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December 3, 1999

  1. SUL/AIR Staff Recognition and Holiday Party
  2. Important Y2K Advice from CNS
  3. New date for La Raza Staff Association Speaker Series
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


What a monumental year this has been! We will end it in high style with the SUL/AIR Staff Recognition and Holiday Party in the Munger Rotunda and the Lane Room on the second floor of the Bing Wing on Monday, December 13, 3:30-6:00 p.m. There will be a very short program at approximately 4:15 specially recognizing the contributions of staff who have served Stanford for 5-6, 10-11, 15-16, 20-21, 25-26, and 30 years.

--submitted by Catherine Tierney

2. Important Y2K Advice From CNS

Communication and Networking Services (CNS) will not perform any add, move or change orders during the last week of December, from Tuesday, December 28 through Thursday, December 30, 1999. During this week CNS staff is scheduled to perform numerous Y2K readiness and preparation activities, necessitating this temporary intermission in processing requests.

CNS appreciates your patience and understanding during this change in normal work priorities. We have been actively involved with planning for Y2K and we do not anticipate any outages in any communications equipment.

However, in the coming weeks you may hear advice about unplugging your computer, electrical power strips, or any transformers you may have in the office before leaving for the New Year holiday. If you do unplug the power supply, you may cut the power to any multi-line telephone sets that are connected to that supply. These telephones will continue to work and have dialtone, but the display (if you have one) will not work. Also, when you plug the power strip or supply back in, it may take a few minutes for these sets to refresh.

Please don't unplug the telephone line cord! It's very important that all telephones are plugged in over the weekend - in case of an emergency, CNS has to know which phones are actually working. Please pass this information on to members of your department.

Remember, it's okay to unplug the electrical power supply, but not the telephone line cord itself!

--submitted by Communication and Networking Services

3. New Date for La Raza Staff Asociation Speaker Series

Due to Stanford's unexpected trip to the Rose Bowl we will have to change the date for our next speaker! Come find out more about this on Tuesday from Alan Acosta.

Our new date is Tuesday, December 7, 1999.

"Delivering the Message - A Bird's Eye Perspective" with Alan Acosta, Director of University Communications

Tuesday, December 7, 1999 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. El Centro Chicano, Jaime Miranda Lounge

Join us as Alan Acosta shares insights and observations as Stanford's spokesman. He was recently appointed as Director of University Communications by President Casper. Most recently, he was the Director of Stanford News Services and prior to that, he edited Stanford Today magazine, was an editor on the Los Angeles Times city desk, and a senior lecturer at the USC School of Journalism. Alan Acosta currently serves as a Resident Fellow in Casa Zapata. He is teaching a creative non-fiction writing workshop in the Continuing Studies Program.

Free and open to the Stanford public.

Bring your brown bag lunch.
Refreshments will be provided by
La Raza Staff Association.

--submitted by La Raza Staff Association


SUL/AIR has the following open positions for this week:

Library Specialist I (11/12/99); REQ# J992610

Portal Monitor (11/12/99); REQ# J992603

Library Specialist III (11/12/99); REQ# J992687

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the 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. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to news@sulmail.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu