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Data Management Plans

Are you applying for a grant, or have a project with requires a data management plan? Not sure where to begin, or do you need help tackling a part of the plan? The Library is here to help!

dmptoolUMass Dartmouth is an institutional partner with DMPTool, a space to draft and create data management plans with your co-researchers. The Library also offers consultative services for researchers seeking assistance with your plans.

Questions? Contact your liaison librarian for more information!

FMPAA Event: Insights and Challenges of Translating Historical Texts from Medieval Italy and the Portuguese Colonial World

historical-texts-in-translationYou are cordially invited to attend the launch of two books: Essays on Some Maladies of Angola, edited by Prof. Timothy Walker of UMD, and The Final Book of Giovanni’s Villani’s New Chronicle, edited by Prof. Matthew Sneider of UMD and Prof. Rala Diakite of Fitchburg State University.

The three presenters will discuss the process of their respective translation projects as well as provide some background on the original authors and the importance of each text.

The launch will occur on September 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. The program is free and open to the public and will be in English. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Sonia Pacheco at 508-999-8684 or

Welcome Transfer Students!

Welcome Transfer Students! Learn about UMass Dartmouth Library Services and Resources.

libinstructionncWe’ll get you up to speed and ready to tackle those assignments and term papers coming your way.

Contact Liz Winiarz at for an appointment. Come alone or bring a small group. We’ll put you in touch with your subject specialist librarian to review resources at the library specific to your major and answer any questions you may have.

Science Fiction Book Club Kickoff Meeting

spaceDo you love The Martian, The Hunger Games, Dune, World War Z? Are you interested in science fiction, but don’t know what to read first? Do you enjoy squeezing in some fun reading in between textbook chapters? If so, the Science Fiction Book Club is definitely for you! (Yes, we used to be the Dystopian Fiction Book Club, but this year we’re open to exploring ambiguous or even positive visions of the future.) Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome.

Our kickoff meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 2pm in Library 314. At the meeting, we’d love to hear about your favorite science fiction books and why they matter to you. If you can’t make it to the first meeting, feel free to send your book suggestions by email and we’ll mention them for you. We’ll use your ideas to choose what to read together this year.

We’re excited to hear your thoughts about what the book club should be like this year, and what you want to read!

Questions? Ideas? Want to be added to our email list?
Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Welcome or welcome back! We hope you had a great summer!

Welcome or welcome back! We hope you had a great summer and if you are new, we look forward to meeting you.

Here are a few important tLibCommonDesk_W_Arnie_Sp2015hings to know about our library including who to ask for help.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study and several white boards throughout the building for team work.  To make the most of our space, especially on the third and fifth floors, we have orange and purple signs on the group study tables to encourage sharing space whenever possible.   You will find full computer and printing facilities on the first and second floors in our Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons.  If you need a quiet space to study, please go to our South Reading Room near the Learning Commons on the first floor.  If you are looking for a good place for group work, we have several group study rooms that you can reserve through ReservIT.  Here is a quick movie to see how to do a reservation.  A map of the library is available to see all our spaces and you can even use the Find Me Here tool to send a link of where you are studying in the library to a friend or group to help make meeting easier.

Remember to check the computer classrooms (128, 225, 226) to see if they are open if public computers are full.  We also have laptops at the Circulation Desk that may be loaned for the day.

Stop by our Learning Commons Desk to get assistance with IT questions as well as help with your research from our expert subject librarians.

If you are an online student, check 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.

For more fun reading, we have a Read and Return section in the Library Living Room that is on the honor system.  All of our other collections need to be checked out using your UMass Pass at the Circulation Desk.

Any questions?  Please contact us:
Circulation Desk: 508-999-8750
Learning Commons, IT Help: 508-999-8884
Learning Commons, Research Help: 508-999-8678
See our library calendar to see our hours for each day.

Welcome Back!

 Claire T. Carney Library Staff

Magical Summer Book Club: August Meeting

Calling all readers! We’re enjoying a Magical Sumcastle-1054099_960_720mer with children’s fantasy novels.

Our final meeting is on Wednesday, August 17th , 12pm-1pm, Library 314. W e’ll discuss So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane. For details about the book, see the official web site for the series:

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Summer Book Club Meeting

The first meeting of “A Magical Summer,” the June-August incarnation of the Dystopian Fiction Book Club, will take place this Wednesday.
Please note! Due to the air conditioning situation in the library, we are meeting:

Wednesday , 6/22, 12-1pm

We’ll discuss the perennial favorite, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone , and choose books to read in July and August.

Given the time of day, feel free to bring your lunch! Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome.

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Dystopian Fiction Book Club April Meeting Dates

DystopiaUMDThe Dystopian Fiction Book Club has selected its April meeting dates. By popular demand, we’ll meet twice to accommodate as many interested readers as possible.

Our meetings will take place:
ThursdayApril 14, 12pm-1pm
FridayApril 15, 2pm-3pm

Both meetings will be held in the Carney Library, Room 240.

We will be discussing The Man in the High Castle , Philip K. Dick’s novel that asks, what if the United States lost World War II? This dystopian novel is also the basis for Amazon Prime’s TV series of the same name.

Copies of The Man in the High Castle should be available at the library’s circulation desk early next week.

All are welcome to join us for our final discussions of the year. Enjoy your reading!

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681)

Vote for the Library in the Architizer A+ Awards Finals

Library Living RoomThe Claire T. Carney Library is an Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Finalist. This is a wonderful recognition, but we need your help to win the award! This is your opportunity to show support and earn some positive recognition for UMassD and the Carney Library. So if like and enjoy the renovated building, please vote for the Carney Library at
Voting will be open until Apil 1st. The winner will be announced on April 12th.

Dystopian Fiction Book Club @ the Carney Library – Come to the Final Discussion!

DystopiaUMDThe Dystopian Fiction Club will be meeting this April, date TBA, to discuss Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

From the publisher’s site:
“America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states – locked in a cold war – lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumored to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies….”

Copies will soon be available at the library’s circulation desk and all are welcome to join us for our final discussion of the year.

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )