Archive for July, 2006

Dana Roth – A Library Legend!

DRDana Roth is at least an institution if not a legend among chemistry librarians in particular and science and engineering librarians in general.  In his forty years at Caltech he has influenced two generations of librarians worldwide.  His influence continues unabated as librarians from all over the world attest. 

See the American Chemical Society Publications “Livewire” notes:  Fortunately for us, he’s our gem!

IEEE Xplore downtime this weekend

IEEE Xplore will undergo a major systems upgrade on Saturday, 29 July. Service will not be available 8am – 8 pm.

Cambridge Structural Database Superstar Program Updated

The CSD Superstar program has been upgraded to version 1.5.2. For more information on Superstar, see the CSD web page.

Library Staff Visits the LA Zoo

The Library Staff headed to the LA Zoo on Friday, July 21st for an afternoon get-to-gether despite the three-digit degree weather and high humidity.

Family members were included in our summer party – all had a good time walking around the zoo while visiting with each other in a non-work environment.

Library Staff away Friday, July 21

The Sherman Fairchild Library Reference Desk will be staffed intermittently.  Please send email to

Pre-Zoo Meeting

 pre zoo picture 1

Library personnel gather early on Tuesday morning, July 18th, 2006 to discuss the final logistics for the summer staff party. 

Phoung Trinh, Fred Niblock and Tony Diaz are among those enjoying pastries provided by the Corner Bakery.

Each staff member received a package containing their admittance tickets and zoo map as well as a surprise gift of a polo shirt from Land’s End embroidered with the new Caltech Connect logo!

pre-zoo photo 2

 Caroline Smith and Lindsay Cleary look on as Jim O’Donnell and Judith Brott try out their new polo shirts

The library staff is looking forward to spending Friday afternoon, July 21st, 2006 at the LA Zoo!