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May 27, 2008

Library Clerk Receives Ph.D.

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Congratulations to Louis Yapo, our multi-talented library clerk, who was awarded his Doctorate of Arts in Humanistic Studies at the May 17 Commencement here at UAlbany. We bid "Doctor" Louis a fond farewell and best wishes in his future endeavors!

May 25, 2008

Library Closed Today

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In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the Dewey Graduate Library is closed Monday, May 26, 2008. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend!

May 20, 2008

Now Online: Congressional Research Service Reports

From Dick Irving, our bibliographer for Public Administration and Policy, Law and Political Science:

We now have an online subscription to Gallery Watch CRS Reports. The database includes the full text of all Congressional Research Service reports published since 1993. The reports are excellent starting places for students researching public policy issues. Gallery Watch CRS Reports can be accessed through Databases & Indexes. It is also included on the Political Science. "My Research Subject" page.

Dick also notes that researchers may wish to check out free internet sites providing CRS Reports on his Federal Public Policy page, such as Zfacts.com, OpenCRS.com, and the collection of CRS Reports Hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.

If you have any questions about Gallery Watch CRS Reports or other questions relating to political science, public administration and policy or law, you may wish to set up a one-on-one appointment with Dick. Call him at 442-3698 or feel free to send him an email at ririving@uamail.albany.edu .


Blog post created by Michael V. Daly

May 12, 2008

Summer Dates for Social Welfare Research Seminar

New MSW students may sign up for one of three Social Welfare Research Seminar sessions held in June. The Social Welfare Research Seminar is part of the MSW program’s information literacy requirement and is mandatory for all students pursuing the Masters' degree in Social Welfare.

The June schedule is as follows:

  • June 9 (Monday): 11:00am
  • June 18 (Wednesday): 4:30pm
  • June 25 (Wednesday): 4:00pm

You may sign up one of three ways: stop by the Dewey Library Reference Desk, call us at 442-3691, or register online.

May 6, 2008

Alumni Privileges at UA Libraries

Spring semester classes are now over, and exams have begun. For those of your preparing to end your time here at UAlbany, we want to remind you of the services offered by the University Libraries that remain available to you long after you’ve written your last paper and turned in your final projects. We encourage you to view our page with the complete description of Alumni Services, but here are some of the highlights:

  • University Libraries offers borrowing privileges to those students who have received degrees from the University at Albany. Present a valid photo ID at the circulation desk (at any of the three libraries), and once your alumni status is confirmed, you will be able to check out up to 25 items for a 30 day loan period.
  • We also encourage alumni to take advantage of the reference services offered by librarians – available in person or through our electronic Ask-A-Librarian services. Our librarians will gladly assist with any research question and will help you locate the information you need.
  • The Interactive Media Center offers free technology instruction for students, staff and faculty which alumni may also attend.
  • Alumni access to the Libraries’ online databases and indexes is limited to on-site use. However you might find our list of free databases helpful .
  • You can also refer to this blog for the latest information on resources and services available.

So, even as your enter another stage of your life, remember that the University Libraries remain eager and willing to help you in your research and continuing education needs.

Blog post created by Michael Daly

May 1, 2008

Photo of the Week

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It's spring at the Dewey Library when the tree is blossoming and we put out the banners.
Take a look at our other photos on Flickr.

photo credit: Morris Stilson