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Lending Library

Library Listing

The Office of the Ombuds has the following hard copy books in the office lending library. Additonally, we have included the links for access to the books through the university library. 

The campus community can choose from a selection of recommended books for conflict management & resolution, communication, motivation, team-building, meeting facilitation, and more.

Appreciative Team Building - Jay Cherney

BIFF - Bill Eddy

Conflict 101 - Susan Shearouse

Crucial Accountability - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Crucial Conversations - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler

Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher

Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us - Daniel Pink

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Jocko Willink

Free Speech on Campus – Erwin Chemerinsky & Howard Gillman

Getting Past the Pain Between Us: Healing and Reconciliation Without Compromise – Marshall Rosenberg

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In – Roger Fisher & William L. Ury

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning – Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life – Marshall Rosenberg

Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution - Antoine Gerschel & Lawrence Polsky

Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People – Susan Benjamin

Privilege, Power, and Difference – Allan Johnson

Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future – Miki Kashtan

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself – Kristin Neff

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever- Michael Bungay Stanier

The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy – Maggie Berg

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures – Anne Fadiman

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi

Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace Laura Crawshaw

Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus - Tom Slater

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni

Book Checkout

Please schedule a time to come in by calling our main office line at 209-228-4410. Once you select your books (2 books maximum), you will be asked to complete a brief lending library form with your information. Then, the due date will be contextually determined.