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May 8, 2014

Ducks at Dewey!

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We had some fine feathered friends visit the Dewey Library last week! We wondered if they had papers and exams to prepare for, or if their visit simply meant that spring is finally here.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 15, 2013

Kindle Borrowing

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Using an online dictionary is one way to make use of the Kindle Papwerwhites we have available to lend.

Photo credit: Aurora Becker

September 13, 2013

Photo of the Day: What's the Latest Tech in Your Field?

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Here are some select books you can see in our new display: "Technology In the Field." iPads, Kindles, and smartphones are some of the tech tools we rely on in the library, what is key technology in your field? Take a look at our display and be sure to pick up the bibliography which lists lots of great resources for all downtown disciplines.

September 6, 2013

A Warm Welcome to Aurora Becker!

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You may notice a new face around here on Sunday afternoons... Meet Aurora Becker, our new Sunday Reference Associate. She is a current student in the Information Studies program here at the downtown campus. She will be here to answer all your reference questions on Sundays. She will also be here during the week to teach some of the library seminars. If you see Aurora, stop by and welcome her!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 19, 2013

Photo of the Week: Dewey Library Seminars

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Dewey workshops tend to fill up at the end of the semester. Check the schedule to find a session before it's too late!

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

April 12, 2013

Photo of the Week: Borrow Books at Local Libraries

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Fill out a simple form for a Capital District Library Council Direct Access Program (CDLC/DAP) card and you will be able to borrow books directly from many libraries in the region!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 5, 2013

Photo of the Week: Dewey Subject Specialists


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Make an appointment with one of our Subject Specialists to help with your end-of-semester research projects and assignments. From L - R: Deborah Bernnard, Information Studies Bibliographer, Richard Irving, Criminal Justice and Public Administration and Policy Bibliographer, and Elaine Lasda Bergman, Social Welfare and Gerontology Bibliographer.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 29, 2013

Photo of the Week: ITS Consultant Can Help With Computers, Software

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Here our ITS Consultant helps a student configure the campus wifi on his laptop. ITS Consultants are available in the library most afternoons to help with computer hardware and software issue.

March 15, 2013

Photo of the Week: Slide Show Displays Useful Info


IMG_0834.JPG Ryan and Sajid are getting useful directional information from the Dewey Slide Show display. Take a look for useful tips, new books, and events around the Downtown campus.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 8, 2013

Photo of the Week: Social Work Month Display

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March is Social Work Month - Come check out our new display and pick up a bibliography!

February 22, 2013

Photo of the Week: Kindles for Loan

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Check out our Kindle! Here a user demonstrates how to connect to the WiFi on our Kindle Paperwhite. A recent blog post provides the information and policies about borrowing the Dewey Kindle.

December 17, 2012

Library Science Poster Session

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Information Studies Students had a poster session recently to display innovative programs and services that are currently being used in libraries. Shown from left to right: Ashley Smolinski, Jennifer Collins, Heather Gayton, Michael Paulmeno, Cary Gouldin, Stephanie Kogler, and Barbara Speck. Great job, students!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 7, 2012

Photo of the Week - Research Methods Resources


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Come check out our display - it features resources on the topic of social science research methods. View our selection of books, and pick up a bibliography to identify even more useful materials to help you understand and implement various research methodologies.

November 16, 2012

Photo of the Week - Are You Missing Something?

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As you can see, Dewey Library collects many interesting things in its lost and found drawers. Is there something you've lost at the library? Come check at the circulation desk to see if we have it.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 2, 2012

Photo of the Week: We're Happy to Help

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Our reference staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have about library research. Here a student is helped by Lindsay Van Berkom.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 19, 2012

Photo of the Week: Steer Clear of Colds and Flu

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Take precautions against colds and flu by using our hand sanitizer station near the Western Avenue entrance to Dewey Library.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

Photo of the Week: Midterm Stress

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Library staffer Morris Stilson models the look of many students this time of year. The library has lots of resources and services that can help you more efficiently complete assignments and research papers. See our tips to manage midterm stress, and when all else fails, Ask-A-Librarian for help!

