A polished gothic debut that is a classic page-turner, an imperfect Keller novel that is still well worth readers’ time, and an acutely intelligent psychological thriller
Recent eReviews of Bridgeman Art Library and Plum Analytics.
Romantic suspense from Diaz, romance that hits the sweet spot, for anyone who enjoys romance, Elvis, or any combination, plus two wedding stories to charm the hardest heart
Reviews of Soft Money: A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery, . In the Moors: A Shaman Mystery, Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel,Cold Tuscan Stone: A Rick Montoya Italian Mystery, plus a full list of Mystery reviews from the August 2013 issue, as well as the latest mystery news.
An interview with Andrea Michalek and Mike Buschman, cofounders of Plum Analytics.
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Lee Billings is a science writer whose work has appeared in Scientific American, New Scientist, and Popular Mechanics, among other publications. His new book, Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars, [...]
From the Wall St. Journal: The New York Public Library, responding to outcry over its plans to demolish century-old book stacks, will this fall unveil a new design that preserves a significant portion of them, its president, Anthony Marx, said Tuesday. The library disclosed its plans in response to questions from The Wall Street Journal [...]
Reviews of Sweet Olive, Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold, and Beneath the Dover Sky, plus a full list of Christian Fiction titles from the August 2013 issue.
From the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $99,713 [laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21)] grant to the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany for a national forum that will lead to a better understanding of how public libraries help citizens [...]
Crafts & DIY reviews from the August 2013 issue.
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Wil Wheaton discusses his gaming web series, Tabletop
Notable upcoming releases including Michael Douglas as Liberace and Criterion's La Cage aux Folles
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re already aware how important Twitter is to libraries. 32 percent of Internet users are on the platform, but more importantly, they’re OUR type of Internet users! There is a strong overlap in the kinds of people who use libraries (or would do if they knew what we offered) and the kinds of people who tweet. And unlike some other social media, Twitter users are receptive to interacting with libraries on this platform.
Hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries as they appeared in the August 2013 issue of LJ.
Reviews of Brooklyn Castle, 56 UP, and Step up to the Plate, plus a full list of Video reviews from the August 2013 issue.
Peer to Peer columnist Barbara Fister reflects on the need to reinvigorate instruction in light of how we now collect resources. This essay is part of an exclusive LJ series, Reinventing Libraries, that looks at how the digital shift is impacting libraries’ mission.
University of Washington iSchool’s Joseph Janes calls for libraries to strike a balance between protecting privacy and innovating to add value—with patrons’ permission. This essay is part of an exclusive LJ series, Reinventing Libraries, that looks at how the digital shift is impacting libraries’ mission.
Memoirs sort of akin to going to your favorite restaurant, finding out the menu has changed, and then against all odds, enjoying the new offerings.
In these essays, thinkers from the library world address how the digital shift is impacting libraries’ mission. Peer to Peer columnist Barbara Fister reflects on the need to reinvigorate instruction in light of how we now collect resources. University of Washington iSchool’s Joseph Janes, in turn, calls for libraries to strike a balance between protecting privacy and innovating to add value—with patrons’ permission.