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June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014—Jumping jacks, sit-ups, relay races? Not at the recent Social Sciences Librarians Bootcamp, hosted by Knowledge & Library Services (KLS) at Harvard Business School (HBS). Instead, attendees focused on timely topics in scholarly research, sans exercise.

Discussions focused on issues such as food policy and shrinking federal grants, and librarians from 30 institutions across the country shared case studies and best practices. User perspective was a focus throughout; in faculty and doctoral student panels, they shared how they used the library collections and services to support their research.

Representing Harvard, Tim Mahoney, Christine...

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June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Application Platform Analyst—Library Technology Services (Grade 57, Req# 32638BR)

Online Learning Librarian—Harvard Library Administration (Grade 58, Req# 31969BR)

Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 32935BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014— Harvard Direct, a new service that delivers Harvard-owned materials to one of 15 libraries selected by the patron, transitioned on June 5 from from a successful beta test to an established Library service.

The service, which is available to all Harvard faculty, staff and degree-seeking students, will be rolled out at additional libraries in the coming months, and will be widely publicized in September 2014.

During the six-month beta test, which began in December 2013, almost 32,000 items from Widener, Countway and Harvard Law School Library were pulled and delivered within...

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June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014—The Harvard Library’s treasures are as diverse as they are valuable. This year, the Harvard Gazette featured some unique items in library collections in its Curio series.

The series traced noteworthy signatures, gathered  famous writers’ preferred tools, cast a spotlight on tiny stage sets in the Theatre Collection, untangled Walter Gropius’s...

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June 10, 2014

Dear colleagues, 

You won't want to miss this! Please join us to share with and hear from your colleagues about the most interesting, useful, and hilarious aspects of your professional conference experiences this past year. We'll gather over food and drinks for an informal sharing of conference takeaways, tangible and intangible. We'll also liven things up with Conference Trivia—how much do you really know about these ubiquitous (semi-) annual gatherings of like-minded people? Come and find out!

RTL Shares Ultimate Conference Party
Thursday, June 19
3:00-4:30 PM
Lamont Forum Room

We need your help to make this a...

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