October 16, 2021

Harvard: University Library Workers Protest Layoffs

Update: Video: Harvard University Union Members Protest Proposed HU Library Layoffs (via Open Media Boston) From the Harvard Crimson: Since Harvard University Library announced last week that its upcoming reorganization would include downsizing staff, workers have circulated several petitions against the layoffs and picketed on Wednesday outside of a regularly scheduled meeting for library staff […]

Cool! Harvard's Library Lab Adds 13 New Projects to Roster

From the Harvard University Library: A metadata repository for scholarship produced across the University, enhancing the HOLLIS catalog by including the holdings of the Harvard Film Archive, and an “awesome box” program enabling users to share their experiences of particularly helpful—or entertaining—library materials are among the 13 new projects and 5 continuing projects funded by […]

Harvard University: "Libraries Announce New Organizational Structure"

From Harvard Magazine: Under the new structure, each individual library within the Harvard Library system will join one of five affinity groups based on criteria such as collection needs, content or service commonalities, or specialized activities. The five groups comprise libraries focused on application of theory in practice, including those of the schools of law, […]