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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.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Check out our new display! June is LGBT Pride Month and the Dewey Library is celebrating it in style. SUNY Albany has many resources for LGBT students, and the libraries are no exception. This display is intended to bring visibility to the LGBT resources the library has, the issues faced by the LGBT community, and show that Dewey is an open, affirming place that supports equality.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 1:36pm
Two of the Dewey Library’s own were recognized recently for their spectacular service to the University at Albany. Lindsay Van Berkom has won the President’s Excellence Award in Professional Service and Elaine Lasda Bergman has won the President’s Excellence Award in Librarianship. Congratulations to both of them for the recognition of their dedication to the Libraries and the University!
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Summer sessions of the Social Welfare Library Research Seminar begin today. The 90 minute class covers basic to sophisticated search strategies, locating journal articles you need when full text is not in a database or Google Scholar, and how to evaluate the materials you have retrieved. The sooner you take the class, the better prepared you will be when those research assignments are coming due!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00am
There are plenty of traditional jobs. Instructional and reference librarians, public library positions, archives, school library media specialists, each has a few postings floating around these resources. But there are new and exciting positions that emerge as well. Librarianship is stepping into a new realm as technology and society evolve, so positions are appearing to fill these new needs.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
It’s hard to avoid social media today. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, tumblr (if you’re feeling desperate) and so many others are everywhere, demanding you join them, demanding you share. Even professionals are expected to participate on sites like Linkedin. What if social media could help you with your research, get in touch with colleagues, and let you follow their work?
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00pm
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 30, 2015 - 9:00am
ATTENTION FACULTY MEMBERS! The due date for all books checked out by faculty and staff is April 30th and that is fast approaching. To avoid any late fines, be sure to return your books or renew them with your My Library Account. Faculty and staff may renew their books up to three times online. If you have reached your limit you will need to bring the books in to renew in person.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:00pm
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 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.