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February 27, 2007

Dewey Welcomes Heather Shalhoub

You will see a new face around the Dewey Library in upcoming days -- Heather Shalhoub, our new part-time Reference/User Education Librarian. Look for Heather working shifts at the Reference Desk, where she will help you with your research questions and assist you with using the library. Heather's responsibilities also include teaching information literacy classes and designing and maintaining web pages.

Heather comes to us from Schenectady County Community College’s Begley Library and Fulton Montgomery Community College’s Evans Library. Heather holds an MS in Information Science and a BA in Art from the University at Albany.

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Heather Shalhoub, part time Reference/User Education Librarian

February 15, 2007

Librarians Available During Break

The Dewey Library is open during the Midwinter Break from February 19 -23rd. If you are going to be working on research projects during this time, you may want to consider making an appointment with a Subject Bibliographer or Reference Librarian. An appointment of this nature can help you focus and refine a thesis topic, help you choose the best keywords and search terms for database searches, and point you to the most useful print and online resources that will provide you with quality, relevant materials on your topic.

The following librarians are available for one-on-one appointments at Dewey:

Mary Jane Brustman: Subjects: Criminal Justice and Social Welfare
Phone: 442-3517, E-mail: mbrustman@uamail.albany.edu

Richard Irving: Subjects: Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, and Law
Phone: 442-3698, E-mail: ririving@uamail.albany.edu

Elaine Lasda Bergman: Subjects: Reference, DIALOG searches
Phone: 442-3695, E-mail: ebergman@uamail.albany.edu

****NOTE: Library and Information Science students should contact Jane Kessler at the University Library (main library) during the current semester. Jane can be reached at 442-3830 or jkessler@uamail.albany.edu.

February 12, 2007

Instruction Sessions: Week of 2/12/07-2/16/07

Dewey Graduate Library offers short seminars, workshops and tours that can help you get started on your research. Sign up in advance, either online, in person at the Reference Desk, or by calling 442-3691.

The following sessions are scheduled this week:

Monday:
4:30 PM: Evidence Based Practice

Tuesday:
2:00 PM: Criminal Justice Research Seminar

Wednesday:
2:00 PM: Evidence Based Practice
4:00 PM: MInerva, University at Albany's Online Catalog

Thursday:
2:30 PM: Introduction to Research Databases
4:30 PM: Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research

February 5, 2007

Instruction Sessions: Week of 2/5/07 - 2/9/07

Dewey Graduate Library offers short seminars, workshops and tours that can help you get started on your research. Sign up in advance, either online, in person at the Reference Desk, or by calling 442-3691.

The following sessions are scheduled this week:

Monday:
5:00 PM: Social Welfare Research Seminar

Tuesday:
4:30 PM: Minerva, University at Albany's Online Catalog

Wednesday:
2:00 PM: Evidence Based Practice
4:00 PM: MInerva, University at Albany's Online Catalog

Thursday:
2:00 PM: Minerva, University at Albany's Online Catalog

Friday:
1:00 PM: Introduction to Research Databases