Blog topic: Education

Saving the environment

Cover image of Wildfires
August 22, 2019
by Kathryn M Kerns

Cubberley Library has a wide range of books for children about ways people are trying to save the environment and why it is so important.  Check out our guide to Children's books about the environment.

Spotlight on Service-Learning: New online exhibit explores fifty years of service-learning’s history and evolution in higher education

Service Learning exhibit homepage
July 30, 2019
by Josh Schneider

The following is a guest post by Seth Pollack (Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay) and Tim Stanton (Senior Engaged Scholar, Ravensong Associates; Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, Stanford University).

For the birds

Cover of Owl moon
June 25, 2019
by Kathryn M Kerns

Jane Yolen's award-winning Owl Moon tells the story of a young girl and her father off to find the Great Horned Owl.  Now that girl (Heidi E Y Stemple) is all grown up and has written her own book Counting birds : the idea that helped save our feathered friends that tells the story of the first Christmas bird count meant to replace the annual competition

Processing the Patrick Suppes papers

Patrick Suppes
June 25, 2019

Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!

The lost words: a spell book

Cover of The lost words : a spell book
April 25, 2019
by Kelly L Roll

“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.

Yo soy Muslim

Cover image of Yo soy Muslim : a father's letter to his daughter
March 15, 2019
by Kelly L Roll

“and there will come a day when people in the world will not smile at you. On that day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim. I am from Allah, angels and a place almost as old as time. I speak Spanish, Arabic, and dreams.”Yo soy Muslim, Mark Gonzales.

NaNoWriMo at Stanford

NaNoWriMo at Stanford
November 2, 2018
by Bogdana A Marchis

Join the quest to penning your own novel this month with the Stanford Storytelling Project and Cecil H. Green Library!

National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based movement where participants from all over the world write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Writers, both new and published, hype you during the process so you’re never alone during your creative endeavor.

Academic fake news: “Information Wars” Part 4 of 4

July 26, 2018
by Felicia Smith


Congratulations you have made it to the conclusion of my academic fake news four-part series. So far, I have covered three aspects: predatory journals, fraudulent conferences and faulty textbooks. To wrap up the series I will offer potential solutions to help the noble soldiers fighting on the right side of the Information Wars.