Baker Library – Historical Collections: Buy Now, Pay Later

Baker Library HistoricalÿCollections, Harvard Business Schoolÿannounces the opening of a new exhibition – “Buy Now, Pay Later: A History of Personal Credit.”ÿ The exhibit will run through June 3, 2011 in the North Lobby, Baker Library, Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School. ÿThere is a myth of a lost golden age of economic virtue. Once upon… Continue reading Baker Library – Historical Collections: Buy Now, Pay Later

Baker Library. Something for Everyone.

Harvard Business School’s library is welcoming the class of 2011 with an Open House on September 9, 2009 from 2-4:30pm in the Baker Library Bloomberg Center. Tours will run continually providing students the opportunity to meet information research specialists and find out about services and resources available for academic and career research. The earlier you… Continue reading Baker Library. Something for Everyone.

Indian Kabaddi Fever Grips Harvard Business School

Baker Library lawn on a blustery October afternoon may be a far cry from the plains of the Punjab, but Sections I and E engaged in the most quintessential of Indian sports: Kabaddi. The rules of Kabaddi are simple. Players from each side take it in turn to charge into the opposition’s half with the… Continue reading Indian Kabaddi Fever Grips Harvard Business School

NEW RUSSIAN BELL TOLLS AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

HBS marked a unique occasion today – the installation of its “Centennial Bell” in the cupola of the School’s Baker Library. The bell replaces one of eighteen bells made in Russia before the Russian Revolution and owned by Harvard University for more than 75 years. In the course of the next year or so, all… Continue reading NEW RUSSIAN BELL TOLLS AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

What's What

Orientation is over and you’re vaguely finding your way around campus. But the first week of classes isn’t exactly a cake walk. The Harbus staff knows from experience that Cambridge isn’t the easiest city for newcomers to navigate. So we want to help start your year off on a good note. In this special RC-focused… Continue reading What's What

The Absolutely True History of Baker Library

Baker library. Some call it the greatest physical construction in the history of humanity. Others call it a giant eyesore that takes away from the sheer beauty that is Spangler parking lot. Regardless, for thousands of years it has stood on the Harvard Business School campus as a beacon of intellectual curiosity, networking, and absurdly… Continue reading The Absolutely True History of Baker Library

This Month from Baker Library

A CENTENNIAL MOMENT1941: The HBS Armed Forces?During World War II Harvard Business School had a role to play in mobilizing and training troops. On June 26, 1941, the Navy Supply Corps School opened, offering classes on disbursing, supply, and accounting, and providing temporary buildings for classroom space. Some of the schools including the Navy Supply… Continue reading This Month from Baker Library

HBS Show: The Phantom of Baker Library

“The Phantom of Baker Library is a two-act musical about Harvard Business School, written and produced by Harvard Business School students, performed on the Harvard Business School campus, to entertain the Harvard Business School family. That’s the key to its worldwide mass appeal.” -Theater analyst with knowledge of the HBS Show Opening week (concurrent with… Continue reading HBS Show: The Phantom of Baker Library

Tony, Tony, Tony-The HBS Show Has Done It Again!

The Phantom of Baker Library is a two-act musical about Harvard Business School, written and produced by Harvard Business School students, performed on the Harvard Business School campus, to entertain the Harvard Business School family. That’s the key to its worldwide mass appeal. The 2007 Tony Awards, Broadway’s celebration of the year’s most prolific theatrical… Continue reading Tony, Tony, Tony-The HBS Show Has Done It Again!

This Month from Baker Library

HBS Back to the BeginningWith the first events celebrating the School’s centenary in 2008 already under way, we devote this month’s column to discovering and researching the School’s past. A CENTENNIAL MOMENT1927: HBS Dedicates New Campus“It may be argued that this novel science of business is, like the moving picture, in its infancy.” (The Harvard… Continue reading This Month from Baker Library

This Month from Baker Library

A CENTENNIAL MOMENT1971: Gloria Steinem at Baker 100Gloria Steinem stopped at HBS on a speaking tour to promote the new Women’s Liberation Movement. The September 30, 1971 issue of The HarBus News featured Steinem on the cover with the heading: “Superwoman speaks Friday.” BTW, women made up 4 percent of the MBA class that year;… Continue reading This Month from Baker Library

Top Nine Things We Loved About the China Immersion Experience

#9Laughing at the crappy self-indulgent gifts we gave our hosts. (“Thanks for your hospitality; here’s a picture of Baker Library!”) #8Learning that the HBS Bubble is portable, especially if you play Truth or Dare. #7Putting all the vegetarians in one table to ease our conscience about eating mystery meats. #6Shopping, shopping, shopping! #5The incredible bouncing… Continue reading Top Nine Things We Loved About the China Immersion Experience

This Month from Baker Library

A CENTENNIAL MOMENT1946: Fatigue LaboratoryIn 1930, the “Fatigue Laboratory” was created in the basement of the Business School’s Morgan Hall under the direction of Harvard Professor Dr. Lawrence J. Henderson. Experiments were conducted on Business School student volunteers and others to study the human body’s ability to adapt and acclimatize to extreme environmental conditions, such… Continue reading This Month from Baker Library

