I’ve had some strange experiences teaching workshops and continuing-education courses over the last couple of years. These challenges simply don’t happen in my regular library-school classrooms. Sometimes I can easily take them as a salient reminder to me to explain clearly the “why” behind the “what” in my teaching. More often, though, I find myself worried, both for these learners and for the state of the overall pool of professional skill.
A page-turning debut from Auclair, some steamy romance from Lin, and more snappy "Pride" from Nantus
More series adventure from Barnes, corny sound effects but entertaining fiction from Hubbard, a enjoy fast-moving, plot-driven thriller from Ryan, and a good place to start with Vachss
January 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services
Martin's Tank Girl fulfills a 25-year-old legacy of absurdist, alternative adventuring; the Skinner sisters have created a tender, funny, and a pitch-perfect coming-of-age tale; Summers delivers a surprisingly universal and refreshingly self-aware pregnancy memoir
In advance of a public meeting scheduled for December 12 in Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment from all interested stakeholders on the issue of first sale doctrine and digital files, including ebooks. Comments are due on or before November 13.
After years of struggling to get its house in order, the Masters of Library Science (MLS) program at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) lost its American Library Association (ALA) accreditation last week. While faculty and administrators hope to take the withdrawal as an opportunity to focus their efforts at revitalizing the troubled program, the withdrawal of ALA accreditation is a serious blow to the school.
From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, today’s YA literature is much loved and much read. But readers sometimes forget that the path to these books was laid by a previous generation of writers offering quality work to a huge fan base. Writers like Lois Duncan, Ellen Conford, and Sandra Scoppettone may not be as [...]
Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio. Stacy Keach is a renowned actor on stage and screen. He has won a Golden Globe Award, multiple Obie and Drama Desk Awards, and many other honors. His many films include Fat City, The Bourne Legacy, [...]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many. Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction. Register Now!
Kensington Publishing added two subgenres to its mystery line this fall, expanding both its cozies and historical mysteries. “Cozies are like comfort food,” said Karen Auerbach, director of publicity, explaining the company’s reasons. “Going back to cozies is going back to something you know.”
Presented with a non-stop flow of content, choosing which links to click can be a tough decision. There’s no time to waste, but what if you miss something that could make all the difference? Can librarians help others make better clicking decisions?
We will be updating this post throughout the day. Connecticut Tolland Library Bond Question Passes (via Tolland Patch) $2.6 million appropriation approved for library expansion. Final Vote • Yes – 1,707 • No – 1,284 Iowa Voters Reject Hiawatha Library Levy (via The Gazette) On Tuesday, voters rejected a measure for a special tax to [...]
Reviews of Koch, Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home, and Girls: The Complete Second Season, plus a full list of Video reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue.
Reviews of The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue.
SF/Fantasy Best Sellers.
Mystery series titles from the November 1, 2013 issue.
Reviews of Deadly Pleasures: A Crime Writers’ Association Anthology, Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By: A Penny Brannigan Mystery, Cries of the Lost, and Deadly Catch: A Mac McClellan Mystery, plus a full list of Mystery reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue, along with the latest news.
Note: The Village of Orland Park, IL is a Chicago suburb located about 20 miles southwest of the city. Here’s a roundup of coverage from multiple sources. From the Chicago Sun-Times/Southtown Star: Is south suburban mom Megan Fox on a campaign to make the Orland Park Public Library safer for patrons, as she insists? Or is she [...]
Near the end stretch of picking best books of 2013, LJ staffers take some "me" reading time.