Saturday, November 23, 2013

Native American Heritage Month [eBook Display]

November is Native American Heritage month. Check out these ebooks to learn more about the rich history and culture of Native Americans. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

JFK Life and Legacy Display

On Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 pm John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of downtown Dallas. The event traumatized both a city and a nation; learn more about the life and legacy of President Kennedy by viewing the display for John F. Kennedy located at the UNT Dallas Library.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Digital Database)

Featuring nearly 300,000 site records the Texas Historic Sites Atlas is a valuable reference source for historic places found in the State of Texas. You may search by historic designation (National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places, State Antiquities Landmark (Buildings Only),Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, or  Historic Texas Cemetery), county, address, or site name. Each site record includes a map and detailed information about the location.   

The database also includes records for courthouses, cemeteries, military sites, museums, and sawmills.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Soldiers and Statesmen: Reflections on Leadrship (ebook)

John S. D. Eisenhower, son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, captures the human side of key figures of World War 2 such as Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, and John Foster Dulles. The memoir achieves this through ample personal anecdotes of some of the most powerful men during the war and post war periods. The book is ideal for those interested in learning from the examples of leaders whose decisions have played a large part in shaping the modern world.

You can read the ebook by clicking the link.

Eisenhower, J. S. D. (2012). Soldiers and statesmen: Reflections on leadership. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Career Resource DVDs

Need help developing a resume or improving your interview skills? Checkout these new career development DVDs. Learn how to search for the career that is right for you, revise your resume, and present yourself to potential employers. All these and many more resources are available at the UNT Dallas Library.

Zobrist, S., Heck, J. A., Thau, C., JIST Works, Inc., & JIST Publishing. (2007). The quick resume and cover letter video. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Pub. [ ]

Teaches viewers how to quickly and skillfully prepare a resume and cover letter. Includes the basic structure as well as tips on how to present information.

JIST Works, Inc. (2003). The complete job application: Filling in the blanks. Indianapolis, IN: Jist Works. [ ]

The DVD targets how to properly fill out a job application.

Mattox, P., Princess Company (Vancouver, Wash), & School Co. (2008). Non-traditional job search basics for re-entry success. Vancouver, WA: The Princess Co., Ltd. [ ]

Focused on populations that have special challenges getting into or reentering the workforce, this show features specific steps and advice from leading experts in the employment world. From women reentering the workforce after a long absence to recently released from institution job seekers, this show sets out the attitudes and job search skills set needed to succeed in the new economy.

Furris, N. J., Lamb, K., Simpson, D., Hackney, G., Hagan, J., Green, S., Fusto, D., ... Spectrum Films (Firm : Jacksonville, Fla.). (2007). You're hired!: Skills you need to get the job you want. Jacksonville Beach, FL: LINX Educational. [ ]

An overview of skills necessary for any job, covering: basic skills, such as reading and writing; personal qualities, such as honesty and enthusiasm; and people skills, such as teamwork and getting along with others.

Davis, L., Heck, J., Zobrist, S., Farr, J. M., & JIST Works, Inc. (2007). The very quick job search. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.

Provides brief interviews with job seekers, employers, and Mike Farr. Discusses techniques based on job seeking methods presented in Mike Farr's book of the same title.

Linx Educational Publishing. (2006). Mind your manners. Jacksonville Beach, FL: Linx Educational. [ ]

Learn proper etiquette techniques that will ease you through any situation, from customers, phone calls, friendships, to new acquaintances. How to talk to co-workers, bosses, and family with proper tones and words are taught here.

Linx Educational Publishing. (2006). Mastering the interview. Jacksonville Beach, FL: Linx Educational. [ ]

Learn the ins and outs of interviewing in today's job market. Showing what kinds of questions to ask, and how to answer the toughest queries. Also learn about dress, attitude, and the all-important handshake that can get you a second interview.

