November 21, 2017

Archives for June 2005

A Tale of Two Talks

By Steven Bell, Director of the Library, Philadelphia University Another American Library Association (ALA) conference comes, and along with it another opening keynoter who does little more than give us the standard, ‘Gee, I really, really like you’ speech. It’s a syrupy blend of admiration for all things library, patronization of the causes ALA attendees […]

How to become an LJ reviewer

By LJ Staff Library Journal Book Review is a selection tool used in both public and academic libraries. Each year it offers signed professional reviews of approximately 6000 current titles in a wide range of disciplines. Our service is thus an important one for libraries and their users. Reviewing for LJ is a demanding and […]

Google Print for Libraries: the Bold and the Cautious

By LJ Staff There may be five libraries involved in Google’s library digitization plans, but one thing was clear at a session Monday describing those plans: when it comes to ambition, look first at the University of Michigan, then Stanford and Oxford universities, and then Harvard University and the New York Public Library (NYPL). Google […]

ALA Conference Attendance Leaps; Local Politicos Offer Boost

By LJ Staff Back in Chicago, a popular location accessible to many, the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference set a new record in attendance. While last year’s conference in Orlando drew only 19,575 people, including 5,739 exhibitors, this year the attendance vaulted to 27,800, including 6,731 exhibitors. In fact, that number tops the previous […]

ALA Council Calls for Withdrawal from Iraq

By LJ Staff The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) has passed a resolution that calls for the withdrawal from Iraq of all U.S. military forces and a return of full sovereignty to the people of Iraq. The resolution passed June 29 during the annual conference of ALA in Chicago. The resolution further urges […]

Steeple Hill Launching Christian Romantic Suspense Series

By LJ Staff The cross pollination of genre publishing is revving up: Steeple Hill Books is launching the Love Inspired Suspense series, which the publisher classifies as ‘Christian romantic suspense’ (hey, if there can be gay vampire detectives, why not?). The series debuts in July with Note of Peril by Hannah Alexander. Steeple Hill said […]

Newmarket Releasing Hardcover 30th Anniversary Edition of The Jaws Log

By LJ Staff To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original summer blockbuster that scared the public off the beach and into movie theaters, Newmarket Press has released the first hardcover edition of Carl Gottlieb’s multimillion selling The Jaws Log (ISBN 1-55704-677-8, $15). Gottlieb, who both co-wrote the script with Jaws novelist Peter Benchley and […]

Redwood and STI Co-publishing HealthText Audio

By LJ Staff Redwood Audiobooks and STI Certified Products are jointly producing an audio line called HealthText Audio featuring abridged editions of ‘popular and bestselling books’ covering health and wellness topics. The publishers said each program runs three hours (three discs) and sells for $22.95. The first titles available in September 2005 are: Eat, Drink, […]

Authors @ Your Library Database Launched

By LJ Staff The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has launched Authors @ Your Library, a free online database that matches library programming opportunities with author schedules, making it easier to coordinate events. The site was developed by the AAP’s Trade Libraries Committee, in partnership with the American Library Association, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA), […]

Nancy Pearl’s More Book Lust Picked by Today Show

By LJ Staff The accolades keep coming in for librarian/author Nancy Pearl. Her new book More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason (Sasquatch), a follow-up to the hit Book Lust, has been picked by NBC’s Today show for its book club. The selector was mystery writer Lisa Scottoline, who said, according […]