Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fall Data Management Workshop Series at the Claire T. Carney Library – Tuesdays in October, 3 – 4 p.m.

Image of silhouetted coup in front of Data Manangement Planning Servicesdata wall withWHAT: Data Management Workshop Series
WHEN: Tuesdays in October at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
WHERE: Room 128, Claire T. Carney Library

The Claire T. Carney Library is pleased to offer the Data Management Workshop Series for the fall semester, co-taught by librarians Zac Painter, Dawn Gross, and Liz Winiarz. The course will cover essential topics in data management and provide hands-on experience with some tools for working with your research data. The course is free and is open to all faculty, staff, and students of UMassD. A course outline is listed below; all courses will take place in LIB-128 from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesdays in October.

  • October 06: Overview of Data Management & the DMPTool
  • October 13: Types and Formats of Data, Contextual Details & OpenRefine
  • October 20: Data Storage and Security, Repositories and Archiving & Git/GitHub
  • October 27: Legal and Ethical Issues, Data Sharing & the Open Movement (Open Data, Open Source, Open Access, Open Educational Resources)

Further course information will be provided on the wiki,

You do not have to attend each course in the sequence, but you are requested to bring your own laptop for each session as we will be demonstrating the applications in a hands-on fashion, which requires installing the software ahead of time. If you need assistance installing the software, please either come a few minutes early to a session or contact one of the instructors before to get help.

If you wish to attend please register through the calendar of events. Please contact Zac Painter ( , x8886) with questions.

Position Opening: Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian-Archives, Claire T. Carney Library ~ Archives & Special Collections ~ UMass Dartmouth

Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian-Archives

As a member of the Claire T. Carney Library’s Archives and Special Collections team, the Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian is primarily responsible for processing the papers of former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank.   This is a one-year, temporary appointment with the possibility of a second and third year renewal, dependent on performance and funding.  Reporting to and under the direction of the Head of the Archives and Special Collections Division, the Project Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive archival processing plan for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection (CBFA) that includes but is not limited to arrangement, description, preservation, access and security for records in all formats.  The Visiting Assistant/Associate Librarian’s work requires application of archival best practices and national standards, as well as specific practices for political papers.  Work also involves identifying series within the collection for digitization and includes contributing content to the Archives and Special Collections web page and social media outlets.

Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Librarian, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services.  Leadership for the Assistant/Associate Librarian includes activities such as contributing to the goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Lastly, the Assistant/Associate Librarian participates in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education, with a concentration in archives management.

Experience:  Previous experience in archival arrangement, description, cataloguing methods, archival management and access methods.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience handling primary materials.
  • Knowledge of preservation issues.
  • Ability to work in a collegial setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects or assignments in archival processing, arrangement and description.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices and standards in archival processing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
  • Knowledge of descriptive standards such as DACS and use of appropriate thesauri.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards as they pertain to archival materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modern congressional papers collections.
  • Demonstrated experience processing congressional collections.
  • Demonstrated experience in metadata creation.
  • Experience in processing large collections (100+ linear feet).
  • Demonstrated application of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, and congressional office practices.
  • Experience managing a variety of audiovisual formats in archives.
  • Degree in History or substantive coursework in modern American History.
  • Additional degree in a related field.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

View official posting and apply at:


Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Regional Meeting, Claire T. Carney Library – Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015

Picture of Library and words NSDS NE Regional Meeting At UMassD 2015What: Third Annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance Regional Meeting
Where: Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth, Parking Lot 13, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 ~ Directions ~
When: Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015


On Friday September 25th, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from the northeast with an interest will gather in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library to discuss current issues in the field of digital stewardship and preservation. The event is the third annual New England National Digital Stewardship Alliance regional meeting, the oldest regional NDSA meeting, co-hosted this year by UMass Dartmouth and Brown University.

The program will contain a series of talks from experts in the field and breakout discussion sessions for those involved in the work of digital stewardship to participate in. Among the presenters is National Chair of the NDSA Coordinating Committee Dr. Micah Altman, Director of Research and Head/Scientist for Program on Information Science at the MIT Libraries. Other speakers include practitioners from Brown University School of Public Health, CodedCulture, Harvard Medical School, WGBH, and the 5 residents of the National Digital Stewardship Residency – Boston Program.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance is a consortium of organizations that are committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. The mission of the NDSA is to establish, maintain, and advance the capacity to preserve our nation’s digital resources for the benefit of present and future generations. More information about NDSA can be found here:



Claire T. Carney Library Building Hours – Fall 2015

Please Note that hours adjust during the semester.

