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March 9, 2001

  1. Meyer Library: Extended Hours
  2. ABLE-North Conference "Digital Information: Access and Preservation in a Changing World"
  3. Spring Quarter Electronic Writing Workshop
  4. Administrative Job Fair: Wednesday, March 14, 2001
  5. New Staff in Privileges Division
  6. Engineering Library Seeking Energetic, Creative Operations Manager
  7. Titles to Make You Smile: Shaking Things Up (Part 2)
  8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Meyer Library: Extended Hours

The second floor of Meyer Library will have extended hours the weekend before Finals week.

Friday (3/16/01) 8 AM - Midnight
Saturday (3/17/01) 1 PM - Midnight
Sunday (3/18/01) 12 PM - Midnight

--submitted by Paul Davis

2. ABLE-North Conference "Digital Information: Access and Preservation in a Changing World"

Jackson Library is pleased to host a one-day conference for the northern division of Academic Business Librarians' Exchange (ABLE) on May 25, 2001. Nationally recognized speakers will address fundamental challenges facing librarians in the 21st century as data storage media change and potential information resources multiply rapidly on the Web. Representatives from both the academic and corporate environments will speak on current trends, practices, and considerations in managing digital information as we move into the future. For more information, please go to:


--submitted by Daphne Chang

3. Spring Quarter Electronic Writing Workshop


In particular writers who already work or wish to work in digital forms: I'm going to co-teach an electronic creative writing workshop (hypertext/hypermedia and other forms of digital fiction and poetry) this spring for Continuing Studies and welcome your interest.

The course description is at:

and registration info is at:

My co-teacher, Robert Kendall, is a Menlo Park-based hypertext poet. If you're interested, let me know if I can answer any questions about the course.

--submitted by Rich Holeton

4. Administrative Job Fair: Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Stanford University
Administrative Job Fair
Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Time: 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Location: Oak Lounge, Tresidder Union

Be sure to tell a friend, family member or anyone you believe will be interested in a career at Stanford and especially in the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources.

Did you know that Stanford is named one of the "50 best places to work in the Silicon Valley" by San Jose Magazine? Did you know that Stanford takes more than 7,000 talented and energetic employees to keep one of the world's truly great universities running smoothly?

Well, these two questions are very true. If you are looking for more in your career - more opportunity and more satisfaction - we welcome you to come to the Administrative Job Fair. The Job Fair can offer you a wide variety of part-time, full-time, temporary and regular job openings as well as generous benefit packages.

SUL/AIR Human Resources will have a booth with all of our job listings available and someone on site to help distribute and answer any questions.

--submitted by Gary Harris

5. New Staff in Privileges Division

A new staff person is now working in the Privileges Division at Green Library. Her name is Elizabeth ("Beth") McCarthy and she started working for us on February 1st. Beth previously worked as a Library Specialist in the Lane Medical Library and brings a wealth of information and experience to her new job. Please feel free to stop by, say hello and welcome her to her new job.

--submitted by Robert Mantovani

6. Engineering Library Seeking Energetic, Creative Operations Manager

The Engineering Library is still seeking an energetic, creative person to assume the role of Operations Manager. As the largest branch library in SUL we offer an interesting variety of challenges and opportunities for career growth. The position includes supervising five library specialists and assisting with reference. Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

A complete job description can be found at:

Keep in mind that if you refer a friend for this position and the person you recommend is hired and completes 90 days on the job, you will receive $750 from the Stanford Friends program AND $750 from SUL/AIR . The process for referring friends to our library jobs is found at the following:

--submitted by Karen Greig

7. Titles to Make You Smile: Shaking Things Up (Part 2)

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

Much of following was provided by Rose Rajeff, Cataloging.

All hat and no cattle : tales of a corporate outlaw : how to shake things up and make a difference at work / Chris Turner ; foreword by Alan Webber.-- Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Books, c1999. BVV5F87211-B / HD58.9 .T87 1999 / Jackson Business Library.

Faust's poodle becoming long and broad : St. John, Wolfgang and the shake of jazz to cum / Out to lunch. -- London : Form Books, 1994. a4102384 / XX(4102384.1) F / Green Library (in process).

The hat-shaking dance : and other tales from the Gold Coast / by Harold Courlander ; with Albert Kofi Prempeh ; illustrated by Enrico Arno. -- [1st ed.] -- New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1957. AFD7798 / PZ8.1.C8 H3 1957 / Special Collections - Rare Books

Never shake hands with a left-handed gunman / Benjamin Prado ; [translated from the Spanish by Kristina Cordero]. -- New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999. a4045953 / PQ6666 .R319 N8613 1999 / Green Library.

One leaf shaking : collected later poems, 1977-1990 /Robin Skelton. -- 1st ed. -- Victoria, B.C. : Beach Holme, c1996. a3425026 / PR9199.3 .S537 O53 1996 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

8. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Loan Operations Supervisor (03/05/01); REQ# J010632
Library Specialist (03/05/01); REQ# J010646
Slavic Serials Order/Receive (03/05/01); REQ# J010709
Reserves/Acq/Tech Reports Spec (03/05/01); REQ# J010715
Head of Loan Services (03/05/01); Position #78

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