Work & Volunteerism Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Muirhead, Russell
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Resource:
Just Work
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Publisher:
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007
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Notes:
Blends sociological, economic, and philosophical perspectives into a comprehensive analysis of the purpose and importance of work as part of life. Emphasizes the personal value to individuals of finding fulfilling work (not only fair wages and decent working conditions) but work that aligns with who they are as people. Suggests that the absence of meaningful work can negatively impact social justice

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/77012553
Book
Author/Presenter:
Muirhead, Russell
.
Resource:
Just Work
.
Publisher:
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007
.
Notes:
Blends sociological, economic, and philosophical perspectives into a comprehensive analysis of the purpose and importance of work as part of life. Emphasizes the personal value to individuals of finding fulfilling work (not only fair wages and decent working conditions) but work that aligns with who they are as people. Suggests that the absence of meaningful work can negatively impact social justice

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/77012553
Book
Author/Presenter:
Nash, Laura and Stevenson, Howard
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Resource:
Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life
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Publisher:
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005
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Notes:
Discusses how constant striving means perpetual stress and how success, often defined in financial terms alone, actually involves four components: happiness, achievement, significance and legacy. Explains what these different components mean, how to define them, why "going for the max" is dangerous and how to determine one’s own version of enough

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57431734
Book
Author/Presenter:
Nash, Laura and Stevenson, Howard
.
Resource:
Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life
.
Publisher:
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005
.
Notes:
Discusses how constant striving means perpetual stress and how success, often defined in financial terms alone, actually involves four components: happiness, achievement, significance and legacy. Explains what these different components mean, how to define them, why "going for the max" is dangerous and how to determine one’s own version of enough

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57431734
Book
Author/Presenter:
Novelli, Bill
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Resource:
50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America
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Publisher:
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2006
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Notes:
Offers a view of retirement as a time of action and influence rather than one of illness and decline. Suggests that Americans, age 50 and older, can help shape the national debate about aging and influence government policy regarding retirees in ways beneficial to the entire nation

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/69028652
Book
Author/Presenter:
Novelli, Bill
.
Resource:
50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America
.
Publisher:
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2006
.
Notes:
Offers a view of retirement as a time of action and influence rather than one of illness and decline. Suggests that Americans, age 50 and older, can help shape the national debate about aging and influence government policy regarding retirees in ways beneficial to the entire nation

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/69028652
Book
Author/Presenter:
O’Toole, James
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Resource:
Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2005
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Notes:
Draws on the wisdom of the ages to help individuals plan for the second half of their life so that it is satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful. Translates Aristotle's classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms for application in our contemporary lives and work

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57285877
Book
Author/Presenter:
O’Toole, James
.
Resource:
Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness
.
Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2005
.
Notes:
Draws on the wisdom of the ages to help individuals plan for the second half of their life so that it is satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful. Translates Aristotle's classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms for application in our contemporary lives and work

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57285877
Article
Author/Presenter:
Perry, Suzanne
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Resource:
Nonprofit Groups Lag in Recruiting Older Workers
Publication:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (14 June 2007)
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Publisher:
The Atlantic Philanthropies
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Notes:
Explores the significant lag of nonprofits, behind government agencies and businesses, in their efforts to keep and recruit older workers - jeopardizing their ability to fill a growing number of job vacancies.
Article
Author/Presenter:
Perry, Suzanne
.
Resource:
Nonprofit Groups Lag in Recruiting Older Workers
Publication:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (14 June 2007)
.
Publisher:
The Atlantic Philanthropies
.
Notes:
Explores the significant lag of nonprofits, behind government agencies and businesses, in their efforts to keep and recruit older workers - jeopardizing their ability to fill a growing number of job vacancies.

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