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Open House Introduces Freshmen to Harvard Library

October 4, 2017

Two hundred incoming students attended the annual Freshman Open House at Lamont Library on August 28 to get an introduction to Harvard’s libraries and the services they offer. The freshmen were welcomed with tours, raffle prizes, and food in an event coordinated around the theme “Lamont & Beyond.” Sixty staff members from across the Harvard Library and FAS pitched in by serving as greeters, tour guides, food servers, job recruiters, button-making advisers, and more. “It was really gratifying to see how many students came to the Open House,” commented...

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Take Note: Julie Goldman, Sarah Kinne, Leslie A. Morris, Emily Coolidge Toker

May 17, 2017

Emily Coolidge Toker has joined Harvard Library as Learning Technology Specialist in the Services for Academic Programs (SAP) department. Emily will support FAS librarians with instructional design, educational technology integration, and pedagogical innovation. She will provide training workshops, consultations, and personalized assistance to the library staff as they conduct library instruction for courses as well as public workshops...

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Understanding the Myth of Widener’s Chinese Proverbs

May 10, 2017

An enthusiastic crowd of library staff gathered in Widener on May 4 to listen to Shao Wei Chew Chia ’17 and her academic advisor Suzanne Smith discuss Shao Wei’s senior thesis research on a topic of special interest to Harvard Library. The discussion brought together staff from Harvard-Yenching, Houghton, the Archives, Preservation Services, Lamont and Widener.

Laura Farwell Blake, Head of Services for Academic Programs,...

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Welcoming a May Crane Fellow for Learning Space Design

April 5, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Alberto Embriz de Salvatierra, our inaugural May Crane Fellow for Learning Space Design. Funded by Zachary D. Levenick, AB 2000, the May Crane Fellowship at Harvard Library encourages undergraduate engagement and advances the careers of graduate students.

Supervised by Sue Gilroy and Hugh Truslow, Alberto will conduct independent exploration on how learning spaces support Harvard undergraduate student experiences. He...

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Peer Research Fellows

March 8, 2017

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.​

As the Library Peer Research Fellow (PRF) for the River Central neighborhood, I was delighted to play a part in making our new video for Harvard Library’s Peer Research Fellows (PRF) Program. The PRF Program, which was started two years...

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“Unabridged” Helps Students Build Research Skills

January 25, 2017

The week of January 9-13, a cohort of 25 FAS students spent their afternoons in Lamont B-30 for a January@GSAS master class in library research. They dipped their toes into a range of databases and search strategies, reflected on their own note-taking and content management practices, explored archival and manuscript materials, tackled thorny copyright questions, learned about a “deliberate practice” approach to becoming an expert, and much, much more.

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