New Database: Sage Business Cases

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sage Business Cases.  Detail from the publisher:

SAGE Business Cases provides faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research. Offering 1,700 cases from around the world—this collection will grow to 2,500 case studies by 2018. These cases are:

  • Accessible campus-wide, providing easy discovery for students and faculty for the use in courses and research
  • Critically minded, up-to-date, and developed to elicit discussion and further research
  • Accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies, target audience, and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion
  • Contemporary and newsworthy. Topics include Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more
  • Designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources.

This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.

Partner Institutions

The collection includes cases from a growing list of world-renowned institutions and associations:

  • Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
  • The Berkeley-Haas Case Series, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • The Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • New in 2018! Institute of Management Accountants, USA
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA
  • Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
  • Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, China
  • Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, USA
  • Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Library Hours for the 2017 Fall Semester

#SHU_Libraries welcomes new and returning students!

~ The Library is open 7 days a week during the semester ~

**2017 Fall Semester Hours begin on Monday, August 28th**

Monday – Thursday 8am – 2am
Friday  8am – midnight
Saturday  9am – 5pm
Sunday  Noon – 2am

Reference Help

Reference Desk and reference chat are staffed 6 days a week:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday Noon – 8pm

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#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison

#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison, who will be joining us as a Term Reference Librarian four days a week this fall. You’ll find Dr. Harrison at the reference desk ready to answer your questions, and teaching students within the library’s instruction program.

Lauren Harrison photoShe holds a Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Zoology/Chemistry, a Master of Library Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems & Communication also from Rutgers. She has served as an Information Scientist, Library Manager and Data Scientist during her 38 year tenure with Roche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, NJ and most recently in NYC at their new Roche Translational and Clinical Research Center.

She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information’s Joint program with NYU, and is currently a Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Masters in Applied Analytics Program.

Welcome Lauren!

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Upcoming Speaker’s Series Event: September 27, 2017

#SHU_Libraries is pleased to announce the next event in our recently launched Speaker’s Series: Critical Issues In Information & Education:

“Discursive and Demographic Dysfunction, Or, Why It Is So Hard to Decide What the Facts Are”

When: Wednesday, September 27th @ 2pm
Where: Seton Hall University Libraries – Walsh Library, 2nd floor Common Area
Please RSVP to:

Prof. Marie Radford (Rutgers University) will focus on the difference between conversations that are clear, non-confrontational, and productive and those that are unfocused, awkward, or even threatening. She will explore theoretical frameworks for understanding interpersonal communication and how these historical frameworks apply to libraries combining theory with empirical research. Her talk is adapted from her recent book Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters published by the American Library Association. Dr. Radford has won multiple national awards for her previous work in this vein.

Prof. Julia Sass Rubin (Rutgers University) will focus on political-informational fallout in the educational arena. Her research focuses on how the hot button issue of charter schools and the resulting segregation of school populations in New Jersey has exposed misinformation about them. A recent journal article on New Jersey’s charter school laws noted that “Rubin has critiqued the current charter school law as needing greater local control components, more transparency, and a means to address an apparent demographic mismatch between charter and district schools.”  Perhaps the greatest compliment to her work is the complaint lodged against her by the New Jersey Charter Schools Association in 2015. As one blog written by a longtime Star Ledger reporter put it, “Because charter schools cannot refute the evidence on its merits, they have chosen to try to intimidate those who make the facts available to the public.”

About our Speakers

Marie Radford

Marie RadfordMarie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. In 2017, in addition to publishing Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters with Gary Radford (ALA Editions), she co-authored Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th ed. with Lynn S. Connaway (Libraries Unlimited). Her forthcoming book, Conducting the Reference Interview, 3rd ed. is co-authored with Catherine Ross & Kirsti Nilsen (ALA Editions). Her research focus is on qualitative research, communication within virtual and traditional library contexts, and postmodern approaches to media stereotypes of librarians/libraries. She is an award-winning, prolific author who gives numerous presentations, workshops, and webinars on topics that include: communication, time management, change management, service excellence, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. She received the 2010 ALA/RUSA Mudge Award for distinguished contributions to reference.

