A letterpress printing workshop at Houghton Library, a series of symposiums investigating emerging tools for authoring with digital media, and other events made up Wintersession, 10 days of lectures, hands-on presentations and panels hosted throughout the Harvard College Library and FAS libraries as part of this year's January term. The sessions are built to enrich learning in a relaxed setting removed from the demanding pace of the semester schedule. Read the full story.
January 28, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Associate Collections Conservator, Preservation Services (Grade 56, Req# 31630BR)
Holdings Management Assistant, Harvard University Archives (Grade 54, Req# 31625BR)
Library Assistant V, HCL (Grade 51, Req# 31631BR)
Processing Assistant, Harvard University Archives (Grade 52, Req# 31624BR)
Senior Financial Analyst, Harvard Library (Grade 57, Req# 31575BR)
January 28, 2014—The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation of New York has awarded the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library a grant of $1 million. The grant is for the digitization of the Division’s recently acquired photo archive of Israel Sun Ltd., a photo news agency in Israel. This archive consists of well over a million negatives covering the years 1968 to 2003. These negatives, representing photographs taken in this period by a cadre of photographers working at Israel Sun, document in great depth events, places and people in Israel. (See a slideshow of images from the archive below.)
Before Israeli newspapers relied primarily on their own photojournalists, they would commission Israel Sun to...read more
A recent Wintersession event at the Loeb Music Library featured rare recordings, medieval manuscripts, early songbooks.