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

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.

August 21
9:30-10:30am
2:30-3:30pm

August 26
9:30-10:30am
2:30-3:30pm

August 27...

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August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As the Harvard Library enters the third year of existence, and I nudge up against my one-year anniversary, I’ve been taking stock of where we are organizationally and looking ahead to what the coming year will bring. In general, it seems that we have made significant progress. At the June 2nd Library Leadership Team retreat, we identified 10 key priorities to pursue in FY15, and we are moving forward on these. Most notably, the implementation of HOLLIS+ is advancing steadily. The team managing engagement, led by Lisa Junghahn, has done an outstanding job of preparing us for the change, and our users should benefit significantly from the improvements, including easier access to journal articles and special collections. We’ve had valuable input from all...

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