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Tez Clark portrait

A guest post from Tez Clark, a junior contentrating in philosophy from Tokyo, Japan, who lives in Adams. She is a Peer Research Fellow who helps students in the River Central (Adams, Lowell, Quincy) Neighborhood.

Tags: Students
DASH world map

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is a free repository of vetted research, breaking down barriers to information across the world. 

Tags: Open Access
Screenshot of Anno.Tate transcription tool

Online tools help to crowdsource the transcription of historical notebooks and diairies.

iPad showing Chronicle set on top of print edition

Harvard Library is now providing premium access to content on the Chronicle of Higher Education web site.

Sign outside of Cabot Library

Anu Vedantham, Director of Learning and Teaching Services, shares an update on Cabot Library. 

Tags: Cabot
Services for Academic Programs staff

Team profiles spotlight groups across Harvard Library. In this Q&A, we spoke with Laura Farwell Blake, Head of Services for Academic Programs.

ACRL diversity alliance badge

Harvard Library has joined the Diversity Alliance of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a program which brings together academic libraries to fund residency programs for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. 

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ink roller

In the basement of Lamont Library, at the end of a corridor of shelves stacked with boxed cartridges of microfilm and bound volumes of government documents, is a small room enclosed by an industrial security cage. 

In a surprise announcement during a Houghton staff meeting on January 19, Heather Cole and Emilie Hardman were presented with the 2016 Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service by Sarah E. Thomas.