Category Archives: Library Services

Check out the video! Free Superseded Charts and Maps Available @ the Claire T. Carney Library

Find out more, check out our video:




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Now that you’ve watched the video …

Remember that the free superseded charts and maps @ the Claire T. Carney Library are located in a bin beside the map cabinets adjacent to Group Study Room 311 on the third floor of the library.

And don’t forget to please re-roll any charts you decide not to take and place them in the bin for others. Thank you!

More questions? Please contact our map librarian, Paige Gibbs.

Veterans’ Reading Room At The Claire T. Carney Library – A Recognition of Service, A Place Of Support

Looking Through The Veterans' Reading Room DoorWith Veterans Day just around the corner we’d like to join in the university’s recognition of veterans and active duty military at UMassD by reminding all of the Claire T. Carney Library’s Veterans Reading Room

Students who are veterans or active duty military are invited to take advantage of the Veterans’ Reading Room in the Claire T. Carney Library. The space, developed in consultation with the Student Veterans Association and UMass Dartmouth Veterans Affairs, offers comfortable study and interaction geared toward the particular needs of the veteran student — less glass, VA and other resources, comradeship, and support. A library study space focused on veterans’ needs is a fairly rare item, so please let us know if there is anything you need to make the VRR more useful to you. We thank you for your service.

Statements on Veterans’ Services and the Veterans’ Reading Room from our collaborators, the Student Veterans Association and Student Affairs:

The Student Veterans Association is committed to helping past, present and future Veterans at UMass Dartmouth. As a student group, we help facilitate events and support for military members. UMassD has done an excellent job by setting up the Veterans’ Reading Room in the library as a central place to study and meet like minded individuals. We pride ourselves in developing professional skills and talent as the next generation of the future leaders from UMassD.

Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member, please know that you a valued Veteran and member of our campus community. I hope you will accept our appreciation for your service, as well as our interest in who you are, as well as your experiences and opinions. Please feel free to contact us at veterans@umassd.edu with any questions or comments you may have. Ronald Voltz, our Veteran Assistant, is eager to connect with you as a colleague and peer resource. Based out of the Student Affairs Office (Campus Center, suite 221), Ron spends time in the Veterans Reading Room, as well as throughout campus talking with Student Veterans and representing their interests throughout the University. Many thanks for your service to our country and your feedback on how UMass Dartmouth can serve you better. Sincerely, Shelly Metivier Scott, Associate Dean of Students, UMass Dartmouth.

Terry Burrton

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
508-999-8664 (t)
508-999-8987 (f)
tburton@umassd.edu

More Info on the Veterans’ Reading Room: http://library.umassd.edu/about/veterans-reading-room-claire-t-carney-library

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two Days – October 8th & 9th

 

Library Online Wherever you are! Images of students interacting online with librarianLibrarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 9th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Collaborate classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, October 7th.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Presenters

Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“Thanks for your time and patience with the technology challenged!”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

Interlibrary Loan Services Will Be Temporarily Unavailable During System Upgrade on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2 – 5 pm

Claire T. Carney Library Interlibrary Loan Services will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm as the library performs upgrade maintenance on it’s ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System and Server. Services will be restored as soon as the upgrade is completed.

Thank you for your patience during this upgrade process.

UMassD Claire T. Carney Library 24 HOUR Opening Starts Sunday, April 21

Library Open 24 HRS with Graphic of Library at NightThe Claire T. Carney Library will be open continuously from noon on Sunday April 21 through 1:30 AM on Monday May 6. The hours on May 6 – 8 are 7:30 AM – 1:30 AM. This period covers the last days of classes and the final exam period. Regular library services such as circulation/reserve transactions and reference assistance will only be available on the same schedule as regular library hours. IT assistance will be available at the Learning Commons service point on the 1st floor for all of the hours that the building is open.

Extended hours are for members of the UMD community only.
A valid UMass Pass is required for entrance to the building after 10 PM.

You will be required to swipe your card at the door in order to enter the building. This only works at the 3 doors in the addition. The door on the 2nd floor connecting to SENG is for emergency exit only after 10 PM. If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the campus center Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Personnel from the Department of Public Safety and DART van service will be available.

These extended hours are sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS, UMD Dept of Public Safety and Campus Services.

Please contact the Library Dean at tburton@umassd.edu for general information and the IT Student Services Center itstudentcenter@umassd.edu or 508-999-8884 for IT questions.

Library Group Study Rooms – You Can Now ReservIt!

ReservIT Screen Shot, Group Study Map and Picture of A Group Study Room

Good News! We are happy to announce that our third floor group study rooms (and the first and second floor Mediascape rooms) may now be reserved by students through ReservIt. You can access this through the portal under “campus tools” or from the dedicated terminal on the library’s third floor.

Students in groups of three or more may reserve group study rooms (two or more students for Mediascape room) up to three hours a week and may book a space either a minute before use or up to two weeks in advance.

These rooms are available only when the library is open.

Do you need help finding the group study rooms in ReservIt? If so, check out this short tutorial.

Questions? Please feel free to email: libaccess@umassd.edu.

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two days – February 19th & 22nd

Library Systems & Digital Services

Librarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support (read samples of student feedback).

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday February 19th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Friday, February 22nd from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Wimba, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Wimba classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, February 18th.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Presenters

Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
  • 256 MB RAM
  • IE 7.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 3.0+ (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)

You need speakers or a headset to listen to the presentation. We also recommend that you have a microphone to ask questions and make comments. If you don’t have a microphone, you may use Wimba’s text-based chat to communicate with the presenters and fellow participants.

We recommend that you use a broadband connection or higher. Dial-up and wireless may not provide an uninterupted connection.

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

Books to Go @ Carney Library! Look for Them On The Shelves In the New Carney Library Café/Lounge.

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Books to Go @ Carney Library

Looking for a time out from work and studies?
Marking time in between classes?
Looking for inspiration? Or just a good laugh?
BTG may just be the answer.

It’s a new collection of books to read and return with no time limits and no charge. They’re on the shelves in the luxurious Café/Lounge. Pick up a SF/fantasy classic, a disturbing mystery, or a brilliant short story to read here or take away.

No check-out……No waiting list…..No fines……

Read and Return

And feel free to drop off one of your own to exchange or add.

BLC WorldCAT & MassVC Virtual Catalogs Currently Unavailable During Library’s Transition to new ALMA Library System

Virtual Catalogs are down at Carney LibraryThe virtual catalog direct lending services of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC WorldCAT NRE) and the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog (MassVC) are temporarily unavailable through the Carney Library. UMassD Library Services are in the midst of implementing and transitioning to a new library system, Alma by Ex Libris. In addition, the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog is in the beginning phases of moving to a new platform for its MassVC operations. During the transitions at UMassD and the changeover to new systems at the MassVC, these systems will be unavailable until further notice. In the meantime, all requests for books and articles can be still be submitted through the Carney Library’s Interlibrary Loan Services.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: ILL@umassd.edu.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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.

All classes will be held in the Claire T. Carney Library‘s 2nd floor classroom, room 225.

Sessions will be led by Linda Zieper.

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

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at
ewiniarz@umassd.edu or by calling x8696.

  • Thursday, November 29: 10-11 am
  • Thursday, November 29:  1-2 pm
  • Thursday,  December 6: 10-11 am
  • Thursday,  December 6: 2-3 pm