Monthly Archives: May 2011

Update on Claire T. Carney Library Addition & Renovations – May 18, 2011

TO: Faculty, Staff & Students
FROM: Peter Geldmacher,, ext. 8938
DATE: May 18, 2011
SUBJECT: Claire T. Carney Library Addition & Renovations

Consigli Construction will commence contract work at the Claire T. Carney
Library Addition & Renovation project in earnest beginning the week of
May 23, 2011.

During the week of May 23, 2011 the following activities are anticipated
to commence:

– The contractor will begin building a new temporary first floor entrance
to the Claire T. Carney Library which will be located facing the quad at the
end of the current circulation desk area. This entrance will be fully ADA
compliant and will be ramped into the building at this location.

– The site contractor and demolition contractor will mobilize. Initial
demolition will include but not be limited to the demolition of the existing
plywood walls, concrete walks within the fenced area as well as the removal
and disposal of the ceiling tiles and block at the columns located under the
lecture halls.

– Existing lighting within the contract fenced area will also be removed;
temporary lighting will be provided in various locations to help provide
adequate lighting for pedestrian traffic.

– Additional temporary fence and signage will be installed at the rear of
the Charlton Building so as to provide additional staging and storage area
for Consigli. This fencing will encompass the entire back side of the
Charlton Building which will require building occupants to gain access from
the South side (lot #13).

More information on this project’s schedule will be forthcoming shortly.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused due to
performance of work under this contract. Please feel free to contact
Facilities, Planning, and Design & Construction at extension 9223 if you
have any questions regarding this announcement.

A Celebration of Research and Scholarship – UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons – Thursday, May 12th 4 – 6 pm

What: A Celebration of Research and Scholarship Wine and Cheese Reception
Where: Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth
When: Thursday, May 12th, 2011 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Come and Celebrate!

This reception is our chance as a university community to celebrate the scholarship and research of our faculty and staff.

The research and scholarship being recognized represents the intellectual and creative work (other than books) of our faculty and staff that have been published, performed or otherwise disseminated during the period from Summer 2009 through Summer 2010.  More than 200 such items of scholarship will be recognized at this reception.  These works are representative of the inspirational and groundbreaking activity that takes place across campus.  This collection of work is a constant reminder to all of us that ideas can build bridges between people, communities and cultures.

DART arrives … a new cultural magazine produced by UMassD Students

DART a new cultural magazine produced by UMassD Students arrives on campus this week. Look for it in paper on campus or check it out online at:

DART is a product of the Umass Dartmouth Department of English. Over the past few months, undergraduate English Majors in ENL 369-02 (Document Design) and ENL 363-01 (Journalism) – most having little-to-no journalism experience, or ever having seen an InDesign screen have worked tirelessly to put together a fun, cohesive, cultural magazine. Students in the courses produced everything from the front cover to the graphics, page layouts, and article content”.

The 1st Phase of the Claire T. Carney Library Book Move Is Complete!

Phase I of Book Move is Complete!The first phase of the library book move is complete!

A core collection of reference and general books is located on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Other books are located at the UMass Law Library.

Journals are located on the 3rd floor of the Carney Library.

Phase 2 will take place during the winter of 2011 – 2012

For more information check the library’s web page ( ) or ask a staff member.

Stairs adjacent to library on quad under repair until May 20th

Miscellaneous Exterior Concrete Stair Nosing Repair adjacent to Claire T. Carney Library

Beginning May 6, 2011 a contractor will be repairing exterior concrete stair
nosings inside the quad adjacent to the Claire T. Carney Library and the
MacLean Campus Center. This work will be completed no later than May 20,
. All work zones will be cordoned off from the general public, however
we do expect some inconvenience. Please use caution while traveling adjacent
to these work areas.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any
questions please call extension 9223.