July 26, 2013
Dear Members of the Harvard Library Community,
I write to announce that Helen Shenton has decided to move on from the role of executive director of the Harvard Library in August 2013.
Since her recruitment to Harvard in 2010 from the British Library, Helen has played a key role in steering the Harvard Library through a complex and challenging transition, working to bring together more than 70 libraries across two campuses and ten schools in a new governance, funding and organizational model. Helen created a multi-disciplinary senior team, recruiting members from major institutions across the US. Together, they designed and created new services in Access Services, Information and Technical Services, Preservation, Conservation and Digital Imaging that took effect on August 1, 2012, when about half the 900...read more
June 25, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Collections Conservator--Preservation, Conservation and Digital Imaging (Grade 57, Req# 29898BR)
Digitization Specialist—Harvard Law School Library (Grade 52, Req# 29885BR)
Library Assistant V—Cabot Library (Grade 52, Req# 29765BR)
July 23, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Distributed Serial Services Manager—Information and Technical Services (Grade 56, Req# 30140BR)
Electronic Resources Management Manager—Information and Tecnhical Services (Grade 58, Req# 30137BR)
Library Assistant IV—Information and Technical Services, (Grade 51, Req# 30144BR)
Library Assistant V—Preservation Conservation and Digital Imaging (Grade 52, Req# 30141BR)
July 23, 2013—The Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) added 17 new members to its Advisory Committee, which continues to include members from every school at Harvard and Central Administration. The new members join 15 existing members, many of whom have served on the Advisory Committee since the OSC's founding in 2008. Expanded membership will provide the OSC with deeper roots into each school, ensuring that open access policies and outreach efforts are successfully implemented and supported, and that policies are developed with input from the broadest constituency.
In addition to maintaining and supporting Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), Harvard's open access repository of scholarly work, the OSC supports open access policies at eight of Harvard’s nine schools, promotes open access through internal and...read more
July 23, 2013—For more than 10 years, Harvard Library staff members have come together to knit and craft, sharing new projects and patterns, learning skills and chatting with colleagues.
Around 2003, Laura Morse, director of library systems for Library Technology Services (LTS), spearheaded the initiative to form the group that now meets many Tuesdays at 12:30 at 90 Mt. Auburn Street. “The 90 Mt. Auburn Knitting Group grew organically over time,” she said. “OIS [now LTS] staff who knit began to meet in our old office at 1280 Mass. Ave. during lunch. Sue Kriegsman [now at the Office for Scholarly Communication] expressed an interest in learning to Stacy Kowalczyk [no longer at Harvard] and me. Stacy, Sue and I started to meet regularly and had many fun field trips to Woolcott, a much-beloved local yarn store that closed a few...read more