University Libraries.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:50am
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 - 5:39pm
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 - 6:45am
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 - 10:16am
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 - 9:33am
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 - 9:27am
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 - 9:00am
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 - 9:59am
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 - 5:42pm
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 - 11:23pm
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 - 10:00am
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 - 9:53am
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.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:17pm
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, September 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century is a film and lecture series presented by the School of Criminal Justice exploring the intersection of social and criminal justice in an increasingly diverse world. The focus of the project this year is civility and surveillance in public spaces. Here is some info on the series as well as a list of library resources which relate to this timely issue.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:07pm
Did you hear about new printing options for graduate students? The library, of course, has printing services for a charge, but the Graduate Student Association has made it possible to print for free, provided you register in advance. Learn more about how this new service works in this blog post, and in case of emergency you will also get the skinny on how printing works in Dewey Library as well.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:02am
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 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…