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November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013—At the September 18 Library All-Staff Meetings, the issue of possible understaffing in Access Services was raised. Below is a response from Matthew Sheehy, head of Access Services.

Working with staff members and library directors, Access Services continues to refine service expectations, workflows, use of student workers and staffing levels. This ongoing assessment is occurring as we simultaneously work to complete day-to-day tasks, which might mean we are feeling pressure to meet our users’ needs.

Access Services managers and library directors are planning to form a group that will specifically examine staffing levels. Library staff members will be invited...

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November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013--In celebration of American Education Week, November 18-22, this slideshow (scroll down for captions) explores a chief educational tool for teaching of literacy: the reading textbook, often known as a reader. Readers are usually compilations of fiction and/or nonfiction, and have been authored and printed in the US for centuries. This slideshow gives a glimpse to ongoing development of readers, their authors and reading education from the late 18th to the first decades of the early 20th century.

The materials selected for this slideshow were digitized and are part of the Harvard Library digital collection Reading: Harvard Views of Readers,...

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File Under: Collections
November 13, 2013

Read a Harvard Gazette article about a new initiative to preserve rare recordings in the Woodberry Poetry Room. 

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November 13, 2013

Read a Harvard Gazette article about two Library digital projects that aim to bring vast numbers of North American Colonial-era documents, many unexamined, to light. 

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November 13, 2013

Dear colleagues,

With our first snowfall yesterday, it is a fitting time to think about the Harvard Library Holiday celebration. We are looking into an afternoon in mid-December for the festivities and are seeking volunteers to help plan the event.

If you would like to be part of the holiday party committee please email Coleen Burgess<mailto:coleen_burgess@harvard.edu>.

Thank you.
Sarah Thomas

Sarah E. Thomas
Vice President for the Harvard Library
Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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