Posts Tagged ‘Director's Posts’

Director’s Blog – September 2021

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog features a miscellany of notable WSJ articles along with recent scholarship published by Fuqua faculty authors in online & print scholarly journals. Ford Library helps fund access for these journals for Duke and Fuqua. Fuqua authors’ names are in italics.

From the WSJAll of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com.

  • West Virginia Creates Jobs Farming Lavender at Former Coal Mines – Jocelyn Sheppard, 61, who has degrees in English and library science, is president of Appalachian Botanical, a company banking on the hope that repurposing former mines as lavender farms can help diversify the state’s economy, create jobs and clean up the environment.
  • Goldman Sachs, Other Financial Firms Back Program to Diversify Wall Street – Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge Partners LP and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are funding a new program to train, mentor and hire students for careers in the financial sector in a push to bring more women and minorities to the industry.
  • Facebook Disables Access for NYU Research Into Political-Ad TargetingThe Library Director comments: If you’re doing data-driven research and need to build a research or article corpus, don’t do it this way. The NYU Ad Observatory, launched last September by the university’s engineering school, recruited more than 6,500 volunteers to use a special browser extension to collect data about the political ads Facebook shows them. Soon after, Facebook, which hadn’t given permission for the project, demanded the researchers cease collecting the data.

Featured Fuqua Faculty Research

Director’s Blog – August 2021

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog shares Tips for Tech Success in Ford Library. When new students come to Fuqua, mastering basic technology tasks such as connecting to Fuqua networks, printing in the Library, and others can be a little overwhelming! We hope these tips will help.

Tech success starts with synchronizing Your Duke Net ID password.

  • Use your laptop or our stacks computer and browse to https://oit.duke.edu/selfservice, and login with your Duke Net ID (e.g. jdoe123) and password.
  • At the right of the Self Service home page, in the NET ID section, click on “+ Change your password”.
  • Enter your current password, and then create a new password that meets these guidelines in the appropriate boxes, and click “Submit”.

Why do I have to do this? – Your brand new Duke Net ID password allows you to login to computers on the Duke WIN network domain, but not computers on the FUQUA domain. Once you create and submit the new password, it will be “synced” across all Duke network domains in about 5 minutes, allowing you to login to any public computer at Fuqua.

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Director’s Blog – July 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog features recent scholarship published by Fuqua faculty authors in online & print scholarly journals. Ford Library helps fund access for these journals for Duke and Fuqua. Fuqua authors’ names are in italics.

If you are a Fuqua faculty member, and are reading this and would like to see your research linked here, please email us!

Ford Library Honors Juneteenth

Friday, June 18th, 2021

In this blog post, Ford Library honors the Juneteenth holiday by sharing some selected e-book acquisitions and articles from our online collections and subscribed resources that focus on related timely and important topics.

Ford Library remains committed to pursuing a strong collection of resources that concentrate on the interrelationship of business with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The titles below are only a sample of our newly added holdings, and we encourage our Fuqua faculty, staff, and students to send suggestions for additional new acquisitions to library-requests@fuqua.duke.edu, attention: Julie Harris.

E-Books

Articles

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com.

Suggested By Faculty

New Scholarly Journal – Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: an international journal
Many thanks to Fuqua Prof. Angelica Leigh for her recommendation!

Thank you for reading! — please send suggestions for additional new acquisitions to library-requests@fuqua.duke.edu, attention: Julie Harris.

Director’s Blog – June 2021

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog post celebrates an all-too-brief “summer” break for the Fuqua community with a collection of interesting miscellaneous articles. Enjoy some down time!

From the Wall Street Journal

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com!

Barrons.com “Extra” – The article below requires a Barrons.com account which is available to Fuqua users courtesy of the Fuqua Career Management Center and a generous donation by Mr. R. Scott Collins (Duke Class of 1993), President, Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.

Popular Online Audio and E-Books

The titles below from Overdrive all have lengthy wait periods. If you don’t want to wait that long, let us know and we’ll see if we can purchase additional online “copies”.

  • Empire of Painaudiobook | ebook
    – A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.
  • Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mostaudiobook | ebook
    – Stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat,” we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it.
  • The Premonition: a pandemic storyebook
    – Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Director’s Blog – May 2021

Monday, May 10th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog post will focus on women in leadership, business and finance, and the ongoing work of deciding how to “do work” post-COVID.

From the Wall Street Journal

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create here. Ford Library has funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com!

Barrons.com “Extra” – The article below requires a Barrons.com account which is available to Fuqua users courtesy of the Fuqua Career Management Center and a generous donation by Mr. R. Scott Collins (Duke Class of 1993), President, Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.

On-site, Remote, or Hybrid? – Companies, organizations, and universities are wrestling with choosing a way of “doing work” that benefits both employees and the organization. It is not an easy decision!

Director’s Blog – April 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This is the inaugural post in a monthly series where I’ll share links of interest sourced from sites, databases, and journals brought to you by Ford Library. Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback!

From the Wall Street Journal

All of the linked articles below require a WSJ.com account which you can create here. Ford Library has funded your access to personal accounts on WSJ.com!

New ResourcesDE&I Emphasis

This section features new online content we’ve added. This month’s entry will focus on DE&I content. Enjoy!