West Point’s Bryn Geffert Named Amherst College’s New Librarian

December 3, 2009                                                                

AMHERST, Mass. – Bryn Geffert, library director and associate professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has been named AmherstCollege’s new librarian of the college. He will start work at Amherst on Jan. 21, 2010.

Amherst College Press Names Founding Director

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 12:31 PM

December 6, 2013

New Amherst College Press Director Mark D. W. Edington

The Amherst College Press (ACP), a pathbreaking initiative for open-access scholarly publishing in the humanities, will be led by Mark D. W. Edington, Amherst College announced today.


Librarians Will Lead the Revolution

Faculty Vote Backs Open-Access Movement

Submitted on Friday, 3/29/2013, at 12:31 PM

March 29, 2013

In keeping with a global trend toward making information open to all, the faculty at Amherst College voted this month overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that will effectively offer their forthcoming scholarly articles online for free.

A New Blend: Frost Library Opens Café

Submitted on Friday, 4/13/2012, at 2:42 PM

April 13, 2013

By Adam Gerchick ’13

The line snaked from the northwest corner of Frost Library’s first floor almost to the main entrance, the Amherst students, faculty and staff watching as those ahead of them reached the counter, collected what they’d come for and excitedly left the building for their 2 p.m. classes.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Libraries, Publishers, and a Plea for Shotgun Weddings

Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert discussed the state of academic publishing in a column that was published in the publication that covers the higher education field.

What They Are Reading


We asked College Librarian Bryn Geffert about the books on his figurative bedside table. Here’s what he told us:

Managing the Wide-Open Morass

By Emily Gold Boutilier