In order to meet the needs of the Hampshire community safely, the Library will be offering access to our resources through contactless pickup. This plan is subject to change as circumstances and the needs of the community change. Below is the procedure for requesting and picking up library materials:
Call (413-559-5440) or email Library staff with any questions regarding Library use or services. We are always happy to answer questions!
While we cannot have our doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure a safe flow of traffic for all members of our community, we are offering the use of our main floor by appointment!
Main floor services include:
Unfortunately, we can not offer access to carrels or study spaces on the upper floors at this time.
To make an appointment to use the space, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the InfoBar at 413-559-5440, Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM to inquire about availability!
All individuals will be expected to abide by the Community Care Agreement while in the Library, including wearing adequate face coverings at all times and following social distancing protocols. Failure to follow these rules may result in being asked to leave the space or being reported for violating campus policy.
Computers will be available for student use on a first-come, first-served basis in the Airport Lounge (APL) this academic year. From those computers, students will have access to color printing in the APL.
Additionally, the APL printer gives students access to high-quality scanning, photocopying, and faxing services. The APL will be open during library hours, as well as additional evening hours, to be determined soon.
If APL computers are unavailable, a small number of computers will be available by appointment on the first floor of the library during library hours. Appointments may be made by phone (413-559-5440) or email.
Printing Policy and Procedure:
Suzanne Karanikis: Circulation Supervisor
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Suzanne Karanikis joined the Harold F. Johnson Library as Access Services Supervisor in 2003. She came to Hampshire from American International College, where she held a similar position. Suzanne has always worked in libraries, first as a teen in her hometown public library, and then as a student worker at the University of Hartford, where she earned a B.S. in Biology. When she is not working at Hampshire, Suzanne works alongside her husband in their pizza place. Suzanne enjoys baking sweet treats for family and friends, working in her flower garden, and doting on her three mischievous felines.
Olivia Rossetti: Access Services Associate
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Olivia works in Access Services, focusing her energies on managing interlibrary loan, supervising library and airport lounge student employees, processing new library materials, and assisting librarians with instruction and research help. She received her B.A. in sociology from Smith College in 2017, and then served for two years through AmeriCorps at Reader to Reader, where she supervised their online mentoring program. She is currently getting her M.S. in library and information science from Simmons University, and looks forward to working with college students to help them achieve their research goals for many years to come. When she's not working she can usually be found reorganizing her living space for fun, cooking and baking, playing with her cat, or listening to podcasts.
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Sam Sharp works in Access Services as the contact person for course reserves, and she works on the library’s game collection! Sam is originally from Ranburne, AL, but she graduated this spring from Amherst College, where she studied classical voice and wrote impassioned papers on topics from spirit possession in The Tale of Genji to narratives of gender and revenge in country music. She got her first real taste of library work as a student employee in Amherst’s Robert Frost Library, where she worked for four years. When she isn’t in the library, Sam enjoys crafting, playing video games, and playing country songs on the ukulele, all while her cat tries very hard to interrupt.