Library

The Staff Ombuds Office houses its own library. Our library includes books about conflict resolution, management styles, work style differences, race, gender, and other interpersonal and professional topics. Anyone is welcome to borrow our books- please call us at 510-642-7823 to learn more about the library.

Past Books of the Month

April and May 2020

The Book of the Month for April and May is I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need by Amy Fish. Written by an ombuds, this book explores how to advocate for yourself.

"At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced an injustice, large or small — a restaurant botching our lunch order or a boss who isn’t following the guidelines for workplace etiquette — and suffered in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up, however, we shortchange ourselves" (Google Books)

You can check this book out from our Staff Ombuds Office Library .

I Wanted Fries with That Book Cover. Teal background with red lettering.                           

March 2020

March's Book of the Month is The EQ Interview: Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence by Adele B. Lynn. On the back cover, the publisher highlights the value of the book:

"This practical guide explains the five areas of emotional intelligence and how they enhance job performance, and then arms you with more than 250 behavior-based questions specifically formulated to help you predict future performance and avoid costly hiring mistakes." 

Check this book out from our Staff Ombuds Office Library or from the UC Berkeley Library. Click on the photo to read more about the book and find copies through UC Berkeley.      

                            The EQ Interview Book Cover- hyperlinked to UC Berkeley library website

February 2020

February is black history month, and this month's book is So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo.

"...Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life"

Via Amazon

Click the photo below to read more about the book and find copies through UC Berkeley.

So You Want to Talk About Race Book Cover

January 2020

Happy New Year! Start the new year with a new perspective. Check out Trans Allyship Workbook: Buiding Skills to Support Trans People in our Lives by Davey Shlasko. This easy to read workbook allows the reader to interact with the material to better understand and include the trans community. Check this book out from our Staff Ombuds Office Library or from the UC Berkeley Library. Click on the photo to read more about the book and find copies through UC Berkeley.

Trans Allyship Workbook Information Link