Spring book party
book_open_sm.jpgThursday, April 2 at 4:00 PM in the Friendly Reading Room. Please join us as we celebrate the publication of new books written by Amherst College Faculty. Rowland Abiodun (History of Art and Black Studies) will discuss Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African ArtDaniel Barbezat (Economics) will discuss Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning; and Christopher S. van den Berg (Classics) will discuss The World of Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus: Aesthetics and Empire in Ancient Rome. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

LGBT Rights in Latin America and Beyond Conference
[LGBT Rights in Latin America and Beyond Workshop]Friday, April 3 - 9AM-5PM, O’Connor Room, Pratt Building

The main purpose of this workshop is to gather a group of renowned scholars to engage, provide feedback, and help set the tone for a major initiative entitled “The LGBT Rights Timeline:  A Digital Humanities Project.” This Five College Digital Humanities supported project is an interactive digital timeline charting significant events in the history of LGBT activism in the Americas. This timeline will serve as an open access data visualization platform for an extensible digital data collection. 

Digital Scholarship Summer Internships
‌SummerInternPostingFlyer2015.jpgNot sure what digital scholarship is, but intrigued by the term? Want to learn about methods for digital scholarship and develop hands-on skills? Interested in developing a digital exhibition, geographical interface to historical information, data visualization, or textual analysis? Apply for a Frost Library Digital Scholarship Summer Internship by April 6th! We welcome a range of applicants – no prior technical or digital scholarship experience necessary, just curiosity and commitment. This internship is a site for exploration of diverse interests and backgrounds in a digital space, and we encourage and welcome applications from all majors and academic backgrounds.

Frost Library zones pilot
Zone Library Sign for web.jpgThis week, we’re launching our pilot library zone maps throughout Frost Library. These guides to noise levels and activities are based on your input, and are meant to help you find the best spaces for your needs in the library.

We will be soliciting your feedback again at the end of the semester, and we invite you to approach us with questions or comments on these guides at any point. Thank you for your participation!

Student summer jobs
Circulation Desk in R. Frost Library We are currently accepting applications for Frost Library Student Assistants for Summer 2015. Come join a dedicated and talented group of Amherst College students and staff to provide excellent service to the campus community. Applications are due Friday, April 17th. You must be a current AC student to apply; sorry, no graduating seniors.

Humanities Center construction update
UPDATE: Beginning Monday, March 30th the central stairwell between the 1st and 2nd floors will be closed. Additionally, during construction hours (8am-3pm) adjacent sections of the 1st floor and A Level stairwell will be closed. For your safety, please stay out of cordoned off areas. Stairwell work should be complete within a week.

2nd floor study space open!
Construction is underway on the 2nd floor of Frost Library. 2nd floor restrooms and elevators will be unavailable for the duration of the project.

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