Monthly Archives: November 2012

Meet the Author – Debby Applegate: Henry Ward Beecher – The Most Famous Man in America – UMass Dartmouth

Book Cover: The Most Famous Man in AmericaWhat: Meet the Author, Debby Applegate
Where: Woodland Commons, UMass Darmtouth (Park in Lot 7)
When: Monday, 12/03/2012 7:00 PM to 9 PM

~ Free and Open to the Public ~

To be followed by a reception & book signing.

Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library Associates

Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Debby Applegate will speak on  Henry Ward Beecher: The Most Famous Man in America. This book,
researched for twenty years, tells the larger story of nineteenth-century America’s religious transition from a Puritan and  theocratic past to a ‘modern’ liberal orthodoxy premised on happiness, love, and the banishment of original sin.

Presepios de Lapinha: An exhibit of Portuguese traditional sea-themed nativity scenes made by local artisans

What: Presepios de Lapinha – Exhibit of Portuguese traditional sea-themed nativity scenes  made by local artisans.

Where:  Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

When:  Exhibit will open on November 29th, 2012 6:00pm with a cocktail reception  and will continue through December 13, 2012

~ Free and Open to the Public ~

Sponsored by:

Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
and Casa dos Açores New England

For further information, contact 508-999-8695 or email

Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

All classes will be held in the Claire T. Carney Library‘s 2nd floor classroom, room 225.

Sessions will be led by Linda Zieper.

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at or by calling x8696.

  • Thursday, November 29: 10-11 am
  • Thursday, November 29:  1-2 pm
  • Thursday,  December 6: 10-11 am
  • Thursday,  December 6: 2-3 pm

RefWorks Workshops – An easier way to organize research & format citations – RSVP NOW!

RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions to help beginners and advanced users. All sessions will meet in the Library’s second floor classroom room 225. These sessions are open to both students and faculty. Bring your laptop if you’d like to set up RefWorks on your own computer.

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions. 

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Advanced sessions will focus on:

  • Importing from other sources (web pages, RSS feeds, and other commercial databases
  • Editing references
  • More viewing and sorting options
  • Checking for duplicates
  • Troubleshooting problems

Introductory Sessions:

  • Monday November 19 8-8:45 am with Paige Gibbs
  • Tuesday November 20 10-11 am with Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday November 29 2-3:15 pm with Paige Gibbs
  • Monday December 3 1-1:45 pm with Paige Gibbs
  • Tuesday December 4 2-3 pm with Elizabeth Winiarz

Advanced Sessions:

  • Tuesday November 20 2-3:15pm with Paige Gibbs
  • Wednesday November 28 10-11 am with Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday November 29 10 – 11 am with Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Monday December 3 2-2:45pm with Paige Gibbs
  • Wednesday December 5 10-11 am with Elizabeth Winiarz

Late Night Hours Adjusted – Claire T. Carney Library

Effective Sunday, November 4, the Claire T. Carney Library will close at 1:30 AM Sunday – Thursday.

Public Safety will clear the building starting at 1:30 AM. We ask everyone’s cooperation in order to accomplish this and allow Public Safety and Library student staff to end their shifts on time.

Standard Claire T. Carney Library hours will be:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Friday 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday 12 Noon to 1:30 AM

End of semester 24-hour study schedule will be released soon.

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth