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September 12, 1997


Elena S. Danielson has been appointed Archivist of the Hoover Institution.  The appointment of Danielson, who joined the Hoover Institution in 1978, was announced by Hoover Director John Raisian and Deputy Director Charles Palm.   Her appointment was effective September 1.  The Hoover Institution Archives is today one of the preeminent archival repositories for the study of social, political, and economic change in modern time.
Danielson has held increasingly responsible positions in the Archives since she was hired in 1978, and served as Acting Archivist for the past year.  She has published widely on archival topics in such journals at the American Archivist, the Slavic Review, and the Hoover Digest.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in German with minors in Slavic and history.  She received a masters degree in library science from the University of  California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University.
Over the years, she has received various honors including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.  She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, and currently serves as chair of that organization's Ethics Committee.

-- Submitted by Michele Horaney


There are openings at the Information Desk in Green Library Fall Quarter.  Staffed by volunteers from all parts of SUL and located in the catalog area of Green Library, the Information Desk is a first line of help for students, faculty, staff and visitors using Green Library and SUL. The team of volunteers answers directional questions, questions about what materials the library owns, and basic questions about using Folio.  The Desk is open 10-12, 1-5 Monday through Friday.

Training will be cheerfully provided by yours truly, so don't let "not knowing how" keep you away. If you are interested and commit one hour a week for at least a quarter, please contact Liz Green at 5-1058 or emgreen@sulmail. Join us! It's a great experience!

-- Submitted by Elisabeth Green


The board members of SLSA would like to thank all of the library staff who attended the picnic for making it a rousing success! We hope that people had a chance to visit with staff from other libraries and even staff from other departments within their own organizations!

SLSA is getting in gear to organize a number of programs and events in the coming year. If you would like to participate in event planning or if you just have a great program idea, contact Jenn Stringer, Vice-President and Program Chair at 723-5853 or jenn@krypton.

Board Meetings are held from noon to 1:00 P.M. the first Mon. of each month at Tressider. You are welcome to join us. Please contact Andy Eisenberg, SLSA pres.  at asnbg@leland for more information about meeting to be held on 10/6/97.

-- Submitted by Andy Eisenberg, President, SLSA and  Jenn Stringer, Vice President, SLSA


The dates for observance of the designated university holidays in 1998, as announced by Tina Kass, Associate Vice President of Personnel, are as follows:

New Year's Day ('98)                Thursday, January 1, 1998
Martin Luther King Day             Monday, January 19, 1998
President's Day                          Monday, February 16, 1998
Memorial Day                            Monday, May 25, 1998
IndependenceDay                       Friday, July 3, 1998
Labor Day                                 Monday, September 7, 1998
Thanksgiving                              Thursday, November 26, 1998
                                                 Friday, November 27, l998
Christmas                                  Thursday, December 24, 1998
                                                 Friday, December 25, 1998
New Year's Day ('99)                Friday, January 1, 1999
Birthday Holiday*

*The birthday holiday may be taken on the employee's birthday or any other work day mutually agreed upon by the supervisor and the staff member which falls within 365 days following the employee's birthday.  Because of the flexible scheduling allowed for the Birthday Holiday, staff members should be reminded that, with concurrence of their supervisor, they may schedule their Birthday Holiday to provide paid time off on a day which has special significance to them.

Supervisors are encouraged to accommodate staff requests for vacation or personal time off to observe days of religious or other special significance.

-- Submitted by Human Resources
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