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November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014—Students, staff and community members at Harvard Divinity School celebrated their library over a series of social and academic events in October as part of Theological Libraries Month.

During a community tea for students, Andover-Harvard Theological Library director Doug Gragg showed off a silver tea set recently donated to the Archives. It had been a gift of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York to its minister, Moses Ballou, in the mid-19th century.

But students weren’t the only patrons who helped AHTL celebrate: author Sara Day visited to share the backstory of her new book, Coded Letters, Concealed Love. Day drew on Andover-Harvard’s collections, finding...

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November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014—The Harvard Library is administering a Harvard-wide faculty survey on attitudes and practices about the evolution of research and teaching in an increasingly digital environment. The survey is part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to align its services with faculty needs and results will inform the Library’s key decisions and multi-year planning.

The survey, which was emailed to faculty members on November 10, was developed by Ithaka S+R and has been used to gather data about changing patterns of scholarly activity from more than 160,000 academics in the US and the UK over the past decade. 

The survey closes on November 24 and the Library will hold open sessions for faculty members and library staff members in the spring, once analysis has been completed.

Administration of the Ithaka survey at...

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November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Access Services Assistant (Library Assistant VI)—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 34039BR)

Collection Librarian for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data—Collection Development, Harvard College Library (Grade 58, Req# 34151BR)

Research Librarian & Business and Corporate Law Specialist—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 57, Req# 34119BR)

Serials Acquisitions and Management Library Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 34142BR)

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November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014—Harvard’s libraries, collections and staff members were recently featured on RadioBoston and WGBH and in the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Gazette.

October 15: Pusey Library's "From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front" was covered by WGBH.

October 16: The opening of Schlesinger Library's exhibit "What They Wrote, What They Saved" was featured in the Harvard Crimson.

October 22: Jonathan Eig teased his book talk and signing at the Countway...

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November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014—Librarians and faculty from across Harvard, the United States and even across the pond gathered to share problems and brainstorm solutions around the long-term life of print materials in a digital age at the Harvard Library’s Symposium on Sustainable Models for Print Storage in 21st-Century Libraries.

Large themes and issues such as funding and institutional culture were tackled by the speakers and panelists. Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, likened the topic of print storage to a twisted ball of yarn—something actually comprising a knot of complex issues like...

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