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The IFLA World Library Information Congress, 81st General Conference and Assembly, took place in August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an exciting and colorful glimpse into the world of South Africa. IFLA is the... Read more

Monday, November 3, 2014


The Harvard Direct and Borrow Direct services have recently expanded substantially with the addition of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Loeb Design, and Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of... Read more

October 23, 2013—Harvard’s Ernst Mayr Library is partnering on Purposeful Gaming, a project that makes a game out of transcribing historical documents, led by the Missouri Botanical Garden and supported by an IMLS National Leadership Grant.

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October 15, 2013—The Ernst Mayr Library buzzed with activity during a Honeybee Tea Party, which captured the critter’s criticality through its capacious collections. 

Staff from libraries such as Widener, Lamont, Loeb Music Library and... Read more

July 2, 2013—On June 26, Dorothy Barr, public services librarian at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, waited excitedly for museum curators and researchers to trickle in with... Read more