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Harvard University Library Notes / March 2006 / No. 1330
Thea Burns and Janet Katz Receive EPDOP Support for 2006
Barbara S. Graham, associate director of the University Library
for administration and programs and chair of the Extended Professional
Development Opportunity Program (EPDOP) review committee, has announced
two recipients for 2006: Thea Burns, HCL's Helen H. Glaser
Conservator in HUL's Weissman Preservation Center, and Janet
Katz, senior reference librarian and coordinator of faculty services
in the Harvard Law School Library.
Burns will use her EPDOP support in concert with a three-month Craig
Hugh Smith Visiting Fellowship at Harvard's Villa I Tatti
in Florence. Her work at I Tatti will focus on the invention of
the Italian Renaissance metal-point drawing.
Katz will use hers to support her work in contributing a chapter
to Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree's book
commemorating the opening of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute
for Race and Justice, for which Katz also curated an exhibition.
EPDOP provides professional development leaves of one to three months'
duration—with full pay and benefits—for independent
projects that increase professional competencies while providing
direct benefit to Harvard's libraries. Recipients are required
to complete a written report and encouraged to schedule a talk or
brief workshop on their subject.
EPDOP Application Guidelines
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of three consecutive
years of service (full-time or part-time) to the University.
- Applicants must demonstrate the approval of appropriate supervisors,
librarians, and/or other designates.
- Proposals must include descriptions of any "deliverables"
to be presented afterwards and the amount of time needed.
- Arrangements must be possible to cover necessary assignments
in the applicant's absence.
- Librarians cannot work in any paid positions during the period
of EPDOP support.
- The program may be used in conjunction with awards from other
fellowships or research grants if permitted by the supervising librarian of the faculty, including the Bryant Fellowships.
Projects may include research in areas served by the applicant's
position at Harvard; initiatives to improve technical or library-oriented
activities, such as internships and exchanges; internships at other
institutions; writing in areas served by the applicant's position;
or intensive reading and study in areas new to one's profession
of a scope that extends significantly beyond normal professional expectations.
For more information on EPDOP,
visit the HUL web site at http://hul.harvard.edu/resources/epdop.html,
or contact Bette Viano at 5-3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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