For part two of our summer ‘Your Career in Fiction’ series we are looking at stories of crime, criminals, and those that bring them to justice. That’s right; this round is dedicated to the members of the Criminal Justice program! Certainly there is no shortage of crime fiction at your local library, but here are some titles of which we are particularly fond. Crime novels make great beach reads!
Did you know Dewey Library has a free touch screen scanner? It’s tucked away in the back past the reference section, costs nothing and is very easy to use. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you can scan whatever you want. When you’ve finished you can either email the file to yourself directly from the scanning station or save it to a flash drive. Just don’t forget to bring one!
Last spring, we decided to make a video tour of Dewey to familiarize students with the library. We started by writing a script based on the in-person tours we give at the beginning of each semester. We soon realized, however, that without the personal interaction that a live tour offers, a straight video tour would be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Our solution? Superheroes, of course!
For many of us, logging onto social media platforms is as much a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth or enjoying our morning cup of coffee. It is so convenient to have breaking news, pictures from friends, funny cat videos, and other information delivered directly to our electronic devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to have library resources served up the same way? We thought as much…
Have you ever wondered if anybody writes about people that do the things you want to do? The Dewey Library wonders too, and we’re doing a series on fiction related to the programs on the downtown campus. Our fiction series will be dedicated to Information Studies. The following is a short list of books about libraries, librarians, and the adventures that many librarians wish they could get up to.
Here is the schedule of Social Welfare Research Seminars for the week of June 16-20th. Sure, we all know how to Google and throw some keywords in a database. In this class you can learn sophisticated, efficient search strategies to get the evidence based, peer reviewed research you need to complete assignments. Plus MSW students are required to attend prior to completing their 1st 15 credits.
International students and those studying global issues can benefit from our new resource, the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online. This is a comprehensive resource for foreign language study and use. It contains basic bilingual dictionaries for Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, Korean, and Polish, as well as in depth dictionaries for Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese
It’s that time of year! If you are a Ph.D. student, the Summer fixed date for returning or renewing books is tomorrow, May 31, 2014. Ph.D. students can renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyLibrary account. This fixed due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only. Other students and faculty, please view our circulation loan policy for applicable lending periods.
IIn the Fall Semester, The Great Dane Project gave the UAlbany community groups the opportunity to demonstrate school pride by decorating a 4-foot tall fiberglass Great Dane Eighteen groups participated in the project including one representing the Downtown Campus. The Downtown Dane is painted purple and photos were used to create a collage on the dog statue depicting life on the downtown campus.
Dewey Library extends a warm welcome to the summer Advanced Standing Masters’ in Social Work Students! Now that you are a grad student, it is a good idea to sharpen your research skills. MSW students must take the Social Welfare Research Seminar before completing the first fifteen credits in the social work program. Here is the Social Welfare Research Seminar schedule for June and early July.