Julia Sass Rubin

Julia Sass Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research examines the intersection of education policy, community development, and social justice. Dr. Rubin is also one of the founding members of Save Our Schools NJ (, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high quality public education. Dr. Rubin earned her PhD and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University and spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Seton Hall University’s Institutional eRepository Hits 2 Million Downloads!

Seton Hall University Libraries & Seton Hall Law proudly maintain Seton Hall University’s Institutional eRepository, for the preservation and dissemination of SHU scholarly works.

We are excited to announce that as of July 7th 2017, there have been more than 2 million downloads from the eRepository from all over the world!

Read the news story here.

You can explore the eRepository here

Current Faculty Selected Works Profiles are available here

For faculty the benefits of having a profile in the eRepository include:

– Showcasing current scholarship with your peers.

– Maintaining your own profile or opting to have #SHU_Libraries maintain it for you.

– Viewing download statistics for your publications and media appearances with map visualizations and Excel tables to view readership by sector, institution, and country.

For more information see our eRepository Brochure.

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Watch A Video of Our Inaugural Speaker’s Series

Seton Hall University Libraries Speaker’s Series
“Critical Issues in Information and Education”
Speakers John N. Berry and Dr. Christopher Tienken discuss
“Information and Misinformation”

Recorded March 29, 2017 @ Seton Hall University Libraries

About our Speakers:

During John Berry’s more than fifty years with Library Journal where he was Editor-in-Chief, he authored over 700 publications and maintained an active role in the American Library Association, spearheading many socially aware initiatives. He is a recipient of the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to librarianship.

Dr. Christopher Tienken has authored over 80 publications. His research interests include school reform issues such as standardization, the influence of curriculum quality on student outcomes, and the construct validity of high-stakes standardized tests as decision-making tools. He was was named the 2014 College of Education and Human Services Researcher of the Year, and was invited to be a member of the Professors of Curriculum organization in 2015.

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Chinese Speech Competition 2017

Liuqing Yang, Chinese Corner Project Assistant, has created a video clip of the recent Chinese Speech Competition held by Asian Studies Program at Seton Hall University on April 20, 2017.

Thirty-eight students took part in the competition from beginner to advanced levels. Every speech had its own characterisitcs. Prof. Dongdong Chen, Department Chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Prof. Jeffrey Rice of Chinese Literature and Civilization and Director of Asian Studies, gave supportive remarks to the students. Everyone enjoyed the competition.

Chinese Speech Competition Participants
Chinese Speech Competition Participants

Watch highlights from the competition here.

The Chinese Corner (located on the 2nd floor of Walsh Library) is a unique collection of books and videos for learning Chinese language, history and culture. The collection is curated by Dr. Xue-Ming Bao, the library’s Electronic Resources Librarian & liaison to Asian Studies.

To learn more about Dr. Bao and The Chinese Corner, please visit here.

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Library Hiring Student Workers

#SHU_Libraries is looking to hire students who can work part-time in the evenings and on weekends, starting this May!

Does this sound like you?

  • You are a current SHU student
  • You qualify for Federal Work-Study
  • You are interested in working in the library at the circulation desk
  • You are available to work evenings and weekends
  • You can start immediately

If so then please send a cover letter and resume by email to Tiffany Burns

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lisa Rose-Wiles Receives 2017 University Research Council Award

One of the library’s most distinguished faculty, Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, has just been named a recipient of one of the 2017 University Research Council Awards!

Dr. Rose-Wiles was honored alongside her colleague Dr. Cecilia Marzabadi (Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry) for their project titled “Are We Ignoring History? An Analysis of Citations in Recent Chemistry Articles”.

Photo of URC Award winners
Dr. Rose-Wiles is in the front row, 2nd from the right.

Congratulations Lisa (and Cecilia)!

Read the announcement with the complete list of award recipients, here.

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