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September 10, 1999

  1. Green Library East Services Update
  2. Katie Keller Returns to the Art Library
  3. Jackson Library's Evelyn Hu Retires
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities


* Reference Services, will remain in its temporary location in Meyer will remain in place through Friday, 9/10. Monday and Tuesday of next week, Reference Services will metamorphose into the Information Center, which will reopen with its new identity on Wednesday, 9/15, the day that Green Library East reopens to the public. THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL REFERENCE SERVICE AVAILABLE ON 9/13 AND 9/14, but we will field reference questions electronically during that time.

Green Library Circulation & Privileges will continue to operate out of Meyer through Tuesday, 9/14 with no disruption of service. On Wednesday, 9/15, both of those services will reopen in Green, in their new locations. Please note that the Privileges Office will no longer be a separate service point but will have been merged with the Loan Desk operation. Users who need to be directed to the Privileges Office should be directed to the Loan Desk in the Green Library. Signage will make clear which of the workstations belongs to Privileges.

* Interlibrary Borrowing will be inoperative from Thursday 9/9 through Tuesday 9/14 due to a combination of staff vacations and move related disruptions. Frequent users have been alerted and those who had material coming due during those days were given an extension. Interlibrary Lending will be closed Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10 but should be up and running on Monday 9/13. The Ariel station will be down a minimal amount of time (a few hours); we will continue to receive and process electronically delivered articles. ).

* Current Periodicals are in the process of being moved from the lower level of Green to the first floor of Green. That move is expected to be completed by Wednesday 9/15, if not sooner. Materials may have to be paged. In the meantime, users should continue to be directed to the lower level for service.

* CP&M (Current Periodicals & Microtext) is getting ready to reinvent itself as the Media-Microtext Center. Online records for the Meyer video collection have already been changed; other media records will follow this weekend, even though the materials themselves will continue to live at Meyer for another two weeks. We are currently making plans for how that material will be made available during that two week period of time and will share the information with you as soon as we have it.

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the above.

--submitted by Jennie Nicolayev


SUL old-timers, or staff who regularly interact with the Reserch Library Group (RLG), may already be acquainted with Katie Keller, the newest Art Library staff member, who is now in her second tour of duty at the Stanford Art Library.

Katie, a Modesto native, graduated from Stanford in 1982 with a major in art history. She worked in the Art Library as a student assistant and, after graduation, as an Library Specialist I. Despite this experience, she went on to library school at the University of California/Berkeley in the program (no longer extant, unfortunately) that conferred a double master's, in librarianship and art history. After UC/B, Katie worked in New York City, spending eight years as a reference librarian at Columbia's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, where she was also a major contributor to the Avery Index. She was back in the Bay Area in 1997-98 to work for RLG as program officer with responsibility for the very large and active Art and Architecture Group, among other things, but resigned and moved to Switzerland when her spouse was temporarily transferred to Zurich by his employer.

Back in the Bay Area as of June 1999, Katie found herself "between jobs" just as Peter Blank left SUL/AIR for the Chicago Art Institute. She agreed to take over the assistant art librarian functions on a part-time basis until Peter could be permanently replaced, and she has already made a big difference in the areas of reference and collection development.

If you find yourself anywhere near the Art Library, please drop in and say hi to Katie!

--submitted by Alex Ross


Evelyn Hu, most recently Research Librarian and Periodicals Bibliographer in the Jackson Library, brought her long and productive Stanford career to a close by moving to full retirement status as of Tuesday, August 31, 1999. In all, Evelyn worked at Stanford for 31 years, 27 of them at Jackson.

Evelyn received her MLS from the University of Washington in 1964. She began her Stanford career in 1965, by taking a job as an Assistant Librarian in the Food Research Institute, then still one of the Coordinate Libraries at Stanford. Between 1969 and 1973, she took a break from work, in order to be with her family. In 1973, she returned to Stanford by accepting the position of Mail Clerk in the Jackson Library. Shortly thereafter, Evelyn received an appointment at the professional level as a Cataloging Librarian. She served in that capacity until 1989, when she was promoted to the rank of Librarian and became the Head Periodicals Librarian in the Jackson Library. In the years since, Evelyn has served the needs of Jackson Library in various capacities, including many public service, reference, and faculty research support functions.

Over the years, Evelyn made many contributions to the success of the Jackson Library as an efficient and service-driven organization. Her strong work ethic and conscientious devotion to accuracy, thoroughness and the timely completion of all tasks assigned to her were notable at all times. These qualities were key factors in the ability of the Cataloging Department to eliminate the huge backlogs that had developed in the late 70's. In recent years, Evelyn demonstrated a keen sense of devotion to nurturing the Periodicals Collection, organizing it into broad subject categories, weeding titles systematically, consulting with faculty and, more recently, moving into the acquisition of electronically published journals. The reorganization and cataloging of the GSB Archives Collection maintained by the Library has been another, more recent, major accomplishment.

At her own request, the Jackson Library staff will have an opportunity to thank Evelyn for her many years of dedicated service at a private "at-home" reception late in September.

--submitted by Robert Mayer


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

Library Specialist II

Library Specialist I

For a complete list of all current SUL/AIR jobs, visit the Human Resources Web site.

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