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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014—Johns Hopkins University recently joined the Borrow Direct network, joining Harvard and nine other peer university libraries in a collaborative that increases scholarly access to materials far beyond their home institutions.

“Johns Hopkins joining Borrow Direct adds to the range and scope of what we make available to our users,” said Dan Hazen, associate librarian of Harvard College for collection development.

Some of the resources now available to Harvard researchers through Borrow Direct are rich holdings in the history of science and technology, ancient Near Eastern studies, philosophy, particularly on Emmanuel...

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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014—This summer, the Frances Loeb Library underwent a partial renovation on its lower level, transforming a portion of stacks space into dedicated semi-open workspace with an adjoining conference room for students in the Graduate School of Design’s PhD program.

“We have been rethinking our library for over the last several years. The ability to support GSD programs physically as well as through service and materials has been an ongoing process and this is one step we have been able to take,” said Ann Whiteside, librarian and assistant dean for information resources. “We were thrilled to be able to accommodate evolving user needs in this way while maintaining accessibility to...

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September 16, 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.

Nora Dempsey joined Preservation Services as an associate collections conservator in Collections Care, where she will assist with the supervision of collections conservation activities in multiple laboratory locations, contribute to the development and implementation of conservation policies and manage conservation projects.

Previously, Nora held conservation positions at...

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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant V)—Access Services: Professional Schools, Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 33840BR)

Collections and Data Management Librarian—Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Grade 57, Req# 33846BR)

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant VI)—Access Services: Humanities & Social Sciences, Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 33838BR)

Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst—Collection Development, Harvard Law School Library (Grade 57, Req# 33805BR)

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September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 — Don’t forget to save the date for one of the fall Library All-Staff meetings! Later this month, Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will hold two all-staff meetings to update staff members on current and future library activities. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Friday, September 26th, 9:30am, Austin Classroom 100 North, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, September 30th, 12:30pm*, Ames Courtroom,...

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