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An exhibition at Harvard's Peabody Museum also helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tozzer Library.

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Ann Whiteside

Ann Whiteside, Librarian and Assistant Dean for Information Services at the Frances Loeb Library, is the recipient of an FY2017 Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program award. 

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This year, Harvard Library awarded Pforzheimer Fellowships to five graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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An enthusiastic crowd of library staff gathered in Widener on May 4 to listen to Shao Wei Chew Chia ’17 and her academic advisor Suzanne Smith discuss Shao Wei’s senior thesis research on a topic of special interest to Harvard Library.

2017 winners of the Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize

The winners of the 2017 Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting met recently with members of this year’s jury. 

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A new book showcases the collections of Houghton Library. 

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A guest post by Robert Kim, Class of 2017. 

The winner of the 2017 competition for the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art is Gregory Joseph Logan, fourth-year student in architecture at the Graduate School of Design, for his collection “Japanese Architecture and Design, 1868–1970.”