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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014—The Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) team at Harvard Business School (HBS) turned their skills from the stacks to the pantry when they volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank last month, sorting over 7,500 pounds of food.

For the fifth year in a row, KLS staff members took a day off from the library to volunteer in the community, and processed enough food to feed a family of four for an entire year. The initiative was coordinated by the KLS Community Building Group.

“When you’re standing sweating on the line with other people, heaving boxes, you work with people in a totally different manner. You may be working with someone you’re not...

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July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014—This summer the inaugural Pforzheimer Fellows are delving into projects across Harvard’s libraries, bringing a fresh perspective and learning about career opportunities.

The fellowships are named in recognition of Carl H. Pforzheimer III’s generous gift to the library.

James McSpadden, a history PhD candidate, is working with the uncatalogued papers of Henrich Brüning, chancellor of Germany, held by the Harvard University Archives. The experience has given him a new appreciation for the work and knowledge of library staff, saying, “I’ve been...

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July 15, 2014

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Susan Gilman joined Tozzer Library as a research librarian to support research, teaching and learning initiatives in the renovated and re-envisioned Tozzer space. She will continue to...

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July 10, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We hope you will join an upcoming open discussion of the draft Library Committee Governance Proposal:

Wednesday, July 16
4-5pm, Ballard Room, Countway Library

Thursday, July 17
11am-Noon, Gund 510, GSD


To call-in to the session on Thursday, July 17:

  • From the US: 866.890....
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July 8, 2014

Dear colleagues,

The Hollis+ Outreach team has scheduled several open meetings on our new discovery system, which will include demonstrations of HOLLIS+ and time to ask questions and provide feedback:

July 15, 9:30-11:00 AM, Lamont Forum Room

July 16, 3:30-5:00 PM, Lamont Forum Room

July 17, 2:00-3:30, 625 Mass. Ave., Room 331

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