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Faculty Art Exhibit @Giovatto Library

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Faculty Art Exhibit

Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College

“Unexpected Paris”

Opening September 30th

Reception 4 – 6 PM

Giovatto Library News this Week 7/15/13

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New This Week @ Giovatto Library

July 15, 2013

Library News –

Library Café @ Giovatto – open during regular Library hours – ATM now available!

New Giovatto Library Research Guides are now available on Spanish Language and Literature, Sports Administration, Philosophy, and Environmental Science @ The Research Guide for Criminal Justice has also  been updated

Kathy’s Picks This Week

The Navigator, by Michael Pocalyko – Did you know that there is a new thriller with a recent FDU graduate as one of the main characters?  There is – and it’s available @ the Library!

Written by a former member of our Board of Trustees, it’s a great read on a hot summer day.

Weekend Picks for Book Lovers @

Youtube Videos That Will Change How You Think @

Coming This Fall

Library Recital Program in the Giovatto Library Auditorium and Theatre

A piano is now available for recital programs in the Giovatto Library Auditorium and Theatre.

If you play the piano and would like to schedule a recital for yourself as a soloist, or with a small group ensemble, please contact Paul Dunphy ( @ Giovatto Library for more information.

Recital program open to FDU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Many thanks to Metropolitan Campus Provost Kiernan for making this addition to the Library possible.

Practice Piano also available.

Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory Service

If you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning over 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.

The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – The summer is a wonderful time to enjoy a “Great Course.”  A complete list of the Great Courses @ Giovatto Library is available @

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

And More for You @ Your Library

Games Nights this summer – Jeopardy, Scrabble, and Chess. Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, until 9:30 PM.

For Alumni Only – Welcome May 2013 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 @ or at 201-692-7013.

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

The Metropolitan Campus Student Newspaper Archive can be viewed on the Library web page @

Stay cool and stay connected — In response to student requests, the Library offers power cords and – most recently – personal battery-operated fans for student use.  They may be checked out as reserve items at the Circulation Desk.

Library Café @ Giovatto – open during regular Library hours – ATM now available!

Library Self-Checkout – no more lines, no more waiting!

“Special Delivery” – On-campus delivery to your office available for faculty and staff.

Please note that items will generally be sent via intercampus mail to your office on campus, so please allow time for delivery when making your request.  Last-minute requests and requests for delivery to other campus locations may not be accepted.

Stay comfortably at your desk, and your books, magazines, DVDs, and other items will come to you!

Paperbacks @ Giovatto – A collection donated by faculty, staff, and students.

Pianos @ Giovatto The practice piano in the Library Theatre/Auditorium has been tuned and is, as always, available for practice and use on a first-come first-served basis when the space is not otherwise scheduled. A performance piano is now available, too!

Library Spaces – Did you know that the Sammartino Room and the Library Conference Room can be reserved for your special event. The Library Auditorium/Theatre is also available if not scheduled for classes or another activity.

Giovatto Library Summer Hours 2013

Summer Hours May 18th – August 23rd

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 14th, 21st, 28th; July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th; August 2nd

Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sa%#$!$ay, August 24th

Closed September 2nd in observance of Labor Day

FDU Online Library 24/7

Chat with a Giovatto Librarian — Email an FDU Librarian @

New Books This Week

Advances in Child Development and Behavior, v. 44 and 45

Austerity:  The History of a Dangerous Idea

Best Graduate Schools:  U.S. News & World Report 2014

The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Business Law

Business Law:  The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment

Business Law:  Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International Issues

Buy-In:  Saving Your Good ideas from Getting Shot Down

College Board College Handbook 2014

College Students in the United States

Communications Law

Criminal Law

Energy Security

The Engagements, a novel

European Multilingualism

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

French Women for All Seasons

Get into Medical School

The Great Degeneration:  How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Happy Money:  The Science of Smarter Spending

