1. New Exhibit: Making Books in the Woods: The Yolla Bolly Press
The Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections,
is pleased to announce the exhibition Making Books in the Woods:
The Yolla Bolly Press. Based near the northern California town
of Covelo, California, adjacent to the Yolla Bolly wilderness, the
press specializes in the publication of fine press editions of modern
literature including fiction, essays, and poetry. The exhibition
is a retrospective of the Press's work, and will feature many items
from the Stanford University Libraries'Yolla Bolly Press archive.
Works on view will include close to thirty books, design sketches,
printing blocks for illustrations, press sheets, and related ephemera.
Making Books in the Woods: The Yolla Bolly Press will take
place at Stanford University's Cecil H. Green Library, Peterson
Gallery, second floor of the Bing Wing from July 15 through October
13, 2002. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Established by James and Carolyn Robertson in 1974, The Yolla Bolly Press began
by publishing trade books for
publishers in New York, San Francisco and Boston, most notably, in collaboration
with Sierra Club Books. In 1983 the Robertsons turned their attention to designing,
printing, and publishing fine press limited editions.
The design of each
Yolla Bolly Press book is intimately tied to the nuances of the text, and is
completed with great attention to craft. Limited edition books are printed
letterpress from handset or machine-set metal type on high quality papers from
small, primarily European, mills, and typically, bound by hand.
The Press commissions original artwork as well as fresh commentaries
by contemporary authors to accompany classic texts, offering an
interpretation of the original text in a contemporary context.
The Press was featured on CBS Sunday Morning in 1995, and in the
May/June 2000 issue of Print magazine.
Examples of recent publications which will be featured in the
exhibition include The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence, with
commentary by John Fowles, and woodblock prints by Leonard Baskin;
The Bread of Days, featuring poems by Mexican poets, translated
by Samuel Beckett, with commentaries by Octavio Paz and Eliot Weinberger,
and etchings by Bay Area painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya;
Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen with woodblock illustrations
by Karin Wikstrom; and Paris, France by Gertrude Stein and
Two Kitchens in Provence by M.F.K. Fisher, both with whimsical
brush-and-ink drawings by Ward Schumaker.
In 1985, The Yolla Bolly Press established an apprentice
program, offering live/work opportunities to people interested in learning the
skills of the trade. More than 30 apprentices have trained at the Press, and the
exhibition will also feature projects completed by several apprentices during their
time in Covelo.
PLEASE NOTE: Images to accompany this press release are
available upon request. For images, and further information about the exhibition,
please contact Becky Fischbach at 650-725-1020 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peterson Gallery, Green Library
Bing Wing, Second Floor
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
HOURS: Gallery hours from July 15
through August 17, 2002 are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to
5 pm, and Sunday 1 to 6 pm. For library hours after August 17, please call
NOTE: Green Library will be closed on Sundays from August 18
through September 22.
|--submitted by Vanessa Kam
2. Child Care Subsidy Grant Program Info Sessions
The Stanford University Child Care Subsidy Grant (CCSG) for faculty
and staff has been expanded for 2003.
Come to an information session to find out about
Information Sessions will be held on:
- The three application periods
- The $1,000 grant for employees with children 6 to 9 years old
- The increased income eligibility
- How the income brackets have been adjusted
Wednesday, JULY 10, Tresidder Union, Cypress South, noon-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, JULY 10, Bechtel International Center, Assembly Rm., 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, JULY 11, Tresidder Union, Cypress South, noon-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, JULY 11, Bechtel International Center, Assembly Rm., 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, JULY 16, SLAC, Bldg. 41, Yellow Room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, JULY 18, Medical Center Office Building, Room X181, noon-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, JULY 18, Medical Center Office Building, Room X181, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, JULY 30, Tresidder Union, Cypress South, noon-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, JULY 30, Bechtel International Center, Dining Room, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, JULY 31, Tresidder Union, Cypress South, noon-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, JULY 31, Bechtel International Center, Assembly Rm., 5:15-6:00
WorkLife Office, Stanford University
Building 310, Main Quad
Stanford, CA 94305-2100
Ph: (650) 723-2660 Fax: (650) 725-4381
|--submitted by SUL/AIR Human Resources Department
3. Joe Wible Wins Award and Praise
I am very pleased to announce that Joe Wible, Librarian and Assistant
to the Director for the Hopkins Marine Station, has won a Graduate
Service Recognition Award. Every year, the Graduate Student Programming
Board holds an awards dinner to honor students, faculty, and staff
who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing graduate life
and for fostering a spirit of community among graduate students
at Stanford University. Joe was one of two staff members who won
the award. Awards were also given to two faculty and to seven graduate
students. In addition to receiving an award certificate, Joe also
got a fancy Stanford pen, a Stanford labeled bottle of wine, and
In the latest issue of the Hopkins Marine Station Friends and Alumni
Newsletter, George Somero noted, our librarian Dr. Joe Wible deserves
special praise and a strong statement of gratitude from the Director.
Joe, as Assistant to the Director, wears a large number of hats
and, in the processing of carrying out his multiple tasks, contributes
enormously to the smooth operations of the Station.
In addition to playing an active role at the Hopkins Marine Station,
Joe is also involved in the Channel Islands Research Program (CIRP).
During the course of the Program, he has participated in 54 research
cruises. One long-term project Joe has worked on involves biological
community studies at Survey Rock on Anacapa Island. Here CIRP researchers
(including Jim Coyer, Rich Ambrose, Jay Carroll, Joe Wible, and
Jessie Altstatt) have been monitoring the dynamic interactions of
sea urchin and kelp-dominated communities each year since 1981.
