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Maryanne AlosMaryanne Alos
Science Library Specialist
Phone: (413) 542-2076
Office: Keefe Science Library

I manage the Keefe Science Library. I also process print and electronic reserves for all Science courses.  Please contact me if you have any questions about Science reserves.

Chris BarberChristina (Chris) Barber
Deputy Archivist
Phone: (413) 542-5390
Office: A1 Frost Library

Jane BeebeJane Beebe
Head of Cataloging Section/Music Librarian
Phone: (413) 542-5007
Office: 230 Frost Library

As liaison to the Music Department faculty, staff and students I build the Music Library’s collection of CDs and music scores. I also select music books and DVDs for Frost Library. I am a selector for books on religion. I welcome suggestions! I oversee cataloging operations (together with a great team) in Technical Services and the maintenance of the online catalog.

CarleyK. Carley
Technical Services Specialist/Acquisitions
Phone: (413) 542-2215
Office: 230 Frost Library

Carley is responsible for purchasing materials requested for Reserves as well as out of print materials and standing order subscriptions. She also assists with the cataloging of new books. Request forms for purchases can be found here.

Jo-Anne ChapinJo-Anne Chapin
Visual Resources Associate
Phone: (413) 542-2263
Office: A13 Frost Library

Jo-Anne Chapin digitizes and performs post-processing for a variety of materials and provides metadata for art images. Please contact her to check in on any pre-existing projects related to digitization of art images for teaching.

Jennifer ChienJennifer Chien
Circulation Assistant
Phone: (413) 542-2373

Office: 101 Frost Library

Call me or drop by the service desk when you need assistance in Frost on Saturdays.

Kelly DaganKelly Dagan
Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian
Phone: (413) 542-5504
Office: Frost Library

Kelly is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. She works with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and the user experience and has additional expertise in ethnographic research methods and storytelling with data.

Mimi DakinMargaret (Mimi) R. Dakin
Archives & Special Collections Specialist
Phone: (413) 542-5391
Office: A1 Frost Library

Mimi Dakin works in the Archives & Special Collections where she responds to reference inquiries, organizes and describes archival collections, and assists with all aspects of preserving and providing access to our rich collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and other materials.

Rosemary DavisRosemary K. J. Davis
Project Archivist
Phone: (413) 542-5836

Office: A1H Frost Library

Rosemary K. J. Davis works in the Archives & Special Collections where she is responsible for arrangement, description, and outreach efforts related to the Samuel French Collection of theatrical materials.

Blake Doherty
Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian
Phone: (415) 542-
Office: Frost Library

Blake is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. She works with student groups and other departments and offices on campus to connect users with library instruction, resources, and services. Blake is the liaison librarian to the departments of French, German, Spanish, and Sexuality, Women's, & Gender Studies.

Sharon DomierSharon Domier
East Asian Studies Librarian & Cataloger
Phone: (413) 542-2215
Office: 230 Frost Library

Sharon Domier is the East Asian Studies librarian. She works with faculty and students who research East Asian countries and/or use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials. She is on campus on Tuesdays or available by appointment other days and always by email. She works with the other library staff to ensure seamless selection, acquisition, cataloging, interlibrary loan, reference, and instruction relating to all things East Asian.

Mark EdingtonMark Edington
Director, Amherst College Press
Phone: (413) 542-5709

Office: 228 Frost Library

    mfiegenbaum.jpgMark Fiegenbaum
    Technical Services Associate/Acquisitions
    Phone: (413) 542-5008
    Office: 230 Frost Library

    Mark assists with purchases of new materials, with cataloging and with metadata for digital content.

    Nancy FinnNancy Roskiewicz Finn
    Technical Services Associate/ Serials
    Phone: (413) 542-5009
    Office: 230 Frost Library

    Nancy is responsible for receiving print journals and newspapers, most of which are shelved in the Friendly Reading Room. She is also responsible for acquiring all student and college publications;  send issues to her attention  (AC box #2256). In addition to processing books and journals that require binding, she also assists with creating metadata for digital content.

    Bryn Geffert photo August 2014Bryn Geffert
    Librarian of the College
    Phone: (413) 542-2212
    Office: Frost Library

    Bryn Geffert is the librarian of the college. He's happy to field any and all questions, especially questions about the library's priorities, its strategic direction, its relations with other institutions, budget matters, and broad issues surrounding scholarly communication and research instruction.

    Kate GerrityKathleen (Kate) S. Gerrity
    Metadata Management Librarian
    Phone: (413) 542-5010
    Office: 230 Frost Library

    Kate Gerrity is the Metadata Management Librarian responsible for the production of metadata that provides access to digitized library and archival collections. She also works with candidates in the MLS Resident and Intern programs.  Along with other members of the Cataloging Section, she provides bibliographic access for media and books in the general collection.