October 12, 2012

Photo of the Week: Podium Card

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As you may know, if you need to print at the Dewey Library, you must have money on your SUNYCard. But what if you've forgotten your SUNYCard? Have no fear, you can purchase a card from the Podium Machine that will let you print. A Podium Card costs $1.00, and then you must reinsert it back into the machine to put funds on it for printing or copying. If you need assistance with the Podium Machine stop by the Circulation Desk.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 21, 2012

Photo of the Week - New Bookmarks Available

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Now available at the Dewey Library Reference Desk: Subject Guide Bookmarks! Each bookmark has the web address to a Subject Guide -- these are library research guides that help you navigate through resources on a particular topic. If you have a smartphone, you can simply snap an image of the QR Code on the back to be taken directly to the guide.

September 14, 2012

Photo of the Week

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A student demonstrates our new, easy to use, touch screen book scanner. If you would like more information, just ask at the Circulation or Reference Desk!

September 7, 2012

Welcome to Chloe Pfendler, Saturday Supervisor

small chloe 002.jpgWe are happy to announce that we have a new Saturday Supervisor and Delivery Services Coordinator working here at Dewey. Chloe Pfendler will be in charge on Saturdays, supervising the student workers and fielding your questions. Chloe is currently in the Information Studies program, pursuing an MSIS with a dual concentration in Library/Information Services and Archives. In addition to her position here at Dewey, she is also a Team Leader at the Science Library, where she works with the circulation department, assisting patrons as well as managing and training other employees. You will see Chloe here at Dewey on Saturdays, and she will be happy to help with circulation and reference questions. If you see Chloe, say hi and welcome her!

May 18, 2012

Photo of the Week: Congratulations Graduates!


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Congratulations to our student workers who are graduating! From l-r: Zhou Long (M.S., Accounting), Linyan Tan (M.S., Accounting), Yunxuan Gao (M.P.A. - Public Administration), Xiaoai Ren (Ph. D., Information Studies), and Maya Espersen (M.S.I.S.). In the back of the photo, you can see Christopher Masella, their supervisor.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

May 4, 2012

Photo of the Week: New Books

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Take a look at some of the new books in our Reference Collection!

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

April 27, 2012

Photo of the Week: Spring

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Despite the cold weather we've been having this week, the recent spate of warm temperatures has caused some of our trees to blossom. Happy Spring!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 6, 2012

Photo of the Week

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Congratulations to Deborah Bernnard, Information Studies Bibliographer and Head of the Dewey Library, and Christopher Masella, Head of Dewey Circulation Services, who were recognized for their 15 years of service to the University Libraries this week. Dewey certainly benefits from their years of experience and wisdom!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 29, 2012

Photo of the Week


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Borrow a laptop for a few hours from the Dewey Library!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 16, 2012

Photo of the Week: New Reference Books


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Here are some of the new reference books available in our collection. Ask a Reference Librarian what sources we have to help with YOUR research topic!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 9, 2012

Photo of the Week: Women's History Month Display

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Reference Associate Cary Gouldin created a display for Women's History Month showing the accomplishments of women in Criminal Justice, Information Studies, Public Administration and Policy, and Social Welfare.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

February 24, 2012

Photo of the Week

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Library Information Commons computers have extensive an extensive selection of software loaded on to them, in addition to providing access to library resources, so that you can get your work done all from one terminal.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

February 17, 2012

Photo of the week: IT Consultant

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The ITS consultant helps a student with configuring the wireless connection on her laptop.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

February 10, 2012

Photo of the Week

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Put money on your SUNYCard to pay for printing or photocopying, or other university expenses with our Podium Machine. Our old one was replaced this past fall, and the new one is seeing a lot of use.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 3, 2012

Photo of the Week: Cary Gouldin

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Meet Cary Gouldin, our Sunday Reference Associate. Cary is studying to to be a librarian in the Information Studies Program here at the University at Albany. She will be teaching some of the library seminars, and providing assistance at the Dewey Reference Desk on Sunday afternoons/evenings this semester. If you see her, take the time to say hello and ask her a few questions about library research!

