International Development and Social Change


Goddard Library

The Goddard Library has more than 600,000 volumes, as well as subscriptions to 1,300 periodicals, full Internet access, and nearly 75 subject-specific databases. Its public on-line catalog has 24-hour access. As a member of the Worcester Consortium of Higher Education, Clark offers the use of eight academic Consortium libraries and combined collections of more than 3.8 million volumes. Students may also request books through Interlibrary Loan.

The Jeanne X. Kasperson Library

The Jeanne X. Kasperson Library, located in the Marsh Institute at 18 Claremont Street, has one of the most extensive research collections in North America on environmental risk and hazards and human dimensions of global environmental change. There are also monographs, technical reports, and journals on international development, technology, water, and energy policy. The Kasperson Library has more than 125 “data boxes” for subjects ranging from pollution/waste management to sustainable development. Although the facility is a non-lending library, researchers may keep materials set aside during their research. The library staff will help you find materials relevant to your research papers or projects.

The Women’s Studies Library

This library in Jefferson Academic Center on the fifth floor offers materials from a variety of sources that directly address contemporary women’s issues. The library is operated and maintained by students and faculty from many departments within Clark University.

Peace Studies Library

Located on the second floor of Jonas Clark Hall, this library is maintained by the Peace Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program based in the Psychology Department. The Peace Studies Library contains published and unpublished materials related to conflict resolution and peace-building efforts.

Career Services

Career Services, on the second floor of 122 Woodland Street, can help you with your career development. The office maintains a Career Library with information on opportunities for employment, professional schools, internships, and a contact file of Clark alums willing to talk about their careers with current students.

Language Arts Resource Center (LARC)

Located in the Goddard Library, LARC is a multimedia language instruction center. With its extensive collection of computer programs, audio, and videotapes, students studying a new language can access multiple sources of learning. A satellite dish receives international news broadcasts from more than 25 countries though SCOLA.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

ITS is a one-stop office to get your computing questions answered, whether they are about the central facilities, getting connected to the network, using your desktop computer, or using a computer in one of the labs. The easiest way to find the information you need is to browse the ITS web site. The Help Desk is available to answer your questions from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (extended hours during the semester) at (508) 793-7745, or email ITS offers web-based training workshops for Clark graduate students and staff in such topics as Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Office. For details, visit the ITS training website.

Community Engagement and Volunteering Center

The Community Engagement and Volunteering (CEV) center is a resource for students wanting to get involved in the Worcester community. The center maintains a database of volunteer and other internship/job opportunities with organizations in the area. It also coordinates various events throughout the year, including the “Just Do It Day.” For more information, consult the center’s website or contact Micki Davis or call 508-421-3785 on the 1st Floor of the Corner House.

Campus Sustainability

Many IDSC students also get involved with Campus Sustainability efforts. Contact Jenny Isler for more information.