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

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)

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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
June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—The Harvard Library is proud to congratulate seven Library staff members who were named a 2013 Harvard Hero. The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University, and only a small number of Harvard's more than 12,000 staff members were selected. The Library awardees are:

Cynthia Churchwell, Manager, Contemporary Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS

From her nomination: “Cynthia has played an integral role in the integration of new Harvard Library Shared Services staff into the Curriculum & Learning Services department at Baker Library. Due to the recent reorganization of the Harvard Library system, staff from other Harvard libraries were reassigned to Baker and Cynthia has led the training and development of the new...

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