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February 10, 2015

February 10, 2014—An unpublished Yiddish translation at Harvard of Nikolai Gogol’s Revizor (The Inspector General) serves as the script for the current production of Revizor by Tel Aviv’s YidiShpil Theater, the Yiddish theater of Israel. The Yiddish translation is by Joseph Buloff (1899-1985), a leading figure on the Yiddish stage. This Yiddish script is one of thousands of items in the Judaica Collection’s Joseph Buloff Yiddish Theatre Archive, an extraordinary collection documenting the Yiddish stage careers of Joseph Buloff and his wife Luba Kadison Buloff (1906-2006). The archive was presented to Harvard in 1986 by Luba Buloff and daughter Barbara....

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February 8, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dear colleagues,

The Harvard Library will open tomorrow as usual. From the responses I have seen about individual libraries, I expect them to open as well. We will of course need to make adjustments if people encounter difficulty in travelling or need to stay out for other reasons. (From the emails I have had from some parents, I think they are looking forward to getting back to normal, though.)  Please let your supervisor know if you will not be in.

Thanks to all the people who have supported communication, continued to work on time-sensitive matters, and who have continued to provide service in a challenging environment.

Please be safe as you return to work tomorrow.

Best wishes,


Vice President for the...

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February 3, 2015

Research, Teaching and Learning librarians from Ivies Plus institutions gathered at Harvard Law School on November 7, 2014 to share ideas and best practices and to continue as a community to build cross-institution connections. Content and lessons from the conference were shared online

February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015—The following positions are currently available in the Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

HMS Archivist/Records Manager—Harvard Medical School (Grade 56, Req# 34855BR)

Collections Digitization Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 34811BR)

Survey Archivist—Harvard Library, Harvard University Archives (Grade 56, Req# 34787BR)

Continuing Resources Assistant—Harvard Library (Grade 51, Req# 34762BR)

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January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015

Dear colleagues,

I hope you all have stayed warm and dry today. After closely monitoring the progress of the storm today, University officials have announced that we will reopen and classes will resume at Harvard tomorrow. Individual Schools will be in contact about specific local arrangements. As such, all libraries with the exception of the Schlesinger Library will be open on a normal schedule beginning at 9:00 AM. I know we can work together to provide service even if some of our colleagues can’t make it in. This is important for our residential community, and I know they will be grateful for our support.

We understand that travel will be difficult tomorrow.​ Please remember that your safety comes first, and exercise caution as you return to campus. Disruption is likely as we all continue to...

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