Photo credit: Lindsay VanBerkom

January 26, 2012

New Look for Dewey Periodicals

Did you know the Dewey Library has a collection of print periodicals for browsing and reading? Browsing should be much easier with the new configuration of the current periodicals area thanks to the installation of some new shelving. Previously, journals were stored in what are known as "bankers boxes", making it difficult to scan the shelves for titles of interest.Here is how the old shelving appeared:

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The new shelving allows for the front cover of the most current issue to be displayed, allowing for a more user-friendly view of the current periodical collection. Previous current issues (usually the past year or so), are located by lifting up the display shelf. Here is the view of the new shelving:


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Let us know what you think of the new look! Do you find it easier to use? Are there other ways we can make the Dewey Library more accomodating to the needs of the downtown campus community? Feel free to leave a comment below.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 9, 2011

Photo of the Week

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The days may be getting shorter but Dewey's stained glass really looks nice at dusk!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 18, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Cold and flu season is upon us. Make sure you wash and dry your hands frequently, or utilize the hand sanitizer stations in the University Libraries.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 4, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Check with a librarian to see what other new titles we may have in our reference collection!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 28, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Some Social Welfare students recently attended the Research Seminar in the refurbished electronic classroom. Dewey offers a wide variety of free workshops to help acquaint you with the library, its resources, and services. Pick up a schedule at the Dewey Reference Desk and register in person, or you can register online or by calling 442-3691.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 21, 2011

Cookie Reception!!!

The Dewey Library held a cookie reception on October 13 to celebrate the improvements made to its Group Study Peristyle and Electronic Classroom. Both rooms got new furniture, the Group Study area got a fresh coat of paint, and the classroom received an LCD monitor to replace the old projector. Here are a couple of photos of the event:

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Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 13, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Fall is definitely here, as you can see by this bright bush outside the library. Does anyone know what type of bush it is?

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

September 30, 2011

Ph.D. Due Date is today

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Today is the fall fixed due date for Ph.D. candidates to return or renew their books. Avoid library overdue fines by renewing your books on MyMinerva or by bringing them back to the library today. Ph.D. students are able to renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyMinerva account. This fixed due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only.

If you are a Master's level student or other type of borrower, please view our circulation loan policy for applicable lending periods.

If you have questions, please call the Dewey circulation desk at 442-3693. The Dewey Library appreciates your cooperation.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 23, 2011

Photo of the Week: Cell Phones on Vibrate, Please!

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Although we request that you keep vocal cell phone conversations out of the library, you can still use your smart phones for library activities in many ways. Put your cell phone on "vibrate" and check out the UA Libaries' mobile site on your phone!

photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 9, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Here are some of the new books added to our reference collection over the summer. Ask at the reference desk for help locating them!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 2, 2011

Improvements to Group Study Area and Classroom

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The Group Study area in Dewey Library has been in dire need of a makeover. Over the Summer, we removed the old furniture and replaced it with new furniture. The new chairs and tables are easy to move around so that groups can arrange a work space that is fitting and appropriate for their needs. In order to brighten up the room, we added some fresh paint, with a pop of color, to the walls and ceiling. We also had the floors buffed and polished for added finesse. The next time you are in Dewey Library we would love for you to check out this improved space. We hope the room is inviting and welcoming for your group study needs.
The Group Study area can be found on the lower level of Dewey Library in the basement peristyle, which is just off of the mezzanine area; across from the Electronic Classroom. There are four Information Commons computers in this room. We also plan to add a white board, which can be useful for group discussions.

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The Dewey Electronic Classroom also received an upgrade over the Summer. We now have a 55� monitor, which will be used by our teaching staff for instructing library courses. In addition, a few new tables were added to the room in order to replace old, mismatched tables. Sign up for a class today for an opportunity to experience our newly, updated and modernized classroom.

Blog post and photos by Lindsay Van Berkom>

May 12, 2011

Photo of the Week: Congratulations, Lauren!

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Dewey Library bids a fond farewell to our Sunday Reference Associate, Lauren Stern. Lauren has recently completed her MSIS and will be moving on. We at Dewey hope that she finds a fulfilling position as a School LIbrary Media Specialist or other position of her choosing. Potential employers may wish to view her online portfolio. Those of you entering the job market should also take a look - this portfolio is a handy tool for getting yourself noticed!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

May 6, 2011

Photo of the Week: Spring Has Sprung!

