Periodically Speaking – News from Giovatto Library

BY: Kathy Stein-Smith, Associate University Librarian and Director of Public Services, Giovatto Library

Giovatto Library featured on the cover of the April 2018 issue of Choice Magazine



Fall Semester Library Hours

Monday – Thursday — 8 AM – 11 PM

Friday — 8 AM – 5 PM

Saturday – 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday – 12 PM – 10 PM


Library Closed

Closing @ 9 PM — Tuesday, November 20th

Closed – November 21st – 25th

In observance of Thanksgiving


Extended Library Hours for Final Exams

December 7th – 9th


 “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”   Neil Gaiman


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Coming Soon @ Giovatto

Student Advisory Board – Monday, November 5th, @ 1 PM

Readers Circle – Monday, November 5th, @ 1 PM

Library Research Clinics: Getting to Know Your Library Databases – Thursday, November 1st, @ 8 PM; Friday November 2nd, @ 11 AM; Monday, November 5th, @ 6 PM; Tuesday, November 6th, @ 6 PM; Wednesday, November 7th, @ 10 AM and @7 PM

Library Research Clinic: How to Plan Your Research Project – Thursday, November 8th, @ 3 PM

English Language Table – Thursday, November 8th, @ 1 PM

Movie Talk Film Discussion Group – Monday, November 19th, @ 1 PM

Library Research Clinic: Research Skills, Especially for Undergraduates – Monday, November 19th, @ 3 PM

Library Research Clinic: Career Research @ the Library – Thursday, November 29th, @ 3 PM


International Education Week @ the Library

November 12 -16, 2018


Monday, November 12th

French Language and Culture around the World – 1 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

La Passione Italiana – 3 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room


Tuesday, November 13th

Italian Language Table – 1 PM – Library Café

Contemporary China – 3 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room


Wednesday, November 14th

Living in Belgium – 1 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

The Netherlands Today – 3 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Musical Afternoons – 3:30 PM –Library Theatre & Auditorium

International Game Night – 6:30 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room


Thursday, November 15th

French Language Table – 1 PM – Library Café

Global Books & Movies – 3 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room


New Books This Week

Alaska: A History

Ambush, a novel

The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan

Best American Short Stories, 2018

The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel

Blitzscaling: The Lightning–Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

The Bookshop of Yesterdays, a novel

California: A History

Capitalism in America

China’s Military Power

The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a novel

A Concise History of Florida

The Cybernetics Moment, Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age

Deck the Hounds, a novel

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering

The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats, and Opportunities

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

The History of Texas

The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease

Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana

International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, and Tensions

Killing Commendatore, a novel

The Library Book, a novel

Maryland: A History

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side

Nevada: A History of the Silver State

New Mexico: A History

The O. Henry Prize Stories: The Best Short Stories of the Year, 2018

Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State

Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition

Physicianship and the Rebirth of Medical Education

Presidents of War

Publishing Your Medical Research

Researching Medical Education

A Spark of Light, a novel

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

The Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History

Terrorism: Strategic and Methodological Approaches

Transcription, a novel

Did you know…?  That we are here for you?

That a librarian can help you find the best information, and find it fast?

That your Giovatto librarians all have a master’s degree in librarianship and that some of them have additional advanced degrees?

That a reference librarian is always scheduled whenever the Library is open?

That you can chat with, or email, a Giovatto reference librarian through the Library web page?