Last spring, we decided to make a video tour of Dewey to familiarize students with the library. We started by writing a script based on the in-person tours we give at the beginning of each semester. We soon realized, however, that without the personal interaction that a live tour offers, a straight video tour would be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Our solution? Superheroes, of course!
For many of us, logging onto social media platforms is as much a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth or enjoying our morning cup of coffee. It is so convenient to have breaking news, pictures from friends, funny cat videos, and other information delivered directly to our electronic devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to have library resources served up the same way? We thought as much…
Have you ever wondered if anybody writes about people that do the things you want to do? The Dewey Library wonders too, and we’re doing a series on fiction related to the programs on the downtown campus. Our fiction series will be dedicated to Information Studies. The following is a short list of books about libraries, librarians, and the adventures that many librarians wish they could get up to.
Here is the schedule of Social Welfare Research Seminars for the week of June 16-20th. Sure, we all know how to Google and throw some keywords in a database. In this class you can learn sophisticated, efficient search strategies to get the evidence based, peer reviewed research you need to complete assignments. Plus MSW students are required to attend prior to completing their 1st 15 credits.
International students and those studying global issues can benefit from our new resource, the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online. This is a comprehensive resource for foreign language study and use. It contains basic bilingual dictionaries for Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, Korean, and Polish, as well as in depth dictionaries for Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese
It’s that time of year! If you are a Ph.D. student, the Summer fixed date for returning or renewing books is tomorrow, May 31, 2014. Ph.D. students can renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyLibrary account. This fixed due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only. Other students and faculty, please view our circulation loan policy for applicable lending periods.
IIn the Fall Semester, The Great Dane Project gave the UAlbany community groups the opportunity to demonstrate school pride by decorating a 4-foot tall fiberglass Great Dane Eighteen groups participated in the project including one representing the Downtown Campus. The Downtown Dane is painted purple and photos were used to create a collage on the dog statue depicting life on the downtown campus.
Dewey Library extends a warm welcome to the summer Advanced Standing Masters’ in Social Work Students! Now that you are a grad student, it is a good idea to sharpen your research skills. MSW students must take the Social Welfare Research Seminar before completing the first fifteen credits in the social work program. Here is the Social Welfare Research Seminar schedule for June and early July.
The Dewey Library is here for you during the summer. Now that all your final papers, projects and exams from the Spring semester are in the rear view, all you may want to think about is getting some sleep. If, however, you are taking summer classes, have an ongoing project or want to get a jump on next semester, you may want to come into Dewey to do some research or find a quiet place to study.
This is it, your last chance to take our Social Welfare Research Seminar this semester!