University Libraries.
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…
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:08pm
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, August 21, 2014 - 9:56am
Both new &returning graduate students here at the downtown campus can benefit from learning about resources and services at both the Dewey Graduate Library and the uptown campus libraries. Check out this blog post which details two ways you can get up to speed on what we have to offer – an online guide for graduate students and, for those of you who like paper, a printed pamphlet with useful info.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:44am
Did you ever find yourself in need of a critical piece of technology for an assignment that you just don’t have? Don’t start counting your pocket change wondering how you’ll save enough money to buy high-priced equipment. Just come to the library! We have all sorts of technology available for students to check out and use. This post gives a rundown of the many tech tools we have for you to borrow.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:59am
Scholarly metrics are tools to track and measure the scholarly influence of a published work, journal, scholar or institution. Bibliometrics, encompasses a variety of metrics based on cited reference data to measure scholarly output, impact, relevance and ranking, including citation count, impact factor, h-index. In academia, these metrics is an integral part of the promotion and tenure process.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 9:19am
Summer is rolling along nicely and the Dewey library is bringing you round three of our Your Career in Fiction series. This part focuses on something that has probably been on a lot of people’s minds lately; politics. Whether you love them or hate them, politics can bring out some good stories, and these ones are for those of you in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:05am
It’s midsummer now and that means you might finally be recovering from finals week. With tests, papers, projects, and presentations flying at you it can be hard to keep track of everything, but we at the Dewey Graduate Library are here to give you all the help we can to push through the next time finals time rears its ugly head. Today, we bring you one of the most wonderful inventions known...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:42am
So, you want to be a professional therapist. A degree from UAlbany is a great place to start! But how do you translate all that information and theory that you have learned about in class and from your reading into practical treatments that you can implement in your client sessions? Don’t you wish you could sit-in on real sessions to see how the pros make diagnoses, interact with and adjust to...
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!