Monday, May 10, 2010

Mind Your Manners: It's National Etiquette Week

Today kicks off National Etiquette Week, which promotes polite and proper behavior. You may think of etiquette as men opening doors for ladies, or for knowing which fork to use at a fancy meal, but there is more to it than that. Etiquette affects many aspects of life, including social events, entertaining, business, using technology, personal relationships and more. For instance, how do you properly greet business associates from another country? Is it appropriate to send an engagement gift to a newly engaged couple? Is it rude to answer a cell phone call during dinner?

For guidance in navigating these and other potentially embarrassing situations, check out these resources from the NCC Libraries.

Business Etiquette

Passport to Success: The Essential Guide to Business Culture and Customs in America's Largest Trading Partners
by Jeanette S. Martin
HF 5389 .M3753 2009 Stacks

The Essential Guide to Business Etiquette
by Lillian H. Chaney
HF 5389 .C468 2007 Stacks

Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International Communication and Customs
by Jeanette S. Martin
HF5389 .M375 2006 Stacks

Social Etiquette

Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners
by Laura P. Claridge
BJ 1854 .C635 2008 Stacks

The New Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times
by Karen Grigsby Bates
BJ 1854 .B38 2006 Stacks

Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today; or, Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
by Lynne Truss
BJ 1533 .C9 T78 2005 Stacks

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette
by Mary Mitchell
BJ 1853 .M58 2004 Stacks
Also available online as an e-book.

Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette
by Letitia Baldrige
BJ 1853 .B36 2003 Reference

Miss Manners' Guide to Domestic Tranquility: The Authoritative Manual for Every Civilized Household, However Harried
by Judith Martin
BJ 1854 .M37 1999 Stacks

Emily Post's Etiquette
by Peggy Post
BJ 1853 .P6 1997 Stacks and Reference

The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette
by Nancy Tuckerman
BJ 1853 .T83 1995 Reference

Image courtesy of:
Judem, Emily. "And Don't Slurp Your Soup." Colby Magazine. Colby College. Summer 2005. Web. 27 Apr. 2010.

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