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On Friday, November 4, 2016, around 566 family members of students in the Class of 2020 connected with Harvard Library as part of Freshman Family Weekend, meeting library staff and exploring library resources at Lamont Library, Harvard University... Read more

October 26, 2016—Water rained down all night on books, documents, and AV materials as part of an emergency response workshop hosted by Harvard Library Preservation Services. This literally and figuratively immersive experience gave library staff... Read more

On September 21 and 22, Vice President for the Harvard Library Sarah Thomas shared updates on library activities, finances, and projects during two all-staff meetings held at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center. The presentation included status updates on... Read more

Over 300 incoming students attended the annual Freshman Open House at Lamont Library on August 29 to get an introduction to Harvard’s libraries and the services they offer. Freshmen were welcomed with tours, raffle prizes, and food in an event... Read more

Luke Kelly’s first encounter with Eugene Walter was in the summer of 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. “I was working at an antiques gallery monthly estate sale when I noticed an old wooden sign that read ‘Down in Mobile they’re all crazy—Eugene Walter.’... Read more

Staff from across the Harvard Library community assembled in Austin Hall at Harvard Law School on March 23 for an update on current and future library activities.  

Reflecting upon the present state of Harvard Library, Thomas shared that... Read more

On February 12, the Digital Learning and User Experience team partnered with groups from Harvard University Information Technology to host the first student usability “Test Fest” in the User Research Center. During the three-hour event, five... Read more

On March 2 and 3, practitioners of email archiving from multiple cultural heritage institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution Archives, the Library of Congress, Stanford University Libraries, and MIT gathered together at Harvard Library for... Read more

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

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

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