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Stanford Libraries welcomes Ranelle Sharma!

February 2, 2022

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.

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Help improve the library! Become a UX tester!

February 1, 2022
by Alexandra Krogman

We strive to build tools and services to support your research and learning. You can help us improve our tools and services by giving your opinion. Become a user experience (UX) tester for the library!

We are looking for Stanford students, faculty, and staff to share their perspectives. We host surveys, interviews, and activities throughout the year. We offer incentives for your time in the form of gift cards, library swag, and snacks.

Film still from 8mm film by Stan Brakhage

New gift to the library: 8mm films by Stan Brakhage

January 27, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the post-war history of experimental filmmaking in the United States. A special one night only triple-play viewing was held last week to celebrate Stan Brakhage, these new acquistions, and the donor, Prof. Margaret Cohen. These silent films are from the Songs cyle (1964-1969) including 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-1967), which is anomalous in its length and content.

Worn leathered paperboard cover

Connecting to the 1594 English Geneva Bible

January 11, 2022
by Ray Heigemeir

Guest blogger : Daniel Koplitz

As I cradle the book in my hands, flecks of its leathered paper-board cover release into the free air. Carried affectionately like dandelion wisps in the summer breeze, the flecks disperse from the margins of their centuries-old home and, fearing nothing, return to the very dust of matter from which they were born. I’m reminded in this seeing and feeling of my own mortality, my impermanent nature. I recognize myself in these flecks, not knowing how or why but that we are undeniably connected.

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