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The 2019 Wreden Prize winners. Left to right: Matthew Signer, Mark Van Bergen, and Maddie Kim.

2019 Wreden Prize celebrates student book collecting

July 30, 2019
by Rebecca Wingfield

From micro-published contemporary poetry to advanced reader’s copies to illustrated fairy tales, Stanford Libraries celebrates the creativity of student book collecting through its administration of the biennial Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials. This year was no exception as students submitted collections on topics ranging from California’s religious history to editions of Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare. Each student enters the prize competition by submitting an essay about his or her collection and an annotated bibliography of its contents.

Service Learning exhibit homepage

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

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).

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National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds June 2019 meeting

July 17, 2019
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held its first in-person meeting of the year on June 11-12, 2019 in Washington, DC.  The full report of the meeting is available on the NGAC website.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Photo of Brian Kerrick

Welcome, Brian Kerrick

July 11, 2019

Please join me to send a warm welcome to Brian Kerrick, who joined Stanford Libraries as the new associate director for facilities and capital planning on July 8th. A former Seattleite, Brian earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington where he continued working in Facilities Services & Planning.

By destiny and design: an interview with Becky Fischbach

June 24, 2019
by David A Jordan

Becky Fischbach has designed publications and exhibitions for Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections for nearly 30 years. In 2017, she received an Amy J. Blue Award, which honors Stanford staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work. In this interview conducted during the Green Library Centennial and on the eve of her retirement, she maps the course of the exhibition program from a fateful day in 1989 to 2019 and beyond.

What pathway led you to Stanford Libraries?

Gayatri Chakraborty interviewed by Citizen Historian Sarmishtha Biswas with camera person Debanjan Sengupta

Collecting conflict: an interview with C. Ryan Perkins

May 30, 2019
by David A Jordan

C. Ryan Perkins accepted appointment as Stanford’s first South Asian Studies Librarian in the autumn quarter of 2015.  At that time, there was a broad university-led effort to expand South Asia-related scholarship, teaching, and research across campus. In this interview, Ryan gives an account of his first four academic years at Stanford and describes his current projects and priorities.

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