Category Archives: Library Instruction

Come to the Carney Library’s Living Room for our Game Night this Thursday night (November 5) from 7-10 PM.

Image of Game Board with Pieces and Title of Game Night @ Carney LibraryCome to the Library’s Living Room for our Game Night this Thursday night (November 5) from 7-10 PM. Perfect way to decompress and enjoy time with friends.

We have Legos and Magnetix if you are in a mood to build something or check out some of our favorite games:



  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Rummikub
  • Battleship
  • Operation
  • UNO

Questions? Please contact Kari Mofford (

Fall Data Management Workshop Series at the Claire T. Carney Library – Tuesdays in October, 3 – 4 p.m.

Image of silhouetted coup in front of Data Manangement Planning Servicesdata wall withWHAT: Data Management Workshop Series
WHEN: Tuesdays in October at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
WHERE: Room 128, Claire T. Carney Library

The Claire T. Carney Library is pleased to offer the Data Management Workshop Series for the fall semester, co-taught by librarians Zac Painter, Dawn Gross, and Liz Winiarz. The course will cover essential topics in data management and provide hands-on experience with some tools for working with your research data. The course is free and is open to all faculty, staff, and students of UMassD. A course outline is listed below; all courses will take place in LIB-128 from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesdays in October.

  • October 06: Overview of Data Management & the DMPTool
  • October 13: Types and Formats of Data, Contextual Details & OpenRefine
  • October 20: Data Storage and Security, Repositories and Archiving & Git/GitHub
  • October 27: Legal and Ethical Issues, Data Sharing & the Open Movement (Open Data, Open Source, Open Access, Open Educational Resources)

Further course information will be provided on the wiki,

You do not have to attend each course in the sequence, but you are requested to bring your own laptop for each session as we will be demonstrating the applications in a hands-on fashion, which requires installing the software ahead of time. If you need assistance installing the software, please either come a few minutes early to a session or contact one of the instructors before to get help.

If you wish to attend please register through the calendar of events. Please contact Zac Painter ( , x8886) with questions.

Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Regional Meeting, Claire T. Carney Library – Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015

Picture of Library and words NSDS NE Regional Meeting At UMassD 2015What: Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Regional Meeting
Where: Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth, Parking Lot 13, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 ~ Directions ~
When: Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015


On Friday September 25th, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from the northeast with an interest will gather in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library to discuss current issues in the field of digital stewardship and preservation. The event is the third annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance regional meeting, the oldest regional NDSA meeting, co-hosted this year by UMass Dartmouth and Brown University.

The program will contain a series of talks from experts in the field and breakout discussion sessions for those involved in the work of digital stewardship to participate in. Among the presenters is National Chair of the NDSA Coordinating Committee Dr. Micah Altman, Director of Research and Head/Scientist for Program on Information Science at the MIT Libraries. Other speakers include practitioners from Brown University School of Public Health, CodedCulture, Harvard Medical School, WGBH, and the 5 residents of the National Digital Stewardship Residency – Boston Program.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a consortium of organizations that are committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. The mission of the NDSA is to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. More information about NDSA can be found here:



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

Open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! – A discussion led by Elizabeth Winiarz, Science Librarian with the Office of Faculty Development

What: Open Access Publishing,  the good, the bad and the ugly!
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please register online.

A discussion about open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! Don’t be a victim of predatory publishers! Science Librarian, Elizabeth Winiarz will lead a discussion on how to distinguish legitimate from questionable open access publishers.

“Dear Colleagues,

with the pressure to publish and the recent development of Open Access publishing, the options for scholars looking to disseminate their research and scholarship continue to expand.    To answer some of the questions people may have on this topic, the Office of Faculty Development together with the UMass Dartmouth chapter of Sigma Xi and the Clair T. Carney Library have a lunchtime presentation by Science Librarian Elizabeth Winiarz TOMORROW March 3 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm in LIB 314. “

Dr. Grant O’Rielly
President, Faculty Senate
and Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Univ. of Massachusetts  Dartmouth


Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

Location of the class will be determined by how many people sign up. After you register you will be contacted with a confirmation and location.

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 , 2 pm Lorraine Heffernan
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 , 2 pm Zac Painter
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 , 11 am Linda Zieper
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 , 1 pm Linda Zieper
  • Monday, November 3, 2014 , 10 am Zac Painter
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 , 9 am Zac Painter

For further information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at or by calling x8696. If none of these times fit your
schedule, please let us know and we will try to schedule a time for you.

RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks Instruction Sessions - Sign Up!

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Library is offering sessions to help beginners and advanced users. These sessions are open to both students and faculty. Bring your laptop to follow along and set up your own account. Rooms will be scheduled when we see how many people register for each session. Your registration will be acknowledged and you will receive the location of your class.

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions. If none of these times fit your schedule, please let Liz know.

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Advanced sessions will focus on:

  • Importing from other sources (web pages, RSS feeds, and other databases)
  • Editing references
  • More viewing and sorting options
  • Checking for duplicates
  • Troubleshooting problems


  • Tuesday, October 21 , 2014 12noon-1pm Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10 am Hilary Kraus
  • Thursday, November 6 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus
  • Wednesday, November 12 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus


  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, November 20 , 2014 2 pm Elizabeth Winiarz

PubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

NCBI PubMed LogoPubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

You may already know that many library databases have a link or button labeled Get It!@UMassD. This link brings you to our full-text article access; if we don’t have the article, the button also simplifies the process of requesting it by InterLibrary Loan.

This terrific feature is now available in PubMed, too! Link to PubMed from the library web site, and you’ll see the button

GetIT @ UMassD Button

next to each citation. Click the button to access the full-text of the article or to easily complete an ILL request.

For those of you with a My NCBI account, you can add the library’s button to your account so you’ll see it even if you don’t go to PubMed directly through our web site. In your My NCBI site preferences, choose Outside Tool and find us listed as University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library. Select us and save your settings, and you’ll always have our handy button available to you!

Questions about PubMed? Hilary Kraus, our Nursing & Health librarian, can help you! E-mail her at or call 508-999-8681.

In Celebration of International Open Access Week 2014

Open Access Week 2014International Open Access Week, is an annual international celebration, now in its seventh year, created to raise awareness of the issue of access to published scholarly research. The week is serves as an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they have learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. For more information and news about the event and open access in general go to “International Open Access Week” (