Out with the old

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Out with the old, and in with the new.

News and events information for the Florham Campus Library and the Monninger Center for Learning and Research can now be found on our new blog site: http://monninger.blog.fdu.edu.

Information about the Giovatto Library can now be found on their new blog site: http://giovatto.blog.fdu.edu.

This joint blog will no longer be updated with news from the Florham Library or the Giovatto Library. Please update your links.

Giovatto Library Blog has Moved!!!!

Announcements, Awards, Books, Databases, ebooks, Events, Exhibits, Faculty, FDU Press, Films, Funding, General, hours, Lecture, Mobile Computing, Monninger Center, RSS, Sites We Like, Social Networking, Training, Uncategorized, Web Tools  Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off


Extended Library Hours for Midterms @Giovatto Library

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Extended Library Hours for Midterms

Friday, October 3rd – ‘til 8 PM

Sat., October 4th – ‘til 7 PM

Sunday, October 5th – Library Open Early @ 9 AM

Welcome Back, Students!

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Welcome Back, Students!


Get to Know Your Library

Open House for Students, Faculty, and Staff interested in learning more about the Library – and its collections and services

Wednesday, August 27th, at 2:00 PM
Giovatto Library
Ruth Schwartz Reading Room
Light refreshments

What can the Library do for you?

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Research Assistance, Library Instruction, Books, Magazines, and Movies, Online Library Resources, Quiet and Group Study Areas, PCs, Laptops, iPads, and more!

@ your Library

Welcome Back Sessions
Tuesday, August 26th, at 10:00
Thursday, August 28th, at 4:00
Friday, August 29th, at noon

Meet the librarians @ the Giovatto Reference Desk

Upcoming Giovatto Library Events

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Welcome Back, Students – Reception – Wednesday, August 27th, @ 2:00 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Constitution Day Talk – “Children Are Persons, too: Juvenile Rights in Modern America” — Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – 3:30 PM – Giovatto Library Auditorium

Musical Afternoons – Wednesdays @ 3:30. Giovatto Library Theatre & Auditorium – Paul. September 3rd, 10th, 24th.

Library Language Tables

Italian Language Table with Paul – Thursday, September 11th, @1 PM. Library Café

French Language Table with Kathy – Thursday, September 18th, @ 1 PM. Library Cafe

Library Workshops

What the Library Can Do for YOU! – Tuesday, August 26th, @ 10 AM; Thursday, August 28th, @ 4 PM, Friday, August 29th, @ 12 noon, Reference Desk

Library Basics – Wednesday, September 3rd, @ 10 AM; Thursday, September 4th, @ 12 noon; Friday, September 5th, @ 11 AM; Monday, September 8th, @ 8 PM; Tuesday, September 9th, @ 6 PM and Thursday, September 11th, @ 7 PM, Reference Desk

Reader’s Circle Book Club – Monday, September 8th, @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Movie Talk! Film Discussion Group – Monday, September 15th @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Food for Thought –

“So You Want to Do a Doctorate? Tips and Advice on the Doctoral Journey. Tuesday, September 16th, @ 1 PM — Kathy

“Rome, the Eternal City.” Tuesday, September 23rd, @ 1 PM – Paul

“New Jersey History.” Tuesday, September 30th, @ 1 PM — Dirk

News this Week 8.5.14

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Library News This Week – Summer Express Edition

August 4th, 2014

The air-conditioned Library is open all summer long – evenings and weekends, too!

For the very latest news and information, check our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/Giovattolibrary

Faculty and Staff – Remember!  “Special Delivery” of Library materials is available to you via intercampus mail to your Metropolitan Campus office. Stay cool!

The Library Café is open all summer, during regular Library hours

ATM available in the Library Café

Chess, Scrabble, and Jeopardy – Games available at lunchtime, in the evening, and on request in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory Service

If you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning during the summer months, please contact the reference librarians for assistance.  We will be happy to help you to find the best reading and research materials for your needs.

