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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

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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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—This fall the Harvard Library will deploy the Copyright First Responders (CFRs) — a pilot program being developed as a resource for anyone at Harvard struggling with copyright issues.

The program was founded by Kyle K. Courtney, the copyright advisor at the Office for Scholarly Communication, who observed an increase in his caseload and had rising concerns about copyright’s rapidly changing law and the resulting implications for libraries and their users. In response, he is building a distributed network of individuals across Harvard’s libraries trained to either answer questions...

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July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014—At the Countway Library community garden, many hands make light work—and tasty results. Recently, volunteers gathered on a bright afternoon to beautify the garden and tend to the plants.

After a long and chilly spring, the garden is now flourishing. The cold and damp did not prevent a spring harvest; the team picked garlic scapes, lettuces, sugar snap peas and herbs. The team also recently purchased a composter, thanks to funds from the Eco-Ops Green team, which serves Harvard’s Longwood community.

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