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Want to work in the Library?

We are currently accepting applications for Frost Library Student Assistants for fall 2011. Come join a dedicated and talented group of Amherst College students and staff to provide excellent service to the campus community. Positions are available in several areas of the Library. Applications are due Friday, September 9th. You must be a current AC student to apply.

Welcome to a renovated Frost Library

We're still tidying up some areas of Frost following this summer's painting and carpeting project. Most all areas and services of the library are fully available now.  We hope to have the remaining areas—the reference-area computers and the PCs in the A-level lab—fully functional by the end of this week (September 2).  Set-up of some things, like the new copiers in Frost, may take a few more days. 

The cafe we hoped would be open for the start of fall classes has been delayed while other projects on campus (including the Frost renovations) are completed.  We expect construction of the cafe on the main floor of Frost to begin later in the semester. Watch this space  for details. 

If you have specific questions about what is/is not available for use in Frost as we finish our renovations, you can reach us by phone—Circulation 542-2373 or Reference 542-2319—or IM to amhrefchat.

Support for summer researchers

This summer, get together with other students working on independent projects, or working with faculty on in-depth research. Meet and talk with your subject librarians and enjoy some refreshments. Visit the new summer researchers guide for details and sign up to join us for receptions, research workshops, a weekly walk-in "Research Table", one-on-one appointments, and to access resources in the library and across campus through August. 

Try the new ProQuest interface

In August, our ProQuest databases will be moving to a new interface that incorporates more resources, has additional functionality, and allows you to search across many different databases. Give it a test run in beta before we make the switch, and let us know what you think.

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