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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
February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014—In 1958, Erwin Griswold, dean of Harvard Law School (HLS), was invited to observe a South African treason trial of more than 100 anti-apartheid activists and leaders who had been charged with “a conspiracy to use violence” in overthrowing the government.

Among the names of defendants was Nelson Mandela.

While Mandela and all other defendants were eventually acquitted three years later, the experience led Griswold to pen an op-ed to Africa Today in late 1958.

“There are aspects about the case which are disturbing,” Griswold wrote. “Should there be such a case at all? Is it feasible to try ninety-one persons at once on a charge of treason? How far is the case in substance and effect a political trial despite protestations to the contrary?”


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February 4, 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 Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

Johanna Carll and Susan Earle, both with Schlesinger Library, each received a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate following completion of a nine-course program. The program was developed by the Society of American Archivists to educate archivists in best practices for appraising, capturing, preserving and providing access to electronic records.

Johanna, a metadata specialist and manuscript cataloger,...

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File Under: Positions Posted


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