May 26, 2022

New Harvard Library Organization Launches

From Harvard Magazine:

The new, leaner Harvard Library organization began operations on August 1. In January, protests had followed a town-hall meeting at which library workers learned of the possibility of an unspecified number of layoffs and internal job reassignments as part of the reorganization. Students later staged a sit-in at Lamont. In the end, library administrators announced, six staff members lost their jobs, while 65 opted to accept an early retirement package (almost a quarter of the 280 eligible individuals—those 55 or older with at least 10 years of Harvard service).

The new Harvard Library portal is set to launch later this month.

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See Also: Harvard Posts Drafts of New Library Procedures (July 26, 2012)

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