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August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share that a Harvard Library Governance Committee system was approved by the Library Leadership Team following open discussion sessions with the library community.

Four open sessions on proposed governance committees, drafted by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Committee Governance, were held in July 2014. At each session, working group representatives provided a brief overview of including the charge to the working group, the concepts that serve as a foundation for the proposal, the recommendations and general guidelines. Feedback from staff members was gathered by the working group and incorporated into the...

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August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Camera Operator—Imaging Services (Grade 50, Req# 33538BR)

Customer Service Manager—Patron Services (Grade 56, Req# 33534BR)

Grossman Library Computer Support Assistant—Division of Continuing Education (Grade 53, Req# 33106BR)

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August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014—The Harvard University Archives and Schlesinger Library opened their doors to a display of food-related items. While recipes abounded, a few items took the cake, including Julia Child’s Emmy award, a sketch of an epic 1818 Harvard dining hall food fight and china used at Harvard in the 19th century.

The Archives’ display was but a sampling of its holdings. “We hope that this will be a little bit of a taste for you and you’ll come back for more,” Robin McElheny told the tour. Robin is the associate university archivist for collections and public services.

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August 7, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The spanking new FAS Collections and Content Development Council held its inaugural meeting last week. (The Council’s charter, which outlines its sphere of activity, is attached to this message.) The group first spent some time organizing itself, and then turned to organizing its agenda for the current fiscal year. This exercise overlaps with the FAS Library Heads' and HCL Senior Managers' effort to define objectives for FY15 and beyond, and also anticipates alignment and some consolidation with the priorities that will emerge from the proposed Harvard-wide Collections and Content Development Standing Committee. This message is directed to the community as a whole in order to share the news and invite input as broadly as possible, particularly among Harvard Library staff members who might not see a posting...

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August 5, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We hope you will join a discussion of trends in Information and Technical Services and how they might be adapted to benefit Harvard’s scholars.

Please sign up for a session by clicking a link below. All sessions will be held in Room 021, 90 Mt. Auburn.

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