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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.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Dewey’s staff is made of a small team of dedicated and hard-working people - and that includes our student workers! Alex Hoag has been a Graduate Assistant here at Dewey for several years and will be graduating soon - read on to learn more about her experience at the library and her plans for the future!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:00am
According to the CDC, "some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities". Studying and addressing this inequity - and preparing others to do the same - is the goal of UAlbany's own Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities.
Sunday, November 15, 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.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:15am
The reference section holds many treasures for those with the will to look, and the Dewey Library is bringing you some of the latest additions to the collection. This entry includes one new reference book for each of the subjects included at Dewey; library science, criminal justice, public policy, and social welfare. Come explore our reference collection and learn!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:00am
The Keystone XL Pipeline has been a hotly contested issue in the US, with staunch opposition from environmentalists up against strong support from many US and Canadian politicians. What's your position? Whether you are looking for evidence to support your point of view, or want to get a better grasp on the factors at play in this controversial issue, there are variety of resources to explore.
Sunday, November 8, 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.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:00am
There are currently 13 Presidential Libraries in the U.S. With the 2016 presidential campaigns heating up, and Obama's presidency winding to a close, there will soon be a 14th. A hybrid of an archive and a museum, these facilities provide public access to the documents, objects, papers, and records of a President and their Administration. Read on to learn more.
Sunday, November 1, 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.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juvenile offenders cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This had far flung implication for states across the nation. Conducting research on this topic? Dig in with a variety of resources at the Dewey Library.
Sunday, October 25, 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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:12pm
The first Dewey Student Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 26 at 4:00pm in Draper 105. We want to hear from you! Join us to share your perspective on the library and how we can better serve you.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:00am
From opportunities to study abroad during your time here at UAlbany, to disaster-related initiatives and overseas research opportunities, social work can be a global endeavor! If you're interested in the well-being and success of people from around the world, read on to see how you can learn more about international social work.
Sunday, October 18, 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.