Start off the new year with some new books! See the full list or preview highlights below.
Relational rituals and communication: Ritual interaction in groups
by Dániel Z. Kádár
Participatory action research: Theory and methods for engaged inquiry
by Jacques M. Chevalier and Daniel Buckles
Political tone: How leaders talk and why
by Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind
The University of Chicago Press
Promotional cultures: The rise and spread of advertising, public relations, marketing and branding
by Aeron Davis
The wired city: Reimagining journalism and civic life in the post-newspaper age
by Dan Kennedy
University of Massachusetts Press
We may not see Spring weather for some time, but it’s definitely time to begin thinking about the Spring semester.
Spring Reserves and Blackboard Scanning
You may drop off materials at your earliest convenience at the circulation desk or submit an online request by visiting http://library.villanova.edu/about/services/requestforms/resform/ .
For additional reserve guidelines go to http://library.villanova.edu/About/Services/CourseReserves/FacultyGuidelines#Electronic
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-519-3848.
Library classrooms fill quickly for classes in January and February. If you would like to bring your class to the library for an information literacy workshop, please contact Kristyna Carroll or Kimberley Bugg.
Library Help Sessions
Don’t have time for a library workshop but still think your students may need research help? Request an informal library help session. Your students will have a reserved conference room in the library, and a subject librarian to answer their individual questions. These sessions are best held within two weeks of project deadlines. Please contact Kristyna Carroll or Kimberley Bugg to schedule a help session.
New book alert! The new arrivals below are of particular interest to faculty and students in the Communication Department. Review the highlights below, or go the full list.
Key concepts in leadership
Jonathon Gosling, Ian Sutherland, Stephanie Jones, Joost Dijkstra
Mastering the semi-structured interview and beyond: from research design to analysis and publication
New York University Press
Gender and genre in sports documentaries: Critical essays
Zachary Ingle, David M. Sutera
The end of power: From boardrooms to battlefields, and churches to states, why being in charge isn’t what it used to be
If you are psychology student requiring assistance on developing a research topic, finding relevant journal articles, or organizing citations, a librarian is available to help you or your group with projects, assignments, term papers, etc. Stop by the library’s information desk on Sundays (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.), Mondays (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.), and ask for Kimberley or Kristyna. To get help at other times, you may also schedule an appointment with Kimberley (email@example.com) or Kristyna (Kristyna.firstname.lastname@example.org).
For assistance with APA, come to an APA WORKSHOP on Oct. 7, 2013, or Dec. 9, 2013, in Room 205 between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For assistance with writing, contact the Villanova Writing Center directly:http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/acsp/writingcenter.html
Journals and their future have become a hot topic in the academic world. Frequently read higher education publications like Higher Ed and The Chronicle regularly feature conversations about such topics as rising subscription costs, the Big Deals, and/or open access.
As a result, most people in academia are at least moderately aware that the future of journal publishing is up for discussion. Of course much of this situation has to do with the Internet and the greater accessibility it provides, but the other component of this shift is the rising cost of subscriptions. In most cases, universities and colleges ranging from the Ivy Leagues to rural community colleges have found their endowments, operating budgets, and collection development budgets reduced since the last economic crisis; subtract for inflation and add the rising cost of journals and you will most likely end up with a negative number.
To date, we are pretty lucky here at Falvey Memorial Library; we have only had to make very modest collection development reductions. But if journal costs continue to increase at 4% or more, we will have to make some of the same tough choices about our collections that other institutions have made about theirs. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid these problems, and Falvey needs your assistance with making smart decisions about how our collection grows in the future. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey (click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vujournals) about your journal preferences and attend one of the journal forums scheduled for this semester (October 15th & November 26th at 9:30 AM in Falvey Library, Holy Grounds Café).
Feel free to contact me, Kimberley Bugg, by phone (93073) or email (email@example.com) for questions and/or additional information.
Follow Falvey Memorial Library on a variety of social media platforms! Keep up with library news in the social sciences by following Kristyna Carroll on Twitter @withaKandaY.
Need to contact a librarian directly? Look for the chat icon at the bottom of any librarian page, text us at 610-816-6222, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Census 2010 – Population Density per sq. mile surrounding Villanova University. From Social Explorer.
Introducing a new research guide for students and faculty interested in using U.S. Census data in their next research project. The Census Tools guide provides an overview of the various tools offered by Falvey Memorial Library, in addition to American FactFinder 2, the official tool of the U.S. Census.
The guide includes a brief description of each tool, relevant coverage, and recommended uses. Researchers can also find links to help pages and other aids for each tool.
The Census Tools guide is the perfect starting point for your demographic research!
Thinking of bringing your class to the library this semester? Now is the time to schedule it! Library classrooms and librarians’ schedules fill up quickly in August and September.
And, don’t forget about the other services offered by Falvey’s subject librarians!
- Research Appointments
- Individual or group meetings at any stage of the research process.
- Research Guides
- Instructional Workshops
- Bring your class to the library for a tailored workshop!
- Past topics include demonstration of key resources, the research process, APA citations, plagiarism, and more!
- Open Workshops
- Your librarian can schedule library space for open work time as your project due date approaches. Students are welcome to drop in to work on their project, ask questions of the librarian, and enjoy a snack!
- Material Requests
- Know of a book, DVD, or other resource that would be valuable to your program? Suggest it to your subject librarian!
Education, Counseling, & Psychology
Communication, Criminology, & Sociology
ICPSR makes integrating data into your course easy with a host of instructional materials! Check out their website for data-driven exercises, the Crosstab Assignment Builder, and specific data modules.
Students who use ICPSR data for a project might consider entering the ICPSR Research Paper Competition. Students with a passion for data might pursue the ICPSR summer internship program.
Thinking of adding some media to your syllabus? Take a look at the DVDs that arrived in the library this summer! Browse the highlights below.
Academy Award Nominees, Best Picture
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of Southern Wild
A devoted grandmother struggles to raise her orphan grandson alone in southcentral Los Angeles.
Examines America’s consumption of technology and the global problem of e-waste. The documentary traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal, and uncovers how these products are disposed of and where exactly they wind up.
5 Broken Cameras
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.