January 5, 1996
Since 1975, the Law Library's collection has grown from some 230,000 volumes to its present size of 375,000 volumes. Ms. Ryznar's considerable legal and linguistic abilities played an important role in the development of the library's international and comparative law collections.
In addition to her work in the Catalog Department, Ms. Ryznar is the author of several bibliographies, a specialist translator, a professional indexer, and has contributed entries on the Czech and Slovak Republics to the 1994 Encyclopedia Americana.
During her career at Stanford, Ms. Ryznar made a significant contribution to the Law School and to the research achievements of its faculty. Her departure is a great loss to both the library and the school.
--Regina Wallen, Law Library
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In 1983 Karyl's position was reduced to 50% time. The map collection was put under the direction of Special Collections and Karyl reported to Mark Dimunation and Michael Ryan. In 1985, Karyl began to work an additional 50% in a term position with the Catalog Department, working with Special Collection material. This term position lasted until 1987. In 1989 Karyl worked again for the Catalog Department as part of the Search and Distribution unit. During this time she also did some online cataloging in Branner Library, putting the map collection into Socrates. After the 1989 earthquake, the maps and Karyl's position with Special Collections were transferred to Branner Earth Sciences Library where Karyl reported to Charlotte Derksen and J.K. Herro. J.K. writes this about Karyl:
"Karyl was greatly appreciated by Branner Library staff for managing the Earth Sciences map collection. When Stanford Libraries' two map collections were combined in Branner Library after the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Karyl assisted in the move planning and accompanied the 90,000 piece Central Map Collection. During her five years at Branner Library, Karyl's capable and rapid cataloging brought thousands of records into the Maps File for users of Socrates, many of them being converted original records she herself had created years before. Karyl routinely provided map reference for Branner Library's patrons, besides her cataloging and technical services. She has performed as our SUL Map Collection institutional memory for so long that she is truly irreplaceable."
Karyl left her 50% position with Search & Distribution and went to work for Monograph Receiving in the Acquisitions Department, reporting to Sharon Propas and then to Peter Kim. She has continued to split her time between Branner Library and Monograph Receiving until September of 1995. At that time, Karyl went to full time in Mono Receiving when Jean Kan was hired to manage the map collection in Branner Library.
Those of us in Serials & Acquisitions, and I'm sure countless others who have had the opportunity to work with Karyl, will miss not only her technical abilities, but also her friendship and her great patience (witnessed by those of us who Karyl attempted to teach belly dancing to during our lunch hours in the basement under Jonsson Library in Green.
Karyl's plans for retirement consist of picking up the threads of her hobbies and loves. These include music (she plays the piano and folk harp), dance (resume belly dancing classes), and gardening (both flower and vegetable). Karyl, along with her husband Jean-Claude, aka J.C., will now have the freedom to travel around the country and visit their children. Have a great time, Karyl!
--JoAnne Klock, Serials & Acquisitions
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--Joan Krasner, Access Services
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All talks will be at noon, on Wednesdays, and with the exception of Tony Angiletta's talk, all will be held in the Ida Green Room of the Green Library.
Mark your calendars now for the following dates; details on the presentations will be forthcoming in future News Notes.
Jan 17 Tony Angiletta, Assistant University Librarian for Collections, SUL (Ida Green Conference Room, Green Library) Jan 31 Katherine Martinez, Curator for American & British History, SUL Wojciech Zalewski, Curator for Slavic & East European Collections, SUL Feb 21 Roger Kohn, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections, SUL Bill Ratliff, Senior Research Fellow & Curator of the American, International & Peace Collections, Hoover Mar 13 Bill McPheron, Curator for British and American Literature, SUL Maggie Kimball, Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, SUL Apr 4 Mary Jane Parrine, Curator for the Romance Languages, SUL Ramon Myers, Curator for the East Asian Collections, Hoover Apr 25 Roberto Trujillo, Curator for Latin American, Mexican America, and Iberian Collections, SUL Maciej Siekierski, Curator for European Collections, Hoover May 15 Henry Lowood, Curator for Germanic Collections, Bibliographer for History of Science & Technology, SUL Robin Rider, Frances and Charles Field Curator of Special Collections, SUL
--Jennie Nicolayev, LASU Program Committee
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--Roberto Trujillo, HASRG
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"Vladimirov's Russia" Watercolors (Exhibit Pavilion next to Hoover Tower, November 8, 1995 - March 1, 1996).
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Field Mouse goes to war = Tusan homichi tuwuota / Edward A. Kennard;
Hopi text by Albert Yava. -- [Washington] : Education Division,
U.S. Indian Service, 
APT5916 / E99.H7K44 1944 / Special Collections - Rare Books.
John Churton Collins : the louse on the locks of literature /
Anthony Kearney. -- Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press, 1986.
AHN7304 / PR29.C57K43 1986 / Green Library - Stacks.
The kitten pilgrims, or, Great battles & grand victories / R.M.
Ballantyne. -- London : J. Nisbet, [188-?]
AFD5437 / PZ10.3.B2117K5 1880z / Special Collections - Rare Books.
The vermin-killer : being a very necessary family-book, containing
exact rules and directions for the artificial-killing and
destorying of all manner of vermin, &c. : rats and mice, moles,
pismires, flyes, fleas & lice, adders, snakes, weasles,
catterpillars, buggs, froggs, &c. : whereunto is added the art
of taking of all sorts of fish and foul, with many other
observations never before extant / W.W. -- London : Printed for
Samuel Lee ..., 1680.
AKM8484 / MFILM 015 4 903:16 / Green Library - Current Periodicals/Microtext.
--Submitted by Brian Kunde, Serials & Electronic Resources
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