Baker Library Exhibit: "The Human Factor"

Historic images collected by Harvard Business School in the early 1930s and 40s, documenting the interaction of worker and machine, are now on display at Baker Library. “The Human Factor: Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at Baker Library,” will remain on display through March 7, 2007 in the Baker Library North Lobby. Gallery talks… Continue reading Baker Library Exhibit: "The Human Factor"

Make Your 2nd Semester As Spontaneous As the Boston Winter Weather

Take a hint from the Boston weather, where it goes from a sunny 60-degree day on January 21 to a snowy 35-degree forecast two days later. Although things may seem monotonous at times, like the expected New England winter, your life during and after HBS is actually quite unpredictable. Admit it, even you couldn’t have… Continue reading Make Your 2nd Semester As Spontaneous As the Boston Winter Weather

Undersea: Baker Piece Is Window to Another World

“Undersea”Alyson Shotz Recently I’ve found myself spending more time than usual at Baker Library. As the days start getting colder you may be similarly inclined to limit your exposure to the wintry air and look for shortcuts through campus (and perhaps a quiet place to prepare for exams). The main floor of Baker houses an… Continue reading Undersea: Baker Piece Is Window to Another World

Students Choose Baker Library as Favorite New Addition

What good would a $1.8 billion endowment be if you didn’t get out and spend it once in a while? For ECs, there have been many notable additions to the HBS campus this year, the most prominent being the re-opening of a newly renovated Baker Library (finally a good place to study!). For RCs, the… Continue reading Students Choose Baker Library as Favorite New Addition

HBS Completes Restoration, Expansion of Renowned Baker Library

BOSTON-Harvard Business School today formally re-opened Baker Library, the grand historic building capped with a bell tower that has been the symbol of the School for over seventy-five years, marking the conclusion of an extensive two-year, $53.4 million renovation and expansion project. “Baker Library, the finest facility of its kind, is both the physical and… Continue reading HBS Completes Restoration, Expansion of Renowned Baker Library

Baker Library Preparing to Move

Baker Library Preparing to Move The Baker Library renovation and expansion project is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2005. The Baker Library staff and collections will be moving into the new Baker during the summer. Current plans call for the general collections moves to begin on June 13, 2005. To facilitate this move,… Continue reading Baker Library Preparing to Move

Tips for Taxes

Winter is here and the tax season is upon us. Meeting the April 15th deadline is less of a challenge now, thanks to electronic filing and more forms and information available on the Web. So, even the Boston blizzards shouldn’t prevent you from getting started on those taxes! Here are some resources to help you… Continue reading Tips for Taxes

Last Steel Beam Tops Baker Library

Students, administrators, and members of the Baker Library construction team gathered last Thursday for the Baker Library/Academic Center (BL/AC)Topping Off Ceremony. A cherished tradition in building projects, the Topping Off Ceremony celebrates the completion of a building’s steel skeleton. The ceremony occurs before the uppermost steel member is put into place, marking that the structure… Continue reading Last Steel Beam Tops Baker Library

Baker Library

For those of you who have grown accustomed to hanging out in Baker Library – hold on, because things are about to change. Arguably the most revered landmark on the HBS campus, the library is about to undergo a major renovation that is expected to result in an impressively updated and flexible facility that will… Continue reading Baker Library

Business Plan Contest Resources from Baker Library

Behind every successful business is a solid, well-researched business plan. Such a plan is exactly what participants in this year’s HBS Business Plan Contest are aiming to deliver by the contest deadline this coming April. The student’s goal is to present a clear vision, identify their competitive advantage, highlight their value-add to the customer, and… Continue reading Business Plan Contest Resources from Baker Library

What is the Value of Information?

(Part 1): Assigning Value With the dawn of the World Wide Web, and it’s subsequent information overload, came the misconception that all that information bombarding us was accurate, useful–and free. In this three part series, What is the Value of Information? Liz Bibby, Director of Business Information Services, examines this assumption. In part one of… Continue reading What is the Value of Information?

What is Historical Collections?

In the lobby of Baker Library there is an unassuming door with a darkened transom. Visitors bold enough to open the door often peer timidly through for an instant, before quickly fleeing the scene. Just what lurks behind this mysterious door? Some MBA students never find out. This is a pity, because behind it is… Continue reading What is Historical Collections?

Viewpoints: Getting The Most Out Of It

So here we are. September 2002. HBS. In front of us is a land of opportunities. Within us, this burning question: how to make the most out of it? If I may, here are some thoughts on how to have a fulfilling year.Let’s forget the traditional wisdom. HBS is not an MBA program dedicated to… Continue reading Viewpoints: Getting The Most Out Of It

24 /7 Access to the Inside Scoop on Working at MBA Oriented Companies

If you have yet to experience a case interview or would like to know what the corporate culture is like at Lehman Brothers, Bain & Company, or KPMG, you might consult the Wetfeet Insider Guides. Baker Library and MBA Career Services have joined forces to provide access to the Insider Guide series offered by Wetfeet.com.… Continue reading 24 /7 Access to the Inside Scoop on Working at MBA Oriented Companies