The William Van O'Connor Library
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 Approach. 2nd ed. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's
Educational Series, 1997.
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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