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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

What’s a Big Idea for the Harvard Library? The question led off the June 16th retreat attended by members of the Library Leadership Team, co-chairs of the Standing Committees, and other key staff.  Facilitated by Brightspot Strategy, the... 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

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


Last year saw some significant improvements to the Harvard Library Portal, including new resources for alumni, a redesign of both the Get It! Services page and the Library blog, and a new way of collecting stories from the Harvard... Read more

Suzanne Wones has been named director of library digital strategies and innovations at Harvard Library. Wones will begin this position on January 4, 2016.

“Having Suzanne leading us in the formulation of our digital strategy will... Read more

Staff from across the libraries at Harvard gathered on September 30 and October 1 in Beren Hall at Harvard Hillel to hear Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian/Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of... Read more

September 2015

Dear Colleagues:

As the new academic year picks up its pace, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on the year that has closed—noting with pride some of the many accomplishments you have helped bring to fruition—and... Read more

*/ Mission

The Harvard Library advances scholarship and teaching by committing itself to the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.


Objectives in Action

At the March 2016 all-staff meeting, Sarah Thomas... Read more

April 10, 2015


Dear colleagues,

One of the objectives of the Harvard Library is to enable effective access to the world of knowledge and data through intuitive discovery, networks of expertise, and global collaborations. An... Read more