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Welcome Back & A Few Reminders

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.
Are you someone who creates digital media projects? If so, be sure to check out our Digital Media Center (DMC) on the 2nd floor. The DMC has unique software and provides specialized assistance to students. There are even creation rooms that are only available to students working on digital media projects and that can be reserved online.
Need a laptop for your 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 remember that as someone in a fully-online program you qualify to have books mailed to your residential address in any of the 48 contiguous states. Questions? Email us anytime!
And if that’s not enough, for future stress relievers, we are sponsoring a Game Night every 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 Science Fiction Book Club that meets once a month.
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

A Helpful Tip for Finding Study Space in the Library

Students studying in a group study room at the Claire T. Carney LibraryIt’s that time of year again. You’re studying for finals and wrapping up group projects. Of course the library is the go-to place for many UMassD students. While we love this, it does mean finding a place to study with your classmates can be challenging. You can make it a little less stressful by reserving a group study room in advance. We have several of these rooms in the library and they’re for student-use only. Jake Strojny, a UMassD student, shows you how to reserve a room in this short video: http://screencast.com/t/MuEIuuHz

More details are available on the library’s website.

“What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank Nov. 18

Barney Frank visits UMass Dartmouth to view the Congressman Barney Frank Collection

What: What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Stoico/First Fed Grand Reading Room
When: Friday, November 18th at noon
Who: Open to all. Admission is free.

Former Congressman Barney Frank will be at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library on Friday, November 18 at noon, answering the post-election questions on the minds of voters, media, academics and political insiders all across the country – “What just happened? What now?”

Congressman Frank, who traveled the country throughout the presidential campaign, will surely offer an interesting and entertaining perspective on the recently completed presidential and congressional elections, especially related to major issues he engaged during his three decades in Congress: banking reform, health care, immigration, LGBT rights, defense spending, etc. The Claire T. Carney Library is the home of the Barney Frank Archives.

Congressman Frank is the author of several books on politics and policy, his latest being Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. The Showtime documentary “Compared to What?: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” was released last year.

The forum will be moderated by UMass Dartmouth Journalism Lecturer Caitlin O’Neil, who prior to starting her teaching career was an award-winning writer and producer for WGBH Interactive in Boston, working on well-known PBS programs such as American Experience, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Antiques Roadshow, and This Old House. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Runner’s World, Budget Travel, Publishers Weekly, Poets and Writers magazine, and other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Beloit Fiction Journal, Faultline, and Bridge, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited. Admission is free. Park in Lots 13-14.

Commonwealth Catalog – Now Available at UMassD!

comcat

We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff and students can borrow material through the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)!

Through ComCat, you can request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. Most public libraries participate as do a few universities such as UMass Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, and Bridgewater State University. The catalog is a  great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.

Questions? Email libill@umassd.edu.

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

Trial Access to IBISWorld

logoAnnouncing a free trial to IBISWorld. As stated on their website: “IBISWorld provides accurate, independent research in a variety of ways:

  • Interviews with industry analysts
  • Research and insight on more than 1,000 U.S. industries
  • Industry Risk Ratings on more than 700 U.S. industries
  • Research on more than 500 Australia industries, 400 United Kingdom industries, 200 China industries and 75 Global industries
  • Research papers and spotlight reports authored by IBISWorld analysts
  • Analysis on M&A activity, quarterly earnings, IPOs and other topics affecting companies and industries”
Check it out and send your feedback to our librarian liaison for business, Lorraine Heffernan