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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


Priorities for FY15 priorities were collaboratively developed at a Library Leadership Team offsite in June 2014. Priorities for FY16 represent continuity of the multi-year priorities while phasing out the now-complete Enhanced Discovery... 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

March 17, 2015—After shepherding eight projects to improve staff and patron experience to full operations, the Scaling Innovation Initiative has... Read more

March 3, 2015—Librarians, archivists, technologists and administrators gathered from across Harvard last week to hear Library Vice President Sarah Thomas reflect on the organization’s progress over the last six months, as well to share their... Read more

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to update you on our progress with regard to governance in the Harvard Library. Five Standing Committees that parallel our strategic objectives have been established and approximately 60 staff from across the... Read more