Monthly Archives: May 2007

Appointment of Sharon Weiner as Dean of Library Services

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Sharon Weiner will be joining UMass Dartmouth as the new Dean of Library Services, effective July 16, 2007.

Ms Weiner is currently Director of the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University. Prior to that she was Head, Reference and Education Services, at the Health Sciences Library at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She is currently Co-Chair of the Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute, Co-Chair of the National Forum on Information Literacy, and Chair of the Special Libraries Association’s Education Division. Ms. Weiner is completing her EdD in Higher Education Leadership at Vanderbilt this summer. Her dissertation explores the contribution of the library to the reputation of doctoral universities, and will help inform the larger question of the role of the academic library in the changing higher education institution. She received her Master of Library Science from SUNY Buffalo. Ms. Weiner has published a book and seventeen peer-reviewed articles, as well as book chapters, successful grant proposals, and numerous conference papers.

Please join me in welcoming her to our community. Ms. Weiner comes to UMass Dartmouth with invaluable leadership experience and a strong record of accomplishment, and we are indeed fortunate to have her join us.


Bob Green
Vice Chancellor Library Services, Information Resources and Technology (LSIRT)

UMassD LibQual+ (TM) iPod and Certificate Winners Announced

iPod Winners!
LibQual+ Library Quality Survey Participants

LibQual - Library Survey - iPod Winners

To encourage participation in the LibQUAL+(TM) survey, students, faculty and staff were offered incentives. The winners of the incentives were:

  • 80 GB iPod (compliments of Apple, Inc.) – Ally Case – Nursing
  • 4 GB iPod Nano – Danielle Tinkham – Physics
  • 1 GB iPod Shuffle – Kelly Roy – Softball Coach

… and 50 other winners of $10 campus food certificates!

The LibQUAL+(TM) survey provides a means for the library to measure library users’ perceptions of service quality and help it identify areas for improvement.

Annual Meeting – Claire T. Carney Library Associates – Thursday, May 17, 2007

You are cordially invited to the ..

UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney
Library Associates

~ Annual Meeting ~

With speaker,
Chancellor Jean MacCormack

Thursday, May 17, 2007
7 p.m. Library Browsing Area

Dessert reception to follow the program.

The 7 p.m. Annual Meeting is free and open to the public
Parking is available in Lot 13
for more information, please call 508 999-8671

Congratulations! Library Student Employee Academic Achievement Celebrated with Award at Honors Convocation

Five students who work part-time in the library were recipients of the Student Library Employee Academic Achievement Award at the Honors Convocation on May 2.

Gift certificates from Baker Bookswere given to:

from the Access Services Division

Rachel Fish
Rochelle Fontaine
Stephen Hickey
Rosannette Rivera

from Inter-Library Loan

Gabrielle Streeter

The library has been giving this award for over 10 years to encourage, recognize and reward student academic achievement.

Study 24/7! – Library Lower Level – Sunday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 23rd

Extended Study Hours Graphic
Study Here! – Sunday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 23rd (details)

The lower level of the library study space and computer lab will be open from Sunday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. for your studying and all day and night working pleasure.

~ Sponsored by the LSIRT Division, the Library, CITS and the Department of Public Safety. ~