Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

Location of the class will be determined by how many people sign up. After you register you will be contacted with a confirmation and location.

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 , 2 pm Lorraine Heffernan
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 , 2 pm Zac Painter
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 , 11 am Linda Zieper
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 , 1 pm Linda Zieper
  • Monday, November 3, 2014 , 10 am Zac Painter
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 , 9 am Zac Painter

For further information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at
ewiniarz@umassd.edu or by calling x8696. If none of these times fit your
schedule, please let us know and we will try to schedule a time for you.

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RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks Instruction Sessions - Sign Up!

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Library is offering sessions to help beginners and advanced users. These sessions are open to both students and faculty. Bring your laptop to follow along and set up your own account. Rooms will be scheduled when we see how many people register for each session. Your registration will be acknowledged and you will receive the location of your class.

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at ewiniarz@umassd.edu
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions. If none of these times fit your schedule, please let Liz know.

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Advanced sessions will focus on:

  • Importing from other sources (web pages, RSS feeds, and other databases)
  • Editing references
  • More viewing and sorting options
  • Checking for duplicates
  • Troubleshooting problems

Beginner

  • Tuesday, October 21 , 2014 12noon-1pm Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10 am Hilary Kraus
  • Thursday, November 6 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus
  • Wednesday, November 12 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus

Advanced

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, November 20 , 2014 2 pm Elizabeth Winiarz
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PubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

NCBI PubMed LogoPubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

You may already know that many library databases have a link or button labeled Get It!@UMassD. This link brings you to our full-text article access; if we don’t have the article, the button also simplifies the process of requesting it by InterLibrary Loan.

This terrific feature is now available in PubMed, too! Link to PubMed from the library web site, and you’ll see the button

GetIT @ UMassD Button

next to each citation. Click the button to access the full-text of the article or to easily complete an ILL request.

For those of you with a My NCBI account, you can add the library’s button to your account so you’ll see it even if you don’t go to PubMed directly through our web site. In your My NCBI site preferences, choose Outside Tool and find us listed as University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library. Select us and save your settings, and you’ll always have our handy button available to you!

Questions about PubMed? Hilary Kraus, our Nursing & Health librarian, can help you! E-mail her at hkraus@umassd.edu or call 508-999-8681.

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Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – October 6th & October 8th

Library Online Wherever you are! Images of students interacting online with librarianLibrarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support. The orientation sessions are scheduled for Monday, October 6th from 6 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, October 8th from 10 to 11:00 am. The sessions will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Collaborate classroom and directions for accessing it. If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Sunday, October 5th. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Presenters:

Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The support to online learners is amazing. Every student should participate in the online library orientation. I learned so much that I didn’t realize they could help me with.”

“I did not realize all that was available to the online student. It will definitely make life easier when it comes to research.”

“I almost want to recommend that it should be a requirement to attend – that’s how helpful I found it.”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

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In Celebration of International Open Access Week 2014

Open Access Week 2014International Open Access Week, is an annual international celebration, now in its seventh year, created to raise awareness of the issue of access to published scholarly research. The week is serves as an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they have learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. For more information and news about the event and open access in general go to “International Open Access Week” (http://www.openaccessweek.org)

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Reception Recognizing Judge Francis J. Larkin Book Collection Donation to Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth – September 18, 2014 – 4 – 6 pm

What: A reception recognizing Judge Francis J. Larkin, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, for his generous gift of books to the Claire T. Carney Library.
Where: Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 4 – 6 pm
~ Parking is available in Lots 13 and 1~

The Dean of Library Services, Terrance Burton, invites all to a reception recognizing Judge Francis J. Larkin, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, for his generous gift of books to the Claire T. Carney Library.

Please RSVP by September 15, 2014 to Karen Tavares: KTavares@umassd.edu

Judge Francis J. LarkinUMass Law's Judge Francis Larkin:

“Before he was appointed dean of the Southern New England School of Law in 1993, a position he held until 1998 when he was appointed chancellor, Professor Larkin served for over two decades as a member of the Massachusetts judiciary. Earlier he served as Associate Dean of the Boston College Law School where he was also a tenured Full Professor”. –  UMass Law Faculty

 

 

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Welcome, Or Welcome Back To UMass Dartmouth! We Are Happy You Are Back. Come See Us Soon!

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We are pleased to have you here and proud of our fine library services and facilities at the Claire T. Carney Library on the main campus and the Law Library on the UMass School of Law campus. Library staff are geared up with excellent resources and a helpful attitude to assist you in using information to enhance your learning, research, and personal growth. Come see us early and often!

Our library offers many great places to study and work either individually or as a group.

Need some quiet to concentrate? 1st floor – Official Quiet Study – South Reading Room

Need a place for your group to meet? Group Study Rooms – Make sure to reserve to ensure usage. See instructions below:

  • 127 – Mediascape Room – Comes with large monitor that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 217 – Mediascape Room – Duel screen monitors that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 310, 311, 312 313 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 12
  • 318, 319 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 16

Reserve these rooms using ReservIT, which is located on the myUMassD portal under campus tools.

We also have a Graduate Study Room (306) and a Veterans’ Reading Room (354), which do not need to be reserved.  :-)

See this orientation guide for more info about our spaces and using ReservIT, as well as other great library information.

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(CLOSED) Part Time Reference Librarian Position Opening – UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library

Library Job Opportunities - Woman Holding Up The WorldThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for a reference librarian to work at the reference desk during, September 2014-June 2015, with the possibility of annual renewal. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent preferred; MLS candidates w ho have completed coursework in reference service considered. Other qualifications include: reference experience, preferably in an academic library; strong interpersonal communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and library users. This is a 15-20 hour/week position, including Friday, another half day and one or two weekday evenings.

See full job description and link to apply online at: (CLOSED)

 

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Mary Adams, the Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian, at the Claire T. Carney Library has retired after 17 years of outstanding service to UMass Dartmouth.

 

Pictures from Mary Adams' Retirement Celebrations

Mary Adams, the Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian, at the Claire T. Carney Library has retired after 17 years of outstanding service to UMass Dartmouth. Mary will be missed for many reasons, most notably for her tireless efforts to find, evaluate and acquire important information resources for the nursing and health sciences and her dedication to helping “her students” learn how to find scholarly information for their research projects. Mary was recently thanked for her great service and congratulated on her upcoming retirement for at the UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing Scholarship Day. Just before she left, faculty and library staff gathered for an afternoon tea to celebrate her career at UMass Dartmouth. At the gathering it was noted how much both faculty and students will miss her ever present support and expertise. Mary thanked all for the lovely tea and gifts and said she would probably be using one of the gifts, a tablet, to check out some of the library’s new eBooks, if she could figure out how to get it up and working properly!

 

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“Teaching Across Difference” – The New England Library Instruction Group’s Annual Meeting Is Being Held at UMass Dartmouth on June 6th

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Teaching Across Difference is the theme for this year’s New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) annual meeting being held at UMass Dartmouth. The program for this year’s meeting was inspired by keynote speaker, Yu-Hui Chen and the article she co-authored with Mary K. Van Ullen, “Helping International Students Succeed Academically through Research Process and Plagiarism Workshops”.

The program as described on the NELIG web site says:

We will share and explore how instruction librarians negotiate the many differences we encounter in our work, be they one-on-one, collaborative or in the classroom. For example, do you have a technique for dealing with a particular difference in your library instruction sessions? How do you incorporate your own differences into teaching information literacy skills to students? What collaborative partnerships have you developed on your campus to accommodate difference into your information literacy program?

Presentations will address differences of:

Ability
Potential
English Language Proficiency
Location (Distance/Online)
Educational Background (ex: first generation, public/private, adult)
Learning Style
Culture

See http://nelig.acrlnec.org/content/nelig-annual-program-june-6-2014 for full program and agenda.

 

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