Selections from the Kim-Wait/Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection
Amherst College now holds one of the largest collections of published work by Native American authors anywhere in the country. A small sample of the more than 2,300 books in this collection is on display on the A-Level foyer, right outside of our Archives & Special Collections.

Shakespeare at Amherst
In May 2016, Amherst College hosted an exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The current exhibition in Archives & Special Collections features rare books donated by Henry Clay Folger (AC 1879) and others; Emily Dickinson manuscripts in which she mentions Shakespeare; Shakespeare materials drawn from the Samuel French Collections; and a bit of the history of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which Henry Clay Folger left in his will to the Trustees of Amherst College.

Zotero Fall Workshops
Registration is open for fall Zotero workshops!  Sign up for one of these dates:

Monday, September 26th from 4-5 pm
Wednesday, September 28th from 2-3 pm
Monday, October 3rd from 11-noon
Tuesday, October 4th from 2-3 pm
Wednesday, October 12th from 11-noon

You are also welcome to make an individual appointment with a Research & Instruction librarian to learn more about Zotero and how to use it for your research.

Student Library Advisory Board Meeting
All Amherst College students are invited to the year's first meeting of the Student Library Advisory Board on Wednesday, 9/21 from 5-6 p.m. in Frost Library. This group meets monthly with library staff to inform library services, resources, events and policies. As a student on the advisory board, you'll gain valuable leadership, service and research experience. Dinner will be provided! RSVPs are encouraged:

Sounds like a plan: Thesis Workshop
September 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Frost Library, 211 (CHI conference room)
Congratulations! You've been approved to pursue an honors thesis. Now what? Planning an academic project of this scale can challenge even the most organized and well-prepared students. In this workshop, we will guide writers through the processes of mapping out the thesis project to begin to develop a clear, tenable research plan and a timeline in which to execute it. We'll also discuss some of the habits for productivity and creativity that can help you make steady, incremental progress. Taught by Jessica Kem(Writing Center associate director) and Blake Doherty (research, instruction, and outreach librarian). Advance registration is required.

Monthly Book Display: September - College! / New Beginnings
Welcome (back) to college! Library staff and students have selected a variety of books and films about college and/or new beginnings. See one you like? Use your Amherst ID (which is also your library card) to check it out!

Weekly Thesis Write-in
Thursdays, 8:00 - 11:00 PM in CHI (2nd floor of Frost)
Thesis writers, set yourself up to succeed this year by joining fellow students to write together regularly. Research and experience show us that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others. Find motivation and support among fellow thesis writers at the Weekly Thesis Write-in. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.

Signs of the Times
Currently on exhibit in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery is photographer Eric Broudy's Signs of the Times, a series of portraits of homeless people from the Amherst, Hadley, and Northampton area. Join us on September 22 at 4:30 in the CHI (2nd floor of Frost) for a closing reception and artist's talk with Eric Broudy. Signs of the Times will be on display through September 30, 2016.

About the Library

August 26, 2016

Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, introduces the Library and talks about the importance of formulating questions.