“What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank Nov. 18

Barney Frank visits UMass Dartmouth to view the Congressman Barney Frank Collection

What: What Just Happened? What Now?”: A conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Stoico/First Fed Grand Reading Room
When: Friday, November 18th at noon
Who: Open to all. Admission is free.

Former Congressman Barney Frank will be at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library on Friday, November 18 at noon, answering the post-election questions on the minds of voters, media, academics and political insiders all across the country – “What just happened? What now?”

Congressman Frank, who traveled the country throughout the presidential campaign, will surely offer an interesting and entertaining perspective on the recently completed presidential and congressional elections, especially related to major issues he engaged during his three decades in Congress: banking reform, health care, immigration, LGBT rights, defense spending, etc. The Claire T. Carney Library is the home of the Barney Frank Archives.

Congressman Frank is the author of several books on politics and policy, his latest being Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. The Showtime documentary “Compared to What?: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” was released last year.

The forum will be moderated by UMass Dartmouth Journalism Lecturer Caitlin O’Neil, who prior to starting her teaching career was an award-winning writer and producer for WGBH Interactive in Boston, working on well-known PBS programs such as American Experience, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Antiques Roadshow, and This Old House. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Runner’s World, Budget Travel, Publishers Weekly, Poets and Writers magazine, and other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Beloit Fiction Journal, Faultline, and Bridge, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited. Admission is free. Park in Lots 13-14.

Commonwealth Catalog – Now Available at UMassD!


We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff and students can borrow material through the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)!

Through ComCat, you can request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. Most public libraries participate as do a few universities such as UMass Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, and Bridgewater State University. The catalog is a  great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.

Questions? Email libill@umassd.edu.

Two Political Talks at the CTC Library

election-2016The election is only a week away! Tomorrow at 2pm, Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating  will be at the CTC Library as part of Congressman Kennedy’s “Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour.” Then at 4 pm, UMass Dartmouth’s own Professor Shannon Jenkins will present Run, Baby, Run:
Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. 

Event Schedule

What: Your Vote, Your Voice College Tour
Who: Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Bill Keating
When: 2pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

What: Run, Baby, Run: Why Women Don’t But Should Run for Political Office. This is A short talk followed a wine and cheese reception, and conversation.
Who: Professor Shannon Jenkins
When: 4pm Wednesday, November 2nd
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room

Summary: Professor Jenkins’ ARNIE talk will explore both why it is important to have women in elected office and why so few women seek to do so. Ultimately, the research suggests that while there are many explanations for the under-representation of women in office, the most important is the fact that women are less likely to consider running for office. This talk will also explore ways that are effective in helping women overcome this reluctance, one of which is to ask women to run for office. Thus, this talk will serve a dual purpose: both informing the audience about important research AND motivating them to change current conditions.

ThE MYSTiCAL ARTS of TiBET at the Claire T. Carney Library

Flyer for the Mystical Arts of Tibet

The library will be hosting many of ThE MYSTiCAL ARTS of TiBET events scheduled from October 31st through November 4th. The events are sponsored by  Frederick Douglass Unity House; Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership; Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; Health Services, Health Education & Promotion; College of Arts and Sciences; International Student and Scholar Center; Chartwells Food Services; Offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Event Schedule

Opening Cermony
When: Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room

Mandala Sand Painting
When: Monday, October 31-Friday, November 4, 2016
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

Sacred Music Sacred Dance Concert Performance
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6PM
Where: McClean Campus Center Auditorium

Closing Ceremony
When: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 4PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

Trial Access to IBISWorld

logoAnnouncing a free trial to IBISWorld. As stated on their website: “IBISWorld provides accurate, independent research in a variety of ways:

  • Interviews with industry analysts
  • Research and insight on more than 1,000 U.S. industries
  • Industry Risk Ratings on more than 700 U.S. industries
  • Research on more than 500 Australia industries, 400 United Kingdom industries, 200 China industries and 75 Global industries
  • Research papers and spotlight reports authored by IBISWorld analysts
  • Analysis on M&A activity, quarterly earnings, IPOs and other topics affecting companies and industries”
Check it out and send your feedback to our librarian liaison for business, Lorraine Heffernan

Black Sunday – A Free Showing of the Classic Horror Film


Horror in the Library. Black Sunday, a classic horror film, will be shown in the Grand Reading Room of the library on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. The film tells the story of the bloody revenge of a woman who returns from the grave after being tortured and executed as a witch. Filmed in frightening black and white!


Open to the UMassD Community.

Questions? Contact Susan Raidy-Klein (x8666)

Digital Humanities Presentation – Monday, October 24th – Noon to 1:30 pm

digital_humanities_word_cloudOn Monday, October 24th the library is co-sponsoring a digital humanities presentation with the Office of Faculty Development. Brian Croxall, Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, will provide an overview of the emerging field and provide examples of current and/or past projects. Following Dr. Croxall’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for UMassD faculty to discuss their digital humanities research.  
The presentation is open to UMassD faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided and registration is required. You can register online: http://calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMainEnd.rdo
What: Speaking in Code: Teaching and Research in Digital Humanities
Who: Brian Croxall, Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University
When: Noon to 1:30 pm, Monday, October 24th
Where: LIB-314
If you have questions about registering, please contact Sandy Viveiros (sviveiros@umassd.edu). 
Presenter’s Bio:
Brian Croxall is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University, where he designs, implements, and manages digital research projects. Prior to this position, he worked at Emory University as Digital Humanities Strategist and Lecturer of English. In this dual appointment he managed the creation of The Battle of Atlanta app and Belfast Group Poetry|Networks, as well as taught classes on digital humanities, media studies, and American literature. He holds a PhD in English and taught previously at Clemson University. In addition, he is co-editing a book on steampunk, forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press; is a cluster editor at #Alt-Academy; serves on the Executive Councils of the Modern Language Association and the Association for Computers and the Humanities; and is a writer for the group blog ProfHacker.

Data Management Plans

Are you applying for a grant, or have a project with requires a data management plan? Not sure where to begin, or do you need help tackling a part of the plan? The Library is here to help!

dmptoolUMass Dartmouth is an institutional partner with DMPTool, a space to draft and create data management plans with your co-researchers. The Library also offers consultative services for researchers seeking assistance with your plans.

Questions? Contact your liaison librarian for more information!

Job Posting – Online Services and Digital Applications Librarian

The UMass Dartmouth Library invites applications from motivated, collaborative, and user-focused professionals to fill our Online Services and Digital Applications (OSDA) Librarian position. As a member of the Library Services & Digital Services department, the OSDA Librarian is responsible for developing an online experience that strives to meet user expectations.  The successful candidate will apply an in?depth theoretical and practical understanding of library services to the development and assessment of library technology and system interfaces.

For the complete position description and qualifications please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

The review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.