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

September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We are eager to hear your thoughts on library staff news! Your responses to the survey here will help us improve staff news content, platforms, frequency, etc., and we anticipate incorporating your thoughts this semester. You can also indicate interest in joining a small staff communications advisory group.

Please complete and submit the survey by 5pm on Wednesday, September 17.

Please email me any questions, and thank you for participating!



Kira Poplowski
Director of Communications

File Under: Staff News
September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014—Over 200 incoming College students came to the annual Lamont & Beyond library open house event to learn about library collections, spaces and services. Dozens of library staff members from across 25 libraries welcomed the freshmen with swag and raffled prizes in addition to informational materials, and fellow students showed them through the building.

Many of the freshmen had already visited Lamont as prospective students, but made the time to visit during the rigorous circuit of orientation events. “Orientation has been very tiring,” said Anna Alsop (College ’18), who stopped by to explore Lamont through the lens of a patron instead of as a visitor. She predicted...

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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)

File Under: Positions Posted
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


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