September 9, 2014—Over 200 incoming College students came to the annual Lamont & Beyond library open house event to learn about library collections, spaces and services. Dozens of library staff members from across 25 libraries welcomed the freshmen with swag and raffled prizes in addition to informational materials, and fellow students showed them through the building.
Many of the freshmen had already visited Lamont as prospective students, but made the time to visit during the rigorous circuit of orientation events. “Orientation has been very tiring,” said Anna Alsop (College ’18), who stopped by to explore Lamont through the lens of a patron instead of as a visitor. She predicted...read more
September 9, 2014—The following position is currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Assessment Librarian—Preservation, Conservation and Digital Imaging Services, Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 33737BR)
Research & Collections Librarian—Fine Arts Library (Grade 56, Req# 33535BR)
Staff Assistant III—Gutman Library, GSE (Grade 51, Req# 33508BR)
September 9, 2014—The new academic year brings with it a host of events and exhibits; make sure to save the date!
Writing Practice at the Frances Loeb Library
Through October 22
Highlights from Historical & Special Collections of the Harvard Law School Library
Through October 31
From the Alps to the Ocean in Pusey Library
Through November 11
Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life...read more
September 9, 2014—The inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows program ended with the summer, but each of the four fellows said the experience had a lasting impact on how they understand and use libraries.
The program, launched earlier this year for humanities graduate students interested in learning about emerging library fields, exposed the fellows to new materials as well as to how libraries function behind the scenes. “You see things in a different way,” said James McSpadden, who worked with the Heinrich Bruning collection in the...read more
September 8, 2014—BorrowDirect recently announced the addition of Johns Hopkins University to the program, in which ten partner library systems including the Harvard Library, engage in resource sharing and other collaborative library projects. BorrowDirect offers faculty, students and staff at all partner institutions unmediated requesting and expedited delivery of items from a combined collection of over 50 million volumes and an integrated online search and discovery interface. Since its inception in 1999, BorrowDirect has successfully filled almost two million user requests by delivering books in three to five days.
Johns Hopkins University was...read more