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July 14, 2000

  1. Casper Pastoral Letter
  2. Men and Women of Iron Sought
  3. Titles to Make You Smile: A Grab Bag (Part 15)
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


Library staff will doubtless be pleased to note that in his eighth and final summer letter to Stanford alumni (also known as the "pastoral" letter), President Casper remarked "In the last year, the university has continued to make a great deal of progress. In the fall, the newly renovated and seismically strengthened Bing Wing of Green Library (the old main library) opened, and it has quickly regained its position as a core part of the intellectual life of the campus."

Anyone visiting the reading rooms and the Bender room at almost any time during the quarter, day or night, will see ample evidence of the libraryıs popularity. How very rewarding to all those at the Libraries, and beyond, who worked so hard to bring the building back on line.

--submitted by Sarah Williamson


Do you know someone who needs a job? Conservation Treatment is seeking men, women, and teenagers of iron-strong and strong- willed -- to throw themselves into what may be one of the dirtiest jobs on the peninsula. The job site is a seldom visited library outpost, the notorious Building 160. Windowless, stuffy, and full of atmosphere, Building 160 will provide you with plenty of material for your next novel. Successful candidates will haul, scour, wrap, pack, and haul again, some three floors of books and boxes in preparation for moving them to a new site.

Candidates must be good-natured, reliable, determined, and possess a sense of humor. They must be fluent in English and able to lift 40 pounds. Candidates must not be opposed to getting dirty.

N.B. This is a fleeting opportunity. Start date: Very Soon. End date: Late August or when the job is done, whichever comes first.

Inquiries may be addressed to Maria Grandinette, Conservation Treatment, 723-0394, or mgrand@stanford.edu.

--submitted by Maria Grandinette


These titles reflect the compiler's notions of the humorous, wry, ironic or unusual, and should not be construed as reflecting any other opinion or judgment, nor the editorial opinion of SUL/AIR News.

Bull-Feather Hall, or, The Antiquity and dignity of horns, amply shown [microform] : as also a description of the manners, rites, customs, and revenues belonging to that ingenious and numerous Society of Bull-Feathers Hall : together with an exact relation of their manner of going to Highgate with trumpets and horn-musick, and their pioneers intended for the levying of the hill. -- London : Printed for the Society of Bull-Feathers Hall, 1664. AGK4206 / MFILM 015 4 1501:7 / Green Library.

Con man : the personal reminiscences of ex-Detective Inspector Percy J. Smith (late of Scotland Yard) -- London : H. Jenkins Ltd., 1938. ACX6560 / EF ASO BPC / Law Library.

Flim-flams! or, The life and errors of my uncle, and the amours of my aunt! With illustrations and obscurities, by Messieurs Tag, Rag and Bobtail [Isaac Disraeli] . -- London : Printed for J. Murray, 1805. ABA6556 / SCFE 870618 00004 / Special Collections.

Mental health with limited resources : Yankee ingenuity in low-co / edited by Hans R. Huessy. -- New York : Grune & Stratton, [1966] M98B21767L-B / I790.65.V5 H8 1966 / Lane Medical Library.

The only kangaroo among the beauty : Emily Dickinson and America / Karl Keller. -- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1979. ADX1793 / PS1541.Z5.K4 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


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

Knowledge System Developer (7/10/00); REQ# J001878
Journal Development Manager (7/10/00); REQ# J001880
Journal Development Manager (7/10/00); REQ# J001881
Accountant (7/10/00); REQ# J001883
Library Specialist (7/10/00); REQ# J001885

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 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. 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