1. TONY ANGILETTA APPOINTED DEAN AND VIRGINIA MORRISON CURATOR FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES, DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION STUDIES
It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment of Anthony M. Angiletta as the Dean and Virginia Morrison Curator for Social Sciences, Demography and Population Studies. This new, endowed curatorship in the Stanford University Libraries has been made possible through a grant from the Alice G. Morrison Memorial Foundation.
In his new capacity, Tony Angiletta will be responsible for developing and managing the Libraries' general and special collections in political science, demography, population studies, environmental studies, human values, and human geography. The scope of his collecting responsibilities will include not only the full range of published texts in all formats, print and electronic, but also unpublished primary resources. In addition, he will be responsible for the provision of advanced reference and bibliographic assistance appropriate to the needs of faculty and students in the social sciences and related departments and programs. Tony will also maintain his existing collection development portfolio in the areas of Western European social sciences and government documents.
Michael Keller comments, "I am delighted to welcome Tony into this position, and offer him my congratulations. With his long and distinguished history in the development of library collections in the social sciences and West European studies, as well as in teaching and research, he is exceptionally well qualified for the position."
Tony Angiletta taught political science at Southern Connecticut State University from 1975 to 1986. During the same period, he served as bibliographer for social science, philosophy and psychology at Yale University, including a three-year term as head of Sterling Memorial Library's Bibliography Department. Tony came to Stanford in 1986, and has since served in a wide variety of administrative and collection development capacities. These include: Chief of the Reference Department (1986-1988); Chief of the Jonsson Library of Government Documents (1987-88, 1991); Chief of the Foreign Language and Area Curators Department (1988-1990); and Curator for the Social Sciences (1987-1995). Between 1991 and 1997 he served as Stanford's Director of Collections. During 1996-97 Tony was called to serve as Acting Program Director for the National Digital Library Federation. He has written numerous articles and book contributions in the area of social science and West European studies research collections. His recent research and publishing activities are in the area of developing digital libraries and emerging modes of access to scholarly research in these fields.
In making this grant, the trustees of the Alice G. Morrison Memorial Foundation were carrying out the wishes of the late Dean and Virginia Morrison. The Morrisons established a related fund, The Dean and Virginia Morrison Fund for Libraries and Research in Libraries. This gift was designated, in part, "to create, improve and maintain a library providing research materials...on demography, environmental degradation, population studies, on the balancing of human development and finite natural resources, and on the preservation of the quality of life and the environment." An endowed book fund, The Dean & Virginia Morrison Book Fund in Population Studies and Human Values, was also created for use by the Stanford University Libraries.
Dean and Virginia Morrison established a long tradition of giving at Stanford; programs and departments benefiting from their extraordinary generosity include the School of Humanities & Sciences; the Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies; the Department of Athletics; and the former Food Research Institute.