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At long last we're starting to see signs of SPRING!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 8, 2011

Photo of the Week: On the New Books Shelf

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Have you browsed the New Books Shelf lately? Here are a few of our new offerings. Come take a look to see what else might be there!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 1, 2011

Photo of the Week: Who is an April Fool?

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Who is an April Fool? Not this student, because she brought her SUNYCard to the Library! SUNYCard not only allows you to borrow materials from the library but also gives you the ability to print documents and make photocopies. Make sure you have your card with you when you're on campus!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 25, 2011

Photo of the Week: Services for Persons with Disabilities

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The scanner station in the back of the main floor of the Dewey Library has several assistive technologies for people with disabilities, including software that enlarges text on the screen. For information about assistive technology at Dewey contact Lindsay Van Berkom .

March 18, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Color printing is available in the Library Information Commons for 50 cents per page.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 4, 2011

Photo of the Week: Computer Help from ITS

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If you have research questions, a librarian is your best bet for assistance, but if you are having computer issues, please visit our ITS Assistant who is located by the Uniprinter on the main level of the library. He or she will be glad to help you with those technology challenges!

February 11, 2011

Photo of the Week: Another New Face at Dewey

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Dewey Library welcomes Carrie Dunham-La Gree to the Dewey Library team. You will see her at the reference desk on Thursdays here at Dewey. Carrie is based uptown where she also works on their reference desk and teaches information literacy classes.

February 4, 2011

Photo of the Week: A New Face Around Dewey

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Dewey Library welcomes Greg Baron our team. Greg will helping out here at the Dewey circulation and reference desks several days a week. He will also be doing some reference work uptown. If you see Greg, please stop by and welcome him.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

January 28, 2011

Photo of the Week: New Head of Dewey Library

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There have been some administrative changes at in the University Libraries and one of the results is that Deborah Bernnard, our Information Studies Bibliographer and User Education Librarian has been promoted to the Head of the Dewey Library. She will also continue her bibliographer and instruction responsibilities. Mary Jane Brustman, the former head of Dewey has not left the university -- she is now stationed uptown as Associate Director for Public Services. We are confident Deborah will keep the Dewey Library running smoothly.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

January 21, 2011

Photo of the Week

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It looks like we're having a "real" winter this year! If you can brave the roads, the Dewey Library usually open-- even when classes are cancelled. Call 442-SNOW for more information about campus closings.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 10, 2010

Photo of the Week

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"Santa" from Campus Security stopped by the library Wednesday to hand out candy canes and remind students to take precautions to prevent thefts on campus.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 3, 2010

Photo of the Week

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A student gets some assistance at the Reference Desk from librarian Lorre Smith. There are many ways to get help from a librarian besides visiting the reference desk: phone, email, instant message, text messages. Check our Contact Us link for more information.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 12, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Members of the Dewey staff gathered earlier this week in honor of evening Clerk James Asare's recent completion of the requirements for a Ph.D. in Africana Studes. Since his studies are now complete, James is unfortunately leaving his position here at Dewey. All of Dewey wishes him well in his future endeavors. Pictured from left to right are: Lindsay Van Berkom, Dick Irving, James Asare, Christopher Masella, Xiaoai Ren.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 5, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Cold and Flu season is upon us! The Dewey Library has a hand sanitzer station right by the entryway. Take advantage of the station to help avoid catching or spreading something unpleasant!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 29, 2010

Photo of the Week

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The Dewey Library offers workshops that help familiarize you with library resources, services, and database searching techniques. There are still some slots open for many workshops being offered for the remainder of the semester. Pick up a schedule at the reference desk, or check the Online Registration form.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 22, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Photocopying and printing are very popular tasks in the library at this time of year.

Photo credit: Lindsay Van Berkom

October 15, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Here is a sample of some of our subject-specific encyclopedias. A few minutes with one of these volumes can save you precious time in your research

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 8, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Autumn is here! At least it stopped raining...

photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 1, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Staff member Lindsay Van Berkom checks in some returned books for a student. The Ph.D. Due date was earlier this week. Contact the Circulation Desk at 332-3693 with any questions about the due dates of materials you have borrowed.

Photo credit:Morris Stilson

September 24, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Use your smartphone to text messages to your heart's content, but please be considerate of others and take phone conversations out of the building, and put your ringer on 'vibrate'. We appreciate your cooperation.

