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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:00am

We want to wish a fond farewell to Reserves Clerk Ryan Allen, who has received a promotion and is leaving the Dewey Library this week.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:00am

Are you an recent grad or alum of the MSW program here at UAlbany? Branch out with handy links to a series of useful resources for MSW grads with this Toolkit - and learn about the library resources and services you will continue to be able to access as a UAlbany alumni!

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:00am

Winter is coming and with it the opportunity to get things done that you just don’t have time for during the semester. For faculty that can mean many things, among them, finding funding for your research and that means grant writing! The Dewey Graduate Library is here to bring you all the help and resources UAlbany can provide in the hopes that your endeavors are successful.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 10:00am

From well-reasoned arguments for and against, to impassioned internet debates and high profile news stories, to internet memes that range from the humorous to the harshly critical - chances are you've read, heard, or seen something recently about the push for a $15 minimum wage in New York state and beyond. Cut through the noise and find resources to form your own opinion with this research guide.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00am

This is your final chance this semester to take a look at the resources available to Social Welfare students. Explore library databases, guides, internet resources, and most importantly, get to know the Social Welfare librarian, Elaine Lasda-Bergman! Be prepared for the rigors of research with this workshop.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:00am

The semester is nearly over and intersession is just over the horizon. Brief though it may be, it offers faculty a respite to the constant bustle of the semester and allows you to get your own academic affairs in order. So while you have the time, why not look into submitting your research to the University at Albany Scholars Archive? With all the benefits it brings, there’s no reason not to!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:00am

With the rise of the internet, many archives are becoming ever more accessible via digitization efforts. From historians, to genealogical researchers, to students, journalists, and more, the growth of digital archives represents an opportunity for researchers of all types to access documents, data, photographs, and more - items that in the past might have been very difficult to view.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:00am

Dewey’s circulation staff is made of a small team of dedicated and hard-working people. If you’ve ever needed help with library equipment or a problem at the circulation desk, chances are one of them has helped you. But who are they? What do they do here besides take fines and help with printer problems? Get to know them and their jobs behind the scenes in this series of short interviews.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:00am

Solitary confinement is a common - but increasingly controversial - practice in prisons across the U.S. In response to changing attitudes and information about the practice and its potential for harm, members of the New York State Assembly have proposed the HALT Solitary Confinement Act. Would you support this legislation if it were passed? Read on to learn more.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 9:00am

Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about the Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool new resources we have available to our patrons? Then take an hour or two out of a day and attend one of our workshops at the library! They’re free, informative, and a great investment of time for scholars of any level. Check out our schedule and see which ones interest you.