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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!