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October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Conservation Technician—Collections Care, Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 34048BR)

Librarian for the Social Sciences and Visualization—Maps, Media, Data and Government Information, Harvard College Library (Grade 58, Req# 34038BR)

Manager of Faculty Research and Scholarly Support—Harvard Law School (Grade 58, Req# 34036BR)

Multimedia Specialist—Services for Maps, Media, Data and Government Information, Harvard College Library (Grade 55, Req# 33936BR)

Technical Services Library Assistant—Information and Technical Services,...

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October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014—A new portrait of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was installed in Knowledge and Library Services at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

Sirleaf (Kennedy ’71), the first woman to serve as head of state in an African country, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. The life-size portrait by artist Stephen Coit, funded through the generosity of the Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, was unveiled earlier this year.


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October 10, 2014

World War I lasted four years, three months, two weeks, and one day. Dozens of nations were involved; more than 65 million soldiers were mobilized; casualties rose to 37 million. The Western Front stretched 600 miles through three countries.“From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front,” at Pusey Library through Nov. 11, captures the magnitude of the conflict, each map a shard of the shattered mirror reflecting a gruesome war. Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.

October 8, 2014

October 8, 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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October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014—Research libraries may not know as much as click-obsessed Amazon does about how people interact with their books but what they do know reflects the behavior of a community of scholars unpolluted by commercial imperatives. While privacy concerns have forestalled making library usage data available to application developers outside and often within the library staff, a way around that is to create and share "stackscores" for each item in its collections. Read the full article on the Chronicle of Higher Education's blog.

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