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August 1, 1997


New Job for Rebecca Wesley

As of August 1 Rebecca Wesley, formerly Rebecca Lasher, leaves her position of the past ten years as Head Librarian and Bibliographer of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library and takes on new responsibilities as the Head, Academic Computing, Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG).  In this new job Rebecca will work with the Library Systems Office, ATS, ADS, and ITSS in developing the computing infrastructure necessary to provide adequate access to the bibliographic, numeric, chemical, full-text, cartographic, and other types of data sources necessary for the programs supported by the seven SERG libraries.  She will also lead SERG's expert partner program.

Rebecca brings many strengths to her new position.  She was one of the original Stanford group responsible for the creation of the National Computer Science Technical Report Library NCSTRL) and continues to manage the Stanford Computer Science E-Lib.  For the past four years she has been participating in the Stanford Digital Library Initiative, the SF/NASA/DARPA funded project designed to further the development of digital libraries.  Before coming to Stanford Rebecca was the Computer Sciences Bibliographer at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a graduate of Arizona State University and received her MA in Library Science from University of Denver.  This fall she will receive her certificate in C and Unix programming from the UCSC Extension.  In her new job Rebecca will be based in the Branner Earth Sciences Library and her new phone number will be 5-2597.

Karen Greig Becomes Acting Head of Math/CS Library

Beginning August 1 Karen Greig, Associate Engineering Librarian, will assume the role of Acting Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library.  Karen will be doing this job half-time while continuing with her ongoing responsibilities in the Engineering Library where she is Head of Reference Services and Bibliographer for Civil and Mechanical Engineering.  Karen, a graduate in environmental engineering from Northwestern University, has worked in the Engineering Library since 1991 when she graduated from UC Berkeley with an MLIS.  Karen's phone number in the Math/CS Library will be 3-0864; her number in the Engineering Library remains 5-1018.

Richard Manuck Retires

After 30 years of dedicated service to the Stanford Libraries, Richard Manuck took early retirement as of June 30th.  Richard started his career at Stanford in the Computer Science Library in Polya Hall.   In 1979, when the Computer Science Library merged with the Mathematical Sciences Library, Richard joined the new Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library team.  During Richard's career at Stanford he has been a fixture in the Libraries, providing excellent reference service and collection development.  Richard's greatest achievement was the development of the Technical Reports Collection which is the strongest computer science technical reports collection in the world.  In respect of Richard's wishes no
public party/reception was held in his honor.

SERG Seeks New Math/CS Librarian

The Science and Engineering Resource Group seeks an industrious, innovative, and imaginative individual to join its team and become the Head Librarian and Bibliographer of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences Library.  A full job description is available from

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by August 29, 1997 to:

Search Committee for Math/CS Librarian
c/o Steve Gass
Engineering Library
Terman Engineering Center
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4029

-- Submitted by Steve Gass


Effective August 1st, the Engineering Library's Reference Desk will be closed between noon and 1 pm.  When referring reference questions, please advise patrons that there will be no reference assistance available during that hour.

-- Submitted by Karen Greig

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