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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:40am
The issue of renewable energy is interdisciplinary, cutting across disciplines such as public policy, environmental science, economics and business. Debates continue at a federal level and beyond over the topic of renewable energy. Dewey Library has many resources to help you identify key issues and concepts in the debate over renewable energy. Here’s an overview of some renewable energy materials
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:49am
November is National Adoption Month. “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” is the focus of this year’s campaign. Preservation of sibling relationships when children enter the child welfare system is an important way to create stability and support for children in care. Take a look at today’s blog for some great resources on adoption and child welfare available at the Dewey Library!
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:54am
You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:26am
Copyright is a vital protection for creators of original works. Copyrighted materials can be exempt from certain restrictions under certain conditions, a policy known as “Fair Use.” Fair use policy is complex and can be nuanced, but best practice guidelines are available for fair use of various types of content and media formats. Read on to learn about some best practice documents on fair use.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:52am
You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:34am
Dewey Library still needs your input! Our reference services survey is in full swing and we need more responses! If you haven’t heard, we are trying to improve services to better suit student needs, and we need to know how you use the library! Even if this is your last semester and you have yet to set foot inside the building your answers will be helpful. Click “Read More” for the link!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:45am
The University Libraries recently “cut the ribbon” on Scholars Archive, our campus institutional repository. This service is poised to be the go-to resource for locating and storing scholarship at UAlbany. Information Studies students who may be interested in how these repositories work and are structured may find this post useful, as well as scholars who would like to deposit their research.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:49am
You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:50am
There are a number of questions we get asked at the circulation desk several times per week if not once or twice a day. We put Alex Hoag, our weekend circulation supervisor (who also does double duty as our student Reference Associate) on the task of writing up some of the common questions and their answers. Alex has worked the desks at all three libraries on campus and knows his stuff. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:39pm
People imprisoned in the United States have many challenges and obstacles, but one issue that can be overlooked in the media is the impact and effect of someone’s imprisonment on his or her family and loved ones. Dewey Graduate Library has a number of suggestions if you wish to research various aspects of the impact of incarceration on families. Take a look at today’s blog post for information.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:45am
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, October 23, 2014 - 9:16am
We often promote the librarians and management at the Dewey Library so that you will know who we are and who you can ask for help. But on the front lines are our student Circulation Desk attendants, most of whom are students. These brave souls must learn library policies and procedures that answer the majority of questions from library users. Learn more about our team in this blog post!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:33am
Disaster recovery initiatives are a subject of increasing focus and academic research. Natural and man-made disasters have significant social consequences and research into recovery efforts helps us understand how to improve services in the future. Today’s blog will guide you to some of the better resources we have available on this important research topic.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:27am
The Dewey Library needs your help! We’re conducting a survey to find out how our patrons use the library so that we might provide you with better reference services. The more we know, the more we can do to make your library experience better. Whether you like things the way they are or want things to change, we want you to tell us. Click through for the link.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:00am
This year, Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 4th. This time each year, we are bombarded with numerous political advertisements and opinionated pundits discussing the November elections. Clearly these ads and pundits provide opinionated, non-objective information. If you are wondering where to get unbiased information on those running for office, we have got the resource for you! Read on…
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 8:59am
October is Open Access Month—last week we announced our big event on October 21 and now we have a display in Dewey which can give you even more information about this important topic. Take a look at today’s blog post for more information about Open Access Month, the display and our upcoming event!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:42pm
Did you know October is Information Literacy Awareness Month? Information literacy provides the skills to identify and evaluate information in our daily lives. Library and information science professionals can have a hand in helping people gain information literacy skills. Read today’s blog to learn what resources we have at the Dewey Library regarding various aspects of information literacy.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:23pm
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.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:00am
October is Open Access month! UAlbany libraries are hosting a day-long event later this month featuring Fran Berman of RPI, lunch, and the launch of our own open access repository: Scholar’s Archive. Open access represents the idea that published results of publicly funded research should be made openly available and accessible to all. Learn more about open access and our event in this blog post.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:53am
The fall semester is now in full swing. As you move forward in your coursework, you may find yourself seeking some tips and tricks for academic success in your MSW program, thinking about social work careers after graduation, or reading about experiences of real-life social workers in the field. Today’s blog lists some resources at Dewey and high quality websites and blogs dedicated to the topic.