July 12, 2002

  1. New Exhibit: Making Books in the Woods: The Yolla Bolly Press
  2. Child Care Subsidy Grant Program Info Sessions
  3. Joe Wible Wins Award and Praise
  4. Chris Bourg to Serve as Curator for the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  5. The Stanford Libraries' New Curator for French and Italian Collections
  6. Academic Computing Welcomes Denise Harris
  7. Welcome to Regina Roberts!
  8. Academic Technology Specialist Program Hiring
  9. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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 efischba@stanford.edu.

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 650-723-9108.

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

  • 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
Information Sessions will be held on:

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 p.m.

Denise Bebb
Administrative Associate
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 flowers.

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. We’re 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 you’re in Meyer (she’s in the cubicle in 260 that was formerly occupied by Doug). You can contact her at 723-2434, dnharris@stanford.edu.

--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. Regina’s 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 weeks.

For more information about the ATS Program, as well as the position descriptions, visit our Web site at http://acomp.stanford.edu/atsp/.

--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 06/28/2002
  • 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.

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