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October 1, 1999

  1. Changes to Green Library North Entry/Exit and Portal Hours
  2. Socrates Update
  3. Stanford Administrators' Vendor Exchange
  4. Welcome New Staff at SAL
  5. Welcome Jose Yatco to Green Library Reserves
  6. Sandy Berman Talk at SJSU
  7. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


The North entry/exit to Green Library (Hoover Tower side) and portal are now operational only during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

During all other hours that the Green Library buildings are open, both readers and staff must enter and exit the building through either the Green East, South entry/exit or the recently opened Bing Wing entry/exit.

The North entry/exit is alarmed and video monitored during the hours when it is closed and the library is open.

Library staff who enter the Green building from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. continue entering the North entrance with their keys and/or proxy cards as usual.

--submitted by Karen Nagy

As part of RISC's ongoing training and education effort to move users from folio-based Socrates to web-based Socrates, the following changes have been made to the Folio Welcome screen. No changes were made to the Folio files or functionality.

* The line in the top banner, which said "Featuring Socrates, the library's online catalog" has been removed.

* "To search Socrates: type FIND and press the RETURN Key" which appeared in the main body of the Welcome screen has also been removed. The removal of this line does not afffect how you would start a search and the default file remains Socrates.

On other fronts:

Tutorial: A basic web-based tutorial for Socrates-on-the-Web is in the queue for Web mark-up by Eleanor Brown's group. We expect it to be ready by the end of October; a copy of the MS Word version of the tutorial is available from Ann Latta if you're interested in seeing it.

New Start-Up Page: Work is almost complete on the new Socrates start-up page.

Kiosk Image: The new kiosk image will include, at start-up, a Socrates Basic Search page (in addition to the SUL/AIR home page). This Socrates session will never present a search page that has timed out, thanks to the back-end work done by Jon Lavigne and Jerry Persons.

For all of the above, Stella Otta and her RISC sub-group deserve an enormous amount of thanks.

We are within a few weeks of rolling out the Web-based version of Socrates. Jon is doing the final tweek of the new expert screen; request functionality for on-order and in-process items is almost ready, and Kathy Kerns is writing the new helps at a fast and furious pace.

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

--submitted by Jennie Nicolayev


Stanford Administrators' Vendor Exchange (S@VE) is a great resource developed by Stanford administrative staff for their colleagues. This grass roots effort is a "knowledge base" that allows you to draw upon the knowledge and experience your fellow administrators have acquired over the the years regarding vendors of goods and services. The free service is available to anyone with a SUNet ID at the following URL:


On this site, you get and give. "Get" by searching for vendors when you need them and "give" by adding vendors you have used to the database.

Vendor categories include:

Computer Repairs
Mailing Services
Notary Publics
Off-site Storage

Do you use the Stanford University Personal Administrative Desktop (SUPAD)? SUPAD is an application launch pad: one place where you can find administrative applications and launch them with one click. S@VE can be included in a number of SUPAD categories.

Please note that information on the site does not constitute an official recommendation by Stanford University. A vendor listing means that a Stanford administrator had a positive experience with the vendor. Contact the vendor to be sure that the service will fit your needs.

Your feedback is always appreciated. We are looking for suggestions for new categories of vendors, volunteers to act as category editors, etc. Please use the feedback link at the bottom of the S@VE home page.

--submitted by Cindy Skalski


Please join me in welcoming Amy Lao and Michael Palcisco to the Stanford Auxiliary Library

Amy Lao is the new full time Library Specialist at the Auxiliary Library. Amy has worked as a Library Assistant at Interlibrary Loan and Circulation at Oregon Health Science University. She also worked as a Library Assistant at Portland State University Main Library.

Michael Palcisco is the new half time Library Specialist at the Auxiliary Library and will also be working half time with the Loan Division for the next three months. Michael comes to us from Ohio, where he has obtained a BA degree in English from Miami University while working for a landscaping contractor, demonstrating a dedication towards improvement. Michael was on the President's list at Cleveland State and the Dean's List at Miami University.

--submitted by Guo Fen Wan


Jose Yatco will be working with the Reserves Unit in Green Library as a Library Specialist II. Jose brings to Stanford a wide range of library experience in public, academic, and corporate settings. For the past year, Jose worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency through Tetra Tech Environmental Management. Jose assisted in the development and management of EPA records and databases. Jose has also worked at the Pinole and Daly City Public Libraries, and spent a year in Japan teaching English to professionals.

Please extend a warm welcome to Jose.

--submitted by Paul Davis


Sandy Berman, who is known as an outspoken champion of the public library's duty to preserving free speech, access to information, and an uncensored press, will speak at San Jose State University sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science.

Place: Engineering Dept. Auditorium (Room 189), San Jose State.

7:00 - 9:00 PM There will be light refreshments after the talk.

Date: Tuesday, October 26

Directions to SJSU: http://www.sjsu.edu/directions.html

Map of SJSU Campus: http://www.sjsu.edu/campusmap/map.html#mainmap

The Engineering Building is between the Student Union and Clark Library. It is building number 31 on the campus map. The auditorium is on the ground floor.

Information on free parking around campus, after 6:00 PM: http://www.sanjose.org/nsapi/illustra/sj_bl_article?SECTION=tr

--submitted by Lisa Gonzales-Chan


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

Library Specialist I (9/28/99); REQ# J992148

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the 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 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Submit items for publication to news@sulmail.stanford.edu.
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu