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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 @

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 @

Brooklyn Book Festival @ Sunday, September 21st.

Does “Novel” Now Mean Any Book? @

For Europeans, reading and vacation go hand in hand @

2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival @ 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 @

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 @ 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

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Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”

FDU Online Library Available 24/7 365 @




Remember our online resources!

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The library is closed, but our online resources are available 24/7…

Check them out!



We’re LIVE again!

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Thanks for your patience. 

We’re available to chat with you once again…


College at Florham Library chat:

Frank Giovatto Library chat:

Business Reference Library chat:

Librarians are the original search engine!

Notice of Maintenance…

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The library’s catalog (coolcatnj) will not be available between 5 and 7PM today as some necessary maintenance is performed.


All other library resources will still be available.



Come see what all the excitement is about!

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FDU Library now has Kindle Fires and Kindle Touches!  Students, faculty and staff can check them out for up to 7 days.  

The Kindle Fire is a tablet that can be used to browse the Internet, do library research, read e-books, stream videos and music, play games, and much more. The Kindle Touch is an e-Reader, similar to the original Kindle, only smaller.

Kindle TouchTwo of each type of device will be available at both the College at Florham Library and the Giovatto Library on the Metro campus. Please stop by the circulation desk at either library to sign out the devices or for more information about our e-Reader and Laptop (including iPads) loaner programs. A valid FDU library account in good standing is required for loan of these devices.


New Choice in eReaders

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Kindle Touch…turn pages with just a touch!

Features ”X-Ray”, which is capable of  scanning your entire book for characters, historical figures, and interesting terms, then providing detailed descriptions from and Wikipedia.

Kindle Touch is now available. 

Stop by the Circulation desk for details and to to check it out.

(Kindle Fire available later this week.)

Borrow an iPad for 7 Days

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Curious about the Apple iPad?     Would you like to explore its use as an education tool?

 Come to your Campus Library…

Full-time FDU Faculty & Staff may Borrow an iPad for 7 days.


Each campus library has two iPads that may be borrowed for use outside of the library and can be used to browse the Internet, do research, read e-books, create content, stream videos and music, take notes, access Webcampus, and much, much more. The iPads are part of the libraries’ growing technology lending program which also includes laptops for use in the library, and a selection of Amazon Kindles, Sony eReaders and iPod Touches that may also be borrowed by FDU students, faculty, and staff for up to one week.

Please stop by the circulation desk at the College at Florham Library or the Giovatto Library to sign out the devices. A valid FDU library account in good standing is required for loan of these devices.

For library hours, please visit the FDU Library website at

For more information about this program, contact the Systems Librarian, Denise O’Shea, at

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