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bgeffert.JPGBryn 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 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.


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

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


fax: 413-542-2662

    acpress@amherst.edu

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

    Office: 228 Frost Library

     

     

     

     

      libacq@amherst.edu

      K. CarkeyK. 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.


      Mark FiegenbaumMark 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.


      Erin LoreeErin Loree
      Electronic Resources Librarian
      Phone: (413) 542-5014
      Office: 230 Frost Library

      Erin is responsible for providing access to the Library's collection of electronic resources (databases, e-books, e-journals, etc.). Please contact Erin if you encounter any problems with a resource or connecting via AC Links.


      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.

        archives@amherst.edu

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


        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.


        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.


        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.


        Peter NelsonPeter Nelson
        Archivist
        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.


         fax: 413-542-2692

          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.


          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.


          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.


          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.


          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.


            libcirc@amherst.edu | reserves@amherst.edu

            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.


            Susan KimballSusan 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.


            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.


            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.


            Janet PoirrierJanet Poirrier
            Circulation Assistant
            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 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.


              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 libdig@amherst.edu.


              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 libdig@amherst.edu.

                interlibraryloan@amherst.edu

                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.


                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.

                  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.


                  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.

                    library@amherst.edu   (Also see Subject Librarians)

                    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.


                    Gretchen GanoGretchen Gano
                    Social Sciences Libarian
                    Phone: (413) 542-5352
                    Office: Frost Library

                    Gretchen is responsible for providing research assistance across the curriculum and tailoring instruction sessions for classes for which there is a research or creative component. Gretchen is the liaison librarian to the departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, and Political Science, and has additional expertise in Science and Technology Studies, social science research methods, digital humanities and social science data management, and government information.


                    Kristen GreenlandKristen 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 McNuttDunstan 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, Philosophy, Psychology, and Spanish, and has additional expertise in incorporating primary sources in research, working closely with Archives & Special Collections.


                    Missy RoserMissy 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, Religion, and Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies, and has additional expertise in research with newspapers and incorporating digital scholarship into teaching research methods.


                    Sara SmithSara Smith
                    Arts and 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, French, German, Russian, and Theater & Dance. She has additional expertise in creative and archival research methods.

                      Kristen GreenlandKristen 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 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.

                        serials@amherst.edu

                        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.


                        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.


                        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 serials@amherst.edu.

                          Jan JourdainJanet (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.