In the 2001 Annual Report for the Channel Islands Research Program,
Director Jack Engle noted:
Channel Islands Research Program accomplishments during
the past 24 years were made possible by assistance from over 360
volunteers including scientists, students, photographers, buddy
divers, and Tatman Foundation personnel. CIRP participants represent
diverse interests in marine biology and scuba diving activities.
Most are affiliated with universities, state and federal agencies,
marine research laboratories, or environmental companies. Many volunteers
have participated in multiple cruises. Individuals deserving special
recognition for their long-term dedication to the program include
Joe Wible, Jessie Altstatt, Kathy Ann Miller, Rich Ambrose, Jim
Coyer, Jay Carroll, and Dan Richards. Cruise logistics and ship
operations have been expertly carried out by Tatman Foundation members,
particularly Jerry Chomeau, Chris Bungener, and Henri Chomeau, as
well as crew from Channel Islands National Park and UCLA.
Related Web links:
Hopkins Marine Station
Tatman Foundation: CIRP Research Papers and Seminars
Eelgrass Restoration At Frenchy's Cove, Anacapa Island
|--submitted by Grace Baysinger
4. Chris Bourg to Serve as Curator for the Social & Behavioral Sciences
I am delighted to report that Chris Bourg has accepted Stanford's
offer to serve as Curator for the Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Chris brings to this position a promising mix of subject, teaching
and management skills. She is presently completing data analysis
for her dissertation in the Department of Sociology on the topic
of "Gender Mistakes and Inequality". She has a growing list of publications
in the areas of gender, sexuality, military sociology and the sociology
of the family. She holds masters degrees in sociology from both
Stanford (1998) and the University of Maryland (1994), and she received
her undergraduate degree from Duke University (1987). Chris has
taught courses on statistics, methodology and the sociology of the
family at Stanford. She has also designed and taught courses in
leadership, military sociology, and social inequality at the United
States Military Academy in West Point, New York. During her four-year
tenure as a statistical software consultant in the SSRG, Chris has
played a leading role in that program's outreach and teaching activities.
Finally, Chris brings a significant set of management skills to
this position. She currently serves as protocol director for an
NSF-funded project testing the impact of status mistakes on inequality.
Her career includes three years serving as an officer with the United
States Army stationed in Augsberg, Germany. Chris will assume her
curatorial and public service management responsibilities in September.
Please join me in welcoming Chris to SUL/AIR.
|submitted by Chuck Eckman
5. The Stanford Libraries' New Curator for French and Italian Collections
I am pleased to announce Sarah Sussman's appointment as Stanford Libraries'
new Curator for French and Italian Collections. Sarah brings to the role
distinguished academic achievement as well as strong professional training.
A product of Stanford's own History Department, Sarah took her masters degree
here in 1997 and received her doctorate in Modern French History at this June's
graduation. Her dissertation, "Changing Lands, Changing Identities: Jews from
Algeria in France, 1962-1970s," reflects her interest in the ways ethnic
traditions and national cultures interact in contemporary society. Sarah also
holds a masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College.
At Simmons she concentrated in archival studies, and since 1996 she has exercised
the skills she learned there in our Department of Special Collections and
University Archives, where she processed manuscripts, helped to plan exhibits,
and answered researchers' questions. Please join me in welcoming Sarah to
SUL/AIR when she joins the Humanities Resource Group and begins her curatorial
duties in late September.
|--submitted by Bill McPheron
6. Academic Computing Welcomes Denise Harris
We are very pleased to announce that Denise Harris has begun work for Academic
Computing as an Administrative Associate, replacing Doug Wyand. Denise comes
to us from Excite@Home, where as a Project Coordinator she performed a variety
of duties including scheduling and coordinating server builds and deliveries,
purchasing, supervising other project coordinators, and performing administrative
duties for a manager and eleven supporting engineers.
Denise will be providing administrative support for Lois Brooks and the Academic
Computing managers, as well as handling other administrative duties including
some Meyer facilities work, classroom reservations, and equipment ordering and
receiving. Were happy to have someone who has been praised as a great employee
who is wonderful to work with, learns quickly, and is a great problem solver and
team player. Please stop by to welcome Denise when youre in Meyer (shes in the
cubicle in 260 that was formerly occupied by Doug). You can contact her at
|--submitted by Eleanor Brown
7. Welcome to Regina Roberts!
I am happy to announce that Regina Roberts has joined the African Collection as
Curatorial Assistant. Reginas previous positions have been with the Kennedy School
of Government Library, Harvard University and the University of California, Santa
Cruz, Science & Engineering Library. Regina has a B.A. in Government and
Luso-Brazilian Studies from Smith College (Northampton, MA). She has done
volunteer work with Cultural Survival (Cambridge, MA) and Capoeira Camara
and served on the U.C. Santa Cruz Cultural Diversity Committee. Regina's office
is in the SSRC suite.
|--submitted by Karen Fung
8. Academic Technology Specialist Program Hiring
The Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) Program is actively searching
for qualified candidates for its four new positions. Three of the
positions are focused in the Social Sciences supporting the following
departments: Political Science, Communication, Sociology, Anthropological
Sciences and Cultural and Social Anthropology (CASA). The fourth
position is shared between the Art and Art History and Drama Departments.
A fifth position for the Law School will be posted in the next few
For more information about the ATS Program, as well as the position
descriptions, visit our Web site at
|--submitted by Makoto Tsuchitani
9. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities
SUL/AIR has the following new positions this week.
Senior Producer, Media Solutions (#001561). Range: 4P4. Posted
LOCKSS Software Developer (#001620). Range: 4P2/4P3. Posted: 07/09/2002
For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit
the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the
Human Resources Web site.