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HCL Hosts J-Term Workshops for Graduate Students

February 24, 2010 - Harvard College Library held more than a dozen workshops and hands-on classes for GSAS and Divinity School students during January term, covering everything from 19th century hand-operated printing to the use of online citation management tools.

The following photos highlight some of the workshops held at HCL libraries.

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  • Photo Harvard Map Collection Digital Cartography Specialist Scott Walker works with a student during the Basic Geographic Analysis workshop.
  • Photo Heather Caldwell, Head of Conservation Services in Widener Library's Preservation and Imaging Department, shows students a pamphlet during the Binding workshop.
  • Photo Raymond Lum, Librarian for the Western Languages Collection at Harvard-Yenching Library shows Divinity School students part of a Tibetan Kanjur, or prayer book as part of a workshop entitled Religion Through the Ages: Treasures in Harvard-Yenching Library.
  • Photo A student works to manipulate a historic map of Harvard Square during a workshop entitled Working with Digital Historic Maps led by Harvard Map Collection Geographic Information Systems Technician Whitley Frost.
  • Photo Susan Halpert, a Reference Librarian at Houghton Library, talks with Divinity School students about some of the items on display during a workshop entitled Religion Through the Ages: Treasures in Houghton Library.
  • Photo Michael Winship, a professor at University of Texas at Austin and a Houghton Fellow, talks with students during his Bibliography in the Modern Era workshop.
  • Photo Karen Nipps, Head of the Rare Book Team at Houghton Library displays a number of items for students during the Printing Shakespeare workshop.
  • Photo A student operates a 19th-century, hand-operated printing press during the Printing Workshop led by Hope Mayo, the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts.
  • Photo Stephen Kuehler, Reference Librarian at Lamont Library, shows students how to use the citation tool RefWorks during a workshop held in Lamont Library. Library Assistant Christopher Lenney also participated in the session.