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December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014—To ensure adequate study space for Law School students during the Fall Exam period, the Harvard Law School Library will have restricted access in place today, Monday December 8 through Friday, December 19. During this time, only Law School affiliates will be able to use the Law Library space for study hall purposes. 

Harvard University affiliates who need to borrow regular loan materials from the collection or use a part of the collection can check in at the circulation desk, or order items to one of 18 different pick-up locations on campus via Harvard Direct, which can deliver requested materials from one site to another within 4 business days.

File Under: Law School Library
December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014—Below is a list of active e-resource trials for Harvard Library. You are welcome to send any comments or questions to the selector and coordinator listed for each resource. If you have any problem viewing it, the list is also available at the ITS wiki page Current E-Resource Trials for Harvard Library

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File Under: Online Resources
December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014—Lamonsters may sound like something that goes bump in the night, but they’re actually just library fans.

The moniker refers to followers of Lamont Library’s latest endeavor to virtually reach its patrons—its new Tumblr page. Following the example of successful forays onto the image-based social media platform by Houghton and Widener libraries, Lamont staff launched their own Tumblr as a means to share collection highlights, events, staff picks, and research tips.

“We hope the page will be of interest to anyone who enjoys everything the humanities has to offer,” said library assistant Caitlin Elwood, who initially joined forces with colleagues Lynn Ansaldo, Sue Gilroy and Lynn Sayers on the project to reach out to Harvard undergraduates, Lamont’s primary...

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File Under: Collections, Innovation, Lamont
December 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 the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Arevik Avedian joined the Harvard Law School Library as an applied research statistician, where she will provide empirical research support for faculty, students and staff.

Arevik joins the Library from California State...

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File Under: Staff News
December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014—The Harvard Library recently kicked off a year-long series of events dedicated to professional development as part of the strategic vision for the Library’s growth and improvement.

“Staff development is an opportunity and an imperative if we’re going to be a thriving organization,” said Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We need to think about how we can contribute to the success of our organization, the University and the world by growing [as individuals].”

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