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Harvard Library Learns!

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Professional Development,
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Learn with your peers!

Harvard Library Learns! is a one-day summit devoted to enriching the culture of learning and professional development across the libraries.

Have you ever wondered about what goes on in other units in the library? Interested in exploring career pathways? Looking for new ideas to enhance your work? This summit is an opportunity for you to step outside your every day routine and learn across the diverse Harvard Library organization.

Harvard Library Learns! will be held at the Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, on March 21, 2019.

Registration has closed. If you have questions, please contact Kris Markman or Andi Bartelstein.

Basic Schedule (Full Program)

8:30am Breakfast

9am Welcome and Keynote address, Dr. Jon E. Cawthorne

Session 1 (10:30am-noon):

  • Gutman Librarians: Understanding Needs, Taking Initiative, and Partnering for Success
  • Evolution of a Training Program:  Bringing Preservation Awareness to Harvard Library Collections
  • What's My Career Path?
  • Techniques for Creating Engaging Web Content

Session 2 (1:15-2:45pm):

  • Inclusion Begins with "I"
  • Ways to Learn on the Job
  • Engaging with Critical Pedagogy in Practice
  • Individual Presentations: Even a Small Project Deserves a Project Plan!; Make, Play & Learn - Designing Hands-On Pop Up Workshops; Digital Collections UX: Learning From a Participant Panel & Prototype Testing

Session 3 (3-4:30pm):

  • Joining and Serving in Professional Organizations
  • Research Data Services Landscape at Harvard Library
  • To Serve the University: Documenting the Harvard Community through Collaboration and Outreach
  • Individual Presentations: Media & Workshop Series Pilot; Finding New Opportunities: A Multi-Level Partnership with the Office of Career Advancement; Biodiversity Heritage Library - A User-Centered Digital Research Library

Closing remarks: Dr. Jon E. Cawthorne (4:35-5pm)

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