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This is a platform for Library staff news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to Thomas Dodson.

June 25, 2013

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 Elizabeth Hedrick, communications officer.

Sarah Adams was named the Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. Adams joined the Library in 1995 as project librarian for the Répertoire Internationale des Sources Musicale (RISM), an international cooperative project to document musical sources. She was named keeper of the Isham Memorial Library in 1999, as well as the director of the US Office of RISM. She was appointed the acting Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library and acting curator of the Archive of World Music in...

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June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Head Librarian/Archivist—Arnold Arboretum (Grade 57, Req# 29761BR)

Web Developer/Designer—Harvard Library/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (Grade 57, Req# 29833BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—At a recent meeting, the Harvard Library Board approved a mission statement for the Harvard Library:

The Harvard Library advances scholarship and teaching by committing itself to the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.

Drafting the first University-wide library mission statement was an early task of the Library Leadership Team (LLT). In March of this year, the LLT circulated an early draft and consulted with faculty members, members of the library staff and other key constituents in open sessions and online. Feedback was incorporated in the final draft that was presented and approved by the...

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File Under: Library Leadership
June 18, 2013

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­June 18, 2013—It is not unusual for a visitor to the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections (HSC) reading room to ask a librarian for a particular item and then stay and chat about his or her research for a long time, said Jane Kelly, HSC assistant for the Harvard Law School Library.

“Even though our researchers ask us many questions about our materials, I think we learn as much from them as they do from us,” said Karen Beck, manager of HSC for the Harvard Law School Library. This reciprocal relationship inspired the library’s latest exhibit, “Research Revealed: Six Scholars Explore...

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June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—The University of Chicago will join Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and the Center for Research Libraries in the Borrow Direct partnership, a program that enables students, faculty, and staff with library borrowing privileges to borrow books directly from participating universities’ libraries.

The circulating collections of the Borrow Direct libraries include more than 50 million volumes, and more than 1.5 million items have been shared through Borrow Direct since the program began in 1999. Harvard joined Borrow Direct in 2011 and participating libraries include Andover-Harvard...

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File Under: Collaboration


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