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Student Library Advisory Board Meeting - Monday, Feb. 8th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Student Library Advisory Board will hold its first meeting of the spring semester on Monday, 2/8 at 5:00 PM in the Frost Library reference area (at the tables outside of the Research & Instruction office). Dinner will be provided. New members are welcome! Join this group and help inform the library's services, resources, and programs. 

Spring Zotero Workshop Series
Zotero Sign up to attend a one-hour tutorial to get started with Zotero. All workshops are held in the Lane Room on level A of the Frost library. Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. Tutorials and documentation are also available.

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Sign up for a one-hour workshop on finding and using high-quality images for your papers, presentations, and creative projects. Learn to search and save images using Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC), ARTstor, and other image resources, how to make sure you're using the right images for your purpose, and how to properly cite them.

AC_Press_logo_web Amherst College Press selected to partner with University of Michigan and a consortium of libraries to establish a new, open access, scholarly press
In a move that gives libraries direct responsibility for helping to solve some of publishing’s problems, and that puts liberal arts colleges at the table of scholarly publishing, the Amherst College Press will partner with Michigan Publishing and a consortium of 80 college libraries to launch a new academic press.

The Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 libraries in America's top liberal arts colleges, has selected the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing as its partners for the impending launch of Lever Press. Inspired by Archimedes’ hope to move the earth with a lever long enough and a solid place to stand, Lever Press is a collaborative, open-access scholarly publishing enterprise driven by the values, ambitions, and imagination of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

According to Michael Roy, Dean of the Library at Middlebury College, “Lever Press will provide a platform for a group of small liberal arts colleges to combine resources in the service of making a difference in the way in which scholarship is produced, shared, and preserved. We are committed to leading by example, and in contributing to broader changes that will allow scholarship to be produced in a way that is sustainable, makes creative use of the affordances of the Internet, and is able to reach a global audience. Our partnership with Amherst and Michigan provides us with a depth of experience and a mature publishing infrastructure that will allow us to quickly establish ourselves in the marketplace, and will provide our authors with the services and resources they need to transform their ideas into world-class scholarship.”

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1AMT01-150x150.jpg Another Man's Treasure — Photographs by Henry Amistadi
On view in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery now through the end of January

Another Man’s Treasure is a series of photographs documenting a small part of the landscape, people, and artifacts of the solid waste industry. Each image was made at, of, or around the landfills, transfer stations, junkyards and recycling centers of Southern New England. 

[Uprising thanks] Amherst Uprising Information & Sources 
The library maintains a resource guide compiled by student allies, faculty and staff that includes information about the Amherst Uprising movement, and further diversity and inclusion readings and research resources.

ED_coloring_colored.jpg New coloring book collection
Take a break with our new grown-up coloring books, now available as a Frost Café collection.

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 A Small Exhibit of Small Photographs ... but in Stereo
 Currently in our exhibit case on Level B of Frost Library is a display of  stereograph images from the 1870s and 1880s, taken from the Archives  and  Special Collections. Remember the Viewmaster? Stereographs,  consisting of  two  nearly duplicate photographic images printed side-  by-side on a card,  give  the  illusion of 3-D when viewed through the  lenses of a stereo card  reader. They  were hugely popular in the latter  19th century. Stop by, peer  through the readers, and imagine you are  walking the campus circa 1880.

AC Links is now Get It @ AC
As part of website usability efforts, the AC Links button ac_links_2011   has been renamed to Get It @ AC Get It @ AC button , to make its function clearer to all users. It still works in exactly the same way.
If you're curious about how Get It @ AC works, consult our FAQ.

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