Simpson, D., Hackney, G., Furris, N., Herbert, P., & Linx Educational Publishing. (2005). Head to toe: Grooming and dressing for the best possible you. Jacksonville Beach, FL: LINX Educational Publishing. [ ]
Does the way you look accurately reflect who you are and where you want to go in life? Do you always make your best impression? Shows all the tips you need to look your very best and get ahead in the workplace. Every successful person knows that looking your best puts you on the road to feeling your best and to being your best.

Furris, N. J., Lamb, K., Bowen, J., Hackney, G., Tice, J., Johnson, R., Linx Educational Publishing., ... Spectrum Films (Firm). (2007). Starting fresh: Interviewing with a troubled background. Jacksonville Beach, FL: Linx Educational. [ ]

Presents guidelines for ex-offenders for finding employment.

Furris, N. J., Lamb, K., Bowen, J., Hackney, G., Tice, J., Linx Educational Publishing., & Spectrum Films. (2007). Starting fresh: Interviewing with a Troubled Background. Jacksonville Beach, FL: Linx Educational.  [ ]

Presents guidelines for ex-offenders for employment interviewing, covering: preparing for the interview; what to do and not do during the interview; follow-up.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

John F. Kennedy Electronic Resources

On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated in downtown Dallas. 50 years later the memory of that day persists in the memory of the city and the nation. Learn more about the man, his Presidency, and his legacy through the following electronic resources.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Internship Books at the UNT Dallas Library

Internships can be an important part of the educational experience. An internship allows you to apply the knowledge you are learning in class to real world settings, develop a realistic appreciation for work in a chosen field, and the opportunity to build professional relationships through networking.

You can learn more about internship opportunities by checking out the following books that have recently arrived at the UNT Dallas Library.

Berger, L. (2012). All work, no pay: Finding an internship, building your resume, making connections, and gaining job experience. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press.

Discover the best internship opportunities, from big companies to virtual internships Write effective resumes and cover letters Nail phone, Skype, and in-person interviews Know your rights as an intern Use social networking to your advantage Network like a pro Impress your boss  Get solid letters of recommendation Turn internships into job opportunities.

Gordon, G. R., & McBride, R. B. (2012). Criminal justice internships: Theory into practice. Amsterdam: Anderson Pub./Elsevier.

Guides students, instructors, and internship site supervisors through the entire internship process, offering advice and information for use at the internship site as well as pre-planning and assessment activities. Students learn basics such as choosing an internship site at either a public agency or a private firm, résumé writing techniques, interviewing skills, and the importance of setting and developing goals and assessing progress. It also serves as a reference tool for professors and supervisory personnel who assist and supervise the student during the experience.

Sweitzer, H. F., & King, M. A. (2009). The successful internship: Personal, professional, and civic development. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

The book offers you more than just a resource for how to find a position or how to interview; it addresses the concerns, emotions, needs, and unique personal challenges that are the essence of an internship or field experience and focuses on the internship as a vehicle for your development as a civic professional. The authors describe in detail the path of change you'll find yourself embarking on and the challenges you'll face along the way. The book's five-stage model of the internship process--anticipation, disillusionment, confrontation, competence, and culmination--places the material in a meaningful framework that lends structure to your understanding of the work you'll be doing.

Thomlison, B., & Corcoran, K. (2008). The evidence-based internship: A field manual. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

A unique teaching and learning tool that combines an internship manual with a text on evidence-based practice. Designed for students entering their field placements in social work and criminal justice-which often overlap-it is built on the premise that students, agencies, and field instructors should be able to provide clients with the best, evidenced-based practice methods currently available. Giving students the confidence to begin their field assignment, it is filled with useful strategies for successfully navigating the internship and honing the skills necessary to become accountable practitioners.

Worksheets, checklists, and in-depth case scenarios illustrate legal and ethical issues, interview and assessment skills, techniques for gathering evidence for a variety of problems in mental health and corrections settings, and preparing an employment portfolio. This is one field manual that students will find useful long after they have completed their internship.