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  • Director's Council

    The Director’s Council raises awareness of and financial support for the UMass Amherst Libraries.  Members of the Director’s Council serve as advocates—through financial support and outreach—for the Libraries, on campus and throughout their own spheres of influence.  The Council’s targeted projects include the Learning Commons expansion, creating a multimedia center, and building the 21st Century Library Technology Fund. 

    The Director of Libraries welcomes assistance of alumni and friends as we develop this vital advocacy group for the UMass Amherst Libraries.  If you are interested in joining the Council, contact Carol Connare at (413) 545-0995 or


    Director’s Council Members

    Lorrey Bianchi '69, co-chair
    Kathleen Casey-Bianchi, co-chair
    Arthur Clifford '77 (staff)
    Philip DesAutels (friend)
    John Dubach, Chief Information Officer
    Elaine Barker '63, G'69
    Ken Gloss '73 and Joyce Kosofsky '75
    Michael F. Kelley '88 and Elizabeth Tyminski (friend)
    Lewis Mainzer (faculty)
    Rika Clement, Assoc. V.C. Constituent Programs
    Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries
    Carol Connare, Director of Library Development and Communications