September 2, 2014—What’s new at Harvard’s libraries this semester? New services, programs and spaces designed to meet user needs in new, often innovative ways.
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Kristen Koob, Heather McMullen, Valerie Weis and Keely Wilczek of Library & Knowledge Services at the Harvard Kennedy School won the Dean’s Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School for their work in Research, Teaching & Learning. The award is given to an individual or team that performs at the highest levels of...read more
September 2, 2014—Libraries play many roles for many people, but Harvard Business School’s Dean Nitin Nohria is one of the few who can count “home” among them.
In an introduction to Business School Libraries in the 21st Century, Nohria recounted his own fond experiences as a library patron, which during his first Boston winter included overnight stays in a sleeping bag at MIT’s Dewey library, which was warmer and more inviting than his apartment. This was the origin of his "long love affair with libraries" both as spaces and as resources, an enduring affection that has influenced Harvard’s leadership in the evolving role of libraries.
Nohria stressed the importance of the strategic...read more
On Wednesday afternoon a cooling coil in the attic of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at the Divinity School ruptured and emptied gallons of water into the attic. The water immediately began to pour into the third floor of the library where the Technology Instruction Room, the Preservation Lab, and the Archives Processing Room are located.
Thankfully, it occurred while the entire library staff was in a meeting on that floor, so we were able to respond in concert right away: calling emergency services, moving library patrons to safety, clearing library materials and supplies from the rooms that were being flooded and covering vulnerable areas with plastic for protection. Because of the volume of water, some of it began to pour into the Reference Room on the second floor as...read more
August 26, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Bibliographer for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data—Harvard College Library (Grade 58, Req# 33539BR)
Public Programming and Stewardship Officer—Harvard Library Administration (Grade 57, Req# 33634BR)
Library Assistant IV—Access Services (Grade 51, Req# 33174BR)