New Books (August 30, 2019)

The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

Inside the Faculty Union: Labor Relations in the University Setting

Inside the Faculty Union: Labor Relations in the University Setting

by Robert Engvall

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Call number: 378.122 Eng

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This book explores unionism in today's higher education environment, and the need for collective action in order to promote the best possible educational environment on campus. In the increasingly corporatized world of higher education, the role played by faculty in making the university a genuine place for learning is more important than ever.

King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

by Sylvie Laurent

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Call number: 305.569 Lau

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: University of California Press

Shortly before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. called for a radical redistribution of economic and political power to transform the whole of society. In 1967, he envisioned and designed the Poor People’s Campaign, an interracial effort that was carried out after his death. This campaign brought together impoverished Americans of all races to demand better wages, better jobs, better homes, and better education. King and the Other America explores this overlooked and obscured episode of the late civil rights movement, deepening our understanding of King’s commitment to social justice and also of the long-term trajectory of the civil rights movement. This book draws the connections between King's perceptive thoughts on substantive justice and the ongoing quest for equality for all.

Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom

Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom

by Peggy J. Grafwallner

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Call number: 371.9 Gra

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom offers practical techniques and research-based suggestions where all students, regardless of their abilities, are actively engaged in a vigorous, scaffolded, differentiated classroom taught by a compassionate, equitable teacher. With 25 years of classroom expertise, the author shares her down-to-earth suggestions for building classroom community and embracing all learners while offering concrete suggestions for creating respectful parent and student partnerships. At the end of each chapter, Peg outlines how to use the chapter in a professional book club, as a PLC resource, and as a Professional Development supplement.

Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions: How to Develop Them, How to Quantify Them

Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions: How to Develop Them, How to Quantify Them

by Grant Oliver, Malcolm McDonald

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Call number: 659.2 Mcd

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Kogan Page

A value proposition is an innovation or feature that clarifies a company's core purpose and identity. In the same way profit lies at the heart of every business, so does the value proposition, communicating how its service or products fulfill the needs of their customers. While many organizations understand the importance of having a clearly defined value proposition to help them become more profitable, many businesses struggle to use them effectively. Malcolm McDonald on Value Propositions is a step-by-step guide to understanding exactly why financially quantified value propositions will help readers to increase revenue and deliver tangible results.

Everyday School Violence: An Educator's Guide to Safer Schools

Everyday School Violence: An Educator's Guide to Safer Schools

by Sarah E. Daly

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Call number: 371.782 Dal

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This book provides a comprehensive approach to addressing small-scale school violence issues using research and evidence-based practices. By offering educators critical ways to measure, and approach violence and prevention, the book provides easy-to-implement suggestions and processes by which educators can created tailored programs to their schools’ own needs.

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

by Lita Epstein

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Call number: 657.3 Eps

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: For Dummies

Especially relevant in today's world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going. Packed with new and updated information, Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you a quick but clear introduction to financial reports–and how to decipher the information in them.

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

by Elena Aguilar

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Call number: 371.102 Aqu

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far. Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classrooms--places where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a path to resiliency to help teachers weather the storms and bounce back--and work toward banishing the rain for good.

Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement

Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement

by David Goodman, Mark R. Warren

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Call number: 379.26 Lif

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Beacon Press

Illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the emerging educational justice movement, this anthology tells the stories of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against systemic inequities and the mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. It offers a social justice alternative to the corporate reform movement that seeks to privatize public education through expanding charter schools and voucher programs. To address the systemic racism in our education system and in the broader society, the contributors argue that what is needed is a movement led by those most affected by injustice--students of color and their parents--that builds alliances across sectors and with other social justice movements addressing immigration, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

by Charles Wheelan

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Call number: 330 Whe

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade, income inequality, and America’s rising debt. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Creating Signature Stories: Strategic Messaging that Energizes, Persuades and Inspires

Creating Signature Stories: Strategic Messaging that Energizes, Persuades and Inspires

by David A. Aaker

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Call number: 658.8 Aak

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Stories are orders of magnitude which are more effective than facts at achieving attention, persuading, being remembered, and inspiring involvement. Signature stories—intriguing, authentic, and involving narratives—apply the power of stories to communicate a strategic message. Creating Signature Stories shows organizations how to introduce storytelling into their strategic messaging, and guides organizations to find, or even create, signature stories and leverage them over time. With case studies built into every chapter, organizations will realize the power of storytelling to energize readers, gain visibility, persuade audiences, and inspire action.

Inside Academia: Professors, Politics, and Policies

Inside Academia: Professors, Politics, and Policies

by Steven M. Cahn

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Call number: 378.101 Cah

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Drawing on decades of experience as a renowned teacher, advisor, administrator, and philosopher, Steven M. Cahn diagnoses problems plaguing America’s universities and offers his prescriptions for improvement. He explores numerous aspects of academic life, including the education of graduate students, the quality of teaching, the design of liberal arts curricula, and the procedures for appointing faculty and considering them for tenure. Inside Academia uses real cases to illustrate how faculty members, deans, and provosts often do not serve the best interests of schools or students. Yet the book also highlights efforts of those who have committed themselves and their institutions to the pursuit of academic excellence.

The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events

The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events

by Colin Beveridge

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Call number: 510 Bev

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2017

Publisher: Firefly Books

An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life. The Math Behind... is a fascinating compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring and how those odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. The book examines everything from how predictive text works to why buses come in threes and the likelihood that toast will land butter side down. Accessible and clear explanations, without dumbing down the science, and photographs and diagrams illustrate concepts and aid understanding.

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