Publication Date

Winter 2008


Message from Jay:

There is no question – UMass Amherst librarians and staff are world class. Featured in this Newsletter are photos taken during “First Week” and other occasions. You will notice a common theme of the “question mark.” What symbol better characterizes the mission of UMass Amherst? Higher education is all about the pursuit ofknowledge and the creation of new knowledge through the research process. Libraries and librarians are an essential component in this process. I am extremely proud of the achievements of our librarians and staff – some of which are clearly described in this Newsletter. When I’m asked how the library supports themission of the campus – whether in print or electronically– the answer is easy:Students and Faculty; Teaching and Research.Any questions?

Jay Schafer

Director of Libraries