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Dewey Librarians are Happy to Help!

Have you ever been working on a project, assignment, or paper and found yourself at a total dead end when it comes to finding new sources or references? Your first instinct was probably to delve deeper into the University Libraries website to look for any scrap of information you may have missed. You may have also gone to the help guide on the website for whatever subject you are researching. You may have even called the reference desk for help with your problem. As a last ditch effort you even came down to the library and went to the reference desk to get one on one help. All of these to no avail, so what is a desperate student like yourself supposed to do in this situation?

Well, it sounds like it’s time to bring in the big guns.

By big guns we mean the four bibliographers that cover different subjects here at the Dewey Library. All joking aside, students are encouraged to contact these people for help at any stage of a research project or assignment. If you feel you are having trouble or just need a good place to start these people are experts in their respective fields and can help you! They all have years of experience and trust me they are very nice people and are always willing to help. Here is the information for all of the subject bibliographers:

Elaine M. Lasda Bergman
Bibliographer for Dewey Reference, Social Welfare, and Gerontology
(518) 442-3695
ebergman@uamail.albany.edu

Mary Jane Brustman
Bibliographer for Criminal Justice
(518)-442-3540
mbrustman@uamail.albany.edu

Deborah Bernnard
Bibliographer for Information Studies
(518) 442-3699
dbernnard@uamail.albany.edu

Richard Irving
Bibliographer for Political Science, Public Administration & Policy, and Law
(518) 442-3698
rirving@uamail.albany.edu

Sometimes you may need to contact a subject specialist who is outside your normal field. There is a complete listing of library subject specialists available on the library website, look for it under the "Research Assistance" tab.

So, do not hesitate to call or email them and set up an appointment to get help for your most recent project or assignment. They are here to help and are happy to sit down and work through a problem with you.

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