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Falvey offers Mango Languages

Business students destined to study abroad in Rome, Madrid or China; Engineering students headed to Honduras or mangoNicaraga for service learning; Nursing students doing practicums in Peru or field experience in Ireland; and Arts and Sciences students studying abroad will all benefit from the library’s new subscription to Mango Languages.  This language learning program is ideal for students studying abroad because it is portable and freely available to Villanova community members with an internet connection (the mobile app is in development).

To take full advantage of  Mango, create a profile.  Working within your profile rather than anonymously allows the program to track your progress.  Each of the 12 languages offered by Mango (Hindi, Italian, Latin American Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Hebrew, Irish, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)  includes chapters covering greetings, travel, shopping, dining, seeking emergency assistance, and asking questions to expand your vocabulary.  This conversational program covers vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and etiquette.  Visual learners will  appreciate the text based phonetic spellings, while auditory learners will value the voice comparison tool.

Mango Languages is not a substitute for studying a language in-depth, but  is is an ideal way to get started learning a language!  Connect to Mango from the area studies and language Subject Guides or from Databases A-Z.


Ebooks for Human Resource Development

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: November 15, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Since so many of the Human Resource Development (HRD) students in both the campus based program and the distance program don’t have easy access to Falvey Library’s print collection, we’ve begun buying ebooks about compensation, benefits, organizational development, workforce planning, and performance management.

All of the ebooks in our collection are discoverable via our library catalog. To find online books perform a subject or keyword search for your topic.  Then refine your search by using the online and book facets in the column on the right of the screen.ebrary_hrd

Most, but not all, of the ebooks for HRD are hosted on a platform called ebrary.  Ebrary books are viewed online via your browser and portions of them can be copied, printed, emailed, annotated or added to folders once you create a personal account.  A nice video tutorial describes and demonstrates  these features in greater detail.    Most of the ebrary books to which  we have purchased perpetual access allow only one simultaneous user.  In other words two researches can’t be reading the same book as they typically might an electronic journal article.  Nor can a reader “check out” an ebrary book for a specified period of time to ensure its availability.   Ebrary ebook users have to read in the moment!  Ebrary books become available to other users five minutes after navigating away from the platform.

The following list of HRD ebooks have been recently added to our collection.  Give them a try and let us know what you think.  Should we keep on investing in these ebooks or is this incarnation of the ebook not yet worth our library dollars?  And remember print books from the Falvey collection can be delivered to your doorstep!

Armstrong, M., & Armstrong, M.,. (2010). Armstrong’s handbook of reward management practice improving performance through reward (3rd ed. ed.). London : Kogan Page.

Bakker, A. B., & Leiter, M. P. (2010). Work engagement a handbook of essential theory and research. Hove [England] : Psychology Press.

Belbin, R. M. (2010). Team roles at work (2nd ed. ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Bunker, K. A., Hall, D. T., & Kram, K. E.,. (c2010). Extraordinary leadership addressing the gaps in senior executive development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clawson, J. G. (c2010). Balancing your life executive lessons for work, family and self. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific.

Elsdon, R.,. (c2010). Building workforce strength creating value through workforce and career development. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger.

Falcone, P. (c2010). 101 sample write-ups for documenting employee performance problems a guide to progressive discipline & termination (2nd ed. ed.). New York: American Management Association/Society for Human Resource Management.

Goldsmith, M., & Carter, L. (c2010). Best practices in talent management how the world’s leading corporations manage, develop, and retain top talent. San Francisco: Pfeiffer .

Greene, R. J. (2010). Rewarding performance guiding principles, custom strategies. New York: Routledge.

Lewis, S., Brannen, J., & Nilsen, A. (2009). Work, families and organisations in transition European perspectives. Bristol, UK ;: Policy Press.

Lundby, K. M., & Jolton, J.,. (c2010). Going global practical applications and recommendations for HR and OD professionals in the global workplace (1st ed. ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Mcleod, D. (2010). Zero-turnover sales force how to maximize revenue by keeping your sales team intact. New York: AMACOM books.

Reddick, C. G., & Coggburn, J. D. (2008). Handbook of employee benefits and administration. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Rothwell, W. J.,. (c2010). Practicing organization development a guide for leading change (3rd ed. ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.

Rowland, K. M., & Ferris, G. R. (c1983-). Research in personnel and human resources management. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

Scott, J. C., & Reynolds, D. H. (c2010). Handbook of workplace assessment evidence-based practices for selecting and developing organizational talent (1st ed. ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Varma, A., Budhwar, P. S., & DeNisi, A. S. (2008). Performance management systems a global perspective. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Wilkinson, A.,. (c2010). The sage handbook of human resource management. London: Sage.

Woerkom, M. V., & Poell, R. F. (2010). Workplace learning concepts, measurement, and application. New York: Routledge.


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  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: November 3, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized



Last Modified: November 3, 2010