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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:57am

We’ve got it all at the library – physical and digital resources to fuel your research, quiet study spaces to spread out (and buckle down), and the computers, scanners, and printers to make your work happen! Even better, when things go amiss or you have questions about these resources, help is just a step away.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:01pm

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am

YouTube has more than just adorable cat videos and we’re here to prove that. Our channel provides useful video tutorials about our available resources and how to use them, and how to continue your research on your own after you graduate. And sometimes we just feel like getting silly. But whatever you find there, you can bet it will be helpful to library users!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am

Follow the University Libraries' Twitter accounts for updates and information about library services, and events. In addition the Dewey Library Twitter account also keeps you up to date on what’s on here at the downtown campus. Want to keep up to date on new books, databases, and resources but don’t want to sift through more information than you have to? Follow us: @ualbanylibs @ualbanydeweylib

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 1:55pm

Pinterest is a great site for sharing images, but what does that have to do with a library? Check out the UA Libraries' Pinterest boards: we share events, tips, and mountains of books from our collections. Follow us to keep track of new materialsw, recommendations from our librarians, find infographics and video tutorials to help with your research, and much more!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 9:00am

While one librarian retires from Dewey, a new one comes to take over his responsibilities. So say hello to Cathy Dwyer, a librarian you may recognize from the uptown campus! As former head of reference for the Main and Science Libraries, as well as overseer of the federal depository, she brings a lot of experience with her, and looks forward to the opportunity to do more collection development.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:02am

In a landmark decision on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled marriage equality is protected under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The ruling legalizes same-sex marriage in all states. This has been a long-awaited victory for those who have fought long and hard for equality. This week we give you some interesting resources to trace the origins of this long struggle.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:26am

Dewey Library is soon saying a fond farewell to Richard Irving, our subject specialist for criminal justice, law, political science, and public administration and policy. Our venerable colleague has elected to retire this summer. We took some time to chat with Dewey’s departing “elder statesman” about the changes he’s seen in seen in libraries and academia through his over 35 years at UAlbany.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Did you know the University Libraries have their very own page? We use it to share all sorts of useful and interesting information. You can use our Facebook page to get information on library events, changes in hours, or even when new blog posts go up! Don’t want to miss the therapy dogs next time they come around? Like us and we’ll let you know!

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00am

The Dewey Library celebrates more staff awards. At this year's Library Recognition Ceremony two of our own won the Martha Caroline Pritchard Award for Information Science students working with library faculty on a project or initiative that leads to an improvement in the services of the University Libraries. This year’s winners are Elaine Lasda Bergman and Reference Associate Alex Hoag.