The semester's a wrap and we at Dewey hope you are enjoying your much-deserved winter break! Meanwhile, we're also taking our own break with a brief building closure from December 19 to January 3rd. Read on for all the details on the closure and what services are available during the break.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.