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June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Earlier this semester, Sarah Thomas tasked a Harvard Library Ad Hoc Working Group on Committee Governance with

  • Recommending a governance structure for Harvard Library committees and groups
  • Recommending a process for identifying core committees and groups to support HL and University priorities
  • Developing a timeline for establishing new committees and reviewing existing groups
  • Submitting recommendations to the LLT by early June 2014

On June 13, we discussed a proposed committee governance system with the Library Leadership Team (LLT). The draft report, which includes a graphic representation of the proposed structure (see pages 7-8), can be found...

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File Under: Library Leadership
June 17, 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 Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Paula Aloisio, Jenny Gotwals, Cat Lea Holbrook and Mark Vassar at the 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.

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

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June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014—Jumping jacks, sit-ups, relay races? Not at the recent Social Sciences Librarians Bootcamp, hosted by Knowledge & Library Services (KLS) at Harvard Business School (HBS). Instead, attendees focused on timely topics in scholarly research, sans exercise.

Discussions focused on issues such as food policy and shrinking federal grants, and librarians from 30 institutions across the country shared case studies and best practices. User perspective was a focus throughout; in faculty and doctoral student panels, they shared how they used the library collections and services to support their research.

Representing Harvard, Tim Mahoney, Christine...

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File Under: Events, Staff Development
June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Application Platform Analyst—Library Technology Services (Grade 57, Req# 32638BR)

Online Learning Librarian—Harvard Library Administration (Grade 58, Req# 31969BR)

Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist—Harvard Library (Grade 53, Req# 32935BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014— Harvard Direct, a new service that delivers Harvard-owned materials to one of 15 libraries selected by the patron, transitioned on June 5 from from a successful beta test to an established Library service.

The service, which is available to all Harvard faculty, staff and degree-seeking students, will be rolled out at additional libraries in the coming months, and will be widely publicized in September 2014.

During the six-month beta test, which began in December 2013, almost 32,000 items from Widener, Countway and Harvard Law School Library were pulled and delivered within...

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