1. FINAL CHANCE FOR GENERAL TOUR OF GREEN WEST
As Kären Nagy mentioned in her May 20 email to all SUL/AIR staff, Green Library West must be treated as a closed facility for a few more weeks. During this period, the contractor will be completing work in the building and furniture installation and staff moves will continue.
However, we have scheduled one final tour of the entire building for June 3 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This will be a general tour only: those moving into the building will not be able to visit specific spaces for measuring and/or inspecting. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 20 people who respond. The tour will begin at the main entrance to Green West, off the sidewalk near Cubberley. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Marty Smith at 5-8333 or martys@sulmail.
2. ANOTHER SUL/AIR WEB PAGE GETS "KEY RESOURCE" AWARD
The page entitled "Vegetation Map Checklist," at
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/branner/vegmaps.htm, was selected as a Links2Go "Key Resource" in the Botany topic area at
Information about Links2Go and how it selects sites can be found in "SUL/AIR German Studies Web Page Gets 'Key Resource' Award," in the May 14th issue of SUL/AIR News.
The Branner page has also been included in a recent book entitled "Internet fuer Geographen" (Internet for Geographers). According to Dr. Thomas Ott of the University of Mannheim's Department of Geography, "Your page has been rated as top starting point for geographers browsing the Web! There is an award image which you may add to your page." Additional information about the book may be found at
3. TOMAS JAEHN HEADS BACK TO NEW MEXICO
With considerable personal regret, I report that Tomas Jaehn, Curator for American and British History Collections, has resigned his position in the Libraries to return to his beloved New Mexico.
How quickly two years can rush by! Tomas began working at Stanford in January 1997. He had previously worked as Archivist of the Idaho State Historical Society and as an archivist and librarian at the University of New Mexico before—as he would put it—leaving the West to move to California. He first moved to New Mexico from Germany in 1984 to enter the graduate program in history at UNM (completing his Ph.D. in 1994) and his allegiance to his adopted state has never been in doubt.
In his two years and four months at Stanford, Tomas established an impressive program of book and manuscript collecting, particularly focusing on the American West and recent California history. His contributions included the acquisition of the papers of Herbert Aptheker and the papers of Stewart Brand (Whole Earth archives); curatorship of the Sunset Magazine exhibit and help in creating the handsome exhibit catalog accompanying the exhibit; and participation in a variety of library projects including the shaping of the Bender Room collection, the Making of America II digital collection, the review of the Dewey-classified history collections (900s), and planning efforts for the new Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center. He was popular among students and faculty in the History Department, where his presence will be sorely missed. Still, Tomas found time to complete a book based on his doctoral dissertation, work on an edition of the diary of Father Peter Küppers, and prepare articles and papers concerning New Mexico history. All this while he and Audrey managed busy work and family lives, including the birth of their second child last year.
We are all sad to see Tomas, a good friend and colleague, leave the library for the less green and certainly less golden pastures of New Mexico. We wish him well in his new position as Librarian of the Palace of the Governors Museum and look forward to happy reports of his life in Santa Fe.