UMass Dartmouth is now a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Membership provides access to a vast archive of data sets in the social sciences as well as health and business, and offers us discounted tuition rates and travel stipends for courses in ICPSR‘s Summer Program in Quantitative Methods.
Membership is funded through research indirect funds that are allocated to the Library Services, Information Resources, and Technology Division. ICPSR is accessible from the Claire T. Carney Library’s Articles & Databases page. Dr. Heidi Berggren is the Official Representative for UMass Dartmouth.”
Dr. Sharon Weiner, Dean of Library Services at the UMassD Claire T. Carney Library, co-chaired the third annual Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute at Vanderbilt University from July 6-10, 2008. Twenty-five Institute Fellows represented colleges and universities in 17 states. Several from under-represented groups and minority-serving institutions were awarded Laura Bush Scholarships from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to attend. The Institute speakers were nationally-recognized figures in higher education leadership. They focused on understanding the higher education environment so that library leaders can position their libraries to support institutional missions.