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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:45am
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.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:57am
We’ve got it all at the library – physical and digital resources to fuel your research, quiet study spaces to spread out (and buckle down), and the computers, scanners, and printers to make your work happen! Even better, when things go amiss or you have questions about these resources, help is just a step away.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:01pm
Interested in sharpening your research skills? Learning about Dewey Library? Tutorials on how to use some of the cool 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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
YouTube has more than just adorable cat videos and we’re here to prove that. Our channel provides useful video tutorials about our available resources and how to use them, and how to continue your research on your own after you graduate. And sometimes we just feel like getting silly. But whatever you find there, you can bet it will be helpful to library users!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Follow the University Libraries' Twitter accounts for updates and information about library services, and events. In addition the Dewey Library Twitter account also keeps you up to date on what’s on here at the downtown campus. Want to keep up to date on new books, databases, and resources but don’t want to sift through more information than you have to? Follow us: @ualbanylibs @ualbanydeweylib
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 1:55pm
Pinterest is a great site for sharing images, but what does that have to do with a library? Check out the UA Libraries' Pinterest boards: we share events, tips, and mountains of books from our collections. Follow us to keep track of new materialsw, recommendations from our librarians, find infographics and video tutorials to help with your research, and much more!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 9:00am
While one librarian retires from Dewey, a new one comes to take over his responsibilities. So say hello to Cathy Dwyer, a librarian you may recognize from the uptown campus! As former head of reference for the Main and Science Libraries, as well as overseer of the federal depository, she brings a lot of experience with her, and looks forward to the opportunity to do more collection development.
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.