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July 28, 2015

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

Dimitrios Dogas, Joan Ilacqua, and Anna Rakityanskaya

Dimitrios DogasDimitrios Dogas comes to Harvard Library from Harvard’s Multi-Regional Clinical Trials...

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July 21, 2015

Harvard Library continues to celebrate Widener Library’s centennial with a trial of expanded hours in the 2015-2016 academic year. Effective September 2, 2015, Widener will be open until midnight, Mondays through Thursdays. This is an expansion from the current level of service, which ends at 10 pm on those days. 

Also this fall, Widener Library will play host to office hours for the popular CS50 class. For 11 weeks beginning immediately after Labor Day, Loker Reading Room will be the location for CS50 office hours on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 9 pm to midnight. Collaborative discussions between the library and Professor David Malan, who teaches CS50, led to the opportunity for Widener not only to host...

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File Under: Collaboration, Hours, Widener
July 21, 2015

The Frances Loeb Library at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) supports research, teaching, and learning for the GSD, Harvard, and broader international design communities. The library's strengths—20th- and 21st-century architecture, urban planning and design, the history and practice of landscape design—are supplemented by subject areas that support past and current curriculum needs. Together with the resources distributed throughout the Harvard Library system, the Loeb Design Library provides access to a comprehensive collection documenting the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design.

Recently, the Loeb Design Library team collaborated with staff from...

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File Under: Collections, Loeb Design
July 13, 2015

Minerva conference participants in front of Widener LibraryJuly 14, 2015 – On 13-14 April, the Judaica Division hosted at the Harvard Faculty Club an international invitational conference as part of the EVA Minerva series, an initiative of the European Commission, which promotes conferences on the application of digital technology to the preservation of cultural heritage.  The Judaica Division first hosted an EVA Minerva conference in 2002 and established a Judaica section within that series.  Violet Radnofsky of the Judaica Division has actively participated over the years in EVA Minerva conferences in Europe and in Israel and has...

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File Under: Events
July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015—The following positions are currently available in the library system. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

  • Curator of Digital Collections, Harvard Law School (Grade 57, Req# 36154BR) 
  • Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations, Harvard Library (Grade 62, Req# 35922BR)
  • Librarian for Cartographic Collections and Learning, Harvard College Library (Grade 57, Req# 36353BR)
  • Online Learning and Reference Librarian, Division of Continuing Education, Grossman Library, Harvard Extension School (Grade 57, Req# 36217BR)
  • Processing Archivist, Harvard Library (Grade 56, Req# 35917BR)
  • Reference and Education...
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File Under: Positions Posted


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