New Movies for June/July

July 17th, 2019
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Here are the latest additions to the DVD collection:

Apollo 11
Ashes in the Snow
Cold Pursuit
Fighting with my Family
Gloria Bell
Happy Death Day 2U
J.T. LeRoy
The Kid
The Least of These
The Little Mermaid
The Upside
What Men Want
Woman at War
The Aftermath
The Best of Enemies
Captain Marvel
Captive State
Five Feet Apart
Hotel Mumbai
Killing Eve: season 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Mustang
The Public
Wonder Park

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

New Movies for May

May 16th, 2019

Here are latest additions to our DVD collection:

A Dog’s Way Home
The Hole in the Ground
Holmes & Watson
Level 16
On the Basis of Sex
Rust Creek

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Using Library Resources During Summer Break

May 8th, 2019

mba on the beachCongratulations on finishing the final Term of the year! This post will fill our rising Second Years in on what Library resources, both print and online, will be available to you during summer break.

Using Library Databases During An Internship

The key point to consider when using library databases is to avoid the transfer of entire reports, articles, or data content from academically licensed databases to your summer employer. Transferring database content to a summer employer breaches our license with the vendor; and could cost the breaching user, and all of Fuqua, their access to the database.

Using databases to prepare for your internship without the transfer of content may be permissible. Please review the use cases described on our web site; and email us if you have any questions.

Carlton Brown, Associate Director & IT Services Manager

Print, Audiobook, and E-Reader Use During the Summer

Leaving North Carolina for all or most of the summer? Don’t forget to return library items before you leave town.

Why? If the book you borrowed is recalled for use by another patron, you’ll need to ship it back to Ford Library. If you aren’t able to ship it back, you should know that recall fines are $3/day.

If you are borrowing a Kindle, you do get a guaranteed 4 week loan, but they can’t be renewed after that. Audiobooks are just 2 week loans.

Thank you for returning library materials before you leave!

Amy Brennan – Collection Services Librarian

New Movies for April

April 19th, 2019

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Here are the latest additions to our DVD collection:

Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Instant Family
Mary Poppins Returns
Mortal Engines
The Mule
Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse
Stan & Ollie

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Student Survey

April 15th, 2019

Do you love the Ford Library as much as we do? Do you have suggestions for improvements or just want to share your thoughts? Would you like to win a drone? Fill out our survey here.

As the Spring semester wraps up, we would love to get your feedback in our student survey. Let us know how you really feel about us in a quick survey and you could win a drone! We will randomly select a winner after the survey closes on Sunday, April 28. You must qualify per the rules below in order to enter. Good luck!

1) Must be a current Fuqua student
2) Must fill out our student survey between 4/15-4/26 and include contact information so we can let you know if you win!

Fine Forgiveness Fridays

April 5th, 2019

Library fines got you down? During Fine Forgiveness Fridays, April 12 – May 10, the Ford Library will waive or credit one fine* each time you interact with us online. You can like or follow us on any of our social media accounts and post library-related photos to our Facebook page or to Instagram with the hashtag #fordlibrary. You can get up to seven fines waived total during this event.

It’s easy!

  1. Snap a library-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections, or just of you in the library.
  2. Post the photo to our Facebook page or to your Instagram/Twitter account with the hashtag #fordlibrary.
  3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.
  4. Follow us @fordlibrary on Instagram, @fordlibraryweb on Twitter, or our Facebook page.
    Please note: Your social media profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo. We have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

Questions? Email:

All current Duke University students are eligible to participate.
Each photo must be tagged #fordlibrary and posted between April 12th and May 10th, 2019. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.
A maximum of seven overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.
*Waives or credits may only be applied to overdue Ford Library fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2018 – May 2019).
*Waives or credits will not apply to items that have not yet been returned, for fines that were incurred at other Duke University Libraries, or for recall fines (where another patron was waiting for the overdue item). This promotion is in addition to our existing one-time waive policy (one waive per student per year for eligible fines). Feel free to ask about this policy too.

