Monthly Archives: April 2013

Celebration of Undergraduate Research 2013 – Three Minute Thesis Competition – Claire T. Carney Library – Thursday, April 25th 12-4 pm

Come watch the Three Minute Thesis Competition, a Celebration of Undergraduate Research, in the Grand Reading Room at the UMassD Claire T. Carney Library, Thursday, April 25th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Competition Prizes:

  • 1st Place $1,000
  • 2nd Place $ 500
  • 3rd Place $ 250
  • Audience favorite $ 250

All entries were examined by a pre-selection panel, and only those selected by that panel are participating in the competition.

The criteria used by the pre-selection panel were:

  • Clarity of expression of the research abstract and the problem addressed.
  • The importance of the research.
  • The broader impact of the research.
  • Future directions for research.

The 3-minute competition will be carried out under the following rules:

  • All entrants have 3 minutes to present their research topic to an audience and a panel of judges.
  • Each entrant may have one, and only one, still overhead.
  • With 10 seconds to go, entrants will receive a signal. At 3 minutes, entrants will get the sign to stop and anyone not finishing within 10 seconds after 3 minutes will be disqualified.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

Sponsored by the UMassD Office of Undergraduate Research.

UMassD Claire T. Carney Library 24 HOUR Opening Starts Sunday, April 21

Library Open 24 HRS with Graphic of Library at NightThe Claire T. Carney Library will be open continuously from noon on Sunday April 21 through 1:30 AM on Monday May 6. The hours on May 6 – 8 are 7:30 AM – 1:30 AM. This period covers the last days of classes and the final exam period. Regular library services such as circulation/reserve transactions and reference assistance will only be available on the same schedule as regular library hours. IT assistance will be available at the Learning Commons service point on the 1st floor for all of the hours that the building is open.

Extended hours are for members of the UMD community only.
A valid UMass Pass is required for entrance to the building after 10 PM.

You will be required to swipe your card at the door in order to enter the building. This only works at the 3 doors in the addition. The door on the 2nd floor connecting to SENG is for emergency exit only after 10 PM. If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the campus center Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Personnel from the Department of Public Safety and DART van service will be available.

These extended hours are sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS, UMD Dept of Public Safety and Campus Services.

Please contact the Library Dean at for general information and the IT Student Services Center or 508-999-8884 for IT questions.

UMass Dartmouth Closed. Claire T. Carney Library Closed. Saturday, April 20th Due to Security Concerns

Campus Closed on Friday & Saturday

“Message from Chancellor Divina Grossman: The Boston Marathon tragedy has touched our University in many ways. On Tuesday, we drew strength from a campus vigil that attracted hundreds of people in remembrance of the victims, and today we learned that a suspect is one of our students. We closed and evacuated the campus to assure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. The safety of our campus is always our top priority. I want to thank all of the law enforcement personnel for their courageous and professional response. I also want to commend our students, faculty and staff for their calm and orderly actions during this very difficult situation. We will provide more information as we are able”.

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UPDATE: The UMass Dartmouth Campus is Closed. A Suspect Sought in Connection with Boston Marathon Bombing Has Been Identified as a Student Registered At UMassD

Campus Closed

UMass Dartmouth has learned that a person being sought in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as a student registered at UMass Dartmouth.

The campus is closed.

Individuals on campus should shelter in place unless instructed otherwise.

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Paige Gibbs Receives the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award


Paige Gibbs

Congratulations to our colleague Paige Gibbs on receiving the  Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award. The award has been described as the Engineering Libraries Division’s “Hall of Fame.” Receipt of this award is testimony to the respect and appreciation of a librarian’s peers. It is given to librarians who have made significant professional contributions.

The librarian who nominated Paige wrote “I believe her ongoing contributions over the years since she joined in 1982 have been key to nurturing the group where networking, friendship, and the exchange of ideas flourish. Paige exemplifies the energy, dedication, and enthusiasm of an engineering librarian. She is an excellent role model for outreach and participation. Hence I nominate her for the Homer I. Bernhardt award.”

Join us in congratulating Paige on her hard-earned, well-deserved award!

Library Group Study Rooms – You Can Now ReservIt!

ReservIT Screen Shot, Group Study Map and Picture of A Group Study Room

Good News! We are happy to announce that our third floor group study rooms (and the first and second floor Mediascape rooms) may now be reserved by students through ReservIt. You can access this through the portal under “campus tools” or from the dedicated terminal on the library’s third floor.

Students in groups of three or more may reserve group study rooms (two or more students for Mediascape room) up to three hours a week and may book a space either a minute before use or up to two weeks in advance.

These rooms are available only when the library is open.

Do you need help finding the group study rooms in ReservIt? If so, check out this short tutorial.

Questions? Please feel free to email: