October 12, 2001

  1. Retirement of Barbara Sawka
  2. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Retirement of Barbara Sawka

Barbara Sawka, long-time curator of the Archive of Recorded Sound, is taking early retirement from Stanford, effective October 13, 2001. In effect, this will mark the end of an era in the Archive, which Barbara has overseen since 1977, since 1981 as Head and William R. Moran Curator of the Archive of Recorded Sound. Equally important, Barbara has also served as Head of the Music Library since 1990.

Before coming to Stanford, Barbara served as Asst. to the Curator of the Yale Collection of Historical Recordings, following graduate work in Comparative Literature at Yale and an undergraduate degree in French from Stanford. Barbara has always been a sound manager, one of the best, but her lasting contribution to the Archive is its unique collection, including such acquisitions as the Monterey Jazz Festival archive, the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation Collection, the Mildred and Richard Crooks Collection, the Jascha Heifetz Collection, and the Peter Morse Collection. She is widely known in the local and national archival and library worlds, having presented papers and workshops on many topics and represented Stanford for years in the Associated Audio Archives consortium. She has been active and a leader in the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, the Music Library Association, and the National Recording Preservation Board. Last not least, she has been a valued colleague in the department currently known as the Humanities Resource Group.

Barbara will be impossible to replace, but we are making a start. Search committees are forming to find replacements as Moran Curator of the Archive of Recorded Sound and Head of the Music Library, now two separate positions. In the meantime, Richard Koprowski and Mimi Tashiro are taking on these assignments on an acting basis. 

--submitted by Henry Lowood, HSG

2. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Serials Librarian (10/08/01); Position# 91
Portal Monitor (10/8/01); REQ# J012707
Application Software Dev, HW (10/8/01); REQ# J012715
Government Documents Spec (10/8/01); REQ# J012723
Application Software Developer (10/8/01); REQ# J012725
Systems Software Developer (10/8/01); REQ# J012726
Order Services Assistant (10/8/01); REQ# J012732
Head, Catalog Department (10/8/01); Position #77
Assistant Head, Access Services (10/8/01); Position #78

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

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