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July 27, 2001

  1. Institute on 21st Century Librarianship Plenary Sessions Available to SUL/AIR Staff
  2. New Fiction: Figurski at Findhorn on Acid
  3. Hoover-SUL/AIR Realignment Transition Steering Committee Minutes on Web
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Institute on 21st Century Librarianship Plenary Sessions Available to SUL/AIR Staff

The Institute on 21st Century Librarianship will be holding its Second Annual Institute the week of August 5-11, 2001. As you see the participants and speakers around the libraries please welcome them and help them enjoy their week here on campus.

Each morning there will be plenary sessions held in Room 02 of History Building 200 from 8:30-10:00 with a limited number of places available to exempt SUL/AIR staff. Information on the plenary session speakers is available on the Institute website at:


Those who wish to attend may, with the approval of their supervisor, send an email to Catherine Lewis (catlewis@sulmail.stanford.edu) indicating which session(s) they are interested in attending. First come, first served as the number of spaces available in each session are limited. I look forward to seeing you at these stimulating presentations.

--submitted by Anne Marie Gold

2. New Fiction: Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

Eastgate is pleased to announce the publication of FIGURSKI AT FINDHORN ON ACID, a combinatoric screwball comedy by Richard Holeton.


What do a murderous graduate student, a handless cup flipper, and a devious journalist have in common? All three want to find a pair of centuries-old mechanical pigs. Their alliances and double-crosses take them from a Scottish commune to the Moroccan desert by way of a Florida trailer park. Along the way, alternate and virtual realities are explored, until past, future, and processed ham are revealed and fed to the pigs.

"Holeton's hypertext belongs in the tradition of screwball comedy, but it raises that tradition to the level of metaphysics--a cross between Borges and the Marx Brothers."

-- Michael Tratner, Bryn Mawr College
CD for Macintosh and Windows $25.00

--submitted by Rich Holeton

3. Hoover-SUL/AIR Realignment Transition Steering Committee Minutes on Web

Minutes from meetings of the Hoover-SUL/AIR Realignment Transition Steering Committee are now up on the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources website http://www-sul.stanford.edu. Click on Hoover Realignment Proposal or its upcoming new name, Hoover/SUL Realignment.

Feel free to distribute this announcement to faculty and others who have expressed interest in the progress of this realignment.

--submitted by Karen Rondestvedt

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Technical Support & Doc Writer (7/23/01); REQ# J012003
Portal Monitor (7/23/01); REQ# J012016
Library Specialist (7/23/01); REQ# J012023
Reserves/Loan Specialist (7/23/01); REQ# J012021

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