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April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014—Feminism is still a hot topic of conversation, but the discourse—and its outlets—has changed dramatically over the last century. Bookstores were frequently a central hub for local and national activity during the height of the Second Wave in feminism in the 1970s and 1980s, but a freelance writer working on a story for Bitch magazine, Rhian Sasseen, recently found that only nine stores identified as feminist bookstores remain in the United States.

One of the first and most remarkable feminist bookstores was Cambridge’s own New Words bookstore, which donated its archives to the Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library after shuttering in 2002. In addition to being one of the first—...

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File Under: Collections, Schlesinger
April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Acquisitions Archivist—Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library (Grade 57, Req# 31934BR)

Administrative Coordinator—Harvard College Library (Grade 54, Req# 31690BR)

Collection Development Curator/Archivist—Harvard University Archives (Grade 57, Req# 32141BR)

Manager, Collections Services, Special Collections—Harvard Business School Library (Grade 58, Req# 31412BR)...

File Under: Positions Posted
April 7, 2014

Dear colleagues,

In 2011, a generous donation from a library supporter enabled the creation of the Strategic Conversation series, which fostered dialog about changes in libraries and provided a welcome opportunity for staff to come together for discussion and debate. Following a hiatus of almost two years, the Harvard Library has begun Strategic Conversations anew, and several events have taken or will take place this year.

Nancy Fried Foster of Ithaka S+R spoke on “Ethnography & Academic Libraries: Assessment and Design” on February 24. (See a summary of her talk here.)

Vanessa Kam, acting head of music, art and architecture at the University of British Columbia Libraries, will speak on...

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File Under: Innovation
April 1, 2014

Two Harvard Law School Library Programs, Stacklife and Library Cloud, were recognized for their innovation and functionality on campus and in the community. Read more in Harvard Law Today.




April 1, 2014

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at

Diana Carey and Susan Earle presented “From Crinolines to Trousers: Fashion at the Schlesinger Library” at Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media and Mode conference at LIM College. Their talk focused on the collections of fashion industry women, a group of African American hairdressing trade magazines from the 1930s to the 1960s and...

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File Under: Staff News


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