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Call for submissions! Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award
Deadline: February 22, 2019
All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part or full-time, are eligible. Submit your project here.
Papers, theses, design and multimedia projects, and art that present research of a sustainability topic (environmental, social, and/or economic) will be accepted. The first prize recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and two second place winners will receive $750 scholarships. Winners will be honored at a spring sustainability event in the UMass Amherst Libraries.
Applicants must be nominated by a UMass Amherst faculty member. Projects created from spring 2018 through fall 2018 may be submitted for review.
The award promotes an in-depth understanding of sustainability topics, research strategies, and the use of library resources, providing participating students with vital skills they will carry into future academic and vocational endeavors. The award is funded by the UMass Amherst Libraries’ national award-winning Sustainability Fund.
Winners of previous awards are accessible in the Sustainability Student Showcase on ScholarWorks, the University’s digital repository.
For more information, contact Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian, 413-577-0784, email@example.com.
Learning Commons Refresh
ONE stop for questions. Go ahead - Ask Us!
You spoke; we listened! Based on your feedback, in partnership with Information Technology, we're refreshing part of the Learning Commons in the Du Bois Library:
-ONE service desk for all your borrowing, research, and tech needs
-ONE easily visible and accessible space for printers
-NEW spaces for PCs
-NEW work surfaces with a splash of color
Check out the new and improved Learning Commons this fall!
The UMass Amherst Libraries are pleased to announce that Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries, has been elected President of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).
Founded in 1970, the BLC is a community of academic and research libraries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire that fosters interlibrary collaboration, innovation, and sharing of resources.
“I’m honored to be elected President of the BLC for a one-year term,” said Neame. “The BLC provides access for our faculty and students to the rich collections of research libraries across New England, as well as opportunities for UMass Amherst Libraries’ staff to participate in a diverse range of professional development programs.”Read more »
Libraries find a way...to get you the best resources possible. Welcome to UMassic Amherst Libraries.
A dinosaur has been spotted in the Du Bois Library.
Experts believe it is a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Possibly aggressive due to frustration at not being able to reach books on shelves.
Please check our social media pages for further information. #UMassicAmherstLibraries.Read more »
Students Asked—We Listened
The campus's first-ever Graduate Commons, located on Floor 5 of the Du Bois Library, is a result of input gathered through surveys and focus groups assessing the needs of graduate students. The space is filled with workstations, conference rooms, and secure storage for scholarly materials.
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