Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, April 26th! Come Study and Finish Up Your Research

Poster of Claire T. Carney Library and Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library is happy to open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting on the night of April 26 (Sunday) until May 13 (Tuesday) when we will close at 10PM.  Library services for Circulation/Reserves, the Digital Media Center, and Reference will not have extended hours, so make sure to visit those service points during regular hours.  You will also need a UMass Pass to enter the building after 10PM.

We hope you will find a variety of study spaces to choose from including our quiet study areas in the South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room (when no events are scheduled), several group study rooms available by reservation, and many individual and group study areas throughout the building.

We also encourage everyone to be respectful of the space and other students by watching noise levels and picking up after yourselves should you bring any food/drink.

The Campus Transportation Department will be providing Shuttle Service in a continuous loop to and from the library from April 27 – May 8.  You may also choose the Flex Parking program which will offer all Residential and Commuter students with cars the option of parking in lots 13, 14 and 15 from 6pm to 6am during this time frame.  Starting May 9th – May 13th “Safe Ride Shuttle Service” will be provided by calling and arrange a pick up at the Library between the hours of 2am and 7am (Transportation Dispatcher 508-999-9175).

Also, Dining Services would like to offer extended hours at the Library Café until 12am beginning Monday April 27th, below are the hours of operation for the dates listed:

Spring 2015-Library Cafe:

  • Monday, April 27     9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, April 28    9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, April 29  9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, April 30   9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 1*       9 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday, May 2*     9 AM-9 PM
  • Sunday, May 3        5 PM-Midnight
  • Monday May 4         9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, May 5       9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, May 6     9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, May 7      9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 8*       9 AM-9 PM

Closed after business on May 8th.

We wish you all the best with your exams and a productive end to the semester!   :)

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Reminder: The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo @ Claire T. Carney Library on April 22nd & 23rd

Sigma XI - The Scientific Research SocietyThe 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo will take place at the Claire T. Carney Library Living Room on Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday April 23rd. All are welcome!

90 posters will be on display and students will be on hand to explain their research work from 4-6 pm on Wednesday and again from 10am-noon on Thursday. Posters will remain in place overnight to allow everyone to view our undergraduate and graduate research. Prizes will be announced by Chancellor Grossman at noon on Thursday, April 23rd. Many of the judges are our UMass Dartmouth Alumni!

At 6pm on Wednesday April 22nd in the Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room, Dr. Firas Khatib from the Department of Computer and Information Science will present the plenary lecture “Crowd Computing: Scientific Discoveries by Protein Folding Game Players.”

For further information, contact Elizabeth Winiarz, Science Librarian at 508-999-8696 or at

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Everett Hoagland Poetry Reading – National Poetry Month – April 21st, 2 pm at Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Images of Poet Hoagland and his poetry book.What: Everett Hoagland Reading from The Music & Other Selected Poems*

Where: The Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

When: 2:00-3:30pm, April 21st, 2015

Everett Hoagland, professor emeritus from English, is reading his poetry on campus in celebration of National Poetry month . This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to hear a local, nationally known poet read his work. Everett Hoagland has not only served as the Poet Laureate of New Bedford from 1994-1998, but he also received the Langston Hughes Society Award this year.

For questions contact Susan Demers, or x8274.

* Books available for purchase and autograph

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Celebrating National Poetry Month at the Claire T. Carney Library

ALA Poster for National Poetry MonthApril is the month to celebrate National Poetry.  Why do we celebrate poetry?  In the immortal words of John Keating, “we don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” * Its music and language express the best and worst of us and like song and rap, the artistry of poetry lies in the sound and tone of words.

Celebrate the month by reading poems aloud. You can choose from a sampling of the library’s works by American poets writing about the love, war, identity, nature, life and death, and all the humanity in between.  The books are on display on the 1st floor across from the Circulation Desk. Check them out!

Also be sure to explore “Read and Return” poetry books of the Cecillia B. and Richard J. Ward Collection located on the 2nd floor overlook of the library.  These titles are free to borrow without check-out.

*John Keating aka Robin Williams in the film Dead Poets’ Society.

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Claire T. Carney Library is a 2015 Recipient of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Picture of the Carney Library at Night

Your Claire T. Carney Library is recognized by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association (ALA/LLAMA) as being an example of “excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries.” This is a coveted award in the library world and we are very pleased to have received it. We even more pleased to provide the space for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors!

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Dystopian Fiction Book Club – April meetings at the Claire T. Carney Library

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubThe Dystopian Fiction Book Club will be meeting in April to discuss Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

All are welcome to join us! As always, we’ll meet twice to accommodate as many interested readers as possible.

Meeting times are:

  • Wednesday, April 8th, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)
  • Thursday, April 9th, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)

Enjoy your reading!


Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

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Research Data Management Workshops @ UMass Dartmouth – Starting Soon – See What’s In Them For You!

Image of silhouetted coup in front of Data Manangement Planning Servicesdata wall with The Claire T. Carney Library has partnered with Computer & Information Technology Services (CITS) and Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) to assist members of the campus community manage their research data, and this workshop series is one part of that initiative. First we will show a broad overview of what data management is and show you a tool (DMPTool) you can use to deposit your plans for managing your research data. Next we will take a look at what metadata is and play with a tool (TeX) you can use for document formatting. Last we will work with a tool (OpenRefine) which will curate your messy data and play around with theory on version controls and backlogs.

The class will be taught in two sequences. The first sequence is for faculty and staff only and is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development. The second sequence is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. You do not need to attend every class in a sequence, and faculty/staff may attend from a mix of sequences. For more information please visit the Data Workshop Wiki or contact Zac Painter, Engineering & Data Services Librarian.

Faculty/Staff Sequence (Co-sponsored with OFD)

  • Tuesday March 31, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 226
  • Monday April 6, 1:00 – 2:00, LIB 226
  • Tuesday April 14, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 226

Open Sequence (Students and Public welcome in addition to faculty/staff)

  • Tuesday April 21, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 225
  • Tuesday April 28, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 128
  • Wednesday May 6, 3:00 – 4:00, LIB 226
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Enjoy your Pi Day! It’ll only happen like this once in your lifetime – Claire T. Carney Library

Pi Symbol on backgroup of 3.14 etc number - "Happy Pi day! from the Claire T. Carney Library"!March 14, 2015 – 9:26:53

It only happens once in a lifetime just like this!

It will be ePic because …

3.141592653 = Pi

Of course, it’s always easy as Pi to get things done at the Carney Library!

Enjoy your Pi Day!

Learn more about how to enjoy your Pi at

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UMass Dartmouth: WEATHER ALERT – Campus closed today, Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m. Ring Road parking ban in effect at 4 p.m. More updates.

UMass Dartmouth will close today, Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
Check UMass Dartmouth Notice Page for the Latest Information:

All classes at all sites, not including online classes, are cancelled.


A Ring road Parking ban is in effect as of 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5 until 6 a.m. Friday.


Monday: Open until 8 p.m.


Monday: Open until 8:30 p.m.


Activities planned for this afternoon and evening are cancelled.

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Open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! – A discussion led by Elizabeth Winiarz, Science Librarian with the Office of Faculty Development

What: Open Access Publishing,  the good, the bad and the ugly!
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please register online.

A discussion about open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! Don’t be a victim of predatory publishers! Science Librarian, Elizabeth Winiarz will lead a discussion on how to distinguish legitimate from questionable open access publishers.

“Dear Colleagues,

with the pressure to publish and the recent development of Open Access publishing, the options for scholars looking to disseminate their research and scholarship continue to expand.    To answer some of the questions people may have on this topic, the Office of Faculty Development together with the UMass Dartmouth chapter of Sigma Xi and the Clair T. Carney Library have a lunchtime presentation by Science Librarian Elizabeth Winiarz TOMORROW March 3 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm in LIB 314. “

Dr. Grant O’Rielly
President, Faculty Senate
and Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Univ. of Massachusetts  Dartmouth


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