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MARTIN GARNAR IS NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY AT AMHERST COLLEGE

 

(AMHERST, Mass., April 27, 2020) — Martin Garnar has been named director of the library at Amherst College, it was announced by Catherine Epstein, Provost and Dean of the Faculty. He joins the College from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where he was dean of the Kraemer Family Library and a faculty member. Garner will assume the position on August 1, 2020.

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Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic most libraries in Colorado are closed and the statewide courier is currently shutdown. As a result, we have turned off borrowing and lending through Prospector for most items with a couple of exceptions. Some libraries have the staff capacity to fulfill requests for Springer and Elsevier ebooks and streaming videos from Swank and Films on Demand.

We have restored borrowing privileges for patrons at libraries that can manage these requests during this time. If your library is on the following list,

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Due to the large number of libraries that have closed during the pandemic, we have temporarily suspended requesting of any physical items through Prospector. You can still view resources in the catalog, but you won't be able to place requests on  physical items in Prospector, or in our partner catalog MOBIUS. We are able to continue lending some e-resources through Prospector.  Some libraries have sufficient staff to allow their users to borrow these e-resources. 

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