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Tastes Like War: A Memoir by Grace M. Cho

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How to Access E-Resources

The world of accessing online information is incredibly important right now, but can also be confusing and intimidating. We hear that! If you have questions about using any of the online resources that Hampshire has to offer, we recommend checking out this research guide. It will teach you:

  • What is an e-resource?
  • What e-resources can I use as a Hampshire community member?
  • How do I connect to them?

As always, you can also reach out to for research help or for any technical problems you encounter in the process.

Meet Our Librarians

Rachel Beckwith: Library Director | Librarian for Arts and Humanities

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Rachel came to Hampshire College in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston where she was a Public Services Librarian. Prior to that, Rachel worked at Dumbarton Oaks Museum & Library, Haverford College, and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. in Art History from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. Rachel first came to Hampshire as the Arts Librarian and then Associate Librarian for Access and Arts. When not at work, Rachel enjoys spending time with family in the Berkshires, cooking, traveling (when possible!), watching professional basketball and tennis (especially the Williams sisters!), going to museums, and reading.



Natane Halasz: Librarian for Science and Social Science

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Natane Halasz is the Science & Social Science Librarian for Hampshire, and helps students and faculty with research in the natural, cognitive, and social sciences (and beyond!). She’s also responsible for the library’s game and seed collections. Natane took on this role in November 2021 after working in public libraries for four years. Natane also worked at Hampshire College from 2012-2017, and lived and worked in higher ed in Australia from 2001-2012. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her MLIS from Simmons College. Natane enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Jen Bolmarcich: Systems & Discovery Librarian

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Jen is keeper of all of the behind-the-scenes technology that it takes to run a library! She previously worked at Amherst College, where she was the Bicentennial Project Archivist, working on large-scale processing and digitization of college history collections. She loves trouble-shooting and solving problems, and is committed to making systems and metadata more accessible and inclusive. Jen received her MSLIS from Simmons University in 2017, and had a prior career in biotech. She loves knitting, gardening, and amusing her cats.