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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!