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February 4, 2014

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to update you on MOU results for FY13 and share next steps for developing FY15 MOUs.

For the FY13 MOU results and lessons learned, please see a memo I sent to administrative deans,... Read more

Dear Harvard community members:

I write to update you on the events that disrupted activities on the Cambridge campus today.

As I reported earlier, four buildings were closed this morning so that they could be searched by law... Read more

December 17, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

As we near the end of the calendar year, I have been reflecting on the Harvard Library. There’s much that is good and some things that are works in progress. You, library staff members, are... Read more

November 26, 3013

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking forward to my first Thanksgiving in the United States for many years. In 2010, Oxford's students picked Thanksgiving eve to take over the Bodleian's historic Radcliffe Camera, and I... Read more

November 19, 2013—In September 2013, Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, appointed a review committee to evaluate the Affinity Group Model... Read more

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you enjoyed your Columbus Day weekend. I am happy to be back in the US and to have familiar holidays. Although I loved being at Oxford, it was strange to be in a place where people didn't celebrate Thanksgiving, and... Read more

October 8, 2013—At the September 18 Library All-Staff Meetings, topics related to Information and Technical Services (ITS) were raised. Below are... Read more

September 25, 2013

Dear faculty colleagues,

With the enthusiastic support of the University Librarian Robert Darnton and the Chair of the FAS Standing Committee on the Library Joyce Chaplin, I am writing to share the exciting news... Read more

September 24, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

There was much interest at the all-staff meeting in what the Library’s role in the Campaign will be. I attended the Campaign launch on Saturday evening and connected with several members of the... Read more