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Copies of Nickel and Dimed

The Library currently owns two copies of Nickel and Dimed (call number HD4918 .E375 2001).

Please check IUCAT for availability.


This guide is designed as a resource for students and instructors of U100 who are reading Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.

I am always happy to revise this guide at any time. This is just a draft of initial sources.  

If you have resources you would like me to add, or suggestions for revision, please let me know (

Goals of the Program

A first draft (May 2012):

Through the shared experience of reading a single work, introduce students to the college-level reading, critical thought and discussion, university resources and campus events they will utilize as students at Indiana University South Bend

Create a sense of campus community through a shared student and faculty interaction with a single work  (interacting not only with their U100 professor, but a variety of other faculty and staff in other disciplines through programming)

Provide opportunity for students to take material learned in the classroom and apply to out of class experiences (events, discussions, performances, service learning activities, etc.)

Get Involved

Interested in leading a one book, one campus discussion or activity? Please contact Julie Elliott at 520-4410 or