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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

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Monday, April 28th – FDU Faculty Speaker — Dr. Aixa Ritz — Sustainable Tourism Development, Different Shades of Green Case Study. Costa Rica –– 1:00 PM – RSRR

Tuesday, April 29th – FDU Faculty Speaker – Dr. Madera Edwards — Somewhere in the Middle: Rebellion, Suburbia, and the Story of Plainfield, New Jersey –– 1:00 PM – RSRR

Wednesday, April 30th – FDU Faculty Speaker – Dr. Jamie Zibulsky — Getting Book Smart: How Parents and Teachers Help Children Comprehend Written Language — 12 noon — RSRR

Giovatto News this Week 2.19.14

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Library News This Week

February 18th, 2014

Library News

Faculty and staff — Avoid the winter chill and let us deliver your books, magazines, and DVDs to your campus office by interoffice mail!

Library Language Tables — Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

We are now planning the April calendar.

Faculty and staff, share your knowledge of other languages and cultures with our Metropolitan Campus community!

If you would like to volunteer to host a Library Language Table, please contact Kathy@

Library Book Discussion Groups — New Groups Now Forming– Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

In response to requests for additional book discussion groups, the Library would like to welcome faculty and staff who would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ Giovatto Library.

If you would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ the Library, please contact Kathy @

Kathy’s Picks

Books:  New and Noteworthy @

Upcoming Events@ Giovatto

French Language Table – Thursday, February 20th – Library Café – Kathy

Arabic Language Table, Sanaa Hindeleh, Arabic Instructor – Monday, February 24th – 1:00 PM – Library Café

Food for Thought – “Canadian Travel – Tuesday, February 25th – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Dirk

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – Monday, March 3rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Sharing is Caring:  Motorcycle Safety – Tuesday, March 4th – Joan Leder, Petrocelli College – 12 noon – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Italian Language Table – Thursday, March 6th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Paul

Soiree Francophone – Special Guest Speaker Patrick Hyndman, Quebec Government Office – Thursday March 6th – 5:30 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Library Research Clinic – Friday, March 7th 11:00 AM – Reference Desk — Kathy

Chinese Language Table – Friday, March 7th – Professor Ruby Yao, University College – 12 noon – Library Café

Library Open Late for Midterm Study – until 8:00 PM – Friday, March 7th

New Books This Week

Best practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention

Civilizing the Child:  Discourses of Race, Nation, and Child Welfare in America – Faculty Author

Cuban Revelations:  Behind the Scenes in Havana

Daughters in Danger:  Helping Our Girls Thrive in Today’s Culture

Familiar Studies of Man and Books

First Love, a novel


Governing America:  A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism

Health Psychology

The History of Cuba

How to Speak and Write Correctly

Journalism Next:  A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

The Kept, a novel

King John (William Shakespeare)

Lethal but Legal:  Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health


No Excuses Art Journaling

PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, 2014

Ripper, a novel

Rococo, a novel

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed:  Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

New DVDs This Week

About Time

All about Eve

The Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving (Great Courses)

Baggage Claim

Born Yesterday


Dallas Buyers Club

Downton Abbey, season 4

Five Easy Pieces

Geometry (Great Courses)

Inside Islam

The Jolson Story

The Joy of Thinking:  The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas (Great Courses)

Nicholas and Alexandra

Prove It:  The Art of Mathematical Argument (Great Courses)

Sherlock, season 3

The World before her

Giovatto Library Hours 

Spring Semester 2014

Monday – Thursday 




8:00 AM – 11:00 PM 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12 noon – 10:00 PM

The Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 20th and 21st for Spring break, and Sunday, April 20th, Easter Sunday.

FDU Online Library 24/7

Chat with a Giovatto Librarian — Email an FDU Librarian @



Staff Development Day at Giovatto

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The Giovatto Library will be having a Staff Development Workshop this Thursday the 9th down in room WLB- 4.
Metro Faculty and Staff are Welcome.

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

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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








Behind the Headlines

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The following programs are part of FDU’s new continuing education lecture series: “Behind the Headlines.”

The College at Florham Library is pleased to share this programming information with the FDU community.

The speakers in this series are policy experts, scholars, and vital voices in today’s debates about current events.

All events are held in Dreyfuss Theater on the College at Florham campus, from 10am – 11:30pm.

  • Monday, June 3: U.S. Political Trust
    • Speaker: Marc Hetherington, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Monday, June 10: Citizens United and Money in Politics
    • Speaker: Adam Skaggs, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program
  • Monday, June 17: How to Fix Congress
    • Speaker: Gail Johnson, author of Two Years to Democracy Plan
  • Monday, June 24: Drone Warfare
    • Speaker: Stephen Miles, Coalition Coordinator for Win Without War, Center for International Policy

Additional details.

The cost for each lecture is $10.

FDU Authors @Giovatto Library- Dr. Kathleen Stein Smith

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FDU Authors @ the Library

Dr. Kathleen Stein-Smith

Associate University Librarian and Director of Public Services, Giovatto Library

Will discuss her recently-published book

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and Our Economic and National Security:  A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox

Thursday, May 23rd, @ 1:00 PM

Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Light refreshments

Irish Poetry at Monninger Center 4/18/13

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Peace Panel @ College at Florham Library

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