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November 10, 2000

  1. Branner Library Celebrates GIS Day on November 15th.
  2. The Myths and Reality of Electronic Publishing
  3. Titles to Make You Smile: Rest Rumors (Part 2)
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Branner Library Celebrates GIS Day on November 15th.

GIS Day, part of Geography Awareness Week, is being celebrated at Branner Library on Wednesday, November 15th from 1-4 pm.

GIS, Geographic Information Systems, is a computer-based tool that facilitates mapping and spatial analysis of Earth's features and events. GIS software lets you see, explore, and analyze data by location, revealing hidden patterns, relationships, and trends that are not readily apparent in spreadsheets or statistical packages. With GIS, you can display soil types, track crime patterns, analyze animal migration patterns, find the best location for an expanding business, model the path of atmospheric pollution, and much more.

Branner Library will participate in GIS Day by having an open house from 1-4pm. The afternoon will include demonstrations of the use of GIS software, a map gallery including maps created by Stanford faculty, students and staff, and at 2pm a talk by Nathan Ahselman entitled, "Using GIS Software to Design Telecommunication Tower Networks in Developing Countries."

Please join us in celebrating GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week.

--submitted by Julie Sweetkind and Meredith Williams

2. The Myths and Reality of Electronic Publishing

SLSA Event: Nov 15th "The Myths and Reality of Electronic Publishing"
Time: 11:30-1pm
Place: Room M-106 of the Medical Center (signs will be posted from the front of Lane Library to guide you to the classroom)

SLSA will be sponsoring a satellite downlink of MLA's teleconference about e-journals, libraries and accessibility. The goal for the teleconference is "To enhance the knowledge of electronic publishing and to explore the issues, perceptions, experiences, benefits, potential pitfalls, and challenges facing librarians as they confront these revolutionary changes in knowledge-based information delivery." Attendees will receive 1.5 MLA CE contact hours.

For more information on the agenda, presenter and objectives of the teleconference, check out its web site at http://www.mlanet.org/education/telecon/myth_telecon.html.

--submitted by Rikke Greenwald

3. Titles to Make You Smile: Rest Rumors (Part 2)

These titles 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

The following were found as the result of a suggestion by Rose Rajeff.

Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston / Deborah G. Plant. -- Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1995. AQA4177 / PS3515.U789 Z82 1995 / Green Library.

Flushed with pride: the story of Thomas Crapper / Wallace Reyburn. -- London, Macdonald & Co., 1969. ALA5296 / TH140.C7 R4 / Green Library.

Keys to fungi on dung / M.J. Richardson and Roy Watling. -- Stourbridge, West Midlands : British Mycological Society, c1997. a3895123 / QK604 .R526 1997 / Biology Library.

Memoirs found in a bathtub / Stanislaw Lem ; translated by Michael Kandel and Christine Rose. -- [1st American ed.] -- New York, Seabury Press [1973] AEQ7990 / PG7158.L39 P312 / Green Library.

The toilet papers : designs to recycle human waste and water : dry toilets, greywater systems and urban sewage / Sim Van der Ryn ; foreword by Wendell Berry. -- Santa Barbara, CA : Capra Press, 1978. AET7206 / TD774.V36 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde


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

Admin Services Administrator (11/6/00); REQ# J003179
Facilities Serv Administrator (11/6/00); REQ# J003194
Administrative Associate (11/6/00); REQ# J003189
Research Director (11/6/00); REQ# J003190
Library Specialist (11/6/00); REQ# J003188
Library Specialist (11/13/00); REQ# J003207

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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