Position Opening: Library Assistant IV

Want to work at Claire T. Carney Library? We are currently looking for a Library Assistant IV to join our team.

General Summary of Position:  The Library Assistant IV is responsible for performing day-to-day activities in the area of access services. These activities include assisting patrons with circulating materials by charging, renewing, and discharging library materials; providing technical support to patrons using library computers, printers, or connecting personal devices to the university network; supervising student workers; and assuming responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of a supervisor, especially during night and weekend hours.

For more information and to apply for the position, see the full job posting at http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/514484/library-assistant-iv.

ILL/ILLiad to be unavailable Thursday morning, May 12th

ILLiad, the software used to make interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, will be unavailable for 1 to 3 hours on Thursday, May 12th starting around 9 am. This downtime is needed for the vendor to make server-side upgrades.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Library Systems department at libsys@umassd.edu and/or the Interlibrary Loan Department at libill@umassd.edu.

Azores – USA:  A Journey into the Future

Picture of a banner advertising Azores to USA: A Journey into the Future

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is currently hosting the traveling exhibit “Azores – USA: A Journey into the Future,” which will remain open through March 31st

The eight-panel exhibit offers a synthesis of the history of the connections between the Azores and the United States of America.  The first panel sets the stage in 1750 and then takes the viewer on a journey of historical discovery to the present day.  There is a complementary exhibit in the William O. and Mary Jane MacLean Gallery within the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives on Portuguese American Immigration.  This exhibit was recently featured at the Massachusetts State House. 

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM.  Guests should use Parking Lot 13. 

For further information, contact 508-999-8686 or email jfarrar@umassd.edu

Claire T. Carney Library celebrates Black and African American History Month

The Claire T. Carney Library celebrates Black and African American History Month. We honor a past filled with achievements and boundary-breaking while acknowledging that these boundaries were put in place by our nation’s forefathers and elected officials. We celebrate Black excellence, past, present, and future, knowing that there is more work to be done.

As a library, tangible action often takes the form of the information we choose to highlight. Below you’ll find links to a selection of library resources by Black authors and scholars.

“Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.” – Frances Wright

The Claire T. Carney library is open to faculty, staff, and students. Our print book Black History Month display is located near the library entrance and includes:



Access even more books with a BPL eCard or via your public library:

Library Virtual Book Club – Spring 2022 Titles

Welcome back !  We hope you will join us to discuss more of our excellent titles chosen for this year’s theme: Adventures, Quests, and Treasure Hunts. 

We will be discussing The Princess Bride, by William Goldman via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 15th at 12:30PM. 

Our second book will be Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline via Zoom  on Friday, April 15th at Noon. 

Remember, you can request the books through our Interlibrary Loan Department if you need to borrow a copy (but do it soon for the Princess Bride!): https://www.lib.umassd.edu/services/interlibrary-loan-services/#books

Please contact Kari Mofford (kmofford@umassd.edu) for questions, Zoom links, and if you would like to be on our email list.

Position Opening: Web Services Librarian

We are looking for a service-oriented librarian with web design experience to develop and enhance our library user interfaces. This includes the library’s website and blog as well as LibGuides. The Web Services Librarian will be part of a collaborative team and will participate in a variety of new library initiatives. This librarian will lead the library’s usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library’s online platforms and interfaces.  This position offers the potential for a librarian to grow and develop in the areas of web development and library systems.

Read the full job posting and apply at http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/511306/assistantassociate-librarian-web-services

Author of Ruthless River to Present at Claire T. Carney Library Associates Event

Come listen to Holly Fitzgerald, author of Ruthless River, guide you through her harrowing adventure. A story of love and survival, Ruthless River, will soon be a movie.

When: December 9, 2021 at 4 PM

Where: Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library.

Audience: Open and free to all

A Q&A and refreshments will follow the program, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu.