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November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014


Dear colleagues,

I’d like to share information on the leadership and management of Access Services.

The Access Services managers and I have met several times to discuss the area’s immediate needs including an interim management plan. Their priority is to keep services running well.

I am pleased to convey that Ken Peterson is the Interim Director of Access Services. Thank you to Ken for taking on this role for Harvard Library. Also, thank you to all the managers for their thoughtful input and teamwork.



Susan Fliss
Director and Librarian of Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education...
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November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014—The Harvard Library convened scholars and experts for a series of discussions, films and panels inspired by the Blavatnik Archive exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War,” which documents the lives and roles of Soviet Jewish soldiers during World War II.

Provost Alan Garber hosted an opening panel that included Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, and former ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, moderated by Board of Overseers member Tracy Palandjian ’93, MBA ’97. The panel discussed the era showcased in the exhibit before going on to outline the...

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File Under: Events, Exhibitions
November 18, 2014

musical scoreNovember 18, 2014—In honor of the centennial anniversary of Paine Hall, the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library centered its latest exhibition around the life and times of the man behind the building’s name, Harvard University’s first professor of music and pioneer of American music education, John Knowles Paine.

Paine was well-known in his day as an organist and composer, but his lasting influence has been as an educator. “The study of music as an academic discipline in a liberal arts curriculum essentially originated with Paine,” explained curator Bob Dennis.

Paine’s curriculum at Harvard focused on music history and theory as well as composition, which then served as a model for the...

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File Under: Exhibitions, Loeb Music
November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library User Experience Specialist—Harvard Library (Grade 57, Req# 34295BR)

Records Assistant—Harvard Medical School (Grade 52, Req# 34326BR)

Access Services Library Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 52, Req# 34243BR)

Access Services and Reference Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 34242BR)

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November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014—Since the previous update in August, a new release of DRS software was put into production. New features included beta support for DRS deposits of email from the Electronic Archiving System (EAS). This is currently being tested by Schlesinger Library, Countway Library, Harvard University Archives and Harvard Art Museums Archives. Now email collections can be pushed from the beta EAS user interface to the DRS with a single click. The release also included several deposit workflow improvements requested by DRS depositors. The full release notes are available here.


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