Higher Education in the Digital Age

Hipstermattic:  One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster

How to Get into the Top Law Schools

A Hundred Summers, a novel

In the Kingdom of the Sick:  A Social History of Chronic Illness in America

Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion

Influence:  Science and Practice

Island Girl, a novel

John Wayne:  The Genuine Article, the Unseen Archive of an American Legend

The King’s Deception, a novel

Magill’s Cinema Annual, 2013

Market Your Way to Growth

Marketing 3.0:  From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit

Mary Norton of New Jersey:  Congressional Trailblazer

Maximum Influence:  The 12 Universal Laws of Power Persuasion

Medical School Admission Requirements, 2014-2015

The Metropolitan Revolution:  How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

Official Directory of New Jersey Libraries and Media Centers, 2013

The Oil & Gas Industry

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry

The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2013

The Secrets of College Success

The Silent Wife, a novel

Sisterland, a novel

Social Marketing in the 21st Century

Social Marketing:  Influencing Behaviors for Good

The Summer Girls, a novel

Think Like a Futurist:  Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next

This Is Not a Writing Manual:  Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World

Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the World’s Greatest Race

Understanding Arabs

The Unwinding:  An Inner History of the New America

What the Best College Students Do

William Ellery Leonard:  The Professor and the Locomotive God

New DVDs This Week

Borstal Boy

The Leopard

Shoot the Piano Player

That Hamilton Woman

Zazie dans le Metro








Peace Panel @ College at Florham Library

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Islamic Art @ Florham

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Muslim Journeys – Koran by Heart

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As part of the ongoing “Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys” event series:

Dr. Heba Musharraf, a Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, spoke March 27th on the Arabic language and on the tradition of recitation and memorization of the Koran, prior to and following the screening of the related documentary film, “Koran by Heart.”

Next in the series:

“Islamic Art”—Tuesday, April 9th, in the Orangerie, 4:00 p.m.
Three New Jersey-based Islamic artists will exhibit examples of their work within a program of discussion and the screening of the
documentary film, “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World.”


“Unveiled and Unimaginable? Uncovering & Discovering the Ways Islam is Lived,” — Thursday, May 2nd in the Orangerie, 4:00pm
A panel discussion whose speakers will explore various ways that Islam is lived and imagined in America.

Hidden Treasures

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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

Check out the new display of books for St. Patrick’s Day, in the book case on the left when you enter the Monninger Center Library.

Our old stacks may look intimidating, but they contain a lot of hidden treasures.

We have books of ancient Celtic art, folk tales from Ireland and other Celtic islands including Guernsey and Man. We have histories of Ireland from ancient times to the 20th century. We also have a fascinating collection of primary source documents from 1172-1320 A.D.

Feel free to check out anything on the display, and ask our librarians if you want to know what else we have on Ireland.

Events @Giovatto

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Giovatto Library Events This Week

October 8thGiovatto Library Reader’s Circle Book Club – 1:00 PM, Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

October 9th   –- Colonial America and the American Revolution –Dirk — 1:00 PM, Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

October 10th Italian Language Table with Paul — 1:00 PM, Giovatto Library Café

October 10thLibrary Research Clinics — Psychology – Mitch – 2:00 PM, Reference Desk

Giovatto Library Events Next Week

October 16th   –- The Creation of the Author and Intellectual Property — Mike — 1:00 PM, Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

October 17thFrench Language Table with Kathy – 1:00 PM, Giovatto Library Café

October 17thLibrary Research Clinics:  Criminal Justice – Pat – 2:00 PM, Reference Desk

Faculty/Alumni Speakers Series

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Faculty/Alumni Speakers Series

Fall 2012

Mondays and Thursdays @ 1:00 PM

September 17 — The Black Tom Explosion:  World War I, Terrorism, and New Jersey

Dr. Joseph Devine and Professor Herb Pendleton, Petrocelli College

October 1 ––Film-Making:  The Creative Process

Dr. Michael Politis, FDU Alumnus

October 4 — The History of Video Games (with hands-on)

Dr. Eamon Doherty, Petrocelli College

October 22 – The Getaway That Got Away (book reading by author)

Vick Sola – WFDU, Que Viva La Musica


Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, Giovatto Library

Light Refreshments

College at Florham Celebrates Green Day All Week!

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