Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congratulations Graduates! UMass Dartmouth Commencement 2015 – Claire T. Carney Library Staff

Conagratulations from Claire T. Carney Library Staff - Image of Commencement Program and Student Celebrating

You made it! Congratulations from the staff of the Claire T. Carney Library!

For more commencement information, check the UMass Dartmouth Commencement site.

Commencement Photo Galleries via UMassD PhotoGraphics!:

Dystopian Fiction Book Club Turns To Mysteries For The Summer At UMass Dartmouth

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubDystopian Fiction Book Club turns to mysteries for the summer

The Dystopian Fiction Book Club will shake things up this summer with a temporary switch to mysteries!

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Nancy Drew, we’ll be reading one of the classic novels featuring the famed female sleuth, and then selecting a book whose leading lady is a modern day Nancy Drew.

For our June meeting, read any one of the first 56 Nancy Drew stories (full title list with descriptions: ) and bring it with you for a lively discussion of how the character was presented in her heyday.

For July, we’re seeking suggestions for a recent Nancy Drew-style mystery. Our minds are open, so please share your favorites and we’ll pick one for all of us to read and discuss.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

To be consulted about meeting dates and to suggest your July read, please contact me directly at: Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Dr. Alan Hirshfeld to Speak at Annual Meeting of Claire T. Carney Library Associates – May 12th at the Claire T. Carney Library

Author Dr. Alan Hirshfeld and book Starlight DetectivesWhat: Claire T. Carney Library Associates Annual Meeting – Guest Speaker Dr. Alan Hirshfeld
Where: Soico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library
When: 7 p.m., May 12, 2015
Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in the Soico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room at 7 PM.

A check from the Library Associates will be presented to the Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library, Dr. Terrence Burton at the meeting.

Our guest speaker for our annual meeting will be Dr. Alan Hirshfeld, a professor of physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Hirshfeld is the author of several books on astrophysics including Starlight Dectectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe, which was released last summer.

Professor Hirshfeld earned his B.S. in astrophysics from Princeton University in 1973 and his M.S. (1975) and his Ph.D. (1978) in astronomy from Yale University. He is the director of the UMass Dartmouth Observatory. He is also the author of several periodicals on the history of physics and astronomy.

All Claire T. Carney Library Associate members are invited to attend as well as the general public.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture. Parking is available on campus in lot 13.

Please consider becoming a member of the Library Associates.
For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at