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May 4, 2001

  1. ALA Honors Louise Addis
  2. GIS & Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences
  3. John McDonald Joins the Information Center
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. ALA Honors Louise Addis

The American Library Association has honored Louise Addis, a retired SLAC librarian who helped develop the first Web site in the United States, with the 2001 Gaylord Award. For the full article, see the April 11, 2001 Stanford Report, http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/report/news/april11/addis-411.html

--submitted by Stella Ota

2. GIS & Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences

As part of the Scholars' Workshop series, a presentation will be held by staff and students of the SSRC and Branner Library on geographic information systems and spatial data analysis in the Social Sciences. Statistical methods, when combined with a GIS, can help one visualize and analyze spatial data in research and instruction.

The workshop will include a brief introduction to GIS and the resources available at Stanford, a presentation on mapping and geocoding data, and presentations on descriptive and explanatory spatial data analysis.

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Where: Multimedia Room 121A, Social Sciences Research Center, 1st Floor Bing Wing, Green Library

--submitted by Julie Sweetkind

3. John McDonald Joins the Information Center

I am happy to announce that John McDonald has taken a halftime position in the Information Center as Senior Reference Specialist. He brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to this position. Most recently he has worked in Special Collections, as well as the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center where he continues as bibliographic assistant to the curator of British and American history.

--submitted by Kathryn Kerns

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Coordinator for Content Delivery (04/23/01); Position #81
Media Preservation Coordinator (04/30/01); REQ# J011220
Associate Director, Finance (04/30/01); REQ# J011217
Preservation Associate (04/30/01); REQ# J011222
Production Editor (04/30/01); REQ# J011226
User Service Technology Specialist (04/30/01); REQ# J011229
Academic Technology Specialist (04/30/01); REQ# J011196

For a complete description of these jobs and a list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

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