Category Archives: Claire T. Carney Library Associates

Dr. Alan Hirshfeld to Speak at Annual Meeting of Claire T. Carney Library Associates – May 12th at the Claire T. Carney Library

Author Dr. Alan Hirshfeld and book Starlight DetectivesWhat: Claire T. Carney Library Associates Annual Meeting – Guest Speaker Dr. Alan Hirshfeld
Where: Soico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library
When: 7 p.m., May 12, 2015
Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Soico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room at 7 PM.

A check from the Library Associates will be presented to the Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library, Dr. Terrence Burton at the meeting.

Our guest speaker for our annual meeting will be Dr. Alan Hirshfeld, a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Hirshfeld is the author of several books on astrophysics including Starlight Dectectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe, which was released last summer.

Professor Hirshfeld earned his B.S. in astrophysics from Princeton University in 1973 and his M.S. (1975) and his Ph.D. (1978) in astronomy from Yale University. He is the director of the UMass Dartmouth Observatory. He is also the author of several periodicals on the history of physics and astronomy.

All Claire T. Carney Library Associate members are invited to attend as well as the general public.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture. Parking is available on campus in lot 13.

Please consider becoming a member of the Library Associates.
For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at

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

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.

WEATHER ALERT: UMass Dartmouth Campus closed Monday, February 2…..Ring Road parking ban in effect

UMass Dartmouth will be closed on Monday, February 2 due to a winter storm.


All classes, except online courses, at all sites are canceled on Monday, February 2.


A Ring Road parking ban is in effect until further notice.

Check Here For: More Details and Continually Updated UMassD Storm News

Library Hours: To Be Determined

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.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study and we’ve added more movable white boards to help you work things out. 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 your work in the library? Check one out at the first floor Circulation Desk. Want to schedulae a place for your group to study, then go online and reserve the room!  Or perhaps 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 using the Find Me Here tool.

If your 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 your 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 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 Circulation Desk 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.

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!

Carney Library Staff

Claire T. Carney Library Book & Toy Drive – Bring ‘Em In Now!

Children's Book & Toy DriveA children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 14th at the Claire T. Carney Library. Please bring new children’s books and toys to the library and place them in the collection box near the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. The donated items will be distributed to local families for the holidays. Let’s help to bring some holiday cheer to local families in need. The event is sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library.

For more information, please contact Catherine Fortier-Barnes at or Ext. 8665.

Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due – DE-STRESS DAY, Thursday, Dec. 4th 10-2pm, Carney Library Living Room

De-Stress Day Poster


Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due?
Join us in the Carney Library for DE-STRESS DAY!
Thursday, Dec. 4th 10am – 2pm in the Library Living Room.

  • Visit with Tucker, a therapy dog, from 10-11 am
  • Get a mini-massage
  • Play! Arts, Crafts, & Games
  • Walk away your worries in the Labyrinth (weather permitting)

Sponsored by:
The Claire T. Carney Library; The Counseling Center; LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness; The Peer Health Educators; Active Minds; The Catholic Campus Ministry