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May 11, 2001

  1. Save Energy - Turn Off Your Monitor!
  2. The Humanities and Area Studies Resources Group Welcomes Barbara Krupa
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Save Energy - Turn Off Your Monitor!

As summer has apparently descended upon us already, it's a good time to review your energy usage patterns. Computers and monitors (especially) do use a fair amount of electricity, and it's good to try and conserve as much as possible. This is especially important for those of you in locations without air conditioning, since monitors put off a lot of waste heat!

Here's what I do, and what I strongly recommend:

  • whenever you are away from your desk, turn off your monitor. Even for five minutes, this makes a difference.
  • every night, shut down your computer completely.
  • this also applies to public computers (kiosks and clusters). It may not be practical to turn the monitors off during the day (though you could stick little notes on them and try), but do shut them down and turn off the monitors at night! At LEAST turn off the monitors at night, please.

Some people may argue that turning off equipment this frequently will cause wear and tear. It's possible it does, but I've never seen an increased rate of demise on equipment treated this way - even a possible reduced life span is probably beyond our replacement cycle. For instance, the two monitors on my desktop, which are power-cycled several times a day, are still going strong at almost 5 years.

Although the University generates it's own power at the cogen plant, it sells excess to the state - the more we conserve, the better off everyone is. So, stay cool and save energy!

--submitted by Olivia Williamson

2. The Humanities and Area Studies Resources Group Welcomes Barbara Krupa

The Humanities and Area Studies Resources Group welcomes its newest Library Specialist, Barbara Krupa.

Barbara is the new Bibliographic Assistant for the Slavic & East European Collections, a job held for many years by her predecessor, Malgorzata Schaefer. Barbara comes to us from the Law Library, where she still holds a half-time position in Access Services. She has also worked in Green Library's stacks and in the library of the Hoover Institution. She is from Olsztyn, Poland and holds a magister degree (equivalent of M.A.) in library science from the Higher Pedagogical School there, now the University of Warmia and Mazuria. She can be reached in 320 Green Library (the McDermott Suite), at 725-1177.

--submitted by Karen Rondestvedt

3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Acquiring Editor SU Press (05/07/01); REQ# J011292
Financial Assistant / Receptionist (05/07/01); REQ# J011272

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