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Kathy’s Picks for the Week of September 22, 2014

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read @ http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

September 21-27, 2014

Read all about banned books, and many of the banned books themselves, @ the Library!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 @ http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

The Library collections includes many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on the Spanish-speaking world and our Hispanic heritage.

What it Takes to Ace the Class: Straight Talk from a University Professor on How to Succeed in a Challenging College Course. Dr. Mark Farag, University College

Available for free download @

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MTEU5OG/

New Books and DVD’s This Week @Giovatto Library

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New Books This Week

The Actress, a novel

After Everything, a novel

The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook

By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

Censors at Work: Hos States Shaped Literature

China’s Rising Research Universities

Choices for College Success

A Colder War, a novel

Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We’ve Overlooked

Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries, 2014

An Event in Autumn

The First Interview

Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis

Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine

The Glass Kitchen, a novel

GMAT Premier 2015

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

The Liar’s Wife, four novellas

Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges, 2015

Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest

Shakespeare’s Style

The Stager, a novel

Staying Focused in a Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory, and Brain Performance

Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia

The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington

Wisdom for Winners: A Millionaire Mindset

Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism

New DVDs This Week

The Other Woman

The World Wars (includes 3-part History Channel miniseries Trial by Fire, A Rising Threat, Never Surrender)

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of September 15th

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Books That Have Stayed with Us @ https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/books-that-have-stayed-with-us/10152511240328859?ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

Millennials are out-reading older generations @ http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/millennials-are-out-reading-older-generations/379934/

Younger Americans and Public Libraries @ http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/09/10/younger-americans-and-public-libraries/

What it Takes to Ace the Class: Straight Talk from a University Professor on How to Succeed in a Challenging College Course. Dr. Mark Farag, University College

Available for free download @

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MTEU5OG/

Library Basics @Giovatto Library

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Library Basics
An Introduction to Academic Library Research

Wednesday, September 3rd, @ 10:00 AM — Pat
Thursday, September 4th, @ 12 noon — Paul
Friday, September 5th, @ 11:00 AM — Kathy
Monday, September 8th, @ 8:00 PM – Sian
Tuesday, September 9th, @ 6:00 PM – Dirk
Thursday, September 11th, @ 7:00 PM — Mike

Students will meet the librarian at the reference desk. Session will include a brief walk-through/tour of the Library followed by an orientation to online Library research in the Library Instruction Room.

FDU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Library welcome.

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of August 18th

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Advice for College Freshmen @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronda-lee/advice-for-college-freshm_b_5667020.html

Books: New and Noteworthy @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2014/08/17/new-and-noteworthy/13785825/

Book News: Ann Leckie’s ‘Ancillary Justice’ Wins Hugo Award @ http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/18/341312143/book-news-hachette-s-acquisition-of-%#$!$us-falls-through

5 Money Strategies for College Freshmen @ http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/08/5_money_strategies_for_college_freshmen.html

Read J.K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress @ http://www.today.com/books/j-k-rowling-writes-new-harry-potter-story-about-singing-1D80069158

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of August 11th

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Authors rally against Amazon in Hachette dispute @ http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28703264

Dynasty, death, discovery: Richard III’s grave opens to public @ http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/07/travel/king-richard-iii-visitor-center-opens/index.html?hpt=hp_t5

Starz series brings popular ‘Outlander’ books to TV @ http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140809/ENT/140809344/Starz-series-brings-popular-%91Outlander%92-books-to-TV

Library News 7.28.14

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Library News This Week – Summer Express Edition

July 21st, 2014

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

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

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

Book News:  ‘Big 5’ Publishers Absent from Amazon’s New E-Book Service @ http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/21/333549534/book-news-big-5-publishers-absent-from-amazon-s-new-e-book-service

Hillary Clinton draws 1,200 to book signing in Ridgewood @ http://www.northjersey.com/news/hillary-clinton-draws-1-200-to-book-signing-in-ridgewood-1.1053448

JK Rowling says crime thriller series will run longer than Harry Potter @ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/19/jk-rowling-crime-thriller-series-longer-harry-potter

On the Books: ‘New Yorker’ archives available for free online, for now @ http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/07/21/on-the-books-the-new-yorkers-archives-are-available-for-free-online-for-now/

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 Art of Freedom:  Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

Burning Books

Coffee Obsession

Genesis:  Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

Happy City:  Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design

Head First EJB

Head First JavaScript Programming

The Holy Reich:  Nazi Conceptions of Christianity 191901945

Mindless:  Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion

Revolutionary Ideas:  An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the Rights of Many to Robespierre

Risk Savvy:  How to Make Good Decisions

The Soft Edge:  Where Great Companies Find lasting Success

Talk like TED:  The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Venice:  History of the Floating City

Why Does the World Exist?

Wisdom:  From Philosophy to Neuroscience

A World without Jews:  The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

New DVDs This Week

All Is Lost

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

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20st, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

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

 

Giovatto News This Week 7.23.2014

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Library News This Week – Summer Express Edition

July 21st, 2014

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

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

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

Book News:  ‘Big 5’ Publishers Absent from Amazon’s New E-Book Service @ http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/21/333549534/book-news-big-5-publishers-absent-from-amazon-s-new-e-book-service

Hillary Clinton draws 1,200 to book signing in Ridgewood @ http://www.northjersey.com/news/hillary-clinton-draws-1-200-to-book-signing-in-ridgewood-1.1053448

JK Rowling says crime thriller series will run longer than Harry Potter @ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/19/jk-rowling-crime-thriller-series-longer-harry-potter

On the Books: ‘New Yorker’ archives available for free online, for now @ http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/07/21/on-the-books-the-new-yorkers-archives-are-available-for-free-online-for-now/

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 Art of Freedom:  Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

Burning Books

Coffee Obsession

Genesis:  Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

Happy City:  Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design

Head First EJB

Head First JavaScript Programming

The Holy Reich:  Nazi Conceptions of Christianity 191901945

Mindless:  Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion

Revolutionary Ideas:  An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the Rights of Many to Robespierre

Risk Savvy:  How to Make Good Decisions

The Soft Edge:  Where Great Companies Find lasting Success

Talk like TED:  The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Venice:  History of the Floating City

Why Does the World Exist?

Wisdom:  From Philosophy to Neuroscience

A World without Jews:  The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

New DVDs This Week

All Is Lost

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

Sa%#$!$ay – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20st, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

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

 

 

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Kathy’s Picks for the Week of July 14th

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Amazon’s Best Books of 2014 so Far @ http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=bhp_brws_BOTYSF?ie=UTF8&node=3003015011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=0H7DPCN2J0VSPYX8CYWM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1838200522&pf_rd_i=283155

The French Do Buy Books. Real Books @ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/opinion/pamela-druckerman-the-french-do-buy-books-real-books.html?_r=0

Many thanks to Dr. Robert Ellis for having brought this article to my attention.
The Great Courses require great production @ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/05/arts/television/the-great-courses-require-great-production.html?hpw&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well


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