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

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—The University of Chicago will join Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and the Center for Research Libraries in the Borrow Direct partnership, a program that enables students, faculty, and staff with library borrowing privileges to borrow books directly from participating universities’ libraries.

The circulating collections of the Borrow Direct libraries include more than 50 million volumes, and more than 1.5 million items have been shared through Borrow Direct since the program began in 1999. Harvard joined Borrow Direct in 2011 and participating libraries include Andover-Harvard...

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June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013—The Harvard Library is proud to congratulate seven Library staff members who were named a 2013 Harvard Hero. The Harvard Heroes Program recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across the University, and only a small number of Harvard's more than 12,000 staff members were selected. The Library awardees are:

Cynthia Churchwell, Manager, Contemporary Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS

From her nomination: “Cynthia has played an integral role in the integration of new Harvard Library Shared Services staff into the Curriculum & Learning Services department at Baker Library. Due to the recent reorganization of the Harvard Library system, staff from other Harvard libraries were reassigned to Baker and Cynthia has led the training and development of the new...

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June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information.

Library Assistant V—Cabot Library (Grade 52, Req #29765BR)

Copyright Advisor—Office for Scholarly Communication (Grade 58, Req #29728BR)

 

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June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013—In December 2010, the Dumbarton Oaks Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) team rediscovered films documenting some of the Byzantine Institute’s most important fieldwork—in a freezer. After more than two years of restoration and digitzation, the 14 films were recently published online.

“We recognized that these were really unique materials. The films are a treasure trove for the study of Byzantine art, particularly since they relate directly to other archival materials and photographic documentation in our holdings,” said Shalimar Fojas White, manager of the ICFA. She added, “We...

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June 11, 2013

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Elizabeth Hedrick, communications officer.

Rita Lam, senior financial analyst, earned her master’s degree in information management systems from the Harvard Extension School in May. Lam previously worked for the Harvard Faculty Club, part of Campus Services, for more than 10 years before joining the Harvard Library in November 2012. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College.

Laura Morrison, e-resources coordinator for the Harvard Law School Library, received an ALB with a concentration in social sciences from the...

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