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January 14, 2021
by Ashley Jester

Are you looking for help with coding, maps, or data this quarter?  Maybe you have questions about Arduinos, Rapsberry Pis, or other micro-controllers and processers?  Do you need to borrow workbench tools or a 3D printer?  If this sounds like you, we may have just the expert you are looking for!

Stanford Libraries Celebrating Years of Outstanding Service December 2020

Stanford Libraries staff anniversary honorees 2020

December 11, 2020
by Kimberly R. Kay

In an unusual year, we met virtually on December 10, 2020 (instead of at Schwab Center or Paul Brest Hall) to celebrate the past year and to honor staff who are marking employment anniversaries. Congratulations to all and many thanks for your years of service!

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Preliminary report on Lighting the Way Forum released

December 10, 2020
by Mark A. Matienzo

The Lighting the Way project team is pleased to announce the publication of Lighting the Way: A Preliminary Report on the National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery, which summarizes and synthesizes the activities and outcome from the event hosted by Stanford Libraries in February 2020. The Forum focused on information sharing and collaborative problem solving around improving discovery and delivery for archives and special collections, with 71 participants drawn from multiple disciplines and job functions in the archives, library, and technology sectors. Using both plenary presentations and activities drawn from human-centered design principles to highlight opportunities and challenges, as well as potential areas for further work.

The project will host a series of online working meetings and asynchronous activities in Spring 2021 focused on collaborative writing and in-depth exploration of topics and themes raised in the Forum. Further information on the working meeting, including a call for participation, will be made available in January 2021 from the project website.

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Everybody gets a book

December 7, 2020
by Kelly L Roll

You may have noticed that indie bookstores are running a campaign “everybody gets a book”. This is a philosophy the folks at Cubberley Library heartily endorse so I have come up with a few of our recent favorites. You can check out our copy or have fun shopping.

If You Come to Earth is a lovely picture book, so much so that a couple of us in Cubberley had to buy our own copies. Another fabulous picture book is I Am Every Good Thing. The author's previous book, Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut was fantastic and his newest title also does not disappoint.

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