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January 19, 2001

  1. New "Speaking of Computers" for Winter Quarter
  2. Workflows Circulation Training Sessions
  3. LANL Citation Index Instructional Session
  4. New URL for Administrative Guide
  5. Looking for SLSA Volunteer Help
  6. Changes in Binding and Finishing
  7. Acquisitions Assistant - Library Specialist (IA3)
  8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. New "Speaking of Computers" for Winter Quarter

The Winter Quarter issue of "Speaking of Computers" is now being distributed.Produced by the Academic Computing group within SUL/AIR, this newsletter provides news and information about campus computing and technological activities and resources.

Library staff may find articles in the Library Resources section interesting, for example, the "News about SU Database Access" article (which highlights changes in access for citation index databases and some Folio files).

You can access "Speaking of Computers" on the Web at:

If you would like a printed copy, or if you want to subscribe to "Speaking of Computers", please send mail to pubs@netserver. (Those who already subscribe to "Speaking of Computers" should have received a copy of the new issue through ID mail.)

--submitted by Eleanor Brown

2. Workflows Circulation Training Sessions

Workflows Circ Basics [Level-1] Training Sessions Begin January 30th

Training sessions will be segmented into:

  1. Overview of Workflows (approx. 20 minutes)
  2. Circ Basics (approx. 40 minutes)
  3. Hands on activities/exercises (approx. 30 minutes)

*** Staff will have the option of coming over to the Education Library Loan Desk to shadow after a training session***

Level 1 Circ Basics will include topics such as search; charge; discharge; pay fines; renew; user display; recalls. Level II training to be offered during Spring Quarter will include technical aspects of circulation such as course reserves; creating brief records [barcoding on-the-fly]; and adding volumes. Schedule for Spring Quarter Training Sessions will be announced shortly.

These training sessions have been put together by the Unicorn Circulation Planning Group. The training effort will be led by two of it's members, Darsi Rueda from Library Systems Office and Kelly Roll from the Education Library.

Winter Quarter Schedule of Classes - WF CIRC BASICS:

  • Date: Tuesday 1/30/01. Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Location: Meyer #143.
  • Date: Thursday 2/1/01. Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Language Lab Classroom (Meyer #280c).
  • Date: Wednesday 2/7/01. Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Language Lab Classroom (Meyer #280c).
  • Date: Tuesday 2/13/01. Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Language Lab Classroom (Meyer #280c).
  • Date: Thursday 2/15/01. Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Language Lab Classroom (Meyer #280c).
  • Date: Wednesday 2/28/01. Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Language Lab Classroom (Meyer #280c).

--submitted by Naheed Zaheer

3. LANL Citation Index Instructional Session

A representative from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Library will present an instructional session on the LANL Citation Indexes next week. The session is open to the staff and the public. It will be on Tuesday, January 23rd, in the SSRC Seminar Room 121A from 3 to 4 p.m.

--submitted by Paul Zarins

4. New URL for Administrative Guide

The Administrative Guide has a new online address:

This online version of the Administrative Guide is the official, applicable version. The site is optimized for Netscape 4.0 or higher, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access most files. See "Tips for Using Adobe Acrobat Reader in the Administrative Guide" (http://adminguide.stanford.edu/tips.html) for information about searching, copying, and using live links in Guide memos.

The latest Administrative Guide updates were added to the online Guide in December, 2000. Links to the revised policies and detailed information about changes may be found in the file "What's New in the Administrative Guide" at:

For SUPAD (https://supad.stanford.edu) users (and aren't we all?), the above URL is included in the "Publications and Communications" section.

--reprinted from Jan. 12 issue of "ITSS Digest"

5. Looking for SLSA Volunteer Help

Stanford Libraries Staff Association (SLSA) is looking for volunteers. We need "members-at-large" and in particular a "Book Sale Coordinator" preferably from Green Library.

Members meet once a month to discuss staff parties :), special events and other meaningful activities for library staff. The Book Sale Coordinator spends an 8 hour day (around May 15, 2001) on the book sale in addition to a few hours sorting & organizing book sale materials.

Please get in touch with Birgit Calhoun for additional information. Birgit can be reached at the Stanford Law Library e-mail: bcalhoun@leland.stanford.edu phone: 723-2477

--submitted by Birgit Calhoun

6. Changes in Binding and Finishing

I am pleased to announce that Laura Cameron is the new head of Binding and Finishing. Laura is a familiar face to many of you. Laura, then known as Laura Sebastian, began working in B&F as an hourly worker in 1987. From 1993 until earlier this week, she was the coordinator of Bindery Preparation/Receiving. Please come by Meyer 360 to congratulate Laura in person, or contact her at slash@leland or 3-1510.

Laura is replacing Elizabeth Mosler, who left SUL in December for a wonderful opportunity at PriceRadar.

Elizabeth came to Stanford University in March of 1980. She started as the Lead Person for the evening shift in Green Library, Stack Division. In 1981 she moved upstairs and became the Lead Person in Access Services. She worked there until 1985 when she moved over to Binding & Finishing and became the Bindery Preparation Coordinator. She held that position until 1990 when she took over as the Section Head of Binding and Finishing. In December of 2000 Elizabeth started her new position at PriceRader. As Auction Manager she will work with various vendors to help build their websites, track their various auctions, maintain statistics of website use and forecast spending trends.

We'd all like to wish Elizabeth the best of luck with her new career.

Also, Laura is putting a book together to give to Elizabeth, please come by and sign it if you already haven't.

--submitted by Connie Brooks

7. Acquisitions Assistant - Library Specialist (IA3)

Under the supervision of the Acquisitions Supervisor, responsible for pre-order searching, downloading records from RLIN or OCLC to Unicorn, creating purchase orders, transmitting orders to vendors, and claiming. Processes invoices for payment in Unicorn and Prism, reconciles vendor statements with payment records, and resolves conflicts. Sorts and distributes library mail, provides general office and administrative support, and serves as a resource person for the Acquisitions Department and Information Services on questions regarding the status of orders, statements and invoices.

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity. Proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word processing) and familiarity with other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems). Ability to work independently and as a team member. Strong organizational and client services skills.

Send resume to Jesse Yagotin, Robert Crown Law Library, mailstop 8612.

--submitted by Ginny Turner

8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Library Specialist, Digital Delivery of Interlibrary Loan (01/15/01); REQ# J010091
Manager of Access Control Systems, HW (01/15/01); REQ# J010094
System Software Developer (01/15/01); REQ# J010104
Library Specialist (01/15/01); REQ# J010105
System Software Developer (01/15/01); REQ# J010107

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 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication 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