News This Week 9.29.14

Library News This Week

September 29th, 2014

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Faculty Art Exhibit

Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College

“Unexpected Paris”

Opening September 30th

Reception 4 – 6 PM

Extended Library Hours for Midterms

Friday, October 3rd – ‘til 8 PM

Sat., October 4th – ‘til 7 PM

Sunday, October 5th – Library Open Early @ 9 AM

Kathy’s Picks

The Best Books on Warren Buffett @

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 @

The Library collections includes many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on the Spanish-speaking world and our Hispanic heritage.

FDU Faculty Speakers

On Hispanic Heritage Month

Professor Fernando Alonso and Professor Maria Oujo, Petrocelli College

Wednesday, October 8th

2:00 PM

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read @

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 @

Upcoming Events @ the Library

“New Jersey History” Tuesday, September 30th, @ 1 PM – Dirk

“My Radio Days in Belgium” Tuesday, October 7th, @ 1:00 PM — Michael

Faculty Art Exhibit – Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College – Photos of Paris — Opening September 30th.  Reception 4 – 6 PM

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – First Meeting of the Year – October 6th at 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Hispanic Heritage Month – Professor Fernando Alonso and Professor Maria Oujo – October 8th at 2:00 PM

Italian Language Table – Thursday, October 9th, at 1:00 PM, Library Café

NJ350 Faculty Speaker – Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – “New Jersey, the Garden State” – 3:30 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

French Language Table – Thursday, October 16th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Kathy

English Language Table – Thursday, October 23rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Kathy and Paul (limited seating)

Traveling through America:  An Overview – Tuesday, October 28th – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room — Kathy

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

Baking:  More Than 350 Recipes Plus Tips and Techniques

Comprehensive Stress Management

The Education of a Value Investor

An Empire on the Edge:  How Britain Came to Fight America

Gaston Bachelard:  Critic of Science and the Imagination

Great American Stories

Guinness World Records, 2015

Happiness by Design:  Change What You Do, Not How You Think

How to Talk So People Listen

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

On Being Presidential:  A Guide for College and University Leaders

Presidential Transitions

Resolving Conflicts at Work:  Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job

Rising above a Toxic Workplace:  Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment

Slow Dancing with a Stranger:  Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s

The Small Big:  Small Changes That Spark Big Influence

Stress Management for Dummies

Stress Management for Life

Success under Stress:  Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

Teacher Wars:  A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

The Wal-Mart Effect:  How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works – And How It’s Transforming the American Economy

New DVDs This Week

Analyze That

Analyze This

The French Minister

Rizzoli & Isles, season 3

A Walk to Remember

Witches of East End, season 1


Giovatto Library Fall Semester Hours

August 23rd – December 23rd

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat. – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday – 12 noon – 10:00 PM

Closed November 26th – 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

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