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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:58am

These days, technology and libraries go hand in hand. Dewey has a robust array of technology resources provided through a partnership with campus IT Services. This partnership has resulted in what has been termed the Information Commons. We have research resources along wide variety of software tools available. Also, IT staff are available at peak library hours to help with your tech questions!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:45am

Did you vote in the primary election one week ago? A primary election is an intra-party election to choose their candidates for the general election held in November. As you may know, Andrew Cuomo survived the Democratic primary and will be seeking re-election in November. If you are curious about the primary process and finding more info on this vital part of the US election system, read on...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:56pm

Here at the Dewey Library, we offer classes and seminars give you tools and skills you need to efficiently identify, locate, and evaluate appropriate information for your assignments. Speed up the research process; try taking a general class on how to use the library, a tour, or a seminar closely tailored to your subject specialization. Click “more” to see what classes we are offering this week.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:14pm

Have you ever wondered about the differences between the shorter desk in the Dewey Library, vs. the taller desk? Last week we covered the purpose of the short desk – Reference Services. This week we will talk about the tall desk. What can the good folks at this Circulation Desk (Circ Desk for short) do to help you with your class and research requirements? Learn more in this week’s tips posting…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:38am

Today we address a perennial question for librarians: What does the future of libraries look like? As technology shapes available information, access, and patron expectations, how can we adjust collections and services to remain relevant in the years to come? More on point, how can we position ourselves to take an active and influential role in shaping the information environment of the future?

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:14am

There’s a new face at the Dewey Library Reference Desk. Meet Alex Hoag, our new Sunday Reference Associate. You may have seen Alex at the Circulation Desk of any of the University Libraries – he has worked at both libraries uptown as well as down here at the Dewey Library. Now look for him Sundays at the reference desk, where he will answer your questions about library research. Welcome Alex!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:31pm

If you need the latest in New York State crime statistics, we have got the resource for you. Obtain PDFs or downloadable Excel files which allow you to perform analyses on the data. All sorts of data and statistics are available by type of crime, population, forensics and more. Does this information sound interesting or useful to you? Read more about this useful site and what you can find on it…

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:48am

Here at the Dewey Library, we offer classes and seminars give you tools and skills you need to efficiently identify, locate, and evaluate appropriate information for your assignments. Speed up the research process; try taking a general class on how to use the library, a tour, or a seminar closely tailored to your subject specialization. Click “more” to see what classes we are offering this week.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

What can the library do to help me? We are glad you asked! Many new graduate students went through their undergraduate studies having only entered the library a few times. However, to succeed at this level of academia you will have to use all of the resources at your disposal, so those of us at the Dewey Graduate Library want to let you know exactly what we can do to help you in your studies.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Many new and returning MSW students have questions about the required library seminars. Find out about the requirements in this blog. The sooner you complete this requirement, the easier it will be to locate high quality, peer-reviewed, and authoritative sources to complete important assignments and projects. Exactly what is covered by this class and what will you learn? Read on, my friend…