Photo Credit:Morris Stilson

September 17, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Here is a selection of some of the dictionaries you will find in the Dewey Reference Collection.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 10, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Check the LCDTV Slide Show for library news, study tips, info about events and library resources.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 3, 2010

Photo of the Week

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The friendly staff of the Dewey Library would like to welcome you to the new semester. We're here to help and your questions are welcome!


Featured: Back row, L to R: Ryan Gill, Morris Stilson, Christopher Masella. Front Row, L to R: Lindsay Van Berkom, Elaine Bergman. Not shown:James Asare, Deborah Bernnard, Richard Irving, and Mary Jane Brustman.

July 19, 2010

What is in Special Collections? Public Administration Resources

The Archives of Public Affairs and Policy (APAP) was established in 1982 to document the work of individuals and private interest groups concerned with New York State public policy issues in the 20th century. The collection began as an initiative to collect, preserve, and make available original research materials pertaining to New York State public affairs and policy, and now includes the personal papers of members of the gubernatorial administrations of Nelson A. Rockefeller; papers of 20 former New York Congressional members and 41 elected officials who served in New York State Legislature; and the official records and personal papers of more than 200 private groups, professional associations, individuals, public-sector labor unions, community groups, and other organizations concerned with Empire State public-policy issues.

The Archives of Public Affairs and Policy consists of over seven thousand cubic feet of historical records, photographs, film, audiotapes, microfilm, and other record forms including notable collections from New York State Senator Ronald Stafford, Lieutenant Governor Frank Moore, New York members of Congress Sherwood Boehlert and James Delaney, as well as archival material from special interest groups and activist organizations, such as CSEA, CWA Local 301, and the Environmental Advocates of New York. The political collections reflect the workings of New York’s elected representatives and show how a variety of constituents appeal to their elected officials on diverse issues. The voices of New Yorkers, in the context of notable historic events, are captured in these collections that provide invaluable research and teaching resources for scholars and students. More information is available on Special Collections' web page about the APAP.

Sample Documents from the APAP collection:
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• A cartoon by Hy Rosen, political cartoonist for the Albany Times-Union from 1945-1989, depicting Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller as a street vendor selling consultants at a dime a dozen. CSEA president Theodore Wenzl, representing state workers, waves a subpoena in front of the governor’s face. The autographed cartoon was given by Rosen to Wenzl as a gift.
• Photograph of Helen Quirini, member and officer of the IUE-CWA Local 301 and retiree from General Electric in Schenectady, ca. 1989.
• Letter from Ruth Desmond of the International Federation of Homemakers to Congressman James Delaney about drug safety.
• The Republican Organization of New York State lists all members of county Republican committees in the state. 1908.
• New York State Governor Thomas E. Dewey signs the 1950 Thruway Authority Act creating the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), an independent public corporation, which would build and manage the turnpike.
• Black Panther Protest, New York State Capitol, ca. 1970
• 1972 New York Environmental Voter’s Guide. The Environmental Planning Lobby (later known as Environmental Advocates of New York) was founded as a means to form innovative environmental policy and was one of the nation’s first organized environmental activist groups.

If you are interested in doing research or viewing this collection, contact the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Blog post provided by Brian Keough. All images courtesy of M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

April 16, 2010

Photo of the Week

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These statistical references contain data from the census and other official sources. Ask a reference librarian for more information

Photo credit:Morris Stilson

April 2, 2010

Photo of the Week

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The Dewey Library extends a hearty congratulations to our student employee, Daniel Morales-Armstrong. Daniel won an Outstanding Senior Award, part of the President's Awards for Leadership. It is an honor to be included in this select group of awardees. Daniel's activities as Vice President of Fuerza Latina and the LSU Fraternity, as well as other leadership positions and academic achievements make him a worthy and fitting candidate for this award. Daniel graduates this May and will pursue a Master's Degree in Education at Harvard Graduate School for Education in the fall. Congratulations, Daniel!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 12, 2010

Photo of the Week

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A small sample of some of the books on our New Books Shelf. Browse the shelf for the latest titles today!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 5, 2010

