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Janet Spongberg

Josten Circulation Coordinator

Janet Spongberg

Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Josten Performing Arts Library, J136



M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A., English Literature and German Language and Literature, University of California Santa Barbara

A member of the Discovery and Access team, Janet works with the staff and student assistants at the Josten Performing Arts Library to make their collections, spaces, and services available and intelligible to library users. She enjoys demystifying music searches and libraries in general. Ask her for help navigating the library and its resources, including: basic reference help, locating items in Josten and offsite storage, in the Five-Colleges, or via interlibrary loan, as well as using their spaces and equipment. See her for problems with access, including missing items, fines, bills, or any other obstacle to use. 

A former middle school English teacher and classical DJ, Janet sings in the shape note tradition, reads non-fiction and poetry, and is interested in community connections, eternal verities, political change, sustainability, musics, cognition, individual learning differences, adult development, food, pedestrian travel, swimming, cross-cultural connections, writing, and conversation. 


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