L. Marcus, L. Shirey, A. Kozbial, S. Milstein, K. Hunter Rutter, S.
1. Before the meeting began, Lynn gave a tour of the newly renovated Law
Library to interested committee members.
2. Planning for the revision of the handbook for Librarians & Professional and
Administrative Staff in the Harvard University Library was begun. A web
version will be created, possibly without a print counterpart. Before the
next meeting, the committee members will review existing web sources to
determine what is already available.
It was agreed that the section containing the history of the University
Library must be updated. It was suggested that a new section should be
created with the theme, "the changing roles of the Harvard libraries and
librarians." Changes to be noted include use of individual workstations,
The audience for the new "handbook" was concluded to be very wide, including
not only prospective and newly hired staff but also those with years of
Harvard experience. The document must provide information about basic
organizational structure, benefits, salaries and policies as well as links
to other sources of "quick-reference" information.
Information to be added to the existing handbook include ergonomic issues, a
bibliography of useful Harvard publications, an organizational chart, and a
list of all libraries with links to their webpages (if not available, maybe
link to LG).
The preliminary work on this web version will sit on a server (to be
determined) that will hopefully be password protected. When the final draft
is written and approved, it will move and become public.
3. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th, 3 - 4:30pm in room
912 Holyoke Center.