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, including the library’s 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 Monday, February 23rd from 6 to 7:00 pm and Tuesday, February 24th from 10 to 11:00 am. Sign-up for the one that best fits your schedule!
The sessions will take approximately one hour and 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 Sunday, February 22nd. If you’re interested in attending but can’t make either session, feel free to contact us. We will work with you to schedule a time that works for you.
Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian
Feedback from previous attendees:
“The support to online learners is amazing. Every student should participate in the online library orientation. I learned so much that I didn’t realize they could help me with.”
“I did not realize all that was available to the online student. It will definitely make life easier when it comes to research.”
“I almost want to recommend that it should be a requirement to attend – that’s how helpful I found it.”
“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.”