Though Green now stands as the unquestioned centerpiece of the Stanford Libraries system, it didn’t start that way. Other Stanford libraries have come and gone with time, but their history — along with Jane Stanford’s vision for a “grand library”— is integral to what Green has become.
Faculty and community members are gearing up for the next installment of the clash over Stanford University Press.
Nestled in the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library lies “The Baltic Way,” an exhibition showcasing 100 years of Baltic history through artifacts and documents. The gallery, curated by Stanford and the Hoover Institution, aims to demonstrate the Baltic republics’ combined strength throughout decades of persecution, while also highlighting each country’s unique heritage and culture.
The Stanford Libraries have partnered with the principal municipal library of Bologna, Italy, and the Istituto per i beni culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna to grant public access to the papers of Europe’s first female professor, Laura Bassi, an 18th-century Italian scientist. The institutions will work together to scan Bassi’s archives, which include 6,000 pages documenting her…
ASSU Senator Daniel DeLong ’13 has been evaluating students’ desire for extended Green library hours since he was elected this past spring. With help from Deputy Chair Dan Ashton ’14 and several statisticians, DeLong said he hopes to accurately gauge students’ interest and lobby on their behalf.
Initial plans to demolish Meyer Library by 2012 may be postponed for up to three more years. The University is exploring the possibility of moving the contents of the library into the Graduate School of Business (GSB) South Building in the meantime.
The Faculty Senate convened Thursday afternoon to discuss three topics: the possibility of a New York City campus dedicated to engineering and computer science; the impact of the Health Care Reform Bill on faculty and staff members and the future of the University’s libraries.
Libraries 1, band 0 is the score today after the Stanford band agreed to back down from a traditional run through the libraries the night before spring finals begin — tonight. “The band has a dishonorable history of misbehaving in the libraries,” said library communications director Andrew Herkovic. “The University library wants no part of it.”