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February 12, 2014

Dear Colleagues

In June 2013, the Harvard Library Board unanimously approved the report, Towards a Collections and Content Development Strategic Plan for the Harvard Library.  Taking over a year to develop, this report represents the culmination of input from across the library.  Recommendation 6 (on page 10) in the report states that:

"Every library, special collections, and archive will write and share collections and content development policies that will facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration."

To implement this recommendation, the Library Leadership Team needs assistance in aggregating collection and content development policy information from...

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February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014—Explore Valentine's Day through the Harvard Library collection: 

The Valentine's Day card Julia Child and her husband Paul sent to friends in the 1950s, part of the Julia Child Papers at Schlesinger Library.

“Reading improves the mind, they say. Are you fond of reading, pray?” A pick-up line from a 19th-century parlor game at Houghton Library.

"A pictorial map of Loveland,"...

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File Under: Collections
February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, will hold two all-staff meetings on February 27 to update staff members on current and future library activities. 

Space is limited, so RSVP to a session at a link below.

Thursday, February 27:

10am, Kirkland & Ellis Classroom South, Langdell Hall

3pm, Kirkland & Ellis Classroom South, Langdell Hall

There will be an opportunity for questions, and staff members may also send questions and/or topic suggestions in advance...

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File Under: Library Leadership
February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014—Harvard’s libraries and staff members were recently featured in the Boston Globe, in the Harvard Crimson and on Slate.com.

January 22, Boston Globe, Adventures of a Medieval Manuscript Expert

January 28, Boston Globe, Harvard Photo Conservator Sees the Big Picture

February 2, Harvard Crimson,...

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File Under: Staff News
February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Administrative Coordinator—Harvard College Library (Grade 54, Req# 31690BR)
Digital Library Software Engineer—Library Technical Services, HUIT (Grade 57, Req# 31591BR)
Library Assistant IV—Harvard College Library (Grade 51, Req# 31631BR)
Manager, Information & Technical Services—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 30955BR)
Manager of Desktop Support—Library Field Support Group, HUIT (Grade 58, Req# 3903BR)
Senior Photograph Conservator—Harvard Library (Grade 58, Req# 31720BR)

File Under: Positions Posted


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