Category Archives: Claire T. Carney Library Associates

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

Join the new Dystopian Fiction Book Club at the Carney Library – Kickoff Meeting Nov. 4th at 2 PM

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Join the Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Rm 314
When: Nov. 4, 2 PM – 1st Meeting

Did you love reading The Hunger Games?

If so, the odds are in your favor that you’ll want to join our new Dystopian fiction book club!

We’ll explore the concept of Dystopia by reading novels in this genre, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Join us for a kickoff meeting on Nov. 4 at 2PM in the Library Room 314 to learn more about the book club and to discuss what other Dystopian novels we’ll want to read this year!

Question? Ask Hilary or Kari!

(CLOSED) Part Time Reference Librarian Position Opening – UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library

Library Job Opportunities - Woman Holding Up The WorldThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for a reference librarian to work at the reference desk during, September 2014-June 2015, with the possibility of annual renewal. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent preferred; MLS candidates w ho have completed coursework in reference service considered. Other qualifications include: reference experience, preferably in an academic library; strong interpersonal communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and library users. This is a 15-20 hour/week position, including Friday, another half day and one or two weekday evenings.

See full job description and link to apply online at: (CLOSED)


The UMass Dartmouth Carney Library Corsairs Book Cart Drill Team Rolled Over the Competition at the Recent Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference

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The Carney Library Corsairs wowed the judges with their precision choreography, upbeat musical interpretation, awesome costumes, pirate-y cart decoration and overall flair and enthusiasm. They had just four minutes to impress, but impress they did, as they sailed away from the rest of the competition with our own Arnie the Corsair helping to bring home the gold.

The UMass Dartmouth Carney Library Corsairs Book Cart Drill Team members that won it all were: Library Staff Members Amy Lawton and Kayla Faught-Hodgson, Library Student Assistants Kelsey Szarek and Jovietthe Ramos, and the campus’ one and only Arnie the Corsair!

Look for the winning performance to be displayed on Worcester Public Access Television service in the coming weeks!

Join the library in celebrating National Poetry Month. Find the Poem Boards on the 2nd Floor Walkway and Post Your Own Favorite!

Join the library in celebrating National Poetry Month!

Picture of Nation Poetry Month Board with Poems Tacked On It
Look for the poem boards on 2nd Floor walkway across from Library 206 in the midst of the Richard and Cecila Ward Poetry Collection.

Read what your friends and classmates may have put up there. And don’t forget to bring your own favorite to hang up!








Here’s one of our favorites …

The Libraries Didn’t Burn by Elaine Equi

despite books kindled in electronic flames.

The locket of bookish love

still opens and shuts.

But its words have migrated

to a luminous elsewhere.

Neither completely oral nor written —

a somewhere in between.

Then will oak, willow,

birch, and olive poets return

to their digital tribes —

trees wander back to the forest?

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

Three Bestselling Acclaimed Authors to Speak at UMass Dartmouth Sunday March 30, 2014

Pictures of the AuthorsWHAT: Three preeminent writers share their personal stories and writing processes
WHEN: March 30 from 2-4:30 PM
WHERE: Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth – Parking and shuttle service is available in parking lot 7.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to the Carney Library Associates, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts  02745. Included is a plentiful afternoon buffet of sandwiches, scones, beverages and desserts.
NOTE: Students with identification are admitted free to the talk only.

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates annual Literary Author Talk and Tea, hosted by Prof. Mel B. Yoken, is March 30 from 2-4:30 PM at  the Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA

Three preeminent contemporary writers, J.A. Jance, Nicholas A. Basbanes and Mitchell Zuckoff will share their personal stories and writing processes.  The Dean of Library Services, Terrence Burton will provide opening remarks.  Rev. Robert Lawrence, Margo Moore and Maureen Lewis, all board members of the Claire T. Carney Library Associates, will introduce the speakers.

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brody series, the Ali Reynolds series, four interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family, and a book of poetry.  Her books have sold more than 25 million copies in print.  “Moving Target,” just published, is the latest in the Ali Reynolds series.  Jance is an avid crusader for many important causes including the American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, the Humane Society, the YWCA and the Girl Scouts.  A lover of animals, Jance has rescued a Dachshund named Bella.  Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband split their time between Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona.

Nicholas A. Basbanes is a cultural historian and a bibliophile par excellence who has written nine books of general nonfiction.  His first, “A Gentle Madness:  Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books,” was a finalist in 1995 for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  His most recent book, “On Paper:  The Everything of its Two Thousand Year History,” was the recipient in 2008 of a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship and was published in October 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf.  It was named a Best Book of the Year by Bloomberg News, Kirkus Reviews, Mother Jones and the National Post of Canada.  An award-winning investigative reporter during the 1970s, Basbanes was literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram from 1978 to 1991 and, for the next eight years, he wrote a nationally syndicated column on books and authors.  Basbanes lectures widely on a variety of subjects, has reviewed and written Op-ed pieces for numerous publications and writes a featured column for Fine Books & Collections magazine.

Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University.  He is the author of six works of nonfiction, most recently the New York Times bestsellers, “Frozen in Time:  An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II” and “Lost in Shangri-la:  A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II.”  “Lost in Shangri-la” received the 2012 Winship/PEN New England Award for Nonfiction.  His previous books are “Robert Altman:  The Oral Biography,” Ponzi’s Scheme,” “Judgment Ridge” and “Choosing Naia.”  Zuckoff is a former special projects reporter for the Boston Globe where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting.  He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting and other national honors.  His magazine work has appeared in the New Yorker, Fortune and other national publications.

The event, sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Associates, includes a plentiful afternoon buffet of sandwiches, scones, beverages and desserts.

Following the program, featured books from Barnes and Nobles will be available for purchase and signing.  Tickets are $35 and may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to the Carney Library Associates, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts  02745.

Students with identification are admitted free to the talk only.

Parking and shuttle service is available in parking lot 7.