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Libraries to hold information fair April 21-22

STANFORD -- The Stanford University Libraries will host an "InfoFair" at numerous campus locations Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, to highlight resources including Portfolio, Stanford's new campus-wide information system.

Also to be featured are resources such as inter-library borrowing, references and collections, and online tools such as Internet navigation aids.

The information fair "is an effort to help readers connect the literature in their areas of scholarly interest to the places and faces of the libraries," said Michael Keller, director of Stanford University Libraries.

"We want to provide readers with the richest understanding possible of the resources and tools available to them," Keller said.

Following is a summary of events to be held at various locations. For a complete schedule of times, contact the individual libraries, or send an electronic request to Infofair@Forsythe. A schedule also can be obtained by calling Karen Greig, reference librarian in the Engineering Library, at 725-1018.

Events will be held Thursday, April 21, in the following locations: Archive of Recorded Sound; Art and Architecture Library; Branner Earth Sciences Library; Cubberley Education Library; Engineering Library; Falconer Biology Library; Government Documents; Green Library; Lane Medical Library; Mathematics Library; Meyer Library; Music Library; Physics Library; and Swain Chemistry Library.

Events in those locations will feature the resources available in those libraries.

In addition, there will be presentations on biology databases and Lexis/Nexis in Physics 104, and on searching Folio and Melvyl and other information in the Presentation Palace, Sweet Hall 25.

On Friday, April 22, events are scheduled at Art and Architecture, Branner, Cubberley, Engineering, Falconer, Government Documents, Green, Lane, Mathematics, Meyer, Physics and Swain.

Presentations will continue in Physics 104 (on geological and environmental databases and physics resources) and the Presentation Palace (on Portfolio, history resources and the Searcher) as well as in Turing Auditorium (a Folio overview for scientists, Portfolio demonstration and Internet information).



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