Shout out to my colleagues

In his new book, A Companion to Bede, Stanford scholar George Hardin Brown generously acknowledges the support of the Stanford University Libraries. I am especially happy to see him single out several outstanding reference librarians, and our amazing interlibrary borrowing specialist. Great job team!

I am particularly grateful for the resources, textual and electronic, of the Stanford University Libraries, and for my study in Green Library, a daily haven for research and writing. Michael Keller, University Librarian, and Assunta Pisani, Associate University Library for Collections and Services, have been generous in their support. The reference librarians, especially Eric Heath, Rose Harrington, Miriam Palm, and Molly Molloy, have been unfailingly helpful; Mary-Louise Munill has efficiently proving interlibrary borrowing; R.T. Carr III has cheerfully searched for missing books in the stacks (and found them!); my former student in paleography and now assistant library director, David Jordan, has provided manuscript and bibliographic information; and John Mustain, rare book librarian, has enthusiastically assisted with numerous services and friendly counsel (p. vii-viii).

Note the importance of “traditional” library services—reference, interlibrary borrowing, and stacks searches.

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating—these kinds of acknowledgments are the raison d’etre of academic librarianship.

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