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Books of the Month!

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings.

China's Great Wall of Debt

Over the course of a decade reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually concluded that the widely held belief in China's inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China's economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt.


Named by The Washington Post as one of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018. Patty McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned at Netflix and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.

Project Management Metrics, Kpis, and Dashboards

This third edition of Kerzner's groundbreaking work helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility.

The Chinese Economy

This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect a decade of developments in China's economy, notably the end of the period of "miracle growth" and the multiple transitions it now confronts -- demographic, technological, macroeconomic, and institutional. Coverage of macroeconomic and financial policy has been significantly expanded.

Great at Work

Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller. Financial Times Business Book of the Month. From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Great by Choice comes an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance--based on analysis from an exhaustive, groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others?

Library Happenings

Research Database Fair - April 24th

The Commerce Research Library invites you to the 9th Annual Research Database Fair. Here's your chance to enjoy refreshments, giveaways and learn about all the resources and services available to Commerce employees in one setting! This year's exhibit hall will feature Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and many more!

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

EIU Presents: Global Outlook

Join us for a global outlook presentation by Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist; Managing Director, EIU, Asia.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

Westlaw Training: Tips & Tricks

Please join our Westlaw representative for an interactive training on helpful tips and tricks you can use while conducting research in the Westlaw database. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Group Training: 10:30am - 11:00am
Office Hours: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

Library Orientation - May 7th

We encourage new employees to attend, as well as senior employees who need a refresher on library services.  Come learn about print & electronic resources, set up access for password protected databases & wifi, and tour the beautiful historic library.  Check our calendar for the next orientation!  No reservation is necessary. 

Can't make the monthly orientation?  Stop by Room 1894 at any time or call us to schedule a convenient time.

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