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Vanessa Kam with students

Vanessa Kam to return to Canada

June 29, 2021
by Matt Marostica

After almost five years as Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, our wonderful colleague Vanessa Kam is leaving Stanford for the role of Electronic Resources Librarian at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she shares a home with her husband Tonel, an artist, curator and writer from Cuba. At ECUAD, Vanessa will liaise with the faculty of design and dynamic media.  Founded in 1925, ECUAD is one of British Columbia’s oldest post-secondary institutions and one of only four art institutions of its kind in Canada. 

Matthew Seutter's map, "The Attack of Love"

This is the best map

June 28, 2021

Stanford Libraries has so many maps in its collection, but not enough Yelp reviews to help you figure out which ones you should look at. We are here to help.

Lydia Wei's fantastical campus map

Lydia Wei's "Stanford: Campus of the Unknown"

June 28, 2021

What was it like to be a freshman this year, this strangest of years? Learning remotely from her home in Maryland, Stanford freshman Lydia Wei began to feel a bit like Medieval mapmakers, who had to imagine far-off lands that they never visited. In this spirit, she spent her winter break creating a map of the Stanford campus.

Two books, Littles Eyes and A Tale for the Time Being, in the grass next two a Stanford mug

2021 Summer Reading List (science and engineering staff picks)

June 23, 2021
by Alexandra Krogman

It's summertime again, and we are closing the final chapter of this pandemic. As you head off to visit family and friends, you might need a good book to travel with - something to take your mind off the anticipation. You're in luck! We have been social distancing for a year, and we like to read even when there are other things to do. These staff picks from the Science and Engineering Resource Group offer the perfect distraction.

2021 Wreden Prize celebrates student book collecting

June 23, 2021
by Rebecca Wingfield

This spring Stanford Libraries celebrated student book collecting with of the Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials. The biennial Wreden Prize showcases the creative and passionate love of book collecting by undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford. Participating students each submit a bibliography of items in their collection, along with an essay detailing the history and significance of the collection.

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