Yahoo’s social networking website and micro-blogging platform Tumblr honored Houghton Library’s blog as one of its "New and Notable Blogs of 2013." Houghton Library is the primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University and is part of the Harvard College Library within the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Its blog launched in June and displays digitized images from the library’s collection. Houghton’s blog is joined by 19 other honorees that include the White House, National Geographic and Financial Times. Read the full story.
December 17, 2013
As we near the end of the calendar year, I have been reflecting on the Harvard Library. There’s much that is good and some things that are works in progress. You, library staff members, are a joy to work with. Everywhere I go, on my many library visits (my tally to date is 59), I have been welcomed by enthusiastic, intelligent and hard-working people. I’m not alone in this assessment of library staff. Last Friday I presented an update to the Council of Deans and President Faust. One of the deans had recently held a lunch for students during which he asked the third-year students what they would advise new students. They replied: “Go see the librarians early! They’ll...read more
December 17, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Chief Technology Strategist—Harvard Library (Grade 62, Req# 31536BR)
Library Assistant VII—Information and Technical Services (Grade 54, Req# 31342BR)
Manager for Serials Acquisitions & Management—Information and Technical Services (Grade 58, Req# 31339BR)
December 17, 2013—Thank you to those who organized the 2013 Harvard Library Party: Coleen Burgess, Jason Frederick Cassani Clarke, Ann-Marie Costa, Jacqueline Ford, Meg Kribble, Juliana Kuipers, B. Kevin Lau, Aubrey Leas, Jingjing Liu, Brooke McManus, Kathy Moody, Lynne M. Schmelz and Jennifer Ward, as well as to the catering team who provided lovely treats and terrific service.
Dear Harvard community members:
I write to update you on the events that disrupted activities on the Cambridge campus today.
As I reported earlier, four buildings were closed this morning so that they could be searched by law enforcement officials and access to Harvard Yard was restricted. That step was taken out of an abundance of caution after an email was received at approximately 8:40 a.m. by the Harvard University Police Department and other community members, claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden at those four sites. I am relieved to report that no suspicious devices were found.
I would like to thank the HUPD and the many representatives of the local, state and federal agencies who responded to this incident. We deeply appreciate your help in keeping our campus safe.
Safeguarding our...read more