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This is a platform for Library staff news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014—Last week, FAS libraries directors and senior managers joined Sarah Thomas to finalize FY15 priorities and to begin work on the FAS Libraries' objectives and plans for the next several years.

To prepare for the session, FAS library directors drafted strategic objectives and related FY15 priorities. These were shared with FAS library staff members for their feedback, which guided the planning session. (A summary of the draft objectives, priorities and staff feedback can be found here.)

The meeting opened with a summary from Sarah Thomas of her FY15 goals for FAS libraries:

  • increasing materials budgets;
  • enhancing RTL outreach and collaboration with...
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July 29, 2014

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Heather Caldwell, head of collections care, will leave the Harvard Library as of July 30, 2014. Franziska Frey, head of preservation and digital imaging services, said, “Heather made a big difference during her time at Harvard—her passion for her work and her colleagues are infectious and we will all miss her.” 

Heather joined Harvard...

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July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Assistant Curator, Harvard Film Archive—Harvard College Library (Grade 56, Req# 33292BR)

Software Engineer—Library Technology Services (Grade 57, Req# 33125BR)

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July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014—Tozzer Library returned to an entirely rebuilt and redesigned space following two years in temporary quarters.

The original Tozzer Library building  was almost completely demolished and rebuilt and enlarged to reunite Harvard’s anthropological community for the first time in over 50 years. Tozzer is connected to the Peabody Museum, where some Anthropology Department offices continue to be housed, via a glass walkway.

Visit the new Tozzer space at 21 Divinity Avenue. Tozzer Library is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays,...

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July 29, 2014

July 22, 2014—A film by pioneering director Robert J. Flaherty—which film historians believed to have been lost—was rediscovered at Harvard's Houghton Library. The short film Oidhche Sheanchais (A Night of Storytelling) was created by Flaherty in 1935 during the production of his now-classic film Man of Aran. The nitrate print of Oidhche Sheanchais was identified by Houghton curators during a cataloging update, and is the only copy known to exist. 

Oidhche Sheanchais captures Seáinín Tom Ó Dioráin, a famed seanchaí (...

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