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May 25, 2001

  1. Staff Development Opportunities Funded by the University and SUL/AIR
  2. SUL Surveys 100,000 Scientists
  3. Staff Changes at the Math/CS Library
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Staff Development Opportunities Funded by the University and SUL/AIR

Stanford University has two programs supporting staff development. The Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP) pays up to $800 per fiscal year for workshops, and the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP) pays up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition when an employee is admitted to a degree program.

More information on these two programs can be found at:

In addition to the two University funded programs, SUL/AIR provides financial assistance for staff wishing to increase their professional competence or job-related skills by pursuing programs leading to academic or professional degrees (undergraduate and graduate).

More information about this program and the application process can be found at:

--submitted by Carol Olsen

2. SUL Surveys 100,000 Scientists

This week, the e-Journal User Study (eJUSt) is asking over 100,000 scientists (including medical professionals) to participate in an online survey to uncover STM scholars' attitudes about e-journals - whether or not they currently use online editions of peer-reviewed journals. The first of several surveys, it will help set a general picture of the role of e-journals in the current landscape of scientific communication. The project will also involve site log data mining in addition to ethnographic-style interviews and surveys. This project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is operated by SUL/AIR in cooperation with HighWire Press and about 20 of the societies it serves. For more information, see the project website at http://eJUSt.stanford.edu or write the project director, Hattie Jeon-Slaughter (hattie@stanford.edu).

--submitted by Andrew C. Herkovic

3. Staff Changes at the Math/CS Library

The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library has undergone some major staff changes in the past several months. Last August, Courtney Dittmar, was hired as our new Serials/Circulation Specialist. In November, after 12 years as Operations Manager at the library, Penny Martell left for a similar position at Stanford Events. In February of this year, Ruth Briesemeister joined the library as Operations Manager, coming over from the Loan Division at Green Library. One of Ruth's first major accomplishments at the Math/CS Library was the successful hiring of Zephyr Enga as our new Reserves/Acquisitions/Technical Reports Specialist, who joined the Math/CS staff on April 9th.

Courtney comes to Stanford after working as a Library Assistant at the Foster City Branch of the San Mateo County Library System, and Tower Books. She's been busy since her arrival learning all about Math/CS Library serials and the Serials module in Workflows. She has also just added Expert Partner duties to her job.

Zephyr is a recent graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. While attending Creighton, he worked as a Library Assistant at the University's Health Sciences Library, where he worked in public as well as in technical services. Zephyr is currently enrolled in San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science and one day hopes to become a reference librarian.

Ruth can be reached at 725-1066 or ruthabc@sulmail.stanford.edu. Courtney and Zephyr can be reached at 725-1063 or cdittmar@stanford.edu and zenga@sulmail.stanford.edu, respectively.

Thanks go to the librarians and staff at other SERG branches that have helped us out with interviews and backup staffing. Thanks also go to the excellent student assistants who made it possible for us to stay open and help us make it through this period of transition.

--submitted by Linda Yamamoto and Ruth Briesemeister

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Shelf-Ready Receiving/Payments (05/21/01); REQ# J011412
FileMaker Developer (05/21/01); REQ# J011436
Business Manager, SU Press (05/21/01); REQ# J011448
Art & Design Manager, SU Press (05/21/01); REQ# J011450
Production Manager, SU Press (05/21/01); REQ# J011453
Special Collections Librarian, Modern European Language Manuscripts (05/21/01); Position #82
Special Collections Librarian, Electronic Media Materials (05/21/01); Position #83
Instructional Services and Outreach Librarian Engr Library (05/21/01); Position #84

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.

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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 .
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