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Anne-Marie Eze has recently been appointed Houghton Library’s first Director of Scholarly and Public Programs.

Seven proposals have won the first round of S.T. Lee grant funding for projects with the aim of improving access to information and the experience of using library resources at Harvard.​

On Friday, November 4, 2016, around 566 family members of students in the Class of 2020 connected with Harvard Library as part of Freshman Family Weekend, meeting library staff and exploring library resources at Lamont Library, Harvard University Archives, Widener Library, and Houghton Library. Weekend participants also visited the FAS/HCL libraries throughout the weekend.

On October 26, 2016, colleagues from across Harvard University came together in the Widener Rotunda to celebrate as the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works presented Harvard Library, Harvard Art Museums, and the Peabody Museum with the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. 

October 26, 2016—Water rained down all night on books, documents, and AV materials as part of an emergency response workshop hosted by Harvard Library Preservation Services. 

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Cobweb is a one-year IMLS-funded project led by the California Digital Library (CDL) partnering with Harvard Library and the UCLA Library. 

The Presevation Services team is looking forward to implementing new video preservation tools at Harvard. 

On October 13 and 14, library professionals from China, the United States, and Canada gathered together in the Lamont Forum Room for a wide-ranging series of panel discussions and talks on the future of academic libraries. 

In a ceremony at the Library of Congress, Harvard undergraduate Luke Kelly was awarded first place in the 2016 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. “A Collection of Eugene Walter, King of the Monkeys” previously won first place in the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting at Harvard Library in April.