Postdoc Lending Library

Lending library in the Postdoc Office

Our lending library includes books on different career paths and information on general career issues. Currently, the books are mostly on finding jobs in academia and teaching, but these contain some good suggestions and samples on CV, resume writing, letter writing and the like. A list of books currently available is listed with hyperlinks to’s website so you can get a better idea of what the books contain. 

Ready to borrow?

Postdocs can reserve books and other career related materials by sending a request to Keith Micoli at: or simply by stopping by the Postdoctoral Program Office, Sackler Institute, Lower Deans Office, 4-24J-N.

Lending Library Book Titles

Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search (Cover Letters That Knock 'em Dead) by Martin Yate (Author), Adams Media; 9th edition (2010)

Everything Resume Book: Create a winning resume that stands out from the crowd (Everything Series) by Nancy Schuman (Author), Adams Media; 3rd edition (2008)

Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss (Author), McGraw-Hill; 4th edition (2009)

Monday Morning Mentoring: Ten Lessons to Guide You Up teh Ladder   by David Cottrell (Author), HarperBusiness; 1st edition (2006)

A PhD is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science

Author: Peter J. Feibelman
Publisher: Basic Books; illustrated edition edition (December 21, 1993)  

Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and Steps
Author: Margaret Cargill and Patrick O' Connor
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 20, 2009)

Winning the Game Scientists Play: Strategies for Enhancing Your Career in Science
Author: Carl J. Sindermann
Publisher: Basic Books; Revised edition (March 27, 2001)

Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering
Author: Richard M. Reis
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press (April 1, 1997)

Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science: A Resource Guide for Pursuing a Non-Traditional Path
Author: Karen Y. Kreeger
Publisher:Taylor & Francis; 1 edition (December 1, 1998)

Alternative Careers in Science, Second Edition: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Scientific Survivor Skills)
Author: Cynthia Robbins-Roth
Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (September 9, 2005)

Vault Career Guide to Biotech (Vault Career Library)
Author: Carole Moussalli
Publisher: Vault, Inc. (July 25, 2004)

At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator
Author: Kathy Barker
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2nd edition (January 1, 2005)

Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists
Author: Carl M. Cohen and Suzanne L. Cohen
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 1 edition (October 24, 2006)

Be the Change
Author: Lisa Endlich
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (November 2008)  

The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman)
Author: Peter Filene
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 16, 2005)

Mckeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research And Theory for College And University Teachers (College Teaching)
Author: Wilbert James McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; 12th edition (August 2005)

New Faculty: A Practical Guide for Academic Beginners
Authors: Christopher J. Lucas and John W. Murry
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (April 20, 2002)

The Academic Job Search Handbook (3rd Edition)
Authors: Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick
University of Pennsylvania Press; 3rd edition (July 15, 2001)

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering
Authors: National Academy of Sciences (U. S.) and National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press (July 1997)

Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisors, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies
Authors: The National Academies
Publisher: National Academies Press (September 1, 2000)

Careers in Management Consulting
Author: WetFeet
Publisher: WetFeet, Inc.; 2007 edition (August 24, 2006)

Handbook on Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses: A Survival Training Manual (Mass Market Paperback) Author: Gordon E. Uno
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1ST edition (December 1, 1998)

Leadership Skills for Managers
Author: Marlene Caroselli
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 19, 2000)

Careers in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals by WetFeet; WetFeet, Inc (2006)

Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists - Practical Advise,Proven Techniques by Peter S. Fiske Ph.D. and Aaron Louie;  American Geophysical Union (2000)

At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator by Kathy Barker; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (2002)

Building Biotechnology: Starting, Managing, And Understanding Biotechnology Companies by Yali Friedman; Thinkbiotech 2006

Quick Hits for New Faculty: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers by Rosanne M. Cordell (Editor), et al., Indiana University Press (2004)