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Two Political Talks at the CTC Library

election-2016The election is only a week away! Tomorrow at 2pm, Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating  will be at the CTC Library as part of Congressman Kennedy’s “Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour.” Then at 4 pm, UMass Dartmouth’s own Professor Shannon Jenkins will present Run, Baby, Run:
Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. 

Event Schedule

What: Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour
Who: Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating
When: 2pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

What: Run, Baby, Run: Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. This is A short talk followed a wine and cheese reception, and conversation.
Who: Professor Shannon Jenkins
When: 4pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room

Summary: Professor Jenkins’ ARNIE talk will explore both why it is important to have women in elected office and why so few women seek to do so. Ultimately, the research suggests that while there are many explanations for the under-representation of women in office, the most important is the fact that women are less likely to consider running for office. This talk will also explore ways that are effective in helping women overcome this reluctance, one of which is to ask women to run for office. Thus, this talk will serve a dual purpose: both informing the audience about important research AND motivating them to change current conditions.

ThE MYSTiCAL ARTS of TiBET at the Claire T. Carney Library

Flyer for the Mystical Arts of Tibet

The library will be hosting many of ThE MYSTiCAL ARTS of TiBET events scheduled from October 31st through November 4th. The events are sponsored by  Frederick Douglass Unity House; Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership; Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; Health Services, Health Education & Promotion; College of Arts and Sciences; International Student and Scholar Center; Chartwells Food Services; Offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 

Event Schedule

Opening Cermony
When: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room

Mandala Sand Painting
When: Monday, October 31-Friday, November 4, 2016
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

Sacred Music Sacred Dance Concert Performance
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6PM
Where: McClean Campus Center Auditorium

Closing Ceremony
When: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 4PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

Black Sunday – A Free Showing of the Classic Horror Film

horror-film

Horror in the Library. Black Sunday, a classic horror film, will be shown in the Grand Reading Room of the library on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. The film tells the story of the bloody revenge of a woman who returns from the grave after being tortured and executed as a witch. Filmed in frightening black and white!

 

Open to the UMassD Community.

Questions? Contact Susan Raidy-Klein (x8666)

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.