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.

http://calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMainEnd.rdo

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

 

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Celebrate by Joining in on Read Across America Day.

Image of Dr. Seuss U.S. Postage Stamp & The Cat in the hat.Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel born March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts was the author of 46 children’s books including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Today is also Read Across America Day
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is NEA’s Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You’ll Go”.
Read more about it at: http://www.nea.org/readacross

Want to Read more about Dr. Seuss and Springfield, MA, try the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums: http://www.catinthehat.org

 

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Join the discussion! Come to the Multicultural Book Club Meetings @ The Claire T. Carney Library – Monday afternoons in March!

Image of books & Multicultural Book ClubIf you like books or just want to read more, we invite you to join us every Monday afternoon in March at 3:00 in Room 314 of the  Claire T. Carney Library.

We are in the process of creating a Multicultural Book Club that will focus on reading books written by authors from diverse cultures.

We are currently reading Junot Diaz’s Drown, and we are looking for your suggestions and interests. In two weeks we will be reading Khaled Housseini’s And the Mountains Echoed.

Please join us!

Nancy Benson, English Department
Steve Scallon, MAT Graduate Student
and members of the book club.

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Senator Warren To Discuss College Affordability – Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

Photograph of Senator Warren

Chancellor Divina Grossman announced the following exciting news:

“A well-rounded education helps develop an active citizenry. We are very excited for our students and our entire University community to welcome one of our state’s key leaders, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren.

I invite you to join us this Friday, February 20, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m., for a roundtable discussion on college affordability. Hear from our senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts on her advocacy to increase educational affordability and accessibility for students across the Commonwealth and the country.

Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

When: Noon-1 p.m.”

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Library Cafe Closing Today – 11:30am to 2pm

Due to Senator Warren’s event in the Library Living Room, the Library Cafe will be closed today, February 20th, from 11:30am – 2pm.

The cart located in Science and Engineering will be open for service. For further questions, please contact the dining services office at 508-999-8147 or email ccooney@umassd.edu.

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Claire T. Carney Library: Delayed Opening and Early Closing Today – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Due to weather conditions resulting from Snow Storm Neptune the Claire T. Carney Library will have a delayed opening and an early closure.

The library hours today are: 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm.

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Claire T. Carney Library Associates Ninth Annual Authors’ Brunch and Fundraiser – Sunday, March 29th 2015 – UMassD Woodland Commons

Image with silhouette of books with words Claire T. Carney Library Associates Ninth Annual Authors’ Brunch and Fundraiser

What: Claire T. Carney Library Associates Ninth Annual Authors’ Brunch and Fundraiser
Where: Woodland Commons,  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
When: 12 Noon, Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Cost: $35.00
~ Students with school ID may attend the lecture only, free of charge~

This fundraiser will assist in the establishment of the Veterans’ Reading Room at the Claire T. Carney Library.

The program will feature five notable authors: Carlos Eire, Janet Freedman, Jennifer Haigh, Gregory Maguire and Victoria Wilson. The brunch will precede the talk followed by a Q&A and book signings. The cost is $35. Checks can be made out to the Claire T. Carney Library Associates and sent to Rita Raymond, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, MA 02745. Reservations are required. Please respond by March 22rd . Students with school ID may attend the lecture only, free of charge. Shuttle service will be provided from parking lot seven.

Carlos Eire is a T. Lawson Riggs Professor of History and Religion at Yale University. He is the author of several books on European history and is the author of a memoir, Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana, which won the U.S. National Award for Nonfiction in 2003.

Janet Freedman, a former Dean of Library Services at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has recently published Reclaiming the Feminist Vision. She has worked throughout her career to advance the role of libraries as vehicles for social change.

Jennifer Haigh is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Her books include: Mrs. Kimble, Baker Towers, The Condition and Faith . Her short story collection, entitled News from Heaven, published in 2013, revisits some of the characters from her book Baker Towers.

Gregory Maguire is best known for his revisionist retelling of classic children’s stories in particular his novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was turned into the successful Broadway musical of the same name. He has also authored many short stories and children’s books.

Victoria Wilson is the senior editor and vice-president of Alfred Knopf Publishers. She is the author of Barbara Stanwyck, Steel True, 1907-1940. Ms Wilson has worked with notable authors such as Anne Rice. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the United States Civil Rights Commission.

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Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs — February 23rd & 24th

Picture of a librarian interacting with online studentsLibrarians 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 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 Monday, February 23rd  from 6 to 7:00 pm and Tuesday, February 24th from 10 to 11:00 am. Sign-up for the one that best fits your schedule!

The sessions will take approximately one hour and 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 Sunday, February 22nd. If you’re interested in attending but can’t make either session, feel free to contact us. We will work with you to schedule a time that works for you.

Presenters:

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

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The support to online learners is amazing. Every student should participate in the online library orientation. I learned so much that I didn’t realize they could help me with.”

“I did not realize all that was available to the online student. It will definitely make life easier when it comes to research.”

“I almost want to recommend that it should be a requirement to attend – that’s how helpful I found it.”

“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.”

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WEATHER ALERT: UMass Dartmouth Campus closed Monday, February 2…..Ring Road parking ban in effect

UMass Dartmouth will be closed on Monday, February 2 due to a winter storm.

CLASSES

All classes, except online courses, at all sites are canceled on Monday, February 2.

PARKING

A Ring Road parking ban is in effect until further notice.

Check Here For: More Details and Continually Updated UMassD Storm News

Library Hours: To Be Determined

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UMass Dartmouth: Weather Alert – Campus closed Monday 4 p.m. through Wednesday, 5 p.m. Ring Road parking ban.

Due to the forecast of an historic winter storm, UMass Dartmouth will be closed Monday, January 26, at 4 p.m. and will re-open Wednesday, January 28, at 5 p.m. All classes, except online course, are cancelled during the closure.

A Ring Road parking ban is effect until further notice. Automobiles violating the ban will be subject to towing.

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