Kathy’s Picks

Books to Watch Out For:  August @ http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/books-watch-august

Brooklyn Book Festival @ http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ Sunday, September 21st.

Does “Novel” Now Mean Any Book? @ http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/08/04/novel_increasingly_used_to_mean_any_book_fiction_or_nonfiction.html

For Europeans, reading and vacation go hand in hand @ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2014/08/04/for-europeans-reading-and-vacation-go-hand-in-hand/

2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival @ http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/ Sa%#$!$ay, August 30th.


The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – The summer break is always a wonderful time to enjoy a “Great Course.”  A complete list of the Great Courses @ Giovatto Library is available @ http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=10005

The Giovatto Library collection includes many of “The Great Courses” on DVD and/or CD!


For Alumni Only – Welcome May 2014 Graduates!

FDU Alumni Library Privileges -- As an FDU Alumnus/a, you are entitled to lifetime Library privileges.  Borrow books, magazines, DVDs, language CDs, and more from the Library.  Attend Library events and programs.  Use Library spaces.

To get your Library card, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations @ fdualumni@fdu.edu or at 201-692-7013.

If you would like more involvement with the Library, consider joining the Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board.

New Books This Week

The Alliance:  Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Appreciative Inquiry Handbook:  For Leaders of Change

Big Little Lies, a novel

Continental Divide:  Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos

Englewood and Englewood Cliffs (Images of America)

Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim

First Generation College Students

Globally Responsible Leadership:  Managing according to the UN Global Compact

Governance Reconsidered:  How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive

An Introduction to Database Systems

Investing for a Lifetime:  Managing Wealth for the “New Normal”

Jersey City (Images of America)

Justices of the United States Supreme Court:  Their Lives and Major Opinions 4 v.

MCAT 2015:  What the Test Change Means for You Now

Nursing Drug Handbook 2015

Official Directory of New Jersey Libraries and Media Centers, 2014

Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges, 2015

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry:  A Practical Guide to Positive Change

Profile of American Colleges, 2015

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design

Servant Leadership for Higher Education

The Silkworm, a novel

Sustainable Development:  The UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good

Sustainable Event Management

This Is Who We Were:  Companion to the 1940 Census

This Is Who We Were:  In the 1950s

This Is Who We Were:  In the 1960s

Whale-Watching:  Sustainable Tourism and Ecological Management

New DVDs This Week

Once upon a Time, seasons 1 and 2


Giovatto Library Summer Hours 2014

Summer Hours May 21st – August 22nd

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM


Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sa%#$!$ay, August 23rd


Closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Chat with a Giovatto librarian @ http://library.fdu.edu/askusmetro.html

Email a Giovatto librarian @ http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=1849

Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”

FDU Online Library Available 24/7 365 @ http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=587




Commencement Webcast@ Giovatto Library

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Tuesday, May 20th — Commencement @ the Library – If you plan to be on campus and would like to watch the Commencement webcast with friends @ the Library, please join us in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room.

Giovatto Library Summer Hours

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Giovatto Library Summer Hours 2014
Summer Hours May 21st – August 22nd
Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*
Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day
*Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20th, and 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; and August 1st

Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sat. August 23rd
Closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Extended hours @Giovatto Library

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The Library is scheduled to remain open for extended hours on Friday, May 9th, until 8 PM and on Sat. May 10th, until 7 PM

Late-night study hall hours at the Library, courtesy of Public Safety

Sunday, May 11th — 10 PM until midnight
Monday, May 12th — 11 PM until midnight
Tuesday, May 13th — 11 PM until midnight
Wednesday, May 14th — 11 PM until midnight
Thursday, May 15th — 11 PM until midnight

The ”Examtime” Mini Stress Lab
May 5th – May 9th
Information for you, and the Relaxation Zone, too!
Sponsored by the Metropolitan Campus Wellness Committee and Giovatto Library.

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