School of Social Welfare Computer/Information Literacy Requirements
It’s hard to believe that the fall 2011 semester is already here! In addition to attending classes, those of you in the Social Welfare program must also fulfill information literacy requirements here at the Dewey Library. All Social Welfare students must take the Social Welfare Research Seminar and one additional class. The Social Welfare Research Seminar will provide you with a general overview of using social welfare materials in the library. You will learn about basic library services and resources that will save you a lot time while conducting social welfare research in the future. This seminar is required within your first 15 credit hours in the program. Once you take the Social Welfare Research Seminar, you must attend another class within the first 31 credit hours. You have your choice of topics for the advanced seminar but the librarians at Dewey recommend certain classes for certain concentrations.
Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research: You will become familiar with finding the legal authority for a policy, sources for legislative history, and sources evaluating federal public policies.
Nonprofit Organizations-Information Sources: Learn about print, online, and internet sources related to nonprofit organizations
Direct Practice Concentration:
Introduction to Research Databases: Learn the basics on how to effectively search our databases.
Evidence Based Practice: You will learn how to find and evaluate resources of clinical social work
Introduction to Information Resources for Gerontology: Overview of key resources related to
gerontological social work and relevant reference works and databases will be covered.
All students can benefit from Introduction to Research Databases. This workshop will give you a well-rounded knowledge base of the available library resources. Attending this class will improve your researching skills, making you a better student here at the University at Albany.
If you have any questions, please contact our Social Welfare bibliographer, Elaine Lasda Bergman by email or phone 442-3695.
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