Photo of the Week: Signs of Spring

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Shoots of tulip plants and wet muddy ground are sure signs that spring is almost here!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 19, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Matt Laudicina, our Sunday Reference Associate has some extra shifts this semester -- Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings in addition to his usual Sunday afternoon shift. Matt is a student in the Information Studies program. If you see Matt at the desk, feel free to say hello and ask him for research help!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 12, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Operations Assistant Lindsay Van Berkom returned to work this past Wednesday after being on maternity leave. Shown in the picture is Lindsay and her new son, Lyric. Welcome Back, Lindsay!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 5, 2010

Photo of the Week

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Increasingly, library patrons are making use of our wireless access.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

January 22, 2010

Photo of the Week

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A recent sunny day brought late afternoon shadows to the library.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 11, 2009

Crunch Time: Then and Now

Dewey Then:

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Used with permission from Library Special Collections and Archives

Dewey Now:

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Photo credit: Morris Stilson

Back in 1940 there were many seats, but not many books and definitely no computers in the Hawley Library. Despite the seating capacity, the library was so crowded at finals time, that students had to reseve time to use the study space. Nowadays, everyone seems to need a computer, our Information Commons is full and people also bring their own laptops.

December 4, 2009

Photo of the Week

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Last week we had a blog post about using database thesauri. Here are some of the thesauri in the library's collection.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 20, 2009

Photo of the Week

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It's a time of thanksgiving for multiple reasons here at Dewey. Lindsay Van Berkom, the Dewey Library's Assistant for Library Operations is expecting a baby and Dewey held a shower for her on Thursday. Lindsay anticipates working for several more weeks, but we'll miss her for those weeks she's caring for her newborn!

November 13, 2009

Photo of the Week

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These journals are good resources for locating Criminal Justice book reviews

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

November 6, 2009

Photo of the Week

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Page Hall also bedecked with fall colors in the foreground.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 30, 2009

Photo of the Week

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The new landscaping makes for a colorful foreground with Draper Hall as a backdrop.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 23, 2009

Photo of the Week

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A photo circa 1980 of a student asking a librarian a reference question. Feel free to ask at the reference desk any time you need assistance.

Photo courtesy of University Special Collections and Archives

October 16, 2009

Photo of the Week

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Another scene from our Dewey Library birthday party. The University Archivist, Geoff Williams, gave a talk to about 50 attendees about the history of the downtown campus and the Hawley building, as well as the significance of Dewey's historical murals and stained glass windows. The party was held September 17th and commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Dewey Library and the 100th anniversary of the construction of Hawley Hall (the building where Dewey is located).

October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dewey!

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Dewey Library and the 100th anniversary of the construction of Hawley Hall (the building in which the Dewey Library is located). We had a celebration party on September 17, this is the cake that was served. More pictures of the event in upcoming weeks.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 11, 2009

Photo of the Week

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This image shows the dedication of the Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy in September 1988. The individuals in the photo are: Dennis Benamat, head of the Dewey Library, Frank Lees, Associate Vice President for Information Systems and Technology, and Sharon Bonk, Acting Director of the University Libraries.

We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this dedication and the 100th anniversary of the Hawley building on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm. Details to come!

Photo provided by the University Special Collections and Archives

September 4, 2009

Photo of the Week

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A scene from the main room in Hawley Hall, now the Dewey Library, from 1940. Students had to reserve a seat in this study area for finals and midterms. Celebrate the 100th anniversiary of the downtown campus and the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Dewey Library with us later this September.

Photo reproduction used with permission of the University Archives

June 17, 2009

Photos of Hawley and the Draper Library

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The earliest picture of the library as it existed in the Administration Building, later Draper Hall, 1915.

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Another view of the Library in Draper, 1924.

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Hawley Hall as an auditorium, where the weekly student assemblies were held, 1916.

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The downstairs of Hawley Hall, 1915. Used as a gymnasium, the columns precluded sports like baskeball.

All images courtesy of the University Archives

May 22, 2009

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The contractors working on the Husted Hall rennovations had a message for the graduates!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

May 8, 2009

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We are finally starting to see some signs of spring at Dewey!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

May 1, 2009

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Librarian Dick Irving handles a reference question by telephone.

