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

August 29, 2014

On Wednesday afternoon a cooling coil in the attic of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at the Divinity School ruptured and emptied gallons of water into the attic. The water immediately began to pour into the third floor of the library where the Technology Instruction Room, the Preservation Lab, and the Archives Processing Room are located.

Thankfully, it occurred while the entire library staff was in a meeting on that floor, so we were able to respond in concert right away: calling emergency services, moving library patrons to safety, clearing library materials and supplies from the rooms that were being flooded and covering vulnerable areas with plastic for protection. Because of the volume of water, some of it began to pour into the Reference Room on the second floor as...

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August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Bibliographer for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data—Harvard College Library (Grade 58, Req# 33539BR)

Public Programming and Stewardship Officer—Harvard Library Administration (Grade 57, Req# 33634BR)

Library Assistant IV—Access Services (Grade 51, Req# 33174BR)

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August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured in the New York Times, Library Journal, Harvard Magazine and on CILIP.com

August 1: Teddy Roosevelt's influence on college football was explored in The New York Times, using items from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection.

August 13: The Copyright First Responders program was covered by Library Journal.

August 13: Sarah Thomas...

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File Under: Staff News
August 26, 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.

Corinna BaksikLaura MorseAllison PowersEmily Singley and Hank Sway of Library Technology Services (LTS) participated as leaders or presenters at the Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2014 Conference, held in Montreal.

Corinna served as a leader on the Aleph Product Working Group. Laura participated on the conference’s...

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August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014—Old habits may die hard, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. David Gordon Lyon, founder of Harvard’s Semitic Museum, Hollis Professor of Divinity and Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages began keeping a diary in 1870 as an undergraduate and continued throughout the rest of his life. The 38 notebooks Lyon filled capture world events and 40 years of life at Harvard through a unique and personal lens.

This rich record, held by the Harvard University Archives, will be soon be more accessible to researchers thanks to a grant to transcribe them from the Lasky/Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Digital and Humanities. The grant was to...

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