Musical Afternoons @Giovatto Library

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Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board

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Movie Talk @Giovatto Library

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Giovatto Library Language Tables Fall 2018

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Guest Blog Contribution by Reference Librarian Michael Liss: The Importance of Library Basics Classes

The Importance of Library Basics Classes

At the beginning of each semester, the Giovatto Library offers Library Basics classes to all our new students who want to get to know their library and how to navigate it though the web, or students who just want to brush up in their library skills. Library skills are vital to have in this age of information and technology that we are living in. For example, relying solely on Wikipedia for information is not a wise course to take now or in the future.

Given by our librarians, a library basics class will include a tour of the library introducing the main departments on the second floor, reference and circulation, and on the first floor, periodicals.  After, they will take you down to the Library Instruction Room and show you how to navigate the library on the web. This includes showing you how to search for books on our online catalog, how to look for journals and newspapers, and how to search for scholarly articles in your discipline and much more.

Yes, you might not need these library skills at the beginning of the semester, but you will definitely need it sooner or later. So take advantage of it!!  You do not want to be the student I helped several years back who was about to graduate. She told me after I found several business scholarly articles on the database at the reference desk, “if only I knew all this earlier”.

Michael Liss

 

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Welcome Week@ The Library

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Giovatto Library Calendar September 2018

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Information/Media Literacy and Library Instruction@ Giovatto Library

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America’s Two Constitutions

Thomas J. Reed, Professor Emeritus of Law from Widener University School of Law has written a highly recommended book concerning the treatment of dissenters during wartime throughout the history of the United States.  “America’s Two Constitutions” has been published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and will be available soon at the Giovatto Library.  It was been recommended by Choice Magazine and a review is available at https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Two-Constitutions-Treatment-Dissenters/dp/1683931122/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533060534&sr=8-1&keywords=america%27s+two+constitutions+reed

 

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Professor Paul Fenton visits the FDU Press Legacy Collection

Professor Paul Fenton (left), of the Sorbonne, visiting the FDU Press Legacy Collection in the Sammartino Room at Giovatto Library in June 2018.  He is holding a copy of a book he wrote, Exile in the Maghreb: Jews under Islam, Sources and Documents, 997-1912.

 

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