Category Archives: General Library

Need Help Finishing those Research Papers?

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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!

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!

Questions?
Contact Hilary Kraus (hkraus@umassd.edu / 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 https://t.co/kYAHNulV9x.
 
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.

Questions?
Contact Hilary Kraus ( hkraus@umassd.edu / 508-999-8681 )

Book Collections Honoring MLK & The Civil Rights Movement

Photo of Martin Luther King on the Mall in D.C.

Martin Luther King’s leadership and moral authority has inspired black Americans for more than 50 years.

 Young black people, proud and outspoken members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organized their own form of struggle, adopting the strategy of non-violence while pressing forward on broader social change.

The Carney Library commemorates Martin Luther King and the Black History Month 2016 with books by and about people who led the fight for racial justice and equality.

Check out them out!  Discover the lives and experiences of men and women who changed society in the face of racism and brutality.

Images from Carney Library University Archives On Display Via Flickr.com – Check them out! They are cool!

Example of UMassD Carney Library Archives Digitized Images from Flickr.comIf you did not see the earlier post from our Carney Library University Archives, you might want to check out all the images recently extracted from books that our Carney Library Archives digitized and made discoverable. You can find these images by searching the terms “Claire T. Carney Library” at flickr.com. Our library archives images were made available by Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo research fellow at Georgetown University. He extracted over 14 million images from over 2 million public domain eBooks held in the online Internet Archive (archive.org). Very cool, take a look at all of it. Try your own search combinations and see what comes up.

Try this search string to start: “Claire T. Carney Library”  or https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=%22Claire%20T.%20Carney%20Library%22

Bravo Carney Library University Archives! Bravo Kalev Leetaru! Enjoy!

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. Don’t forget to bring your UMass Pass, which is also your library card and will give you access (with a proximity reader near the doors) to the building after 10 PM.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study. You will see “table tents” on the 3rd and 5th floors to help you share the group study tables and help us all make the best use of the library’s study space. 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 you’re work in the library? Check one out at the first floor Circulation Desk. Want to schedule a place for your group to study? Then go online and reserve the room! Or perhaps if you just 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 studying  using the Find Me Here tool.

If you’re 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 you’re 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 you 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 elevators 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.

And if that’s not enough, for future stress relievers, we are sponsoring a Game Night every second Thursday of the month in the Library Living Room with a variety of board games on hand. The library will also co-sponsor a De-Stress Day once a month in the Library Living Room with games, chair massage, and arts and crafts. Just miss reading for fun? We have a Dystopian Book Club that meets once a month and is currently reading “The Watchmen” for the February meeting … dates/times to be announced soon!

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!

~ From Your Carney Library Staff