How do you modernize an iconic but aging building into an inviting place where students, faculty, and the public gather together to learn? In the first of a series of talks on new visions for library spaces, architect Jim Eyre of... Read more
With the arrival of the fall term in September 2016, Lamont Library will introduce a new unified service model that aims to create a better user experience. In recent years, Lamont Library has become a wonderfully complex set of resources... Read more
Photo: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Gazette
The massive chandelier that greets visitors to Widener Library is not only impressive to look at; it’s an impressive feat to change the bulbs. Since Widener has switched to LED (light-... Read more
Photo courtesy of Reed Lowrie.
“I wanted to send a heartfelt note of gratitude to the entire team for creating a program that opened paths of possibilities for intrepid researchers,” wrote a participant of a recent Harvard Library... Read more
It was every librarian’s nightmare: opening a box to reveal soaking wet film, video and audio tapes. In the workshop entitled “(What If) A River Runs Through It: Salvaging Wet Audiovisual Materials,” Elizabeth Walters, preservation... Read more
On January 12, 2016, librarians joined colleagues in a practice-based workshop entitled The Art of Teaching for Librarians. Sponsored by the Research, Teaching and Learning Standing Committee, this workshop explored what it means to be a... Read more
Attendees listen as Kate Rich, Senior Technician in Collections Care (standing, center) guides them through the book binding process.
Over the course of the afternoon, fine paper and linen thread became books, thanks to the expert... Read more
Melissa Banta and Elena Bulat of the Weissman Preservation Center published an article in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) entitled “Salted Paper Prints and the Harvard Class Albums.” The special issue was... Read more