October 19, 2001

  1. Publishing on the Web: A Stanford Course and Website Critique Workshop For Web Publishers
  2. Cataloging Services Department Welcomes New Catalog Librarian
  3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Publishing on the Web: A Stanford Course and Website Critique Workshop For Web Publishers

As you know, Sept 11 events have taken a toll on many courses and conferences across the U.S.-- including Publishing on the Web: A Stanford Course and Website Critique Workshop (see below for details). We have contracted for rooms for our participants at the Monterey Plaza Hotel that are not being reserved by our registrants. THEREFORE, we're trying to make lemonade out of lemons.

So here's the deal: for Stanford folks only, we are offering a total tuition of $250 (regular tuition is $1,295).To take advantage, we ask that you stay at the Monterey Plaza and pay for your hotel in addition to tuition. The special hotel rates we've negotiated start at $175/night--and you'll be staying 3 nights. So the total package comes to $775 plus hotel tax.

By the way, the $250 tuition goes to covering the cost of your breakfasts, lunches and breaks, and the opening night dinner while you're here. We make virtually nothing on this deal--but we do fill those rooms at the hotel.

Currently we have about 60 registrants for this course--not what we'd hoped but certainly enough to make it a rich and diverse experience. And the speakers are fabulous.

So, please help us get the word out. Below are full details (with original tuition prices listed). Anyone interested should register online AND call us at 5-4301 to arrange for the reduced tuition.

When you're serious about improving your company's website, join us at...

Publishing on the Web:
A Stanford Course and Website Critique Workshop
For Web Publishers

Monterey Plaza Hotel
Monterey, CA
November 11-14, 2001 (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday noon)

Special Features:
Website Critiques and Makeovers
In a special hands-on session during the Course, your website will be critiqued by a small group of your colleagues working together with content and design specialists. You will leave with specific suggestions and ideas on how to improve the design and usability of your site. Also, in a special whole-group session, our design/usability faculty will choose several participants' websites for public "makeovers."

A Partial List of Faculty:

  • Jesse Kornbluth, Editorial Director, America Online
  • Rich Jaroslovsky, Senior Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ellen Pack, former President and CEO, Women.com
  • Paul Saffo, a Director, Institute for the Future
  • Robert Spears, former General Manager, Business 2.0 Online
  • Patrice Varni, VPMembership Marketing, Topica
  • Steven Petrow, Editorial Director, OneBody, Inc.
  • Regina Lewis, founder, Lewis Mobilio & Associates
  • Michael Gold and Susan West, Principals, West Gold Editorial

Session Topics:

  • Making Your Website More Usable
  • Beyond the Boom Years: How to Run Lean
  • Editing for the Web
  • Developing Content Through Syndication, Partnerships, Community
  • Email Newsletter Strategies
  • Business Models: Ads, Sponsorships, eCommerce, Intangible Benefits
  • Technologies to watch: where to find outside providers for customer/member services, search engines, database management, user personalization, more
  • Back-Office Management: org charts, salaries, staffing
  • How to Stay Out of Trouble: Web & the Law

Who Should Attend:
Magazine, association, non-profit, corporate and foundation professionals with responsibility for the success of their organizations' Web publishing endeavors.

$1,295 for a single registrant. If you register together with others as part of a group, each group member receives a 10% discount (and pays $1,165). Tuition includes all course materials, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and the opening reception and dinner.

Special rates for the Monterey Plaza Hotel are available: $175/night (or $235/night ocean view).

For more information, or to register: http://publishingcourses.stanford.edu.

--submitted by Holly Brady
Director, Stanford Professional Publishing Courses

2. Cataloging Services Department Welcomes New Catalog Librarian

Cataloging Services Department welcomes Soobum Kim who joined us on October 15 as our new Slavic Cataloger filling a former Hoover vacancy.

Soobum is a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His extensive academic background in Slavic studies prepared him well for the position at SUL. He holds a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Korea University in Seoul, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Dankook University in Seoul, a Master's and an ABD in Slavic Languages and Literature from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. During his student years at the University of Illinois he worked as a cataloger in the Slavic and East European Library. With his knowledge of Russian and other Slavic languages, as well as French and German, Soobum is a great addition to our staff.

Please join us in welcoming Soobum as a member of the SUL/AIR team.

--submitted by Joanna K. Dyla

3. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

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

Scanning Spec & Web Site Imp (10/15/01); REQ# J012793
System Software Developer (10/15/01); REQ# J012789
Federal Documents Specialist (10/19/01); REQ# J012791

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

Human Resources Web site.

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