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March 2, 2001

  1. Community Invited to Academic Council Forum March 8
  2. ILL Pickup Now at Green Loan Desk
  3. Academic Computing Welcomes Charles Kerns
  4. Titles to Make You Smile: Shaking Things Up (Part 1)
  5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Community Invited to Academic Council Forum March 8 (From Stanford Report)

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join President John Hennessy and members of the Academic Council for "Taking Stock: Five Continuing Successes -- and Five Challenges for the Future," a presentation and panel discussion scheduled for Thursday, March 8, at 4:15 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

The discussion, which also will feature five members of the faculty, is open to the entire Stanford community. Hennessy will convene the discussion after a brief 3:15 p.m. meeting of the Faculty Senate.

The presentation and panel discussion is designed to celebrate recent successes while beginning a campus-wide dialogue about challenges that affect the university's successful pursuit of its mission.

Joining Hennessy for a discussion of the challenges will be Albert Camarillo, professor of American history and director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Jeffrey Koseff, senior associate dean of the School of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering; Patricia Jones, vice provost for faculty development and professor of biological sciences; Lynn Orr, dean of the School of Earth Sciences; and Judith Swain, the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and chair of medicine.

--reprinted from 2/23 ITSS Digest

2. ILL Pickup Now at Green Loan Desk

Thanks to hard work on the part of Rob Daigle, Sarah Seestone, and Mary Munill, patrons may now pick up their interlibrary loan materials at the Green Loan Desk, greatly increasing the time frame for this activity.

Starting March 1, you can use Web pages to request materials on interlibrary loan. You'll find links to them at:


You must authenticate to reach the request forms for ILS. The Web pages are the result of much hard work on the part of Rob Daigle and Jon Lavigne, with input from many other staff members.

--submitted by Kathy Kerns

3. Academic Computing Welcomes Charles Kerns

I'm pleased to announce that, after a several year hiatus with the Stanford Learning Lab, Charles Kerns has returned to SUL/AIR's Academic Computing group. Effective March 1, Charles will be the Educational Technology Manager working on the Open Knowledge Initiative, a joint project with MIT to develop a course support infrastructure. He will lead the project's assessment, design, and delivery efforts.

Charles is located on the second floor of Meyer Library in Area 240; he can be reached at charles.kerns@stanford. Please join me in welcoming him back.

--submitted by Lois Brooks

4. Titles to Make You Smile: Shaking Things Up (Part 1)

These selections 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. Contributions for this feature are eagerly solicited. Submit any oddities to: bkunde@sulmail.stanford.edu

The following (with more still to follow) were all provided by Rose Rajeff, Cataloging.

The cosmological milk shake : a semi-serious look at the size of things / Robert Ehrlich ; illustrated by Gary Ehrlich. -- New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1993. APG0546 / INPRAPG0546 / Physics Library (in progress).

Hippie hippie shake : the dreams, the trips, the trials, the love-ins, the screw ups... the sixties / Richard Neville. -- London : Bloomsbury, 1995. a3420017 / XX(3420017.1) / Green Library (on order).

Shake hands with a bum / by Philip McGrath. -- London, Great Britain ; Dover, N.H., USA : Caliban Books, c1986. ANM6972 / HV4545 .A4 M35 1986 / Green Library.

Shake hands with the dragon / Carl Glick. Illustrated by Donald McKay. -- New York ; London : Whittlesey House, McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc., [c1941] AKU9930 / F128.9.C5 G5 / Green Library.

Shake it for the world, smartass / Seymour Krim. -- New York : Dial Press, 1970. ACV8857 / PS3521.R557 S5 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

5. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Bindery Prep/Receiving Spec (02/26/01); REQ# J010597
Res Computing Software Develop (02/26/01); REQ# J010604

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