News this Week 9.2.14




Library News This Week
September 2nd, 2014
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Volunteers needed for Library Language Tables
Share your knowledge of another language and culture by hosting a Library Language Table
Contact Kathy or Paul @ the Library
Kathy’s Picks
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 @
International ranks rising at N.J. colleges @
The Mindset List for the Class of 2018 @
The Week in Books: ‘Faeries,’ rock titles and more faves @
Upcoming Events @ the Library
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
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
More for You @ the Library
Faculty and Staff – Remember!  “Special Delivery” of Library materials is available to you via intercampus mail to your Metropolitan Campus office.
The Library Café is always open during regular Library hours
ATM available in the Library Café
Courtesy Phone Chargers throughout the Library
Chess, Scrabble, and Jeopardy – Games available at lunchtime, in the evening, and on request in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room
The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – It 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!
Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory ServiceIf you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning, 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.
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
Adultery, a novel
Art, Inc.:  The Essential Guide for Building Your Career As an Artist
Beethoven:  Anguish and Triumph
Bending Adversity:  Japan and the Art of Survival
By All Means Necessary:  How China’s Resource Quest Is Changing the World
Chineasy:  The New Way to Read Chinese
Culture Smart! Malaysia
The Economic Crisis, International Tourism Decline, and Its Impact on the Poor
Excellent Sheep:  The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life
Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard before You Die
500 Basic Korean Verbs
French Comfort Food
From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil:  Varieties of Philosophical Spirituality
A History of Modern Singapore:  1819-2005
How to Be a Power Connector:  The 5 + 50 + 100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits
The Hunt:  Target, Track, and Attain Your Goals
The Inevitable City:  The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America
The Innovator’s Method:  Bringing the Lean Start-Up into Your Organizations
The Intel Trinity:  How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Build the World’s Most Important Company
International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education
Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility
Java Design Patterns:  A Tutorial
Junkyard Planet:  Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
Joy, Inc.:  How We Built a Workplace People Love
The Lenovo Way:  Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance
Lessons from Pisa 2012 for the United States
Lucky Us, a novel
Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middleton
A Mind for Numbers:  How to Excel at Math and Science
Murdering Mr. Monti, a novel
100 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos Ever
The Organized Mind:  Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Own Your Future:  How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy
Powers of Two:  Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
Prosperity in the Age of Decline:  How to Lead Your Business and Preserve Wealth through the Coming Business Cycles
Read to Succeed:  A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading
Small Blessings, a novel
A Social Strategy:  How We Profit from Social Media
Universities for a New World:  Making a Global Network in International Higher Education, 1913-2013
Washington Information Directory, 2014-2015
News Audiobooks This Week
Basic Korean (Pimsleur)
New DVDs This Week
Enron:  The Smartest Guys in the Room
Go Tell the Spartans
Man on Wire
Paths of Glory
Shakespeare behind Bars
Sid and Nancy
They Killed Sister Dorothy
To Live

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Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Sunday – 12 noon – 10:00 PM

Closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Closed November 26th – 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

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