To check out a book or for questions about the TIBBS Lending Library please contact Rebekah Layton at 843-8439 or by email:

The TIBBS library is located in the OGE/BBSP offices in the front lobby area as you walk into the main suite.

Please find a list of some of representative titles we offer below (this list is not all inclusive, as we receive more books regularly–stop by in person to peruse the shelves, pick-up, and sign-out a book of your choice!)

Career Exploration and Non Academic Career Paths

  • “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius
  • Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Scientific Survival Skills) by Cynthia Robbins-Roth
  • Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development by Toby Freedman
  • Careers in Science and Engineering
  • Career Options for Biomedical Scientists Edited by Kaaren Janssen and Richard Sever
  • Nontraditional Careers for Chemists
  • The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs by Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany
  • The Medical Science Liaison: An A to Z Guide by Erin Albert and Cathleen Sass
  • The Medical Science Liaison:  How to Break into Your First Role:  A Hiring Manager Reveals the Secrets for Success by Samuel Jacob Dyer
  • The Road to Success, a Career Manual:  How to Advance to the Top by Alexander R. Margulis
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2008: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles by Richard N. Bolles

Academic Careers

  • A Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Building a Successful Career in Health Research by Simon Stewart
  • Advice for New Faculty Members by Robert Boice
  • Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research: A guide for PhD students and Postdocs by Phil Dee
  • Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career:  A Guide for Early Career Researchers by Alan M. Johnson
  • The Academic Job Search Handbook by Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong
  • The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide (Second Edition) edited by John M. Darley, Mark P. Zanna, and Henry L. Roediger III
  • Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering by Richard M. Reis


  • Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley, K. Patricia Cross, and Clair Howell Major
  • Handbook of College Science Technology
  • Just in Time Teaching
  • Systematic Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Teaching Tips: Innovations in Undergraduate Science Instruction by Marvin Druger, Eleanor D. Siebert, and Linda W. Crow
  • Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments by Derek Bruff
  • Tools for Teaching (Second Edition) by Barbara Gross Davis
  • Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham


  • Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies by Marty Brounstein
  • Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists by Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Pribbenow
  • Good Mentoring: Fostering Excellent Practice in Higher Education by Jeanne Nakamura, David J. Shernoff and Charles H. Hooker

Translational and Clinical Research

  • Clinical and Translational Science: Principles of Human Research by David Robertson and Gordon H. Williams
  • Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research, Second Edition by Warren S Browner

 Scientific Career Success

  • A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science by Peter J. Feibelman
  • Career Advice for the Life Scientist
  • Celebrating Success
  • Enhancing the Postdoctoral experience for Scientist and Engineers
  • How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci Gelb
  • Making the Right Moves (a Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty)
  • Moving on Managing Career Transitions
  • Secrets to Success in Industry Careers L. Borbye
  • Staffing the Lab
  • The Responsible Researcher: Paths and Pitfalls
  • Transitions a Graduate Student Resource Guide
  • Winning Job Interviews by Dr. Paul Powers


  • Leadership Theory and Practice Peter Northhouse
  • Managing a Nonprofit
  • Managing Human Resources in Human Resources
  • Moments in Leadership: Case Studies in Public Health Policy and Practice
  • Profit from the Core
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and People will Follow You by John C. Maxwell and Zig Ziglar
  • The 8th Habit
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni
  • The Marketing Plan
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • The Rule Book of Business Plans for Startups
  • The Tipping Point
  • The Winning Attitude by John Maxwell

Diversity Related

  • Hispanic Scientists: Ellen Ochoa, Carlos A. Ramirez, Eloy Rodriguez, Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Maria Elena Zavala. (Capstone Short Biographies)
  • The African American Student’s Guide to Surviving Graduate School (Graduate Survival Skills) (v. 4) by Alicia Isaac

Women in Science

  • Extraordinary Women Scientists (Extraordinary People) by Darlene R. Stille
  • The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed by Sue V. Rosser
  • The Woman Scientist: Meeting The Challenges For A Successful Career by Clarice M. Yentsch and Carl J. Sindermann
  • What’s Past is Prologue: The Personal Stories of Women in Science at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by Eric G. Neilson
  • Women Don’t Ask

Grant and Scientific Writing

  • A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers by Deborah Blum
  • A Handbook of Biological Illustration by Zweifel, Frances
  • A Short Guide to Writing about Biology by Pechenik, Jan
  • Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers
  • Expectations Teaching Writing from the Reader’s Perspective Gopen
  • Guide to Effective Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful NIH Grant Application by Otto O. Yang
  • How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia
  • How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper” 6th Edition by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel
  • Sin & Syntax
  • Style: Toward Clarity and Grace by Williams, Joseph
  • Successful Scientific Writing by Matthews, Janice, Bowen, John and Matthews, Robert
  • The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science by Montgomery, Scott
  • The Elements of Style Strunk and White
  • The Elements of Teaching Writing by Gottschalk, Hjortshoj
  • Writing the Doctoral Dissertation by Gordon B. Davis

Presentation Skills

  • Communicating Science Giving Talks
  • Dazzle ‘Em With Style: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation by Robert R. H. Anholt
  • Presentation Skills 201: How to take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter by William R Steele
  • Presenting Science to the Public
  • Speaking about Science: A Manual for Creating Clear Presentations by Scott Morgan and Barrett Whitener
  • The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid by Michael Alley

Work life Balance

  • Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce:  Beyond Best Practices by Donna Joyce Dean and Janet Bandows Koster
  • Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life by Robert W. Drago
  • First Things First
  • The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy by Pamela Dodd and Doug Sundheim
  • You Can’t Manage Time: But You Can Manage Many Priorities Susan de la Vergne

Stress Management

  • 10 Simple Solutions to Stress: How to Tame Tension and Start Enjoying Your Life by Claire Michaels Wheeler
  • Stress Reduction for Busy People: Finding Peace in an Anxious World by Dawn Groves

Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skills

  • Collaborative Approach to Resolving Conflict
  • Please understand me II
  • The Conflict and Communication Activity Book: 30 High-Impact Training Exercises for Adult Learners by Bill Withers and Keami D. Lewis
  • The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution by Dudley Weeks
  • The Feeling Good Handbook
  • The Joy of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villains and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home by Gary Harper


  • Lonely Planet Venice City Guide
  • Lonely Planet Paris City Guide
  • Lonely Planet Rome City Guide


  • Biological Inquiry
  • Biology: An Exploration of Life
  • Biology: Concepts and Connections
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Biopolymers at Interfaces
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  • Death of a Department Chair
  • Frontiers of Illusion
  • Manipulation and Expression of Recombinant DNA
  • Math Smart
  • Microsoft Project 2000
  • Protein – Protein Interactions
  • SAS Enterprise Guide and Logistics Regression
  • Significant Sequences Genomics for Biology Students
  • The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order Sync
  • The Geneticist who Played Hoops with my DNA
  • The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual
  • The Silhouette Man
  • The Truth about Hillary
  • The Ultimate CSS Reference
  • The World is Flat
  • Training Workshop Essentials
  • Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
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