The Cliff Walk

A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found

Author: Don J. Snyder

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 494

Five years ago, Don Snyder was teaching English at Colgate University. He was forty years old and had a wife, three children, a new baby on the way, and what seemed like a secure middle-class future. But then Snyder lost his chance at tenure -- and, all of a sudden, he was out of a job. The Cliff Walk is a moving, clear-eyed account of Snyder's agonizing loss and what it feels like to fall, rung by rung, down the socio-economic ladder. Snyder chronicles the denial and disbelief he went through as his hopes of finding another teaching job faded after being rejected for ninety positions. He explains how each painful change -- selling his house, buying groceries with food stamps -- reminded him how much he and his family had taken for granted in their previous life. And he describes how he finally found new hope in a job on a home construction crew in Maine. Working outside for ten hours a day through a vicious winter taught Snyder about his own cowardice and the lies he had come to believe about what a professional life of hard work entitled him to. Written with precision and elegance, The Cliff Walk captures the depth of one family's love and speaks to anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be out of a job and out in the cold.

The Autism Job Club

The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment

Author: Michael S. Bernick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 460

The Autism Job Club is a groundbreaking book for bringing adults with autism and other neuro-diverse conditions into the work world. The book has its basis in the autism job club that the authors have been part of in the San Francisco Bay Area, the job-creation and job-placement efforts the club has undertaken, and similar efforts throughout the United States. The authors review the high unemployment rates among adults with autism and other neuro- diverse conditions more than two decades after the ADA. National data on autism employment and unemployment with the individual employment searches of job club members. Bernick and Holden also outline and explain six strategies that, taken together, will reshape employment for adults with autism: *The art of the autism job coach. *The autism advantage in technology employment. *Autism employment and the internet economy. *Autism employment and the practical/craft economy. *Autism and extra-governmental job networks. *Autism and public service employment. The Autism Job Club will be a vital resource for adults with autism, their families, and advocates who are committed to neuro-diverse employment, not unemployment. But it will also speak to a far broader audience interested in how to carve out a place for themselves or others in an increasingly competitive job world.

The Dark Side of Hospitality

When Employees Fight Their Corporation's Crafted Culture and Each Other

Author: James Towson Ford



Category: Corporate culture

Page: 614

View: 560

The Real Guide to Grad School

What You Better Know Before You Choose : Humanities & Social Sciences

Author: Robert E. Clark

Publisher: Lingua Franca Book


Category: Study Aids

Page: 511

View: 834

Organizes information about graduate programs by area of study, focusing on the importance of each field, the job market outlook, and some of the best schools for each area

Talking Book Topics




Category: Talking books


View: 817

Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped



Category: Talking books


View: 738

Personal Effects

Author: Dean School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Deborah Holdstein



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 782

In Personal Effects, Holdstein and Bleich compile a volume that cuts across the grain of current orthodoxy. These editors and contributors argue that it is fundamental in humanistic scholarship to take account of the personal and collective experiences of scholars, researchers, critics, and teachers. With this volume, then, these scholars move us to explore the intersections of the social with subjectivity, with voice, ideology, and culture, and to consider the roles of these in the work of academics who study writing and literature. Taken together, the essays in this collection carry forward the idea that the personal, the candidly subjective and intersubjective, must be part of the subject of study in humanities scholarship. They propose an understanding of the personal in scholarship that is more helpful because more clearly anchored in human experience.

Power of Positive Prophecy

Finding the Hidden Potential in Everyday Life

Author: Laurie Beth Jones

Publisher: Hyperion


Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 894

Laurie Beth Jones proves you dont have to be a mystic to possess visionary powers. The capacity to offer and receive prophecy exists in all of us, right now. Prophecy can come from anywhere. Even when couched in negative terms, prophecy can have a provocative and healing effect, spurring us on to accomplish things out of determination to prove others wrong. Showing us the force inherent in our words, Jones reveals that merely by naming something, we can call it forth. Anyone can access this power, but she encourages readers to use prophecy responsibly.

Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life




Category: College teachers


View: 152

Library Acquisitions List

Author: Martin P. Catherwood Library



Category: Industrial relations


View: 847

Take this Job and Love it

How to Find Fulfillment in Any Job You Do

Author: Matthew Gilbert

Publisher: Rodale Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 585

A guide to making one's job spiritually meaningful explains how to enrich one's soul while pursuing a career

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

View: 870

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

Public Library Catalog

Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

View: 999

In librarian's office.

The American Values Reader

Author: Harvey S. Wiener

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 776

View: 354

Constructed around the three broad areas of self-evident truths and unalienable rights identified by our country's founders - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - this thought-provoking collection presents multi-sided ethical and moral conversations through the work of 100 writers and thinkers, past and present. Emphasis is on looking carefully at the selections to uncover their explicit and implicit values, with post-reading questions engaging the reader in thoughtful writing and conversation about the selection and the values it presents. Past and present values are linked, so that every selection becomes relevant to today's culture. In the section on Life, the book offers selections on family, education, work and poverty, and health and health care. The section on Liberty includes works exploring language and speech, law and politics, and rights and beliefs. Wrapping up the book, the Pursuit of Happiness section looks at love, science and technology, wealth and leisure, and individual and community. For anyone interested in exploring the timely topic of values; ideal for book discussion groups.