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November 6, 2012

All of us at the Library would like to welcome our students, faculty, and staff back to campus and extend our sympathy to all who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Fortunately, the Library is fully operational, with computers, printers, internet, and the entire collection available to our campus community.

In order to respond to student requests, the Library opened on Monday from noon until 6:00 PM and will offer extended hours on Sunday, November 11th, beginning at 9:00 AM.

Giovatto Research Clinic cancelled today!

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Today’s research clinic on Criminal Justice at Giovatto has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the near future.

Giovatto Library News

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From the Collection of President J. Michael Adams

A collection of books and memorabilia from the office of President J. Michael Adams has been donated to the Sammartino Room Collection.

Many thanks to Terri McMillan for her collaboration on this project.

New Digital Microform Scanner

A digital microfilm scanner is now available at the Giovatto Library.  Scan, save, or print microfilm from our collection, which includes journals, magazines, the New York Times, and Presidential Papers. 

Many thanks to Provost Kiernan for making this addition to our Library possible

FDU Magazine Archive available on DVD

A copy of the FDU Magazine archive was donated to Giovatto Library in May 2012 by University Advancement.

In order to preserve the print issues and to make the entire print archive available to alumni and others interested in our institutional history, the issues from 1953 – 1995 were scanned as searchable PDF files by Giovatto librarian Paul Dunphy in May 2012 and submitted for upload to the Library web page in June 2012.

Please contact Kathy @ if you would like a copy of the DVD set.

Many thanks to Rebecca Maxon for this donation to the Library

New Virtual Tour of Giovatto Library

Please enjoy a virtual tour of our Library @

Many thanks to Library staff members Jessie Ribustello and Paul Dunphy for their collaboration on this project.

Giovatto Library News for the week of July 23, 2012

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Class of 2012 Gift to the Library

Many thanks to the Class of 2012 for their gift of an outside wall clock for the front of the Library.  It joins the gift of the Class of 1962, a granite bench, in front of the Library, as a permanent memory of the 50 Classes of FDU students who have used our Metropolitan Campus Library. If you are not on campus, but would like to see the clock, photos have been posted to the Giovatto Library Facebook page (we now have our own link directly from the main Library web page!)

Giovatto Library Public Services (Reference and Circulation) Area Renovation

Our new reference desk area has opened, offering a more effective public services for our Library users.  If you are not on campus, but would like to see our new look, please check the Giovatto Library Facebook page.


New This Week @ Giovatto Library

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New This Week @ Giovatto Library

July 9, 2012

Library News –

The Library is open Sat. from 10:00 until 2:00, and Sunday from 1:00 until 5:00.

The Library is closed on Friday through August 3rd.

Kathy’s Picks –

Our Founding Fathers: Who Were They and What Happened to Them?

Celebrate the Fourth of July with These Patriotic Films

Columbia Film Archive

The Giovatto Library houses the Columbia Film Archive, which includes 162 16 mm. films.

The archive was the subject of “At FDU, a Treasure Trove of Celluloid Classics; Plus Randolph Scott and Other ‘B’ Greats,” by Jim Beckerman, which appeared in the Record  (15 Jan. 2006, p. E05). 

Read more @

Giovatto News This Week

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Library News –
The Library is closed on Fridays, beginning June 15th, through August 3rd
Kathy’s Picks –
Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education @
Top 100 Websites for Women 2012

New Books
American Library Directory, 2012-2013
Amped, a novel
Amnesty International report, 2012
Cast On Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods
The Chaperone, a novel
The Columbus Affair, a novel
Contemporary Dyecraft
Cracking the GRE, 2013
Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth
A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century
GRE Graduate Record Examination Premier 2013
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Architecture
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
New Job, New You
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
Porch Lights, a novel
The Red House, a novel
Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
Strategies for Successful Career Change
Tea House
Women and Their Gardens
New DVDs
All Quiet on the Western Front
Fahrenheit 451
The Great Ziegfeld
The Life of Emile Zola
Mutiny on the Bounty
Outside the Law
You Can’t Take It with You

Uncovered Treasure

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During the cleaning out of a storage area in the College at Florham Library, a painting by former Guggenheim Fellow, Tosun Bayrak was discovered.  Bayrak was immediately contacted by librarian, Eleanor Friedl.  Overjoyed, he and his daughter came a few days later to reclaim the artwork, and reminisced with librarians and staff.  Bayrak referred to the artwork then, and still now, as an “experiment”. 

Bayrak, known as an experimental artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, was named a Guggenheim fellow in 1965.  He was later hired by FDU to teach art and art history, where he remained until the late ’80s, although he had retired from the art world in the ’70s.

Now, check out the reverse side of canvas with the ”experiment” inscription.

Tosun Bayrak reminisces with librarians, Eleanor Friedl and Denise Marshall, as his daughter looks on.

Photos by Colleen Di Gregorio

Monninger Center Construction Update

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Here are the latest photos of the construction site of the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research on the College at Florham campus.  Photos are courtesy of Dan Landau…one taken from the roof near the Orangerie, the other taken from the ground near the Student Center.

Click here if you’re interested in seeing a time-lapse video of the project from October through early February.  The video was created with photos taken by the live webcam mounted on the side of the Student Center.

The Story Behind “Late Nights” in the College at Florham Library

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“Late Nights” begin this Sunday, Feb. 5th!

Every semester students wait for the start of Late Nights in the College at Florham Library.  For the full story about how and why this service was initiated, please follow this link and read an article from The Pillar, the College at Florham student newspaper.

Extended Hours @Giovatto

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Extended Library Hours

Friday, December 2nd, 9th,16th

Open early – at 7:00 AM

Open late – until 8:00 PM

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