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September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014—The following position is currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Assessment Librarian—Preservation, Conservation and Digital Imaging Services, Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 33737BR)

Research & Collections Librarian—Fine Arts Library (Grade 56, Req# 33535BR)

Staff Assistant III—Gutman Library, GSE (Grade 51, Req# 33508BR)

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September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014—The new academic year brings with it a host of events and exhibits; make sure to save the date!


Writing Practice at the Frances Loeb Library
Through October 22

Highlights from Historical & Special Collections of the Harvard Law School Library
Through October 31

From the Alps to the Ocean in Pusey Library
Through November 11

Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life...

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File Under: Events, Exhibitions
September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014—The inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows program ended with the summer, but each of the four fellows said the experience had a lasting impact on how they understand and use libraries.

The program, launched earlier this year for humanities graduate students interested in learning about emerging library fields, exposed the fellows to new materials as well as to how libraries function behind the scenes. “You see things in a different way,” said James McSpadden, who worked with the Heinrich Bruning collection in the...

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File Under: Project Update, Students
September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014—BorrowDirect recently announced the addition of Johns Hopkins University to the program, in which ten partner library systems including the Harvard Library, engage in resource sharing and other collaborative library projects. BorrowDirect offers faculty, students and staff at all partner institutions unmediated requesting and expedited delivery of items from a combined collection of over 50 million volumes and an integrated online search and discovery interface. Since its inception in 1999, BorrowDirect has successfully filled almost two million user requests by delivering books in three to five days.

Johns Hopkins University was...

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File Under: Collaboration
September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014—John James Audubon’s growth into an expert ornithologist and artist is evident in a Houghton Library collection of 114 drawings, one of only two such extensive collections of his early work. Created between 1805 and 1821, they are some of the earliest existing Audubon originals. The drawings show the development of his technique and his progression from amateur to famed naturalist. The vibrant works are digitized and available online. Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.


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