Monthly Archives: April 2015

Great Turnout for the 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo 2015 at the Claire T. Carney Library

Sigma XI LogoThe 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo was held at the Claire T. Carney Library last week.  This event drew 90 posters showcasing research collaboration between faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students.  Over 20 alumni and local business people served as judges.

Researchers and Attendees at The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo

A Presenter at The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research ExpoA Presenter at The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research ExpoPresenters and Guest at The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research ExpoAfter setting it up registration begins …

Liz Winiarz, Librarian, at The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo Registration Table

Paper to finish? Don’t worry help is here. Join UMassD Writing & Reading Center Tutors at the International Write~In at the Claire T. Carney Library – April 29th 8 p.m. to Midnight

International Write-In - Writing Center Event - Typewritter imageWhat: International Write-In
Where: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 319
When: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015,
8 p.m. to Midnight

Paper to finish? Join the WRC’s tutors for one last night of snacks and frenzied writing!

Let us know you’re coming! Email us at:

Do you like company?  Do you like late night comfort food?  Do you want to have both in one room to help you push through your last papers of the year?

Then come to our first annual INTERNATIONAL WRITE-IN, sponsored by ARC/Writing and Reading Center tutors, on Wednesday night, April 29th, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., in the Carney Library, Room 319.

We’re joining approximately 40 schools across the country/world next week who are hosting  write-ins at their campuses.   Writing Center tutors will be circulating to work with anyone who wants to talk about their papers.

If you want to commit to attending as a way to make sure you won’t put off your paper-writing, sign up at

Follow all participating schools at hashtag #intlwritein or Facebook

See the map of schools participating thus far at

List of schools as of April 23:

Claremont McKenna College (April 24)
Harvey Mudd College (April 24)
Connecticut College (April 26)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (April 26)
Kenyon College (April 26)
Bucknell University (April 26)
Pitzer College (April 26)
University of Rochester (April 26)
Queens University of Charlotte (April 27)
Texas A&M (April 27-28)
Westchester Community College (April 28)
Moravian College (April 28)
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (April 29)
Elizabeth City State University (April 29)
Millsaps College (April 29)
Our Lady of the Lake University (April 29)
Cottey College (April 30)
Oklahoma State University (April 30)
University of Baltimore (April 30)
Danville Area Community College (May 1)
Salt Lake Community College (May 1)
Denison University (May 3)
Whittier College (May 3)
Occidental College (May 3)
Rhodes College (May 3)
Pomona College (May 3)
Wellesley College (May 3)
Bowdoin College (May 3)
Juniata College (May 3)
University of Puget Sound (May 4-5)
Brazosport College (May 4)
Hendrix College (May 4)
Wofford College (May 4)
Swarthmore College (May 4)
Southern Illinois University (May 4)
Metropolitan Community College–Longview (May 4)
Willamette University (May 4)
Grinnell College (May 4)
Drew University (May 4 or 5)
Guilford College (May 5)
Colby College (May 5)

Write on….

Amy Parelman
ARC/Writing and Reading Center Director
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
508 910-6410


Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, April 26th! Come Study and Finish Up Your Research

Poster of Claire T. Carney Library and Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library is happy to open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting on the night of April 26 (Sunday) until May 13 (Tuesday) when we will close at 10PM.  Library services for Circulation/Reserves, the Digital Media Center, and Reference will not have extended hours, so make sure to visit those service points during regular hours.  You will also need a UMass Pass to enter the building after 10PM.

We hope you will find a variety of study spaces to choose from including our quiet study areas in the South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room (when no events are scheduled), several group study rooms available by reservation, and many individual and group study areas throughout the building.

We also encourage everyone to be respectful of the space and other students by watching noise levels and picking up after yourselves should you bring any food/drink.

The Campus Transportation Department will be providing Shuttle Service in a continuous loop to and from the library from April 27 – May 8.  You may also choose the Flex Parking program which will offer all Residential and Commuter students with cars the option of parking in lots 13, 14 and 15 from 6pm to 6am during this time frame.  Starting May 9th – May 13th “Safe Ride Shuttle Service” will be provided by calling and arrange a pick up at the Library between the hours of 2am and 7am (Transportation Dispatcher 508-999-9175).

Also, Dining Services would like to offer extended hours at the Library Café until 12am beginning Monday April 27th, below are the hours of operation for the dates listed:

Spring 2015-Library Cafe:

  • Monday, April 27     9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, April 28    9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, April 29  9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, April 30   9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 1*       9 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday, May 2*     9 AM-9 PM
  • Sunday, May 3        5 PM-Midnight
  • Monday May 4         9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, May 5       9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, May 6     9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, May 7      9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 8*       9 AM-9 PM

Closed after business on May 8th.

We wish you all the best with your exams and a productive end to the semester!   🙂

Reminder: The 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo @ Claire T. Carney Library on April 22nd & 23rd

Sigma XI - The Scientific Research SocietyThe 21st Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Expo will take place at the Claire T. Carney Library Living Room on Wednesday April 22nd and Thursday April 23rd. All are welcome!

90 posters will be on display and students will be on hand to explain their research work from 4-6 pm on Wednesday and again from 10am-noon on Thursday. Posters will remain in place overnight to allow everyone to view our undergraduate and graduate research. Prizes will be announced by Chancellor Grossman at noon on Thursday, April 23rd. Many of the judges are our UMass Dartmouth Alumni!

At 6pm on Wednesday April 22nd in the Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room, Dr. Firas Khatib from the Department of Computer and Information Science will present the plenary lecture “Crowd Computing: Scientific Discoveries by Protein Folding Game Players.”

For further information, contact Elizabeth Winiarz, Science Librarian at 508-999-8696 or at

Everett Hoagland Poetry Reading – National Poetry Month – April 21st, 2 pm at Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Images of Poet Hoagland and his poetry book.What: Everett Hoagland Reading from The Music & Other Selected Poems*

Where: The Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

When: 2:00-3:30pm, April 21st, 2015

Everett Hoagland, professor emeritus from English, is reading his poetry on campus in celebration of National Poetry month . This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to hear a local, nationally known poet read his work. Everett Hoagland has not only served as the Poet Laureate of New Bedford from 1994-1998, but he also received the Langston Hughes Society Award this year.

For questions contact Susan Demers, or x8274.

* Books available for purchase and autograph

Celebrating National Poetry Month at the Claire T. Carney Library

ALA Poster for National Poetry MonthApril is the month to celebrate National Poetry.  Why do we celebrate poetry?  In the immortal words of John Keating, “we don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” * Its music and language express the best and worst of us and like song and rap, the artistry of poetry lies in the sound and tone of words.

Celebrate the month by reading poems aloud. You can choose from a sampling of the library’s works by American poets writing about the love, war, identity, nature, life and death, and all the humanity in between.  The books are on display on the 1st floor across from the Circulation Desk. Check them out!

Also be sure to explore “Read and Return” poetry books of the Cecillia B. and Richard J. Ward Collection located on the 2nd floor overlook of the library.  These titles are free to borrow without check-out.

*John Keating aka Robin Williams in the film Dead Poets’ Society.

Claire T. Carney Library is a 2015 Recipient of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Picture of the Carney Library at Night

Your Claire T. Carney Library is recognized by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association (ALA/LLAMA) as being an example of “excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries.” This is a coveted award in the library world and we are very pleased to have received it. We even more pleased to provide the space for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors!