Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:00am
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!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:00am
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!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00am
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!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:00am
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…
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:00am
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.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:45pm
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.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 11:00am
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
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:00am
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.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
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.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am
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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:09am
The Dewey Library is here for you during the summer. Now that all your final papers, projects and exams from the Spring semester are in the rear view, all you may want to think about is getting some sleep. If, however, you are taking summer classes, have an ongoing project or want to get a jump on next semester, you may want to come into Dewey to do some research or find a quiet place to study.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:00am
This is it, your last chance to take our Social Welfare Research Seminar this semester!
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:00am
We are offering two sessions of our Social Welfare Research Seminar and one session of our Evidence Based Practice workshop this, the second to last week of the semester. If you have been thinking of taking either of these classes, sign up now before it is too late.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00am
BlurbThis week is your last opportunity this semester to take our Introduction to Research Databases class. Learn search strategies and techniques that will cut down the amount of time you spend doing research and enable you to get more accurate and comprehensive results.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00am
This week we are offering Evidence Based Practice, an hour-long advanced seminar that focuses on how to find and evaluate information for clinical practice in social welfare.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:00am
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:00am
In August 2012, the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries convened a task force to update the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Co-chaired by Trudi Jacobson, Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University Libraries, the task force is made up of leaders in the information literacy field and higher education.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am
DSM Library, including the updated The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is now available online. The DSM-5 is a classification and diagnostic tool used by a variety of professionals ranging from psychologists to insurance providers.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:51pm
The use of drones both overseas, for military purposes, and domestically has become a controversial issue. Domestically drones can be used by law enforcement or other government agencies but also by commercial enterprises. Researchers investigating the issue may want to consider starting with some of the resources referenced below.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:04am
The UAlbany Downtown Daneis here and is curious about our campus community. Come help show the Dane what
our campus is all about! The UAlbany Downtown Campus will be home to a 4-foot Great Dane statue awarded as part of the Great Dane Project.