Fuqua Book Exchange

April 2nd, 2019

Ford Library invites the Fuqua community to participate in the Fuqua Book Exchange from April 13th through May 15th, 2019. Donate your gently used books to other students, staff, faculty, or to the library. Give a book, take a book. All subjects are welcome. Free!

Drop off your book donations at the Ford Library circulation desk. Books for exchange are located on a “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf at the back of the Ford Library. Just follow the arrows. We will donate any books unclaimed after the exchange to Durham County Public Library.

Book Review: Becoming a Leader

April 1st, 2019

The Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Collection in the Ford Library is a key resource for faculty members, business practitioners and students who are interested in leadership development. The collection was created in 2005 with a generous donation in honor of Dorothea F. Peterjohn and contains print and online books covering the spectrum of leadership. These five books are the newest titles added to the collection.

Schultz, Howard. From the Ground Up. Random House, 2019.

Starbucks CEO and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Schultz uses his life and work to champion the responsibilities for fairness and community that leaders, businesses and citizens share in American society today.

Newport, Cal. Digital Minimalism. Penguin, 2019.

A faculty member in Computer Science at Georgetown University, Cal Newport demonstrates how to shake free from the endless workstream of email, social networks and smartphone apps and focus on what ultimately matters in life.

Herman, Todd. The Alter Ego Effect. Harperbusiness, 2019.

Performance adviser for athletes and entrepreneurs Todd Herman uses stories from sports, business and history to show how to activate one’s personal (and imaginary) Heroic Self using superhuman traits to overcome challenges in life.

Willink, Jocko. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. St. Martin’s Press, 2017.

In this updated edition of a bestselling book, two retired Navy Seal officers and veterans of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply leadership principles from the military to the business environment, showing how to build, train, and lead high-performance teams.

Also available for checkout on Notable Business Books Kindles.

Maxwell, John C. Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace. HarperCollins Leadership, 2019.

Leadership coach John Maxwell summarizes 11 shifts that he made over his long career that strengthened his leadership abilities and sustained him professionally during his years as a leadership expert.

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.

Book Review: Screwnomics

March 19th, 2019

Diamond, Rickey Gard. Screwnomics : how our economy works against women and real ways to make lasting change. She Writes Press, 2018.

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Rickey Gard Diamond’s book, Screwnomics, provides a conversational-style book on economics with a focus on women: more specifically, the devaluation of traditional women’s work over time.

Weaving examples from her own life with economic evolution and turmoil from the early 20th century, Diamond shows the effect these events have had on women. These events include women’s entrance into the workforce during World Wars 1 and 2 and the development of a need for a two income family in most households.

Much of her focus is on the last 25 years, beginning with the boom and bust and followed by Enron’s implosion, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the mortgage-backed securities meltdown and the subsequent financial crisis. With each, she discusses how adjusting traditional male leadership to a more woman-focused culture–nurturing as opposed to combative–would have mitigated the economic turmoil experienced. True enough, I suppose, but a rather simplistic look at a world which includes class, race, sexuality and religion as equals to the debate.

While reading Screwnomics, I felt unsure of which generation of women she wanted to address. I’m not that much younger than the author, but her metaphors, which included sexual innuendo, fell flat. If you’ve ever listened to Rachel Feinstein’s monologues about her mother, Karen, you’ll be able to identify that well-meaning, earnest person who wants to be hip but misses the mark.

Where Diamond gets it right is when she writes about the women in her family–her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother–as well as herself. At this point, the reader can understand the way macroeconomic policies alter a family’s microeconomic life.

If you’re interested in a quick overview of economics, Screwnomics will do, but if you want a more nuanced look at the topic, there are many other blogs and podcasts which provide a more current and in-depth look at economics.

New Movies for March

March 15th, 2019

See our latest DVD titles below:

The Favourite

At Eternity’s Gate
Black ’47
Bohemian Rhapsody
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Favourite
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
The Front Runner
Mary Queen of Scots
Nobody’s Fool
Robin Hood
A Star is Born

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.