In honor of Father’s Day, it is a pleasure to share a very special object of personal significance that was recently donated to the Stanford Libraries in digital form. The item is a small “promotional brochure for an architecture firm based in Los Angeles in the 1960s with a list of their projects including drawings, maps, and photographs both of buildings and architectural models,” as described by rare book cataloger Ann Myers. The architect—my father—was Bodrell Joer’dan Smith, and this pamphlet both promoted and celebrated the accomplishments of his early career.
As part of its ongoing preservation and renovation programs, Stanford's department of Lands, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) has initiated a project to repair and clean the exterior facade of the historic Bing Wing of Green Library. This will be a three-year project, taking place in the summer of each of the next three years.
Welcome to part four of our week-long venture into the John Marcum papers. In the midst of revolution and upheaval, many African countries found themselves courted by both East and West in a proxy Cold War. Naturally, much of the battle was fought with propaganda, and these items reflect the urgency and tension of those times.
You’ll soon see exciting enhancements to Yewno Discover, including a redesign of the user interface. This UI redesign is driven by vast increases in content from Yewno’s quality academic sources, as well as indispensable feedback from customers and users on how to bring even more value and benefits - with images, enhanced mapping and document functionality, annotation and collaboration features, and much more. To learn more, please register for a webinar here.
After 19 years of service at SUL, Lili Yang of the Data Control Unit will be retiring at the end of this week. Her last day at work will be June 9.
Lili started her career at the Libraries as an hourly worker in Government Documents, then moved to a library specialist position in Access Services in 1999, where she worked mainly at SAL (the Stanford Auxiliary Library). After a little over a year in Access Services, Lili found her “home” in the Catalog Department (the previous incarnation of what is now known as the Metadata Department). From 2001 to 2008, Lili worked in the Materials Control Unit, handling a variety of tasks, including the processing of gifts, bulk collections, microforms, Stanford dissertations, and patron’s requests for in-process materials. Lili became a member of the Data Control Unit in 2009, when Materials Control was merged into Data Control as part of a reorganization of the Metadata Department. For the past eight years, Lili has been a data control specialist, devoting her time to keeping our online catalog accurate and up-to-date.
Please join us for the Concierge Tours of the Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library located in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Tours of this beautiful new library will be hosted by the library staff at the Li Ma Library, Grace Baysinger, Michael Newman, Aparna Sharma and Bob Schwarzwalder.
Please sign up for one of the two times listed below. Both tour session dates will be limited to 30 sign ups on each day.
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Over the past 35 years, Billie Bousman has served the Stanford community well, as a Library Assistant working for many curators and bibliographers in the social sciences. In this capacity, she worked on a wide range of projects and collection development tasks. For many years, Billie worked at the Green Library Information Center responding to research questions and has always split her time working between Green Library and Cubberley Library at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her commitment to Stanford and her work is deeply appreciated. We wish her well in her next endeavors.