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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:34am

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 - 9:45am

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 - 11:49am

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 - 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…