobby Group Study Area will remain open 24 hours
  • The first floor original 24 Hour Study Room will be closed the entire intersession.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Meyer 2nd floor (Technology Services Desk, Computer Cluster and Language Lab) will be closed August 13 - September 4 and will return to the above intersession hours on September 5.

The above summer intersession hours, as well as a complete list of Meyer Library's hours for academic year 1999/2000 are on the Web.

--submitted by Kelly Fields


Unicorn Circ Planning Group has reserved the IC Class Room for informal Workflows circ exploration sessions on the following days. Come work individually or in small groups. Kelly Roll, Lois Sher, Sarah Seestone and Naheed Zaheer will be available for assistance. Handouts for WF Circ Basics will be provided.

Monday 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 - 2:00-4:00
Tuesday 8/15, 8/22 - 3:00-4:30

The sessions above will be followed by a more structured training session by Darsi Rueda on Tuesday 8/29 from 3:00- 4:30. Training will be held in the Green Library IC Class Room.

--submitted by Naheed Zaheer


SUL Staff Badges will expire on August 31, 2000. Badges for the coming year (September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2001) will be issued to permanent staff members who request them by completing the form below. This form should be sent to Privileges Division, Green Library, M/C 6004. When your application has been received and processed, a new badge will be sent to you through ID mail. Badges will not be issued to temporary or hourly personnel at this time. Badges for these people should be requested according to existing procedure.

Staff badges are valid for access at Green and SAL Libraries. If you prefer to show a staff badge at the entry portals in Green Library or SAL instead of your University ID, please send the completed form to the Privileges Division as soon as possible. If you have any questions about staff badges, please contact the Privileges Division at 3-1492 or priv@sulmail.stanford.edu. Thank You.





[ ] Check here if you need a plastic badge holder

Please return to:

Privileges Division
Green Library
m/c 6004


--submitted by Robert Mantovani


Are you in the midst of hiring new employees? Well, you'll be pleased to know that the new Staff Orientation program, Stanford 101, became available August 7. The program is held each Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Amy Blue Training Facility, at 651 Serra Street.

Besides getting a lot of pertinent information from attending Stanford 101, the new employee will receive a temporary parking permit, a temporary ID card and information on how to obtain their permanent ID Card.

Each local unit is responsible for registering their new staff and pre-registration is required. To register an employee, use the online registration system in the Tools section of the Orient New Staff SOURCE module at:


For more information, visit the Human Resource's Main Page.

--reprinted from the August 2 issue of PAYROLL/CHRIS NEWS


If your directory listing needs updating and you haven't done it yet, now is the time. Using Stanford.You, a Web- based application, updating your listing is easier than ever. The Stanford.You application allows you to review your listing, update it, and take advantage of new features such as making your information viewable to Stanford online, to the public online, in private online, or in the printed directory. In addition to updating directory information, Stanford.You also allows you to view your university identification records and view and change your SUNet services settings.

Please note: those who update information for other faculty and staff in their departments will need to continue to use the CHRIS system to update directory information.

Stanford.You can be found on the Web at:


You may also want to check out Stanford.Who, the Web- based version of the online directory (WHOIS). It can be found on the Web at:


--reprinted from the August 2 issue of PAYROLL/CHRIS NEWS


The University Librarianšs Office has just received coupons available for Six-Flags Theme Parks, as a promotional consideration. The coupons are valid at Six Flags Marine World through September 4, 2000 and may not be combined with any other discount admission offer including child, senior citizen, two-day or evening discount tickets. Each coupon is valid for up to six free adult tickets with the purchase of six full-price admissions. To obtain coupons or for more information, please contact Angela Wright in the University Librarianšs Office at 723-2015.

--submitted by Catherine Lewis


These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News. Contributions for this feature are eagerly solicited. Submit any oddities to: bkunde@sulmail.stanford.edu

L'affaire du bazooka / Andre Figueras, Raoul Salan. -- [Paris] : La Table ronde [1970] AAM1304 / DC404 .F38 / Green Library.

Gun in cheek : a study of "alternative" crime fiction / Bill Pronzini. -- New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1982. AGZ7630 / PS374 .D4 P7 1982 / Green Library.

Gun, with occasional music / Jonathan Lethem. -- London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1995, c1994. a3442014 / PS3562 .E8544 G86 1995 / Green Library.

Guns & chiffon : women revolutionaries and Kilmainham Gaol 1916-1923 / Sinead McCoole. -- Dublin : Stationery Office, c1997. a3883370 / DA960 .M33 1997 / Green Library.

My heart is a stray bullet / Kateri Damm. -- Cape Croker, Ont. : Kegedonce Press, c1993. PR9199.3 .D24 M9 1993 / PR9199.3 .D24 M9 1993 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


SUL/AIR has the following new open positions this week.

Library Specialist (8/7/00); REQ# J002186
Library Specialist (8/7/00); REQ# J002189
Library Specialist (8/7/00); REQ# J002192
System Software Developer (8/7/00); REQ# J002194
System Software Developer (8/7/00); REQ# J002196
Computing Info Systems Analyst (8/7/00); REQ# J002197
Computing Info Systems Analyst (8/7/00); REQ# J002198
Curator for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (8/7/00); Position #72
Coordinator for Instructional Services (8/8/00); Position #73
Coordinator for Technology Services (8/8/00); Position #74

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:

SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesdaubmit items fublication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu