Images from Carney Library University Archives On Display Via Flickr.com – Check them out! They are cool!

Example of UMassD Carney Library Archives Digitized Images from Flickr.comIf you did not see the earlier post from our Carney Library University Archives, you might want to check out all the images recently extracted from books that our Carney Library Archives digitized and made discoverable. You can find these images by searching the terms “Claire T. Carney Library” at flickr.com. Our library archives images were made available by Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo research fellow at Georgetown University. He extracted over 14 million images from over 2 million public domain eBooks held in the online Internet Archive (archive.org). Very cool, take a look at all of it. Try your own search combinations and see what comes up.

Try this search string to start: “Claire T. Carney Library”  or https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=%22Claire%20T.%20Carney%20Library%22

Bravo Carney Library University Archives! Bravo Kalev Leetaru! Enjoy!

Welcome back! We hope you had a great break. Stop by the Carney Library, we’ve got few things for you to check out (and to remind you of!)

Welcome Back! Arnie Greets Returning Students in Library Learning CommonsWelcome back for the spring semester! We hope you had a great break.

So now that you’re back we thought we’d remind you about a few things.

The library is back to regular hours starting on Monday, but if you’re unsure you can always check our library calendar to see our hours for each day. Don’t forget to bring your UMass Pass, which is also your library card and will give you access (with a proximity reader near the doors) to the building after 10 PM.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study. You will see “table tents” on the 3rd and 5th floors to help you share the group study tables and help us all make the best use of the library’s study space. Of course on the first and second floors, there are the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons complete with computers and printing facilities. And near the Learning Commons on the first floor there is a large quiet study space in the South Reading Room.

Need a laptop for you’re work in the library? Check one out at the first floor Circulation Desk. Want to schedule a place for your group to study? Then go online and reserve the room! Or perhaps if you just wish to just notify a friend about where you’re going to be studying in the library; Then send them a link with a pointer on a library floor map of where you’ll be studying  using the Find Me Here tool.

If you’re back and already thinking about your senior project, your master’s thesis or the big paper you’ll have to write this semester, you might want to look up one of our expert subject librarians to help you with your research.

Wait, you’re back, but you’re an online student. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Library Services for Online Learners guide. And look here later for a schedule of library services online orientation sessions that are being planned for you.

On the other hand, if you just finished moving back in and are looking for some stress free reading to relax with, check-out our New Books Shelf just across from the elevators on the first floor or pop over into the Library Living Room and see what’s there for you on the Books to Go @ The Carney Library shelves.

And if that’s not enough, for future stress relievers, we are sponsoring a Game Night every second Thursday of the month in the Library Living Room with a variety of board games on hand. The library will also co-sponsor a De-Stress Day once a month in the Library Living Room with games, chair massage, and arts and crafts. Just miss reading for fun? We have a Dystopian Book Club that meets once a month and is currently reading “The Watchmen” for the February meeting … dates/times to be announced soon!

Anyway, we hope you get the point. We’re glad you’re back and we hope that you’ll stop by at one of our service points and ask if there is some way we can be of help … or if you want, just to say Hi!

Welcome Back!

~ From Your Carney Library Staff

UMassD Faculty Workshop: Education’s Open Future-The What, Why and How of Open Educational Resource

WHAT:  A Workshop On Education’s Open Future-The What, Why and How of Open Educational Resource
WHEN:  Friday, January 22, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

~ Breakfast starts at 9:30am, Lunch will be served at 12pm, All faculty are welcome. ~

DESCRIPTION ABSTRACT: Open Educational Resources (OER) are getting more and more attention as an important element in the future of education. What does that mean for educators and students? Join us for a talk and workshop on Education’s Open Future to find out what Open Education is, what impact OER are already having on teaching and learning, who’s doing open education projects, how to understand and apply open licenses, and how to find OER that you can use. Join us for an overview talk to learn more about OER and its impact, and stay for the workshop on finding and evaluating OER if you can. Please bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop so you can explore resources on the web.

PRESENTER BIO: Mary Lou Forward is the Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium. Among its activities, the OEC supports the development of open educational projects and policies around the world; provides consulting and training in digital, online and open strategy; and maintains the international Directory of Open Education Professionals. Prior to joining the Open Education Consortium, Mary Lou served as the Dean of African Studies for SIT Study Abroad for nearly two decades. During this time she incorporated technology and distance learning in international educational programming and developed opportunities to collaborate across countries and between diverse student and faculty groups.

To register, please go to the main event calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Viveiros at sviveiros@umassd.edu, Link for registration: http://calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo

Good Luck On Your Exams! Remember, We’re Open 24 Hrs for Study, or Just Stop By If We Can Help

Good Luck on Your Exams ... a woman studyingGood Luck on your Exams!

Remember the library is open 24 hrs a day for your study and research until 10:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16th.

The lights are on, the computers are up, and there is a table ready for you to spread out on.  So join your friends and the students who are already here studying or taking a break in between exams. Finish strong together!

WRC International Write-In Wednesday, December 2 – UMassD Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

WRC’s Community Write-InDate: December 2
Time: 8:00pm until Midnight
Place: Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

Do you like company?  Do you like late night comfort food?  Do you want to have both in one room to help you push through your last papers of the year?

Then come to our second annual INTERNATIONAL WRITE-IN, sponsored by ARC/Writing and Reading Center tutors, on Wednesday night, December 2nd, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., at the WRC in LARTS 219-21.  (After 9 p.m.,  access to the building will be from the Campus Center entrance to LARTS.)

We’re joining over 89 schools across the country/world next week who are hosting  write-ins at their campuses.   Writing Center tutors will be circulating to work with anyone who wants to talk about their works-in-progress.

No sign-up necessary, but If you want to commit to attending as a way to make sure you won’t put off your paper-writing, sign up at arc_writingcenter@umassd.edu

All you need is paper, pen or a laptop.  We do have computers available, but bring yours if convenient.

See some of the participating schools at the following link:  https://tagboard.com/IntlWriteIn/220652

Write on….

Questions? Contact: Amy Parelman, UMassD ARC/Writing and Reading Center Director,
aparelman@umassd.edu / 508 910-6410

Library Update for Sunday, November 29th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs the Provost announced this evening,  “Most of the Claire T. Carney Library (other than sections such as the South Living Room and Digital Media Center) will be open for use on Sunday, November 29, starting at noon.

We hope to have the Library fully functional on Monday and will be monitoring air quality in the days ahead to assure safety.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this situation.”

Library Living Room Open — Main Area Closed — Saturday, Nov. 28th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs we reported yesterday, we experienced major water damage due to a broken pipe. This affected a large portion of the library including the Learning Commons, South Reading Room, Archives, and Veterans’ Reading Room. We’ve been working to repair the damage with the facilities team. The library main area will remain closed Saturday, November 28.

The Library Living Room as well as the Circulation Desk will remain open and students may check out laptops and other equipment. We will provide another update Saturday evening.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Update 9 pm Saturday: Clean-up continued throughout the day. The library main area will re-open Sunday although select areas may remain closed. We will post more details as they become available.

Thank you to all library, facilities, CITS, and public safety staff who have worked diligently to ensure that we could continue providing library services while restoring the building as quickly and safely as possible.