Are you looking to dig a little deeper into life’s big questions, but aren’t ready to commit to the big books on the subject? You may be interested in the Oxford University Press “Very Short Introductions” that have recently been added to the FGCU Library collection. These small, almost pocket sized books are written by experts with an academic slant, but bring you the big concepts with out a lot of fuss.
We have Very Short Introductions on a variety of topics, the newest of which include god, love, ritual, and knowledge. To find books in this series in our collection, search the library catalog for “very short introduction.”
Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up is one of many new book arrivals to the FGCU Library’s collection. Grace Helbig, host of it’sGrace on YouTube, has gathered some tongue-in-cheek, though sometimes actual good advice for people of all ages trying to act like adults. Helbig covers topics including how to interview for a job, tips for surviving school and the office, how to make adult friends, dating, cooking and travel. Its a fun, colorful book that occasional veers into “bad behavior” territory (the “How to Get Over a Hangover” and “How to Do the Walk of Shame” chapters come to mind), perfect for summer reading.
This book and other modern humor books can be found on the second floor of Library East in and around the PN6231 section of the General Collection.
Congratulations to Dr. David J. Thomas, our 25th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Thomas’s book, Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement, will be featured on the Library website during the summer months, May through July, and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.
Dr. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies. Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from The Union Institute. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Thomas served as a police officer and retired from the Gainesville Police Department after 20 years of service. Dr. Thomas serves as editor for a book series in Forensic Psychology and has previously published textbooks on topics in policing and psychology. He also serves as an editor for several journals.
Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.