You can reach us by phone, text message, instant message, e-mail, and of course in person.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 17, 2009

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A bird's eye view of the Info Commons on the main floor.

Additional workstations are available in the basement, including group study spaces with terminals.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 10, 2009

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A behind-the-scenes view of Morris Stilson scanning an article for Document Delivery.

Photo credit: Lindsay VanBerkom

April 3, 2009

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A sample of some of our books and handouts to help with citing sources.

Check our online style guides as well: http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 27, 2009

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Many IST students have been in the library working on an assignment involving LC classifications.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 20, 2009

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From left to right, the scanner, lending laptops, and DVD player are all available for your use within the library

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 13, 2009

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Two weeks ago, we saw a sure sign of spring: SNOW

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 6, 2009

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A small selection of the many dictionaries in our reference section.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 27, 2009

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For eye catching printouts, try the color printer.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

February 20, 2009

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A sample of some of the books we get from interlibrary loan and the libraries they come from.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 13, 2009

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Paul takes a look at one of our new books. The New Books Shelf is located behind the color printer -- go to the reference desk and turn right.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

February 6, 2009

Quotations

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Some library "mascots" guard a few of our resources for finding quotations.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

January 30, 2009

Come Warm Up in the Library!

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Dewey Library would like to welcome returning and new faculty, staff, and students.

We hope you'll brave the cold and snow to visit us, like these people!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

January 23, 2009

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Here are some great reference books full of information on the Office of the President.

Much of the trivia from the inauguration post came from these and similar books.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

December 12, 2008

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Many books are being returned to the Dewey Library as students finish up their papers and research projects.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

December 5, 2008

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Only a few weeks ago, the leaves were still on the trees. Will there be snow soon?

November 27, 2008

Enjoy Your Holiday

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November 21, 2008

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Detail of the Van Ingen murals at Dewey depicting the work of a noted missionary.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

November 14, 2008

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Detail of the Van Ingen murals at Dewey, depicting the first college established in Albany

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 31, 2008

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The Dewey Library has a variety of style guides in its collection.

These guides can help you correctly cite your sources in a research paper or article.

Photo credit: Morris Stillson

October 24, 2008

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If you can't find a book you're looking for, we're happy to help you search the shelves.

photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 17, 2008

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Mary Jane Brustman (on the left) has taken on additional administrator responsibilities, and will be based at the uptown campus. Elaine Lasda Bergman (on the right) will assume the role of Social Welfare Bibliographer.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

October 10, 2008

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In addition to providing research assistance by librarians, we also provide computer assistance by ITS Helpdesk assistants.

Photo credit: Xiaoai Ren

October 3, 2008

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Faculty can assign graduate assistants proxy borrowing rights for their accounts. Just have the student come to the circulation desk and fill out a form.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 26, 2008

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This workstation has a scanner and software for people with visual impairments. Ask at the desk for assistance with this equipment.

September 19, 2008

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Reference Librarian Judy Mueller assists a student. Drop by the Reference Desk during Reference Hours, or contact us by phone, text message, IM or e-mail.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 12, 2008

Back in the Swing of Things

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The student workers suddenly have more books to shelve!

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

September 4, 2008

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Our Information Commons has expanded computer facilities, including wireless access on the downstairs level.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

May 1, 2008

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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

April 24, 2008

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An homage to some of our more traditional library resources

Check out our other photos and library tours on Flickr.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 17, 2008

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This photo was taken at the end of winter...have you noticed the days are getting longer?

Check out our online tour of the stained glass windows on Flickr.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 10, 2008

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As we reach the final stretch of the semester, the flames of knowledge must be burning bright on campus, as in this detail from the Class of 1929 window.

Check out our online tour of the stained glass windows on Flickr.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

April 3, 2008

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Soon, we'll all be wearing thong sandals like the woman in the Class of 1926 window. Check out more Dewey pictures on Flickr.

Photo Credit: Morris Stilson

March 27, 2008

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Closeup of the Class of 1924 window titled "Voyage." Check out our online tour of the stained glass windows on Flickr.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 20, 2008

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This detail from the Class of 1920 stained glass window reminds us of spring.

Photo credit: Morris Stilson

March 6, 2008

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Judging by the footprints in this photo, students did not let a little snow get in the way of studying.