The William Van O'Connor Library

Professionalization Collection

The O'Connor Library's Professionalization Collection, established in the fall of 2002 under the direction of Graduate Adviser Professor Elizabeth Freeman, is a small assortment of books geared towards helping the English department's graduate students in their studies and professionalization.

The collection currently includes the following resources:

Basalla, Susan and Maggie Debelius.  "So What Are You Going to Do with That?": A Guide to Career-Changing for M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s
            New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Bolker, Joan.  Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
            New York: Henry Holt, 1998.

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams.  The Craft of Research.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Caplan, Paula J.  Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press,

Cryer, Pat.  The Research Student's Guide to Success.  2nd ed.  Buckingham: Open University, 2000.

Davis, Gordon B. and Clyde A. Parker.  Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach2nd ed.  Hauppauge, NY: Barron's
            Educational Series, 1997.

Germano, William.  Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books.  Chicago: University of
            Chicago Press, 2001.

Goldsmith, John A., John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold.  The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars
            from Graduate School through Tenure
.  Chicago: 
University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Hamel, April Vahle, Mary Morris Heiberger, and Julia Miller Vick.  The Graduate School Funding Handbook.  2nd ed.  Philadelphia: University
            of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Heiberger, Mary Morris, and Julia Miller Vick.  The Academic Job Search Handbook. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Schoenfeld, A. Clay and Robert Magnan.  Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure.  2nd ed.  Madison, Wisconsin:
            Atwood Publishing, 1994.

Toth, Emily. Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.


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