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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014—Congratulations to seven library staff members named a 2014 Harvard Hero! The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University, and only 64 of Harvard's more than 12,000 staff members were selected.

Library staff member awardees are:

Albert Burns, Technical Support Engineer, HUIT/HCL

From his nomination: “Al Burns is Mr. ‘Harvard Support.’ He has been with the University for over 20 years and with the HCL ITS department for the majority of his career. He is one of the most known figures at the College Library, always doing what it takes to make sure the customer is satisfied. He is loved by all and truly cares about the end user and making sure they are...

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May 23, 2014

Glimpses through the ages in the earliest Harvard diplomas. Read the full story.




File Under: Collections
May 23, 2014

Michael Cotta-Schønberg will be speaking not on the future of academic libraries, which he says he has done too much, but on the history of the World Library from 2040 to 2090. The presentation will take the form of a speech by the president of the World Library on the occasion of the fifty year jubilee of the Library.

In this Harvard Library Strategic Conversation with Cotta-Schønberg, Deputy Director General, Royal Library of Copenhagen, and University Librarian, University of Copenhagen, the audience will be transformed into members of the board of the World Library and the speech will end with a board vote on whether individuals should be able to have...

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May 22, 2014

May 27, 2014—The National Digital Stewardship Residency Boston (NDSR-Boston) program, a new program to develop professionals in digital stewardship through post-graduate residencies, has selected the five host institutions for the 2014-2015 set of residency projects. The organizations participating in the program are:

  • Harvard Library
  • MIT Libraries
  • Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
  • Tufts University
  • WGBH

Read more here for full project details. Resident applications are currently being accepted; deadline for entry is May 30, 2014. For more information on how to apply, please visit the...

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File Under: Collaboration, Innovation
May 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

With excitement, I write to announce that the reopening of the renovated Tozzer Library at 21 Divinity Avenue is scheduled for Monday, June 9.

In preparation for the reopening, Tozzer Library staff will be relocating to the new building during the week of June 2. Please note that as part of this move:

  • The last day that Tozzer Library will be open in William James Hall is Friday, May 30, 2014
  • The library will be closed Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 8 and will reopen at 21 Divinity Avenue on Monday, June 9

Please let me know if you have questions, and we look forward to welcoming you to the new Tozzer Library space.

Thank you.


Lynne M. Schmelz
Librarian for the Sciences...

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