Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, November 30th!

Library Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library is happy to open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting on the night of November 30 (Sunday) until December 16 (Tuesday) when it will close at 7PM.  Library services for Circulation/Reserves and Reference will not have extended hours, so make sure to visit those service points during regular hours.  You will also need a *UMass Pass* to enter the building after 10PM.   :)

We hope you will find a variety of study spaces to choose from including our quiet study areas in the South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room, several group study rooms available by reservation, and many individual and group study areas throughout the building.

We also encourage everyone to be respectful of the space and other students by watching noise levels and picking up after yourselves should you bring any food/drink.

The Campus Transportation Department will be providing Shuttle Service from the Library to Residential buildings from December 1 – 16.  A continuous loop to and from the Library will be offered December 1 – 11 and then starting December 12 -16, “Safe Ride Shuttle Service”  will be provided  by calling to arrange a pick-up at the Library between the hours of  2am and 7am (Transportation Dispatcher 508-999-9175).

For added convenience, residential and commuter students with cars may park in lots 13, 14, and 15 from 6pm to 6am during this time frame.

Also, Dining Services will be available for extended hours at the Library Café until 12am beginning December 1 -11.

* Extended hours are for members of the UMassD community only. Please have your UMass Pass with you as you ma be asked to present it during the overnight hours to verify eligibility for the extended hours.  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.

Check library calendar for specific days and hours:

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Come to the Dystopian Fiction Book Club meetings in December!

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Third Floor, Room 314
When: Monday Dec. 1, 11am-12pm AND
Thursday Dec. 4, 2pm-3pm
(Room 426)

We’ll explore the concept of dystopia in Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

We’re meeting twice during the first week of December, to accommodate as many interested readers as possible. All are welcome at one or both of our meetings!

Busy on those dates? Excited about what we’re reading next? Our first book of spring semester will be Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Stay tuned for meeting dates!

Questions? Ask Hilary or Kari!

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A Recital by the Doppio Ensemble – Nov 18th – UMass Dartmouth – Presented by The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
presents a recital by the:

Picture & Logo: The Doppio Ensemble

What: A Recital by the Dippio Ensemble
When: November 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
Where: Room 153 CVPA, College of Visual & Performing Arts Building (Parking Lot 9),  UMass Dartmouth (Map)
~ Free and Open to the public ~

Established in 2002 with violinist Evandra de Brito Gonçalves and pianist Ana Queirós, Doppio Ensemble has performed in several festivals and concert halls throughout Portugal, England, Italy, France and Brazil. With a wide repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to XXI century compositions, the duo dedicates special attention to Portuguese composers. Combining tradition and innovation is a distinguishing characteristic of the Doppio Ensemble. In its constant search for new challenges and eclectic sonorities, the duo frequently enjoys playing jazz, bossa nova and world music.

For more information please contact:
Sonia or 508-999-8595

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Join the new Dystopian Fiction Book Club at the Carney Library – Kickoff Meeting Nov. 4th at 2 PM

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Join the Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Rm 314
When: Nov. 4, 2 PM – 1st Meeting

Did you love reading The Hunger Games?

If so, the odds are in your favor that you’ll want to join our new Dystopian fiction book club!

We’ll explore the concept of Dystopia by reading novels in this genre, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Join us for a kickoff meeting on Nov. 4 at 2PM in the Library Room 314 to learn more about the book club and to discuss what other Dystopian novels we’ll want to read this year!

Question? Ask Hilary or Kari!

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BrowZine Workshop Sponsored By the Office of Faculty Development

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314
Presenters: Librarians Matt Sylvain and Hilary Kraus

Learn how to use BrowZine to create virtual bookshelves of library journals
on your iOS and Android devices (e.g., iPhones, iPads, Samsung phones and tablets, etc). You’ll see how an established BrowZine library enables you to browse table of contents and access full-text journal articles in just a few seconds. Hear about the use of the app at other institutions and how users can easily share and save articles using tools such as Dropbox, RefWorks and Zotero.

A mobile device is not required for participation, but participants with access to a device are encouraged to bring it.

Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please register through the UMass Dartmouth main calendar.

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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.

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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
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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.

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Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – October 6th & October 8th

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 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, October 6th from 6 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, October 8th from 10 to 11:00 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 Sunday, October 5th. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!


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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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” (

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