Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dystopian Fiction Book Club – April meetings at the Claire T. Carney Library

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubThe Dystopian Fiction Book Club will be meeting in April to discuss Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

All are welcome to join us! As always, we’ll meet twice to accommodate as many interested readers as possible.

Meeting times are:

  • Wednesday, April 8th, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)
  • Thursday, April 9th, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)

Enjoy your reading!


Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Research Data Management Workshops @ UMass Dartmouth – Starting Soon – See What’s In Them For You!

Image of silhouetted coup in front of Data Manangement Planning Servicesdata wall with The Claire T. Carney Library has partnered with Computer & Information Technology Services (CITS) and Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) to assist members of the campus community manage their research data, and this workshop series is one part of that initiative. First we will show a broad overview of what data management is and show you a tool (DMPTool) you can use to deposit your plans for managing your research data. Next we will take a look at what metadata is and play with a tool (TeX) you can use for document formatting. Last we will work with a tool (OpenRefine) which will curate your messy data and play around with theory on version controls and backlogs.

The class will be taught in two sequences. The first sequence is for faculty and staff only and is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development. The second sequence is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. You do not need to attend every class in a sequence, and faculty/staff may attend from a mix of sequences. For more information please visit the Data Workshop Wiki or contact Zac Painter, Engineering & Data Services Librarian.

Faculty/Staff Sequence (Co-sponsored with OFD)

  • Tuesday March 31, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 226
  • Monday April 6, 1:00 – 2:00, LIB 226
  • Tuesday April 14, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 226

Open Sequence (Students and Public welcome in addition to faculty/staff)

  • Tuesday April 21, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 225
  • Tuesday April 28, 2:30 – 3:30, LIB 128
  • Wednesday May 6, 3:00 – 4:00, LIB 226

UMass Dartmouth: WEATHER ALERT – Campus closed today, Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m. Ring Road parking ban in effect at 4 p.m. More updates.

UMass Dartmouth will close today, Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
Check UMass Dartmouth Notice Page for the Latest Information:

All classes at all sites, not including online classes, are cancelled.


A Ring road Parking ban is in effect as of 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5 until 6 a.m. Friday.


Monday: Open until 8 p.m.


Monday: Open until 8:30 p.m.


Activities planned for this afternoon and evening are cancelled.

Open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! – A discussion led by Elizabeth Winiarz, Science Librarian with the Office of Faculty Development

What: Open Access Publishing,  the good, the bad and the ugly!
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

Lunch will be provided. If you wish to attend, please register online.

A discussion about open access publishing, the good, the bad and the ugly! Don’t be a victim of predatory publishers! Science Librarian, Elizabeth Winiarz will lead a discussion on how to distinguish legitimate from questionable open access publishers.

“Dear Colleagues,

with the pressure to publish and the recent development of Open Access publishing, the options for scholars looking to disseminate their research and scholarship continue to expand.    To answer some of the questions people may have on this topic, the Office of Faculty Development together with the UMass Dartmouth chapter of Sigma Xi and the Clair T. Carney Library have a lunchtime presentation by Science Librarian Elizabeth Winiarz TOMORROW March 3 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm in LIB 314. “

Dr. Grant O’Rielly
President, Faculty Senate
and Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Univ. of Massachusetts  Dartmouth


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Celebrate by Joining in on Read Across America Day.

Image of Dr. Seuss U.S. Postage Stamp & The Cat in the hat.Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel born March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts was the author of 46 children’s books including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Today is also Read Across America Day
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is NEA’s Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You’ll Go”.
Read more about it at:

Want to Read more about Dr. Seuss and Springfield, MA, try the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums: