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

August 7, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The spanking new FAS Collections and Content Development Council held its inaugural meeting last week. (The Council’s charter, which outlines its sphere of activity, is attached to this message.) The group first spent some time organizing itself, and then turned to organizing its agenda for the current fiscal year. This exercise overlaps with the FAS Library Heads' and HCL Senior Managers' effort to define objectives for FY15 and beyond, and also anticipates alignment and some consolidation with the priorities that will emerge from the proposed Harvard-wide Collections and Content Development Standing Committee. This message is directed to the community as a whole in order to share the news and invite input as broadly as possible, particularly among Harvard Library staff members who might not see a posting...

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August 5, 2014

Dear colleagues,

We hope you will join a discussion of trends in Information and Technical Services and how they might be adapted to benefit Harvard’s scholars.

Please sign up for a session by clicking a link below. All sessions will be held in Room 021, 90 Mt. Auburn.

August 21
9:30-10:30am
2:30-3:30pm

August 26
9:30-10:30am
2:30-3:30pm

August 27...

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August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As the Harvard Library enters the third year of existence, and I nudge up against my one-year anniversary, I’ve been taking stock of where we are organizationally and looking ahead to what the coming year will bring. In general, it seems that we have made significant progress. At the June 2nd Library Leadership Team retreat, we identified 10 key priorities to pursue in FY15, and we are moving forward on these. Most notably, the implementation of HOLLIS+ is advancing steadily. The team managing engagement, led by Lisa Junghahn, has done an outstanding job of preparing us for the change, and our users should benefit significantly from the improvements, including easier access to journal articles and special collections. We’ve had valuable input from all...

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File Under: Library Leadership
August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

DevOps Engineer—Library Technology Services (Grade 57, Req# 32638BR)

Senior Archivist, Collections Services—HBS Knowledge and Library Services (Grade 58, Req# 33386BR)

File Under: Positions Posted
August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014—The Judaica Division’s latest publication—Harvard Judaica in the 21st Century by Charles Berlin—was recently published to celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of the Division, which was established in 1962 with the appointment of Charles Berlin as Lee M. Friedman Bibliographer in Judaica and Head of the Division.

Alan Garber, Harvard’s provost, noted in his foreword, “The Harvard Judaica Collection has grown into one of the most extensive, and eclectic, collections of cultural and intellectual records of the Jewish world that can be found anywhere.…To partake of even a small part of its riches is to begin to understand how vigorously Charles Berlin, his colleagues and their predecessors have pursued...

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