Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Communications, Room 110
Financial Services, Room G-70
Human Resource Services, Room G-20
Information Technology Services, Room G-10
Operations, Room G-40
HCL administrative services, which serve all units of the College Library, are also housed in the Widener building and include Communications, Financial Services, Human Resource Services, Information Technology Services, and Operations.
Communications manages all internal and external communications efforts of Harvard College Library in a fashion that consistently reflects the identity of the Library and supports its mission.
External communications efforts target constituencies outside HCL with the goal of raising awareness of library services, programs, achievements, needs, and staff. Work includes production and management of web sites, editorial oversight of printed collateral (brochures, invitations, fliers, logo items, etc.), building signage, renovation/construction communication, photography, media relations, directories, and special presentations and projects that reflect the "public face" of HCL.
Internal communications efforts target HCL staff with the goal of keeping all employees well-informed about the business of the Library, the individual units, and fellow staff members; and of facilitating the exchange of information among all units and the HCL Administration. Work includes support of HCL Administration initiatives, production and management of the library Intranet, administration of listservs and HCL News Boards, renovation/construction communications, printing/stationery projects, photography, and a variety of miscellaneous projects.
Laura Totten, HCL Communications
HCL Financial Services processes all financial transactions, provides training and support for financial management functions at all levels of the organization, and serves as an intermediary between HCL units and the central financial administrations of both the FAS and the University as a whole. Additionally, Financial Services is responsible for preparing operating and capital budgets and generating financial reports for a variety of constituencies within the University.
Meg Benson, Director of Financial Services
The mission of Human Resource Services is to attract, develop, and retain the talent necessary to fulfill HCL's mission of supporting the teaching and research activities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University and the larger scholarly community. Additionally, we strive to anticipate HR issues and offer solutions that impact the success of HCL through analysis of data and trends and implementation of effective strategies and cost efficient action plans.
Our vision is to provide professional counsel and direction to HCL employees and managers in the areas of employment practices, organizational effectiveness, employee development, employee and labor relations, compensation, performance management, and employee data management—resulting in an engaged, knowledgeable, adaptable, ethical, responsible, and diverse team of employees who are motivated to contribute to HCL's success.
Director of Human Resource Services
In cooperation with other IT units on campus, Information Technology Services (ITS) provides innovative solutions and timely service to support the technology needs of the Harvard College Library. ITS develops systems and services to sustain the technical infrastructure required for HCL to accomplish its mission of supporting the teaching and research activities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the larger scholarly community. The HCL ITS department is organized into three functional groups: Computer Support Services, Systems Infrastructure, and Systems Analysis & Development.
Bill Comstock, Interim Director of Information Technology Services
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HCL Operations manages all aspects of building maintenance, security, renovations, mail, shipping and receiving, and construction for the Harvard College Library buildings, with the goal of supporting the entire Harvard College Library community with the highest quality service, dedication, professionalism, teamwork, and respect.
Paul Bellenoit, Director of Operations and Security