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July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014—If, as Picasso said, the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls, the spirit of Information & Technical Services (ITS) staff members at 625 Mass. Ave. just received a little spring cleaning. A staff art show, now in its tenth cycle, was recently mounted and will run through the summer.

Photographs, written work and a sculpture line the walls of their building’s bright and sunny atrium, which also serves as the break room. Seven artists answered the open call for submissions, and anything goes—in the past, knitting, collages, mobiles and paintings were shown. “It’s very broadly diverse and we’ve been encouraging people to think outside the box,”...

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July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014The primary exercise of the Library Leadership Team (LLT) retreat in June was to review and finalize possible FY15 strategic priorities and projects—many suggested by staff members—for the Library.

Following an assessment of options, the LLT determined that the following FY15 priorities and projects most closely align with the Library’s mission, strategic objectives and resources. The projects marked with an asterisk (*) were championed by a library staff member.

 

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July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Music Cataloger—Harvard Library (Grade 56, Req# 33070BR)

Processing Archivist, Knowledge and Library Services—Harvard Business School (Grade 56, Req# 33078BR)

Search Enrichment Architect, Knowledge and Library Services--Harvard Business School (Grade 58, Req# 33094BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014—The Harvard Library Scaling Innovation Initiative launched Inscriptio, an online study carrel reservation system. The platform, with functionality similar to selecting an airplane seat, has been in use at Widener and Pusey, and is now available for libraries across Harvard.  Inscriptio allows patrons to make carrel reservations more quickly and provides more efficient management of carrel reservations.

Ann-Marie Costa, head of Access Administrative Operations, was involved in Inscriptio from the start. She and former colleague Cheryl McGrath had discussed an airline seat-type carrel management system; when an open call went out...

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July 1, 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.

Sarah Burke Cahalan of Dumbarton Oaks presented “Collaborative Research in the History of Science” at the RBMS Preconference with Jason Dean of the University of Arkansas. Sarah also was recently featured in the Fine Books & Collections series, “Bright Young Librarians.”

Sarah serves as a special projects and reference...

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