September 21, 2017

Nonfiction: 2008 Reviewer of the Year

By Heather McCormack

Corey Seeman, Director, Kresge Business Administration Library, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Five months before autism made the cover of Time magazine, Corey Seeman answered my call for reviewers with knowledge of this developmental disorder. A baptism by fire ensued, but Corey never balked at his monthly assignments. LJ thanks him for effectively jump-starting our coverage of autism and related conditions. The father of an autistic son, he identifies the information desperately needed by autistics and their caregivers and strives to be optimistic without verging into naiveté. And, like a good librarian, he probes autism’s controversial causes and treatments. Thanks to his collection development article, “Sending Postcards from the Airport,” libraries can start a core collection.