    Kristen GreenlandKristen Greenland
    Science Librarian
    Phone: (413) 542-8112
    Office: Keefe Science Library

    As Science Librarian, Kristen is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum, and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Kristen is the liaison librarian to the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy.

    Steve HeimSteven Heim
    Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
    Phone: (413) 542-5028
    Office: 101 Frost Library

    Steve Heim manages the Interlibrary Loan department. Contact him for any questions regarding borrowing or lending requests.

    Rebecca Henning photo August 2014Rebecca Henning
    Cataloger of Special Collections
    Phone: (413) 542-5011
    Office: 230 Frost Library

    Primarily responsible for cataloging Special Collections materials, including rare books, maps, videos, senior theses, and manuscripts. I’m happy to help with questions about searching the library catalog or general book history.

    Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson
    Technical Services Specialist/Cataloging
    Phone: (413) 542-5220
    Office: 230 Frost Library

    Amy Johnson does cataloging of books and DVD’s, quality control of items prior to circulation and supervises student assistants in Technical Services.

    Jan Jourdain photo June 2014Janet (Jan) M. Jourdain
    Head of Library Information Technology
    Phone: (413) 542-8209
    Office: A29 Frost Library

    I am the librarian who provides first-line support to users of library public and office computers and automated systems. You're welcome to ask me about technology issues including those related to library electronic resources, software, and equipment, as well as other library questions.

      Jim Kelly photo August 2014James (Jim) R. Kelly
      Cataloging Librarian
      Phone: (413) 542-2215
      Office: 230 Frost Library

      Part-time cataloger specializing in Slavic languages in particular and European languages in general.

      Mike KellyMichael (Mike) Kelly
      Head of Archives and Special Collections
      Phone: (413) 542-5307
      Office: A1K Frost Library

      Mike Kelly is the Head of the Archives & Special Collections, the primary repository for college history and a wide range of rare books, manuscripts, and other special research collections held by Amherst College. Mike is responsible for the overall management of the acquisition, organization, description, and preservation of the holdings of the Archives. He also works closely with faculty, students, librarians, and others to develop classes, exhibitions, and other programs that draw on the library’s rich collections of primary source materials.

      Susan Kimball photo August 2014Susan Kimball
      Head of Access Services
      Phone: (413) 542-2663
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      Susan Kimball is responsible for circulation, print and electronic reserves, interlibrary loan, and stack maintenance. She also oversees staff and collections at Keefe Science Library.

      Sherry LaclaireSherry Laclaire
      Reserves Associate
      Phone: (413) 542-5027
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      I am the contact person for all reserve and e-reserve questions.  Please feel free to call or e-mail me for any information.

      Mariah LeavittMariah Leavitt
      Archives & Special Collections Specialist
      Phone: (413) 542-2299
      Office: A1 Frost Library

      Mariah Leavitt works in the Archives & Special Collections where she responds to reference inquiries, organizes and describes archival collections, and assists with all aspects of preserving and providing access to our rich collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and other materials.

      Cindy LepageCynthia (Cindy) Lepage
      Business Manager
      Phone: (413) 542-2212
      Office: Frost Library

      As library business manager, Cindy serves as the principal resource in the library’s central administration for a wide variety of logistical, policy, and procedural questions. She is the library liaison to facilities for custodial, maintenance and other services, oversees and manages library expenditures.

      Judy LivelyJudith (Judy) Lively
      Circulation Supervisor
      Phone: (413) 542-5024
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      Judy oversees Frost Library Circulation Desk services, hires, supervises, trains student staff members, manages library billing, and serves regularly scheduled hours at the circulation desk.

      Ann MaggsAnn Maggs
      Music Library Specialist
      Phone: (413) 542-2387
      Office: 226 Arms Music Center

      Ann Maggs is music library specialist and adjunct voice faculty.  She offers music reference help and processes reserve items for current Amherst music department classes.  Ann also hires and trains music library student workers.

      Freddie ManningWinnifred (Freddie) Manning
      Interlibrary Loan Assistant
      Phone: (413) 542-5029
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      Freddie processes incoming loans for Amherst College patrons and loans sent to other institutions.  Contact her in the afternoon from 1:30 to 5:00 with questions.

      Dunstan McNuttDunstan McNutt
      Research & Instruction Librarian
      Phone: (413) 542-5454
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      As a Research & Instruction Librarian, Dunstan McNutt is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum, and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Dunstan is the liaison librarian to the departments of Black Studies, Classics, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Spanish, and has additional expertise in incorporating primary sources in research, working closely with Archives & Special Collections.

      Nona MonahinNona Monahin
      Weekend Circulation Associate
      Phone: (413) 542-2373
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      Nona works on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as during the day on Sundays. During these times she supervises and trains student workers, and assists with circulation, stack maintenance, and reserves.

      Bilal MuhammadBilal Muhammad
      Late Night Circulation Associate
      Phone: (413) 542-5030
      Office: 101 Frost Library

      An Amherst graduate, I work evenings and help you get the books you want.

        Peter NelsonPeter Nelson
        Phone: (413) 542-5394
        Office: A1 Frost Library

        As College Archivist, I am committed to the documentation and preservation of the archival record of Amherst College. I chiefly oversee the appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, and preservation of official college records, and work with others to administer policies regarding access to those records. I serve on the College's records management working group. I also work closely with alumni, faculty and staff in collecting personal papers documenting the history of Amherst College. I help with research inquiries from members of the Amherst community as well as the general public, including outside scholars and genealogists. Contact me for questions about Amherst College history, transferring records from administrative offices, or donating personal papers to the Archives. Also, if you're a current Amherst student who is interested in a job with us during the semester or over the summer, please contact me.

        Mary O'BrienMary O'Brien
        Technical Services Specialist/Serials
        Phone: (413) 542-5017
        Office: 230 Frost Library

        Mary works with print and electronic subscriptions, claims, and access issues as well as U.S. government documents.

        Janet PoirrierJanet Poirrier
        Circulation Assistant
        Phone: (413) 542-5025
        Office: 101 Frost Library

        Suzie RiversSusan (Suzie) Rivers
        Phone: (413) 542-2378
        Office: 105 Frost Library

        Suzie provides support for the Robert Frost Library, including bookkeeping, processing student employee appointments, and student payroll. Please contact Suzie for general inquiries about the library.

        Missy RoserMissy Roser
        Head of Research & Instruction
        Phone: (413) 542-5387
        Office: Frost Library

        As Head of Research & Instruction, Missy is responsible for coordinating research instruction and support across the curriculum, and teaches instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Missy is the liaison librarian to the departments of American Studies, English, Religion, and Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies, and has additional expertise in incorporating digital scholarship and emerging tools into teaching research methods.

        Bethany Seeger
        Digital Library Web Developer
        Phone: (413) 542-2359
        Office: A16 Frost Library

        Kelcy ShepherdKelcy Shepherd
        Head of Digital Programs
        Phone: (413) 542-5481
        Office: A15 Frost Library

        Kelcy Shepherd is the Head of Digital Programs, responsible for overall administration of the Library’s digital collections and initiatives. She partners with faculty on digital scholarship projects, and coordinates digital asset management and preservation. Please contact Kelcy for consultation on digital content, collections, and projects; information about support for the digital humanities; and requests for digitization of art images for use in the classroom. Submit questions related to the Open Access Resolution to

        Susan SheridanSusan Sheridan
        Head of Technical Services
        Phone: (413) 542-2850
        Office: 230 Frost Library

        Please contact Susan Sheridan with inquires about purchasing materials for the collection or the general collection gift policy. Located on Level 2 of the Frost Library, visitors are always welcome.

        Sara SmthSara Smith
        Arts and Humanities Librarian
        Phone: (413) 542-2677
        Office: Frost Library

        As the Arts & Humanities Librarian, Sara Smith is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum, and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Sara is the liaison librarian to Architectural Studies, Art and the History of Art, European Studies, Film & Media Studies, French, German, Russian, and Theater & Dance. She has additional expertise in creative and archival research methods.

        Paul TrumblePaul Trumble
        Head of Serials
        Phone: (413) 542-5019
        Office: 230 Frost Library

        Paul is responsible for acquiring and cataloging print and electronic journals as well as databases.  He creates metadata for digital materials that are serials. He is also responsible for the microform collections and viewing equipment; his section provides assistance to students, faculty and the general public.  If you have questions or issues with electronic resources, email

        Sarah WaldenSarah Walden
        Digital Projects Librarian
        Phone: (413) 542-2960
        Office: A13 Frost Library

        Sarah Walden manages the digitization of unique and rare materials from Archives and Special Collections to build the Library’s Digital Collections and to support curricular needs. She also consults with faculty and students on digital scholarship projects for research and classroom uses. Please contact Sarah about digitizing unique and rare materials held by Amherst College Archives & Special Collections for curricular purposes, with inquiries about other kinds of support the Library can offer for using Digital Scholarship in the classroom, or with questions about student employment in the Digital Programs Department, including the Digital Scholarship Summer Internship. Questions about complying with Amherst College’s Open Access Policy should be directed to