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September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library Assistant IV: JSTOR Archive Project, Harvard Depository—(Grade 51, Req# 33735BR)

Library Assistant IV: JSTOR Archive Project, Harvard Depository—(Grade 51, Req# 33736BR)

Project Coordinator, Office for Scholarly Communication—(Grade 55, Req# 33729BR)

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September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, will hold two all-staff meetings in late September 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, Harvard Law School

A livestream will be available and details will be sent as soon as they are finalized. A summary of the sessions will be posted online and included in the October 7 Library Update.

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September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014—What’s new at Harvard’s libraries this semester? New services, programs and spaces designed to meet user needs in new, often innovative ways.

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September 2, 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.

Kristen Koob, Heather McMullen, Valerie Weis and Keely Wilczek of Library & Knowledge Services at the Harvard Kennedy School won the Dean’s Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School for their work in Research, Teaching & Learning. The award is given to an individual or team that performs at the highest levels of...

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September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014—Libraries play many roles for many people, but Harvard Business School’s Dean Nitin Nohria is one of the few who can count “home” among them.

In an introduction to Business School Libraries in the 21st Century, Nohria recounted his own fond experiences as a library patron, which during his first Boston winter included overnight stays in a sleeping bag at MIT’s Dewey library, which was warmer and more inviting than his apartment. This was the origin of his "long love affair with libraries" both as spaces and as resources, an enduring affection that has influenced Harvard’s leadership in the evolving role of libraries.

Nohria stressed the importance of the strategic...

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