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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.  

The following positions are currently available in the library system. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

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Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Harvard Library is pleased to announce the release of a significant set of upgrades to the Class Request Tool (CRT), an open-source application with broad utility to archives and special collections with active teaching programs. 

Screenshot of Harvard Library homepage with new search box

A new simplified search box will be coming to the Harvard Library website on June 9. The current search widget, implemented nearly four years ago, allows users to select from nine resource types and links to over 50 e-resources. The new search tool will consist of a single HOLLIS+ Everything search box, along with a link to HOLLIS+ Advanced Search.

Library Technology Services has implemented a solution to resolve recent issues with Google Scholar.

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Helen Yang and Christopher Foster

The 2016 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art has been awarded to two Harvard graduate students during a ceremony preceding the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture.

Heather Cole, Emilie Hardman, and Emily Walhout

A video by Houghton librarians Heather Cole, Emilie Hardman, and Emily Walhout on baking Emily Dickinson’s black cake won the Best of Collections-Focused Film Award at the first film festival sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries.

Career opportunities at the libraries across Harvard are posted in ASPIRE, the university's recruitment management system.

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