President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 individuals who will serve on the new Harvard Library Board. Composed of faculty members and administrators from across the University, the board will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated management structure.“The creation of the Harvard Library Board is an integral step in positioning the Harvard Library for 21st century excellence,” Faust said. “These individuals will provide critical input into the design of the new management structure to ensure that it is closely aligned with the University’s scholarly mission.”Last week, acting on the recommendation of a working group that had spent more than a year studying the libraries, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced that the University would shift to a system that provides a harmonized approach to the global strategic, administrative, and business processes of the libraries.“At a time when scholars regularly cross disciplinary boundaries and rely on increasingly diverse media, it is critical that we develop a nimble infrastructure to respond to the changing expectations of our students and faculty,” Hyman said. “The new Harvard Library structure will allow us to greatly improve delivery of service to patrons by allowing the University to reallocate resources and ultimately invest more in collections, improve access, and enhance digital infrastructure.”The board will be composed of six permanent members and five rotating members who serve three years each, with their initial terms staggered. The permanent members will be the provost, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, and the deans or designees from the following schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard Law School (HLS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and Harvard Medical School (HMS).Serving in these positions will be:Provost Steven E. Hyman (chair)Robert Darnton, Pforzheimer ProfessorLeslie Kirwan, dean of administration and finance at FASMary Lee Kennedy, executive director of Knowledge and Library Services at HBSRichard Mills, executive dean for administration at HMSJohn Palfrey, vice dean, Library and Information Resources at HLSThe rotating members will consist of three at-large, tenured faculty members, as well as deans or designees from the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Radcliffe Institute.Serving in these positions will be:Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of GSDStuart Shieber, professor of computer science at SEASNancy Cott, at-large faculty member representing the humanitiesIsaac Kohane, at-large faculty member representing the sciencesWilliam Fisher, at-large faculty member representing the social sciencesThe board is charged with reviewing the strategic plans of the Harvard Library and assessing its progress in meeting those plans, reviewing system-wide policies and standards, establishing and making changes to the funding model for the Harvard Library, reviewing and adopting budgets, and exercising oversight of the work undertaken by the Harvard Library executive director, whose appointment will be one of the board’s first orders of business.
RelatedPosts Heritage Bank supports youth entrepreneurs to stimulate economic growth Heritage Bank-Dukia Gold to boost Nigeria’s N200m ounces of gold potential reserves – FG Osinbajo to commission Dukia-Heritage Bank Gold, Precious Metal Buying Centres African Freestyle Football Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering the Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage.The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again.This event marked the second edition of the African Championship and the third annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited.The final was a repeat of the 2018 championship as Kone again defeated Egypt’s Yousef Mohamad just as he did in last year’s final, while Ashley Mhkize of South Africa placed third.In the female category, Evelyn Okafor (Nigeria), Hadhara Charles (Tanzania) and Augustina Unamba (Nigeria) placed first, second and third respectively.This year’s edition accommodated at least 30 African countries that participated at the championship.The Chairman of AFFC, Valentine Ozigbo, who commended bank for being at the forefront of promoting freestyle football for the past two years, said Heritage Bank is “always very innovative and supportive to the cause of entertainment and youth development.”According to him, these achievements would have been impossible without the extensive support of the official bankers, Heritage Bank, for the championship for two years running.Speaking further, Ozigbo hinted: “Since inception, Feet ‘n’ Tricks has been committed to promoting freestyle football talent to stardom and we haven’t relented.“Through this platform, we have seen talented freestylers get a head start in life, travel to exciting places and represent our beloved continent doing what they know how to do best.”The MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, said the bank has strong desire towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasing competitive professional skills and endeavours.Sekibo, who was represented by an Executive Director, Jude Monye, advised youths who were participants to adopt strong positive character to enable them take advantage of the platform being presented to them.He said: “One of the reasons why we chose, as an organization, to support the freestyle championship is to enhance youth development in sport and entertainment, which will empower them play vital roles in the socio-economic development of the country and help curb the high level of unemployment.”According to Sekibo, the drive to support youths seeks to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.It is against the backdrop of the competition that Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, promised to give more support to the entertaining part of football.Pinnick said: “We need to encourage this entertaining part of football because what they are doing here is great.“Freestyle is quite interesting, and I am happy with what I have seen so far.“With this project, a goal has been achieved.“I also want more ladies to come out and do freestyle football because it is highly entertaining and competitive.“I will see to how we can give more support to freestyle football in the future.”Congratulating the Feet n Tricks team, Daniel Wood, Co-founder and Head of Global Partnerships, World Freestyle Football Association, said: “Feet n Tricks have proven that they can produce world class events and we are so excited to be extending our partnership.“We are fully committed to creating opportunities for young people and this event is to be the focus point for our sport in the continent of Africa.”Tags: AFFCHeritage Bank