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This is a platform for Library news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

May 20, 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 Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Brenda Bernier, Liz Coffey and Elizabeth Walters each contributed a chapter to a new textbook for staff of libraries, archives and museums, The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives and Museums, published in April.  Brenda’s chapter is on photographs and negatives, Liz wrote about motion picture film and Elizabeth contributed chapters on magnetic audio and video materials.

Brenda is...

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May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014—Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James E. Ryan announced today that Susan Fliss has been named librarian and director of the Ed School’s Gutman Library. Fliss will begin this new role on July 1.

“We are thrilled to welcome Susan to the HGSE community. Her expertise in teaching and learning, her passion for our school’s mission and her skill in collaborating and building relationships across the University and across disciplines make her appointment an exciting moment for our school,” said Ryan.

Fliss will continue to serve as associate librarian for research, teaching and learning at Harvard College while leading the Gutman Library, an indication of the growing...

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May 13, 2014

Library staff member Tom Lingner provides tips on biking to work. Read the full story.




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May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Since I joined Harvard in August 2013, I have heard many creative ideas from the library community about what we might accomplish in the future. These ideas and other strategic priorities have been collected in a list of possible projects for 2014-15 and beyond

On June 2, the Library Leadership Team will meet to discuss our strategic priorities and to align our resources to the priorities. This will assist us in ensuring that we are clear about what we can accomplish with the resources we have available to us. 

I would like to invite you to contribute additional ideas with regard to our strategic...

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May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014—A collaborative project of the libraries of the Seven Sisters schools, including the Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, received a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support development of a digital portal that gathers letters, diaries and scrapbooks of the first generations of their students.

The History of Women’s Education Open Access Portal Project will be led by the Bryn Mawr College Library, which was awarded the grant. In addition to Schlesinger Library, participants also include the libraries of Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College and Wellesley College. 

This group of schools, once known as the Seven Sisters, educated many ambitious, socially conscious and intellectually committed women, and their graduates became prominent leaders in...

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