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January 31, 2014

Friday Poll: What is Your Favorite Study Spot @ Dewey?

Studying.jpgCome one, come all! Join in the Friday poll! Tell us where in Dewey Library you like to study. Do you like to claim a space at one of the computers on the first floor or do you prefer to camp out in the Quite Study area downstairs? Maybe you’re the type to hole up in the Group Study room? Whatever your preference, take the poll and let us know!

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January 28, 2014

Be An Author! Publishing in Social Welfare

Writing is an essential skill for any social welfare scholar. Whether writing for a class, professional writing when you are out in the field, or writing scholarly research, the Dewey Graduate Library has a number of resources to guide you through the writing process. The NASW published an interesting website that shows social workers’ publications are very infrequently mentioned in the media or cited in scholarly literature. They posted an interesting article with an number of tips for social workers who wish to be published. Here are some helpful resources if you are interested in professional writing for the social work field:

American, P. A. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Dewey Library / Reference: LB 2369 A62X 2010

Belcher, W. L. (2009). Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: a guide to academic publishing success. Los Angeles, Calif: SAGE Publications.
Dewey Library / Reference: Z 471 B45 2009

Healy, K. (2007). Writing skills for social workers. Los Angeles, CA; London, UK: Sage Publications.
Dewey Library / HV 29.7 H43 2007

Kitchin, R. (2005). The academics’ guide to publishing. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications.
Dewey Library / Reference: Z 286 S37 K58 2005

National, A. of S. W. (2009). An author's guide to social work journals (5th ed.). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Dewey Library / Reference: HV 85 M46 2009

Professional writing for the human services. (1993). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers, NASW Press.
Dewey Library / Reference: HV 41 P759 1993

Szuchman, L. T. (2008). Writing with style: APA style for social work (3rd ed.). Australia?; Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Dewey Library / Reference: LB 2369 W85X 2008

The Columbia guide to social work writing. (2012). New York: Columbia University Press.
Dewey Library / Reference: HV 29.7 C65 2012

If you have any questions about these resources or other social work topics, please contact Elaine Lasda Bergman our social welfare subject specialist at 442-3695 or elasdabergman@albany.edu

January 26, 2014

Workshops for the Week of January 26th

Whether you are new the downtown campus or gearing up to tackle your dissertation or thesis, a tour of Dewey Library is a smart way to start off your semester. You have two opportunities this week to learn about library services like interlibrary loan and UA Delivery, learn the ins and outs of using the libraries’ website and become familiar with the libraries’ resources like electronic journals, government documents and our law collection.

Wednesday, January 29
4:00 pm - Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library

Thursday, January 30
9:30 am - Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library

For more information or to register for a class, visit our web site or contact the reference desk at 244-3691.

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January 21, 2014

Where’s the Bus?



Your days of wondering when the bus is going to show up are over! A joint project of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services has equipped the UAlbany Bus Fleet with GPS trackers so that riders can determine if their bus is running on schedule. Monitors have been placed in high traffic areas around the UAlbany campuses, including in the University and Dewey Libraries, which display updated departure times based on the GPS information. This information is also available on a special web site, special web site which includes a map with the real time location of each bus in the fleet. To access this information via your smartphone, look for the QR code at bus stops.

There are plans to outfit the CDTA buses that serve the UAlbany campuses with GPS devices so that riders can track those buses as well. Currently the schedule information (not real-time) for some city buses can be found on in the tracking system.

For more information on the project, contact the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services at (518) 442-3420.

January 20, 2014

Workshops for the Week of January 19th



Kick off the semester with an orientation tour of the Dewey Library. Learn all about the information commons, the libraries’ website, interlibrary loan, UA Delivery and much more. Meet your guide at the Dewey Reference desk.

Thursday, January 23
9:30 am - Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library

For more information or to register for a class, visit our web site or contact the reference desk at 244-3691.

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January 2, 2014

Returning and Renewing Library Books during Break

Circ Image.jpgFinally, the stress, pain and sleep deprivation of the end-of-semester crunch are over. It’s time to relax and catch up on all the TV episodes that have been piling up on your DVR. Wait, what about the book you forgot to return to the Libraries? What a headache! If you don’t return it soon, you are going to start racking up the fines.

Don’t stress out! You can renew and return books from off campus. To renew an item, simply click on the “My Library Account” link on the left of the Libraries’ homepage. Once you have logged on with your NetID, you can check due dates, renew books, and view any fines or holds on your account. Detailed information on the Libraries’ renewal policies can be found on the Circulation web page.

If you would prefer to return a book, you can do so through the mail. Simply send the item via FedEx, UPS or USPS to:

University Library Circulation
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Ave., LI-118
Albany, NY 12222

Want to pay your existing fines so you can start next semester off fresh? Contact the Library at 518-442-3601 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekdays to make a credit card payment or to make arrangements to pay by personal check.

For more information about handling library transactions remotely, please contact the Dewey Library Circulation Desk at 518-442-3693 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays. Please do note that Dewey will be closed December 20 through January 1; for information during that period, please contact the University Library during the same hours at 518-442-3569.