Baldacci, David. The Target. Grand Central. Apr. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781455521203. $28. THRILLER No hint about the plot, but this is hit man extraordinaire Will Robie’s third outing, following The Innocent and The Hit. Baldacci is on a roll, having published two new hardcovers in 2013 and a stepped-up number of trade paperbacks. With a [...]
Brown, Frederick. The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914–1940. Knopf. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780307595157. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385351638. HISTORY Ah, France, home of the Enlightenment, where art, reason, and humanist tradition reign. In fact, Brown, a distinguished cultural historian (e.g., Flaubert, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) here shows how these ideals collapsed in [...]
Reviews of A Conspiracy of Faith, The Silver Star, and The Storm King: Stories, Narratives, Poems; Spoken Word Set to a World of Music, plus a full list of Audio reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.
Military fiction icon Tom Clancy died October 1 in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 66. With the publication of The Hunt for Red October in 1984, the former insurance agent was catapulted into the spotlight when President Ronald Reagan commented that he enjoyed the book. Clancy’s descriptions of military weapons and strategies were [...]
Beverage reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.
EBSCO Information Services has announced that it is making the government database ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, freely available during the government shutdown. Since the government site for ERIC is unavailable during the shutdown, EBSCO will temporarily open its version of ERIC for free access online.
Keane's latest ignites Fever, another romantic comedy from Kinsella, le Carré tells A Delicate Truth, more Commissario Guido Brunetti from Leon, McKinley retells Beauty and the Beast, McVeigh's historical fiction is highly recommended, a delightful treat from Malliet, a dark but engrossing read from Shafak
For today's post, I found a deaf-separatist fiction title that the original publisher likened to John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces; an 1824 title said to be the “first American cookbook”; several anniversary reprints; Joseph Campbell’s thoughts on goddesses; and a soaring salute to skyscrapers, updated for the 21st century.
Doran's nuanced and compelling tale spans the wide range of imagination, while Yun offers period drama, a star-crossed love affair, and court intrigue
Several titles on dealing with cancer.
Reviews of Knocking on Heaven's Door, Candy, and Will You Be Alive Ten Years from Now?, plus a full list of Science & Technology reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.
The System is for all who love or hate college sports, expand our repertoire with Vegan Pizza, Hughes writes for the adventurous vegetarian, a poignant family memoir of Down syndrome, the fascinating Politics of the Pantry
A fascinating dystopic vision from Jiles; a thought-provoking, flawlessly written romance to savor—and remember— from Thomas; a sensitive story of discrimination faced in “old boy” law firms from debut author Wan
Teaching from the real world is pure joy most of the time. Students love it when they see something from class in the pixels of library journals and magazines, the mass media, or the technology press. Most of the time, discussing change while it’s happening is a visceral lesson in professional adaptability and continuous learning. However, I could have done without having to teach technology-related privacy issues to my “Digital Trends, Tools, and Debates” students in the shadow of the NSA’s newly-revealed surveillance practices.
A digital-only thriller from Witness Impulse, a sweet love story from Hope, an entertaining contemporary from Landon, Unforgettable Summer is sure to warm up any reader’s chilly fall evening, and a tale of love, sacrifice, and gods from Scott
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. David E. Talbert has written, directed, and produced fourteen critically acclaimed stage plays. His debut novel, Baggage Claim — a national bestseller and now a major motion picture starring Paula Patton and Taye Diggs — is [...]
December 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services
People have always known that they can often achieve more working with others than they can alone. Today collaboration is a vital feature of organizational life, but finding the right partner for a supportive relationship is still no simple matter. There are risks and costs, along with the tension between self-interest and resource sharing. Once the right partner is found, the team must figure out how to make the relationship work.
When I was a new librarian I was continually looking for opportunities to add to my experience and to my résumé. I was on high alert to find chances to practice my craft, present, and publish, as well as to try out new technologies and develop new services.What I wonder now is, are you seeking out new opportunities and “seizing” them? Or do you have different priorities for your life/work balance?
For all its use to researchers, the Internet can be an awfully ephemeral thing. Websites changes hands, services that were once free land behind paywalls, and servers go offline. Whatever the reason, the result is the same—all too often, a once-valid link no longer directs users to the information they need. For many of us, the familiar 404 message, indicating that a page can’t be found, is a common but inconsequential hassle of Internet use. For scholars and legal professionals, though, being unable to find a piece of information cited in a court case can be a costly and time-consuming hurdle. Now Perma.cc, a new service spearheaded by the Harvard Law School Library, is aiming to put a stop to disappearing links to citations in legal documents and court decisions by creating individual caches of content at the moment that authors and journal editors cite it.