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June 27, 2008

Dewey Main Entrance Access Restored

We are pleased to announce the main (Western Avenue) entrance to the Dewey Library/Hawley Hall has been restored. The after-hours book drop is also once again available. Renovations continue at Husted Hall.

Your cooperation was appreciated while the Western Avenue entrance was closed.

June 12, 2008

Dewey Main Entrance, Book Drop Inaccessible during Renovation

Beginning Friday, June 13, 2008 and for the next several weeks, activities related to the Husted Hall renovation project will make the Dewey Library's main entrance and our after-hours Book Drop unavailable for use. The library will still be accessible when entering via Draper Hall.

We urge everyone to return their books during normal library hours. Please contact Christopher Masella, our Circulation Supervisor (442-3369), if any issues arise because the Book Drop is not available. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your cooperation as the Husted project moves forward.

June 10, 2008

Now Online: Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print

UA Libraries now offer online access to the Mental Measurements Yearbook. This authoritative guide describes over 2,000 testing and assessment instruments, and has long been important resource for Social Welfare researchers. The database provides the same information in the print Mental Measurements Yearbook from 1985 to the present.

Our subscription is accompanied by Tests in Print, which provides bibliographic information on commercially available tests, including the publisher and purchase price.

To access these resources, go to the library's Databases and Indexes page, and click on "M" to locate Mental Measurements Yearbook. On the database's main search page (which is the familiar Ebsco interface), click the "Choose Databases" link at the top of the search page and select Tests in Print to search the two resources simultaneously.

A brief session with a librarian can help you more effectively learn how to use the Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print -- remember to Ask-A-Librarian!

Blog post created by Michael V. Daly

June 1, 2008

Barb Via, Former Head of Dewey Library, Retires

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This spring, longtime Dewey librarian Barbara Via retired from her position as University Libraries Assistant Director for Graduate and Science Libraries and Circulation. Barbara is a 29 year veteran of the University Libraries -- she came to Dewey as a reference librarian in 1979, and later served as Library Science bibliographer and Head of Dewey Library (2000-2006).

Barbara was a leader in local and regional library organizations and an expert on library and information science periodicals. Over the years she became known for her commitment to library users, her intelligence and forward- looking ideas, her friendliness, and her warm, but effective, management style. Although she will continue to work part-time on some special projects uptown, Dewey Library staff already misses her!