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This is a platform for Library staff news and events. Please send comments and suggestions to thomas_dodsonatharvard [dot] edu (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Beta%20Feedback) (Thomas Dodson).

March 4, 2014

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.

“Nobody had ever thought of... read more

File Under: Events
March 4, 2014

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
Schlesinger Library

Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard: Art Education and Popular... read more

File Under: Events
March 4, 2014

MessageMe LogoPlease 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.

Thank you,


Nicholas Hambridge, 
MBA, CEM Associate Director of Emergency Management
Harvard... read more

File Under: Alerts
February 25, 2014

February 24, 2014—Fair Use Week, sponsored by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), has arrived!

Check out events throughout the week, including guest bloggers, videos and an expert panel:

Monday, February 24: Guest blogger—Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, American Research Libraries

Tuesday, February 25: Guest blogger—Kevin Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University

Wednesday, February 26: Guest blogger—Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia... read more

File Under: Events, Open Access
February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014—The following positions are currently available in the Harvard Library. Please visit ASPIRE and search by requisition number for more information. 

Lead Digital Library Software Engineer—HUIT (Grade 59, Req# 31791BR)

Managing Director, Principal Gifts, University Initiatives—Alumni Affairs and Development (Grade 59, Req# 30638BR)

Semantic Information Infrastructure Technical Lead—Knowledge and Library Services, HBS (Grade 59, Req# 31788BR)

File Under: Positions Posted

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