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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Working without Commitments

Working without Commitments: The Health Effects of Precarious Employment by Wayne Lewchuk, Marlea Clarke, and Alice de Wolff

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"This book comes at an especially appropriate time, given the debates in the US over health care and the disputes over the rights of unions in the public sector. It begins by summarizing the evolution of the "employment-relationship," indicating that society may be returning to an earlier time of less-secure employment and employee benefits. The hypothesis, referred to as the "job strain" model, is that workers' rights to a job are determinants of workers' health. The more precarious and tentative jobs are, the less healthy and therefore less productive the workers…. The authors discuss how changes in the employment relationship and the idea of job commitment have significant implications for the role of government in the labor market."

O'Connell, J. F. "Working Without Commitments: The Health Effects Of Precarious Employment." Choice: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries 48.11 (2011): 2150. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

Other books on working and labor can be found in the HD section. This book will be shelved at HD 5858 C2 L49 2011 once it is not a "New book". Ask a librarian to help you find this or other books.

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems

No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems by Liu Xiaobo

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When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 2010, its recipient, Liu Xiaobo, was in Jinzhou Prison, serving an eleven-year sentence for what Beijing called "incitement to subvert state power." In Oslo, actress Liv Ullmann read a long statement the activist had prepared for his 2009 trial. It read in part: "I stand by the convictions I expressed in my 'June Second Hunger Strike Declaration' twenty years ago—I have no enemies and no hatred. None of the police who monitored, arrested, and interrogated me, none of the prosecutors who indicted me, and none of the judges who judged me are my enemies."

That statement is one of the pieces in this book, which includes writings spanning two decades, providing insight into all aspects of Chinese life. These works not only chronicle a leading dissident’s struggle against tyranny but enrich the record of universal longing for freedom and dignity.

(From the Publisher’s website)

This book will be shelved at PL2879 .X53 A2 2012 with other Chinese literature. It is also available as a free ebook (via a Library subscription).

New Books!

There are a number of new books in the circulating collection this year. Be sure to visit the New Books display in front of the Reference Desk to find something fresh to read. If you are interested in seeing a list new titles, try this link to a command search in the CUNY+ catalog: New Books

Try EasyBib for your citations and bibliographies

If you didn't get a chance to attend the EasyBib workshops on 4/9, there are a lot of online guides to introduce you to this great new library research tool. Our Library provides access to the School Edition which has a lot more features than the free version. When you get a chance, it is worth checking out.

EasyBib Workshops Today!

Please join the Library for a workshop on EasyBib. Learn how to organize citations quickly and accurately. EasyBib is a complete citation management composer. When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Two sessions to choose from: 1:00 - 1:30 pm 4:00 - 4:30 pm Open to All ~ Facilitated by Alexandra Rojas, Catherine Stern and Chris McHale

Community Building from New York to Vermont

Congrats to Lydia Willoughby, former adjunct here in the Library, who has been honored as one of this year’s “Movers & Shakers” by Library Journal for her community outreach work in libraries both urban and rural. We were also really happy to hear that she has fond memories of LaGuardia via a tweet from January:

Short Takes on Literature is Back!

"Family" comes in all forms, flavors and colors. Join us on selected Thursdays in Spring 1 as we engage with stories about the world of family.

All sessions will be held in the Library Conference Room from 2:30-4:30. Feel free to drop in or stay for the entire session. All students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome!

This Thursday, April 4, we will discuss:

Toibin, Colm . "Summer of '38." New Yorker 4 March 2013: 58- 65. and Hill, Nathan. "The New Year's Child." Antioch Review 65.3 (2007): 482-495. Academic Search Complete.