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March 4, 2014—Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, addressed staff members at two sessions in Langdell Hall on February 27, 2014. Her presentation included updates on her visits to Harvard’s libraries, the FY15 budget submission, the Campaign, the Discovery Platform Initiative, the MOU review, staff development and proposals to improve communication and decision-making across the libraries.
A summary of Thomas’s presentation is below and the PowerPoint she used can be found here.
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March 4, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.
Acquisitions Archivist—Center for the History of Medicine, Countway (Grade 57, Req# 31934BR)
Head of Metadata Creation—Information and Technical Services (Grade 59, Req# 31248BR)
Production Systems Librarian—Library Technology Services (Grade 56, Req# 31933BR)
March 4, 2014—Gesturing at a map, crudely drawn with colorful markers, anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster was particularly captivated by a bright, yellow sun in the corner.
That sun prompted the University of Rochester to divert $1 million, about 20 percent of its renovation budget, to knock down a wall, put in windows and let the light shine into the Gleason Library.
The decision to do so wasn’t prompted by an architect or dean. Student drawings—all featuring the same bright sun, and all solicited through a participatory design process—prompted planners to provide the natural light students wanted.
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March 4, 2014—It’s a full week across the Harvard Library! Check out the exhibitions, presentations, discussions and film screenings scheduled this week.
Exhibition: From Code Books to Love Story
Through May 1
Harvard University Archives
Exhibition: Judy Chicago: Through the Archives
Through September 30
Please be advised that there will be a university-wide test of the MessageMe alert service on Tuesday (3/4) at 2:30pm. The test message will be sent to all MessageMe subscribers by Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (HPAC).
Please share this advisory with whomever you think needs advance notice in your School or unit. A similar advisory will be appended to tomorrow morning's Daily Gazette. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
MBA, CEM Associate Director of Emergency Management
Harvard... read more