August 31 – September 27, 2015

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM

September 28 – November 28, 2015

Mon – Thurs 7:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 11 PM
Sat 9 AM – 11 PM
Sun noon – 1:30 AM

Holiday hours will differ

Nov 29 – Dec 16 Open 24 hours

For questions regarding Library hours, check the Library Hours and Events page at:

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
Claire T. Carney Library
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Game Night in the Library Living Room – Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Image of Game Board with Pieces and Title of Game Night @ Carney Library


Game Night in the Library Living Room!

What better place to hang out with friends and kick back with a fun board game than a Living Room?

This Thursday, Sept 24th,  from 7 – 10 PM the Library is hosting a Game Night with classic board games.


We have sets of:

  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Risk
  • Stratego
  • Pay Day
  • Scrabble
  • Battleship

So come early to pick your favorite and unplug for a while with friends.   🙂

Questions?  Please contact Kari Mofford (

StressLess Afternoon TODAY! Wednesday, September 16 in Claire T. Carney Library “Living Room”

What: StressLess Afternoon
Where: Library Living Room
When: TODAY! Wednesday, September 16 1-5 PM

Take a few minutes out of your week to unwind.
Get a mini-massage
Play! Arts, Crafts, & Games

Sponsored by: Claire T. Carney Library; LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness; Peer Health Educators

Beth-Anne Guthrie
Assistant Director of Health Services, Health Education & Promotion

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs — October 6th & 7th

Picture of a librarian interacting with online studentsLibrarians 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. Learn information that all online UMass Dartmouth students need to know in order to take full advantage of the library. The orientation will cover key library services, including how to get books and other physical resources mailed to your home for free, how to register for a library card/university ID, how to access online journals, and how to get research help and technical support. The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th  from 6 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, October 7th 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 Monday, October 5th. 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 know the magnitude of resources available to me as an online student – I wish I had this orientation earlier.”

“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.”

“This was a great experience and all freshman and new students should take this as it is very helpful.”

Claire T. Carney Library Hours – A Memorandum from UMassD Provost Mohammad Karim

UMass Dartmouth


To: Students, Faculty, and Staff

From: Provost Mohammad Karim

Subject: Library Hours

There appears to be significant confusion about the announced operating hours of the Claire T. Carney Library. The current hours are the same as they have been for the past several years at the beginning of the academic year. As new students and professional staff are hired and trained, we fully expect the hours to be expanded, as in past years, by the end of September.

At the same time, we constantly monitor the usage of the library and its services so that we can make adjustments as needed. We also work closely with the Student Government Association’s Committee on the Library and Information Technology and the Graduate Student Senate to address concerns and consider new ideas raised by students.

The Claire T. Carney Library is a remarkable resource for our students, as both a collection of valuable materials and a place to gather around intellectual pursuits. We are fully committed to making the Library as accessible as possible.


Mohammad Karim

Position Opening for Library Assistant IV at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library

Library Assistant IV

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary supervisor of Access Services during the evening hours; Supervises and organizes functions assigned to the circulation desk to insure the smooth flow of circulating materials to borrowers during the evening; Supervises student workers; Responsible for daily management of library fines and billing process and is liaison with the Registrar’s office and all other University Libraries’ billing agents; Manages the sending of overdue and fine notices through the library’s ILS; Designs and writes forms, handbooks, schedules, policies and procedures under the direction of the Circulation Manager to facilitate the smooth operation of Access Services operations; Monitors the borrowing of all library materials; Charges, renews and discharges library materials; Aids library users in locating and using materials;  Plans the use of available floor and shelf space; Performs related work as required.

The Library Assistant performs a range of duties relating to acquiring, processing, and making available resources to library users, as well as assisting users in discovery and use of resources. Primary responsibility may lie within a single department or division, but due to the interoperability of library systems and patron service needs, individuals may be cross-trained in multiple departments.

For the complete position description please go to: