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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:00am

As scholars, we must “publish or perish.” As such, it is vitally important that we are aware of some basic issues related to copyright and licensing that affect scholarly published works. Lorre Smith, our resident librarian expert on the topic provides a quick overview of what it means to own copyright to a work and how to manage the rights and responsibilities that come with this ownership.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 9:00am

So you’re graduating with a masters in social welfare. Congratulations! But what about all the research you were working on? Life can be hard after graduation, but researching doesn’t have to be. Attend this webinar on May 20th to learn a bunch of tricks and resources that will keep you going long after your diploma is in your hand. You won’t regret it!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:00am

A new batch of reference books has made its way into the Dewey Graduate Library. The topics include criminal justice, information science for health services, and human services. Take a look at the titles next time you are on campus, you may find some useful information from these new resources. If these don’t have what you need, we may well have something else that fits the bill-- just ask!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:00am

Love them or hate them, the Common Core standards are here and impacting schools from grades K-12 across the nation. But these standards don’t just impact the students and the teachers. Librarians must adapt to these standards and we at the Dewey Library are here to provide the resources you’ll need to do so. School Library Media Specialist students will find this list of resources very useful.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:30pm

Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:00am

Productivity; it’s something graduate students are supposed to be good at. But sometimes it seems like we’re better at procrastination than productivity. With distractions like Facebook, Tumblr, or whatever you use to waste time instantly available on every computer, tablet, or smartphone, getting things done seems almost impossible. Here are some time management tips to help you get back to work!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:48pm

‘Death with dignity’ is a concept that has been getting much attention lately. On April 10th the School of Criminal Justice is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the legal, ethical, medical, and personal aspects of end of life decision making. Euthanasia is a difficult topic to deal with, but this discussion panel hopes to clear up some of the confusion around the subject.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:08pm

Students across the country have just competed in the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)’s first ever Student Simulation Competition. Students were asked to develop grass-roots approaches to health care reform with the goal of creating a simulated policy that would save the country money and drastically improve the health of the nation.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:28pm

Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:27pm

Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!