Monthly Archives: September 2013

Claire T. Carney Library Associates Present: An Evening with Lizzie Borden – Lecture/Presentation by Stefani Koorey – Sept. 26th 2013

Picture of Lizzie Borden
Claire T. Carney Library Associates Present:
What: An Evening with Lizzie Borden – Lecture/Presentation by Stefani Koorey
Where: Marine Museum, 70 Water Street, Fall River, MA
When:  7:00 PM, Thursday, September 26, 2013


The program includes a lecture and slide show presentation on the infamous Lizzie Borden.

~ Reception and Book Signing to Follow ~

Special Guest Speaker … Stefani Koorey

Co-founder of the Fall River History Club and active member in the community since 2007, Stefani Koorey is an expert historian on the Borden murders of 1892. She is the author of, Fall River Revisited, Arthur Miller’s Life and Literature, and publishes the Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies. Koorey holds an MA in Theatre Arts, an MFA in theatre management, and MS in library science/digital libraries and a PhD in theatre history and dramatic criticism.

Hosted by Reverend Robert Lawrence. For more information: 508-999-8671

Co-sponsored with the Fall River Marine Museum

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two Days – October 8th & 9th


Library Online Wherever you are! Images of students interacting online with librarianLibrarians 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, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 9th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Collaborate classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, October 7th.

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

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“Thanks for your time and patience with the technology challenged!”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

How Fair is Fair Use? Issues from the Front Lines of Copyright, Scholarly Communication, and Open Education.

Copyright & Fairuse - MBillings & LQuilter PicturesCopyright and Fair Use are hot topics today with recent court cases in the news.  It’s also a topic that brings feelings of confusion and frustration over what we can and can’t do in a digital age.    Please join us with your questions and concerns for a presentation and discussion by Marilyn Billings and Laura Quilter from UMass Amherst Libraries about scholarly communication and open education, as well as fair use interpretations of course materials, electronic reserves, streaming videos, and what you can include in myCourses.

When: 10:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 20th 
Where:Claire T. Carney Library’s Grand Reading Room.

Do you have specific questions for the speakers that you would like addressed at this session? Please post your questions to the Fair Use blog at:

We hope you will join us for a lively discussion about a topic that affects all of us!

For more information about our presenters:


Free Superseded Charts and Maps

Paige Gibbs, our map librarian, is offering free superseded charts and maps. Please help yourself to the free maps, which are located in a bin beside the map cabinets adjacent to Group Study Room 311 on the third floor of the library.

Please re-roll any charts you decide not to take and place them in the bin for others. Thank you!

Questions? Please contact Paige Gibbs.

A Panel on Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth – Portuguese Consul Pedro Carneiro will be on campus – Sept. 16, 2013 1-3 pm

Panel on Portuguese StudiesUMASS Dartmouth welcomes Portuguese Consul Pedro Carneiro to campus.

What: Panel Discussion – Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth

When: Monday, September 16, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth – Library Grand Reading Room






Dr. Tim Walker will lead the panel of:

  • Dr. Gloria De Sa, Faculty Director, Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
  • Dr. Glaucia Silva, Chairperson, Department of Portuguese
  • Dr. Frank Sousa, Director, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

~ Followed by a Reception ~

For more information contact:
Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences  508.999.8352

Welcome to 2013-2014 at the Claire T. Carney Library


Welcome or Welcome Back!

Here are a few updates from the Claire T. Carney Library.

From Sept. 3 – Sept. 19 our hours will be:

Upperclassmen please note closing times!

M-Th 7:30AM – 11PM
F 7:30AM – 5PM
Sat. 9AM – 5PM
Sun. Noon – 11PM

Then beginning on Sept. 20:

M-Th 7:30AM – 1:30AM
F 7:30AM – 11PM
Sat. 9AM – 11PM
Sun. Noon – 1:30AM

Please make sure to check our calendar online for holiday hours.

If you are wondering if the library has your textbook or other required reading for your courses, make sure to search “course reserves” in our Primo search on the homepage. If you have any questions please call x8750.

Also, we have expanded our Read and Return Collection, which is located in the Library Living Room and 2nd Floor Corridor (near the lecture halls). This popular reading collection does not have to be checked out formally, but we would appreciate it if you returned the book when you finish. 🙂

If you find that all our public terminals are in use, don’t forget you can borrow a laptop. Laptop and equipment borrowing is now located at our Circulation Desk on the first floor. Questions about the equipment may be directed to x8856.

We have several group study rooms on the 3rd floor and two Mediascape rooms (one on the first floor and one on the second) that may be reserved through ReservIT. ReservIT is located under campus tools in MyUmassD.

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.

Terrance Burton
Dean of Library Services