Author Archives: msylvain

Job Posting – Online Services and Digital Applications Librarian

The UMass Dartmouth Library invites applications from motivated, collaborative, and user-focused professionals to fill our Online Services and Digital Applications (OSDA) Librarian position. As a member of the Library Services & Digital Services department, the OSDA Librarian is responsible for developing an online experience that strives to meet user expectations.  The successful candidate will apply an in?depth theoretical and practical understanding of library services to the development and assessment of library technology and system interfaces.

For the complete position description and qualifications please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

The review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Job Posting – Information Services Librarian for Arts and Humanities

The Information Services Librarian for Arts and Humanities delivers general and in-depth specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians.  A member of a long-standing liaison program, the Arts and Humanities librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Humanities Council of the College of Arts and Sciences in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs.  This position serves as library liaison to the same combination of the following departments and subject areas:  Art Education, Art History, Artisanry, Design, Foreign Literatures and Languages, History, Music, and Philosophy.  Additional subject areas within the humanities and social sciences may be assigned as appropriate.  This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in the liaison departments, assisting them with research projects, curricular support, and course-integrated instruction in class and individually, in person and electronically.

For the complete position description and qualifications please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

The review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Celebrate Banned Books Week – September 25th through October 1st

Banner Image - Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Book Week is happening now. Celebrate an  annual event that defends intellectual freedom and the right to read.  Stand up for Your Right To Read  by reading a book that has been challenged year after year by censors in schools and libraries  –  books such as Harry Potter, the Holy Bible, the Autobiography of Malcolm X and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are available in Carney Library. Check out Banned Books Week for a full list of books and virtual read-outs.

NEW! HeinOnline Available From Anywhere to All UMassD Students & Faculty

Hein OnlineHeinOnline is now available to all UMassD students, faculty and staff. It is a great addition to the Carney Library’s suite of databases and makes accessing law journals much easier! And while the Law Library has had access to HeinOnline for several years, the newly negotiated access allows law students to use the database from off-campus. This is a great example of our Carney and Law librarians working together to improve service for all UMassD students!

Check out HeinOnline and let us know what you think.

NEW! Access to Thousands of Streaming Videos Via Kanopy

Screenshot of UMass Dartmouth's Kanopy site

The Claire T. Carney Library has been exploring new ways to provide material for faculty and students in the most cost effective and efficient way possible. As part of this effort, we recently acquired access to Kanopy, a vendor that provides thousands of streaming films relevant to higher education curricula.Because VHS is becoming difficult to support and many of our current tapes are losing integrity, this is a great option for your teaching. Titles are searchable through Primo, our discovery system, and through the Kanopy database…see links below. Review the resource titles to see whether there is a streaming option for your instruction.  You may even discover new titles that can easily be linked to in MyCourses in their entirety or as clips you create.

In addition, if you have questions about the availability of particular items your library liaison can help you investigate options.

Link to Primo:  http://www.lib.umassd.edu/  – Or search specific titles or browse with this canned search: http://bit.ly/2bjclvg
Link directly to Kanopy: https://umassd.kanopystreaming.com
Link to library liaisons: http://www.lib.umassd.edu/help/liaisons
For assistance with MyCourses:  http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/

The Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection Reading Room is Now Open

Barney Frank

The Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection Reading Room on the third floor of the Claire T. Carney Library (room 353) is now open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays while classes are in session, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Contact Lauren VanDenBerg, archivist, at 508-999-8853 or 8679, or email her atlvandenberg@umassd.edu with questions.

Need Help Finishing those Research Papers?

International-Write-In-Writing-Center-Event.fw

The Claire T. Carney Library and the Writing and Reading Center have you covered. If you need help finding journal articles, statistics, etc., stop by the library’s reference desk or contact us online. If you need specialized help, consider contacting the librarian responsible for your major.

Finding it difficult to write that last paper or commit to its final revision?  Join other like-minded students for the Writing and Reading Center’s semi-annual “Write-in”
next Monday, May 2nd, from 8p.m. to midnight in LARTS 219. Tutors will be available, and refreshments will be served. No appointments required. Just bring your laptop (if you have one), and prepare to write.

Let’s do this…together!