Monthly Archives: September 2012

Librarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to students in fully-online programs

Library Systems & Digital Services

Librarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services and ensure that you know how to seek additional help from your liaison as well as library’s online support coordinator.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Thursday, October 4th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Friday, October 5th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Wimba, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Wimba classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Wednesday, October 3rd.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!


Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
  • 256 MB RAM
  • IE 7.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 3.0+ (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)

You need speakers or a headset to listen to the presentation. We also recommend that you have a microphone to ask questions and make comments. If you don’t have a microphone, you may use Wimba’s text-based chat to communicate with the presenters and fellow participants.

We recommend that you use a broadband connection or higher. Dial-up and wireless may not provide an uninterupted connection.

Author Jon Land to Appear at UMass Dartmouth Law on October 3

John Land - Visit his website for more information by clicking on image.What: Author Jon Land to Speak at UMass Dartmouth Law

Where: UMass Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA

When: October 3rd @ 7 pm

~ Free and Open to the Public ~

The prolific, highly popular writer, Jon Land, will talk on his literary works on October 3 at 7PM. Land’s talk will be held in the Moot Courtroom of the University of Massachusetts Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road. Jon Land is one of the very best action writers in the country. Well known for the popular Caitlin Strong thrillers series. His most recent book, Betrayal, tells the story of Whitey Bulger and the FBI agent who fought to bring him down.

The talk is hosted by the Carney Library Associates and is free and open to the public.

Library to Close at 5 P.M. Today, Friday Sept. 7. Will Reopen at 9 A.M. Saturday Morning


The Claire T. Carney Library will close at 5 p.m. today as workers make repairs to the air conditioning system.

The library is expected to re-open on Saturday at 9 a.m.

— Notice from Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth —

We’re doing more than just renovating and adding to the library building … The Library Web Site is Being Renovated Too!

Library Web Site Renovation - Highlighted AreasWe’re doing more than just renovating and adding to the library building …

We’re renovating the library web site too!

Work has been underway for a good while now, but even so, the newly redesigned and renovated website will be a work in progress when it arrives!

We ask for your patience as you and we adjust to the new site and make note of the NEW LINKS to services and information that you have always access through the previous site.

1) The new site’s design is a variation of the campus website (Much thanks to our gracious colleagues on the University Website Team!) with a few special library tweaks and additions. AND there are still more additions and modificatins to come that we hope will serve you better.

2) The new site starts out with our quick search items at the top left of the page.

3) News and Images of the library in action on the right.

4) Quick Links dead centered with highlighted collections, resources and services next to it on the left.

5) At the bottom in UMassD gold section are “Spaces & Places” and “Find Who You Need” – both providing links to key information when you need it.

6) As always, our hours for that day and links to the library calendar are in the top right corner just above the library website search box.

We hope the renovation will prove to make the site more user friendly and easier to navigate (once you get used to the changes!).

Thank you for your patience during this library “renovation” process!

Some pages you might want to update from the old site are:

Title of Page New Site URL Old Site URL
Articles & Databases
Library Hours & Events
Course & Subject Guides
Ask a Librarian!
Library Presentations Online