Blog topic: News
Stanford Libraries and Vabamu have launched a new online exhibit, “The Aim is Freedom: A History of Occupations and Independence in Estonia." The exhibit, which was curated by making use of Stanford's online exhibit platform Spotlight, draws material from Vabamu's collection of manuscripts and artifacts and explains the historical events through personal stories. The exhibit introduces the history of Estonia during the Nazi and Soviet occupations and describes the story of the restoration of Estonia’s independence in the 1980s
The East Asia Library is hosting an exhibition of student projects from the Winter 2022 course, Japanese Functional Objects (JAPAN 126/226), currently on view in the second floor display cases.
The Stanford Libraries will once again host several high school students this summer for the Libraries High School Internship Program. The program supports first-generation, local, college-bound students by providing paid work experience, along with enrichment activities that highlight topics and skills relevant to the college experience. The program, which first began in the summer of 2013, has been on hiatus for several years, however, starting June 2022, the Libraries will welcome eight students from the East Palo Alto Academy.
Stanford Libraries and Vabamu launch Global Conversations, a new series of talks, lectures, and seminars focusing on the benefits and fragility of freedom.
It is with mixed emotions that we will bid farewell to Presley Hubschmitt, who is leaving Stanford Libraries in mid-March to begin a position as Processing Archivist at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, her alma mater. She will be splitting her time between the Regatta facility in Richmond and the Berkeley campus. Her passion for her work and her fabulous sense of humor will be greatly missed. We are sad to lose our dear colleague, but happy that she will be working so close to her home.
I am thrilled to announce that Ranelle Sharma will be joining the Stanford Libraries as our Facilities Specialist for Maintenance & Security later this month. Under Jacob Cohn’s leadership, Ranelle will coordinate repair and maintenance activities, support the security and building access programs, administer the work request system and maintain our scheduled work calendar among other responsibilities.
Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Vabamu) are pleased to announce that the Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program, centered at Vabamu (Tallinn, Estonia), will be launched on February 1, 2022.