Week 137: Renovation Updates, Upcoming Events, Meetings, and Holidays

L1 Renovation Construction Update

Abatement of the asbestos phase of the project will conclude on February 14th. Contractor working hours will then move to 1st shift (6am-2pm). The library will switch back to closing at midnight once the asbestos phase is complete. Let us know if the library gets too noisy once the 1st shift begins. The project is still on track to finish by June 30th. Please visit Countway’s Renovation Page for more info, pictures, and FAQs regarding the L1 project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Luciana.

collage of four pictures showing protective plastic coverings installed and bare floors and walls during the L1 construction


Mark Your Calendars For The Following Events

Love Data Week 2023 at Harvard Library

Love Data Week at Harvard Library. Monday, February 13 from 12-1 pm via Zoom: Join Iris Jahng and Scott Lapinski from Countway Library for a robust overview and discussion on 'Open Scholarship: Open Access, Open Science, Open Data.' Tuesday, February 14 from 12-1 pm via Zoom: Don't miss Katie Mika from Harvard Library giving an in-depth review of 'Finding, Reusing, and Citing Data in Harvard Dataverse.' Wednesday, February 1 from 12-1pm via Zoom: Tune in to the discussion with Harvard Librarians on considerations and options for ensuring your work is protected in 'Protecting Your Research: Practices for Sharing with Confidence.' Thursday, February 16 from 12-1 pm via Zoom: Catch Caroline Wood discussing 'Practical Considerations for Managing Sensitive Data' and the balance between protecting data with expectations for open data.

Find more information and registration links below and in the event announcement.

Black History Month

Black History Month: Black Resistance February 2023. February 7 from 6-7:15pm (hybrid event): Author Series - Before Busing: A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle. February 14 from 1-2 pm on Countway's first floor: Countway Creates - Make Your Own Black History Month Button. February 21 from 6-7:45 pm in Countway Rooms 102 & 103: Countway Cinema - Free Screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble.

Visit Countway's Black History Month event calendar to learn more about this and our other Black History Month programming!

Institutional Viewing Webinar Series Recording

Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Advanced Methods of Data Science in Biomedical Research. A webinar series highlighting opportunities from National Institutes of Health (NIH) data requirements. January 18, 2023: New National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements for scientific data management and sharing. February 8, 2023: Publishing in specialized and generalist scientific data repositories. February 22, 2023: Increasing reproducibility with advanced methods of data science.


Friends of NLM's webinar: New NIH Requirements for Scientific Data Management and Sharing.

Upcoming Meetings

Our next Countway all-staff meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd in the 1st floor classrooms. In addition, Maureen Sullivan will return on Wednesday, March 15th for our next Strategic Planning session. Lunch will be provided. Please contact MJ with any questions.

Upcoming Holidays

Countway will be open for study only on Monday, February 20th (Presidents’ Day). Security and LHTs will be present in the building. This is a holiday for staff.


Stay warm this weekend!