There are many ways the library can help you prepare for the stress that accompanies the end of every semester. Whether you have a handful of final exams or one large research paper, we know that it can be a lot to handle. But Falvey Library can be an incredible source of academic help and support. The list of excellent and peer-reviewed primary and secondary scholarly sources accessible to all Villanova students grows everyday. Additionally, no matter what your major, there’s a librarian who specializes in instructing you on how to access articles, books, and information you need to succeed. Stop by and meet your subject librarian soon…you’ll be glad you did!
During December, we’re counting down to the holidays by featuring a new Falvey Library acquisition every day…sort of like those fun Advent calendars you enjoyed as a kid! Have fun discovering the latest choices here at your library!
The Person you Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, recommended by Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature
Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist, wrote The Person you Mean to Be around confronting difficult issues such as sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice. This book is the smart, “semi-bold” person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.
Her work stretches across psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. She combines compelling stories with surprising science reports, practical tools, and advice.
According to Chugh, whether you’re a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are.
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly; recommended by Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature
Chemaly argues that women have been urged for long to bottle up our anger. It corrodes our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. But she tells us that women’s anger is not only justified, but an active part of the solution to sexism and damaging gender norms in society.
She’s intentional in making anger a vital instrument for progress, and a catalyst for change.
Bustle writes that Rage Becomes Her is an “utterly eye opening” book that gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage.
Check the blog tomorrow for another new resource!