Averting Catastrophe: Preventing the Digital Dark Ages
On Wednesday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Friendly Reading Room at Frost Library, Meg Bellinger, Director of the Yale Digital Collection Center, will present on the steady stream of dire predictions warning of an imminent dark age of information over the last two decades. This talk focuses on the threats, the solutions, and progress toward a new era of information enlightenment. This is the final of five in a series related to this year’s Copeland Colloquium theme “Catastrophe and the Catastrophic.”  This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Library Past, Present, and Future
The Library has spent the last year ruminating on its past work, its current work, and the work it sees over the horizon. Although this reflection is not a formal component of college’s strategic planning process, we believe that process offers the library a welcome opportunity to reflect on where it has been and where it is going. As part of this reflection, the Library and the Faculty Library Committee invite you to attend one of two identical sessions, at which librarians will speak briefly about their work with faculty and students, the initiatives launched by the library over the last few years, the challenges it and other academic libraries face, and the work required to meet these challenges. The main goal of the gathering: a wide-ranging discussion with faculty about their aspirations for the library and its ongoing evolution.

Session #1: April 22nd at 4pm
Session #2 (identical): May 5th at 4pm
Place: Friendly Periodicals Room in Frost Library


Surviving thesis season: we're here for you
Used thesis binders in good condition are available for $5 each in Archives & Special Collections, located on Level A of Frost Library; we accept cash, checks, or AC dollars. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Worried about the bibliography that goes in the thesis binder? See our citation page or stop by the reference desk for help. FInally, check out our Thesis Support research guide, with links to the registrar's guidelines for formatting and departmental information.

Bayeux Tapestry
A nearly life-size replica of the famous 230-foot-long Bayeux Tapestry is currently on display in the Beyond Words Gallery on the second floor of Frost Library as part of the "World of Medieval Europe" history class.

New mezzanine exhibit: Landscapes and Nature by Thomas Stratford
Come see the new photo exhibit on the Frost Library mezzanine by Amherst College staffer Thomas Stratford, featuring campus landscapes, local nature, and portrait-quality images of wildlife. Free and open to the public through June 2014.

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