March 15, 2002

  1. Fuller/Sadao Exhibit Extended
  2. Finding Help
  3. Internet Search Engines, Directories, and Portals
  4. Miller Library Expansion Near Completion
  5. New Avis Rent a Car Program
  6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Fuller/Sadao Exhibit Extended

The Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections exhibit Fuller/Sadao: Partners in Design, currently on view, and originally scheduled to run through March 18, has been extended through April 1, 2002. This dynamic exhibition documents the creative partnership between two architectural visionaries: R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. With an emphasis on collaborations from the 1950s through the late 1980s, the exhibit will feature a variety of objects including three-dimensional models, maps, globes, prints, photographs, and posters illustrating projects ranging from the geodesic dome to the Dymaxion car. Fuller/Sadao: Partners in Design is on view at Stanford University's Cecil H. Green Library, Peterson Gallery, second floor of the Bing Wing. Please call 650-723-9108 for library hours.


--submitted by D. Vanessa Kam

2. Finding Help

The Web Advisory Committee (WAC) has updated the Help Page. This page is linked to from the Help button, accessible from the tool bar on the top of SUL/AIR Web pages (or go directly to http://www-sul.stanford.edu/Webhelp/).

Thank you to all WACsters not only for this, but for your continuing contributions to improving our Web space.

--submitted by Malgorzata Schaefer

3. Internet Search Engines, Directories, and Portals

Companion materials from a one-hour workshop on methods for finding scientific and technical information on the Web by using general and specialized search engines, subject directories, and portals or gateways is now available. What's in the "invisible Web" and how to access it, search tutorials, and Web searching tools are also topics covered in the presentation. To view companion materials, please go to:


--submitted by Grace Baysinger

4. Miller Library Expansion Near Completion

The final stages of the expansion of the Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station are almost done. Compact shelving was installed back in January of 2000 (picture 1). The compact shelving increased the library's capacity by 60%, but it also meant the library lost use of a great storage area. So in September of 2001 a local cabinet maker, Tim McDermott, built a beautiful set of 10 custom cabinets designed to house oversized pieces of equipment, bindery boxes, etc. (picture 2). This week Tim will install two new carrels and a table that were custom built to match the existing library furniture (picture 3). After we get some chairs, lighting, and wastebaskets, this project will be completed, and Hopkins will start fund raising for its next library project which will be landscaping.

Thanks again to Don Intersimone, Karen Nagy, Assunta Pisani, Anita deGero, and Julie Hardin-Stauter for their help with this project.

--submitted by Joe Wible

5. New Avis Rent a Car Program

AVIS Rent a Car is Stanford's new preferred rental car supplier. We encourage Stanford travelers to enroll in the Avis Preferred Program. This service is free and allows travelers to bypass the rental counter.

Stanford travelers can enroll in the Preferred Membership program at the TRIP Web site (http://trip.stanford.edu) or with Brett Bauer at Avis (bbauer@avis.com) or call 650-616-0108 for a paper application.

Stanford's AVIS Worldwide Discount (AWD) # is A382300

The AVIS program includes special Stanford rates and insurance coverage when booking within Stanford's Travel Program. Avis also offers meeting services for 5 or more cars when a block of cars is needed for a conference or meeting. Call Kelly Gourd at 1-800-525-7537, ext. 2971 for meeting rentals.

AMEX department account custodians will soon be receiving information about how to charge AVIS services to their American Express department accounts.

The current turnaround time for T&R is about 12 working days.

--submitted by Sherry Murphy, Travel and Reimbursement

6. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.

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