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October 27, 2000

  1. Kathy Kerns Appointed Interim Head of Information Center
  2. A Staff Change in Serials
  3. Special Halloween Issue of the Sci-Tech Library Newsletter
  4. News from Hopkins Marine Station
  5. SLSA Event on November 15: The Myths and Reality of Electronic Publishing
  6. Titles To Make You Smile: The Art of Expectoration
  7. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Kathy Kerns Appointed Interim Head of Information Center

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Kathy Kerns as interim head of the Green Library Information Center. Kathy began her employment at the Meyer Library in 1988 and since then has worked in SUL/AIR in a variety of critical reference, instructional and technology-related roles, including service as chair of the Information Center Planning Group 1997-1998. At the same time she has been engaged in collection activities, both as librarian for undergraduate feminist studies and, since last year's opening of the Information Center, as coordinator for IC collections and information resources. Prior to Stanford, Kathy was reference librarian at the Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University in New York, serving as head of the Reference Department from 1987-88. Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Education (1993) from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A (1979) in American History from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MLS (1971) also from SUNY-Buffalo. She has published numerous articles and scholarly contributions on various aspects of American women's history. Kathy takes on this new assignment (which she has been performing since June 1 of this year) during a critical renewal period for the Information Center. Thank you Kathy!

--submitted by Chuck Eckman and Henry Lowood

2. A Staff Change in Serials

I am pleased to announce that James Harris is moving into a new position within Serials. His torturous new title is Electronic Products/Unicorn Serials Control Specialist. James' time will be divided between acquiring electronic resources (and troubleshooting the attendant problems) and troubleshooting and testing of the Unicorn serials control module. James has worked with serials in SUL since 1986. His duties have included database maintenance, check in, claiming, as well as problem solving and special projects. James has been acting in the Electronic Products Specialist role for some time. I am grateful that James was willing to fill this role on a permanent basis as well as assuming responsibilities related to the new serials control module. Please send order requests directly to James, as well as reports of outages. His e-mail address is jhharris@leland. I continue to be involved in electronic product acquisition as James' supervisor and back up, as well as SUL's current licensing manager.

--submitted by Christa Easton

3. Special Halloween Issue of the Sci-Tech Library Newsletter

SUL/AIR hosts a newsletter published by Stephanie Bianchi, a librarian at the National Science Foundation. The url is:


Stephanie's newsletter covers a variety of web sites, resources, and news that may be of interest to people in the sciences and social sciences. She has also published several special issues, including:

  • Directory of Science Education Web Sites
  • Holiday Issue
  • Halloween Issue

The 2000 Special Halloween issue is now available. Find out why cat's eyes glow in the dark, visit the Ice Mummies of the Inca, learn about werewolf legends from Germany. All these topics and more are located in this year's Halloween issue.

--submitted by Grace Baysinger

4. News from Hopkins Marine Station

Last Saturday, Hopkins Marine Station hosted its first open house in 8 years. Close to 2,000 people came through the Station and the library. Sue and I took advantage of the exposure and identified a potential new employee to fill Mary West's old position working in the library on Wednesdays. I gave two talks with slides on the history of Hopkins. I also helped produce a ten foot long timeline that was on display. Even though my first talk was at 10 am, right when we opened the gates, there was a standing room only crowd in the auditorium. For those of you who didn't make it, I recently put up a new set of web pages for Hopkins Marine Station. Included among the new web pages is a chronology of HMS history that shows many of the historic pictures I used in my talk. You can get to it by going to:


--submitted by Joe Wible

5. SLSA Event on November 15: The Myths and Reality of Electronic Publishing

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.

Information on time and location will be posted to the SLSA web site and the SUL/AIR newsletter at a later date.

For more information on the agenda, presenter and objectives of the teleconference, check out its web site at:


--submitted by Rikke Greenwald

6. Titles To Make You Smile: The Art of Expectoration

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.

Don't spit on my corner / Miguel Duran. -- Houston, TX : Arte Publico Press, 1992. AKY4551 / PS3554 .U64 D6 1992 / Green Library.

Hurry up, America, & spit / Pearl Bailey. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1976. AEK2659 / ML420 .B155.H9 / Green Library.

I have no gun but I can spit : an anthology of satirical and abusive verse / Selected by Kenneth Baker. -- London : Eyre Methuen, 1980. AGU3613 / PR1195.S3 I3 / Green Library.

Salvador Dali, or The art of spitting on your mother's portrait / Carlos Rojas ; translated by Alma Amell. -- University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1993. AMK8791 / N7113 .D3 R6513 1993 / Art Library.

The spit-shine syndrome : organizational irrationality in the American field army / Christopher Bassford ; foreword by Robert M. Elton. -- New York ; London : Greenwood, 1988. AGC8962 / UA25 .B28 1988 / Green Library.

Spitting on the sheriff : and other diversions / Charles Rodrigues. -- Greenwich, Conn. : Fawcett, c1966. a3373640 / PS648 .H84 V.1156 / Special Collections.

Spitwad sutras : classroom teaching as sublime vocation / Robert Inchausti. -- Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1993. ANX4547 / LB1775.2 .I53 1993 / Education Library.

What does a morpheme spitter spit: a computational study, by Michael H. O'Malley, Rollan Shank [and] Dale Smith. -- Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, 1971. AET6321 / PE1106.O45 / Green Library.

--submitted by Brian Kunde

7. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Computing Info Systems Analyst (10/23/00); REQ# J003022

Computing Info Systems Analyst (10/23/00); REQ# J003026

Computing Info Systems Analyst (10/23/00); REQ# J003027

Library Specialist (10/23/00); REQ# JJ003036

Library Specialist (10/23/00); REQ# JJ003037

Library Specialist (10/23/00); REQ# JJ003098

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.

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 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu