• Administration
  • AC Press
  • Acquisitions
  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Cataloging
  • Circulation
  • Digital Programs
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Music
  • Research & Instruction
  • Science
  • Serials
  • Systems/Technology

bgeffert.JPG Bryn 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.


Cindy Lepage Cynthia (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.


Bridget Mientka Bridget Mientka
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Phone: (413) 542-2378
Office: 105 Frost Library

Bridget works in the office of the Librarian of the College where she provides support to the Librarian, Business Manager, and Amherst College Press and works with Acquisitions on invoice processing and reconciliation. Bridget is responsible for a range of administrative tasks in the library.


fax: 413-542-2662

    acpress@amherst.edu

    Margy Avery
    Executive Editor, Amherst College Press
    Phone: (413) 542-5453

    Office: 228 Frost Library


     

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

    Office: 228 Frost Library

     

     

     

     

      libacq@amherst.edu

      K. Carkey K. Carley
      Acquisitions Specialist
      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.


      Mark Fiegenbaum Mark Fiegenbaum
      Acquisitions Associate
      Phone: (413) 542-5008
      Office: 230 Frost Library

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


      Susan Sheridan Susan 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.

        archives@amherst.edu

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

        Chris Barber 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.


        Mimi Dakin Margaret (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.


        MIke Kelly Michael (Mike) Kelly
        Head of Archives & 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.


        Mariah Leavitt Mariah 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.


         fax: 413-542-2692

            libcirc@amherst.edu | reserves@amherst.edu

            Jennifer Chien Jennifer 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.

             

             


            Susan Kimball Susan 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 Laclaire Sherry 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.

             

             


            Judy Lively Judith (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.

             

             


            Nona Monahin Nona Monahin
            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 Muhammad Bilal Muhammad
            Evening Circulation Specialist
            Phone: (413) 542-5030
            Office: 101 Frost Library

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

             

             


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

            Please see me with any questions about Holds, requests from another College, and locker use.

             

             


             

              libdig@amherst.edu

              Jo-Anne Chapin Jo-Anne Chapin
              Digital Programs Specialist
              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.

               


              Bethany Seeger

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

               

               

               


              Sarah Walden Sarah 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 libdig@amherst.edu.

                interlibraryloan@amherst.edu

                Steve Heim Steven 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.

                 

                 


                Freddie Manning Winnifred (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.

                  Jane Beebe Jane Beebe
                  Head of Cataloging & 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.


                  Ann Maggs Ann 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.

                    library@amherst.edu   (Also see Subject Librarians)

                    Dawn Cadogan Dawn Cadogan
                    Social Sciences Librarian
                    Phone: (413) 542-5352
                    Office: Frost Library

                    Dawn is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Dawn is the liaison librarian to the departments of Anthropology and Sociology; Economics; Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought; and Political Science and has additional expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.


                      Kelly Dagan Kelly 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. Kelly is the liaison librarian to the departments of Asian Languages & Civilizations, Psychology, and Russian and has additional expertise in ethnographic research methods and storytelling with data.


                    Blake Doherty Blake Doherty
                    Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian
                    Phone: (413) 542-2979
                    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.


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

                    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.


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

                    Dunstan 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, and Philosophy and has additional expertise in incorporating primary sources in research, working closely with Archives & Special Collections.


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

                    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, and Religion and has additional expertise in research with newspapers and incorporating digital scholarship into teaching research methods.


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

                    Sara 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, and Theater & Dance. She has additional expertise in creative and archival research methods.

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

                      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.


                      Maryanne Alos Maryanne 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.

                        serials@amherst.edu

                        Nancy Finn Nancy Roskiewicz Finn
                        Serials Associate
                        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.


                        Mary O'Brien Mary O'Brien
                        Serials Specialist
                        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.


                        Paul Trumble Paul 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 serials@amherst.edu.

                          Jan Jourdain Janet (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.