Teaching Across Difference is the theme for this year’s New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) annual meeting being held at UMass Dartmouth. The program for this year’s meeting was inspired by keynote speaker, Yu-Hui Chen and the article she co-authored with Mary K. Van Ullen, “Helping International Students Succeed Academically through Research Process and Plagiarism Workshops”.
The program as described on the NELIG web site says:
We will share and explore how instruction librarians negotiate the many differences we encounter in our work, be they one-on-one, collaborative or in the classroom. For example, do you have a technique for dealing with a particular difference in your library instruction sessions? How do you incorporate your own differences into teaching information literacy skills to students? What collaborative partnerships have you developed on your campus to accommodate difference into your information literacy program?
Presentations will address differences of:
English Language Proficiency
Educational Background (ex: first generation, public/private, adult)
See http://nelig.acrlnec.org/content/nelig-annual-program-june-6-2014 for full program and agenda.
You’ve read about it. You’ve longed to see it. And now it is here!
The UMass Dartmouth Carney Library’s State Champion Book Cart Drill Team championship performance comes to a screen near you!
Yes today you can view the whole electrifying performance by just going to:
Watch the whole Massachusetts Library Association Gala Awards Dinner OR move the video control bar to about minute 3:45 on the dial and sit back (or stand up and clap with them) and enjoy!
And a big Thank you to Worcester Community Access Television for bringing us this wonderful video, though we’re sure their ratings will rise significantly during this showing period 😉
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!
Damaris Berner rolled her last cart of newly cataloged books out of her office last Tuesday, completing her story at UMassD and beginning the next chapter of her life. During her time here, Damaris helped move the library forward in many ways, including creating metadata for a wide array of print and electronic resources and through her collaborative work on projects throughout the library. Most recently she served as a key team member on several vital library projects such as the merger of the UMass Law School Library collection into the Claire T. Carney Library‘s integrated library system, the library renovation collection relocation project and her efforts as a core member of the team that implemented library’s next generation Alma Unified Resource Management system and the Primo discovery and delivery system. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t note her remarkable efforts in support of the Claire T. Carney Library Associates. From books to eBooks to born digital objects Damaris endeavored to make the library’s resources findable and retrievable to all students, researchers and readers alike. She will be missed by all!
It was a difficult contest to judge and, well, frankly hard to look at … but the winner is:
Sonia Pacheco. And she is (somehow) so proud!
But the other contestants (Joanne Mello, Heather Tripp, Kayla Hodgson, Yueqing Chen, and Susanne Andrews) have nothing to be ashamed about. OK, they do, those were some pretty UGLY sweaters! Congratulations ALL! Happy Holidays!
A children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 11th 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 email@example.com or Ext. 8665.
Who knows who will show up! And with such a treat!
Ready to Trick OR Treat!
Congratulations to our colleague Paige Gibbs on receiving the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award. The award has been described as the Engineering Libraries Division’s “Hall of Fame.” Receipt of this award is testimony to the respect and appreciation of a librarian’s peers. It is given to librarians who have made significant professional contributions.
The librarian who nominated Paige wrote “I believe her ongoing contributions over the years since she joined in 1982 have been key to nurturing the group where networking, friendship, and the exchange of ideas flourish. Paige exemplifies the energy, dedication, and enthusiasm of an engineering librarian. She is an excellent role model for outreach and participation. Hence I nominate her for the Homer I. Bernhardt award.”
Join us in congratulating Paige on her hard-earned, well-deserved award!
What: Children’s Books and Toy Collection
Where: Claire T. Carney Library – 1st Floor – Near Circulation Desk
When: NOW until December 16th
A children’s books and toy collection is underway 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 first 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. Items will be collected until December 16.
The event is sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library and the UMassD Dept of Public Safety.