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Monday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room. Fall semester Copeland Fellows and guest artists reflect on the use of various modes of "research" in their creative work and describe how their creative process shapes the works they produce. Panelists include choreographers and cyberperformance makers James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks, and visual artist and scenic designer Alice Hoult. Moderated by Ivone Barriga, the Five College Fellow in Theater and Dance. Co-sponsored by Frost Library and the Copeland Colloquium, this is part of a yearlong series exploring the intersections of research and the arts.
Join us on Friday, October 5, at 4 p.m. to hear an address by Michael Kasper, Frost’s head of collection development. Michael is a leading authority on (and creator of) artists' books, and his talk, “Six Favorite Library Books,” will serve as a valedictory of sorts: a celebration of his upcoming retirement in January. The event is part of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Amherst College Library and will take place in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room, on the main level of Frost Library.
Tuesday, September 25 at 4:30 pm - panel discussion
"Where the Hell is Matt?" and the Theory and Practice of Working with and Learning from Communities
Matt Harding traveled around the world, enlisting local residents to dance with him and participate in the making of his videos, which have since gone viral. Join Amherst College professors Ana M. Araujo (Anthropology and Sociology), Jeffers Engelhardt (Music), Wendy Ewald (Art and the History of Art) and Wendy Woodson (Theater and Dance) for a conversation about the issues involved in working with communities and how these relate to the Where the Hell is Matt? videos and their own work and fields of study. Refreshments will be served. Friendly Reading Room, Frost Library.
The Frost Mezzanine is hosting 20 nature photographs by retired Frost Library staffer Anne Ely. Take a visual tour of the majestic Maine coastline, Quabbin Reservoir at dusk and portraits of insects, birds and butterflies in their natural habitats. Anne's photographs will exhibit through September.
We are pleased to offer students of the Amherst College campus the use of 66 lockers distributed among three floors of the Library: 18 on B-level, 24 on the 2nd floor, and 24 on the 3rd floor. They circulate for the entire academic year until 5/10/2013. Lockers are in very high demand. Because of this, we reserve them for thesis students only until October 10. After that date, they are available for non-thesis users as well. Please come to the circulation desk in Frost if you have any questions.
Library Open House Friday, Sept. 7, 1-3 PM
Whether you've never set foot in the library or you practically live on C level, come by the library open house on Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm. Have something to eat and drink, check out special exhibits and archival footage, try the scavenger hunt, win a coffee mug or t-shirt, and hear about all the ways we can help.
Want to work in the Library?
We are currently accepting applications for Frost Library Student Assistants for fall 2012. 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 7th. You must be a current AC student to apply.
Summer Research Workshops
If you are staying on campus during the summer, Academic Technology and the Library provide a number of opportunities to enhance your research skills and meet with other students outside the lab and study carrel. Sign up to join us for upcoming receptions, research workshops, and a weekly walk-in "Research Table" now through August. Of course, you can always contact us for one-on-one appointments and to learn about resources in the library and across campus. Whether you are a Summer Science Research Fellow, continuing your research from a spring Mellon Tutorial, working on a faculty project, or getting a head start on your thesis, you’ll find a way to move your research forward.
New Digital Research Tools Discussion Group
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a new discussion group that will meet every two weeks during the summer to explore, test drive, and comparison-shop various new digital-media tools, applications, and devices for research and scholarship. Sessions are every other Wednesday, June 20 – August 22, 3 to 4 p.m., in Frost Library, Lane Room. Use the summer research response form to indicate one or more sessions you'd like to attend and to suggest topics or tools you would like to explore. Participant interests will determine session topics, and everyone is encouraged to bring examples of tools they have found useful. Details on the format and content of sessions will be communicated in advance to registrants.
Want some company, motivation, and maybe some help while you are working? Bring your laptop and come to the library's large study table. This is walk-in time to work, share your progress, discuss next steps, or make your next appointment. Research Table happens every Thursday, June 7 through August 9, from 3 PM – 5 PM, in Frost Library near the Reference desk.