November 21, 2017

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook listeners and podcast fans team up to drive the renaissance in spoken-word programming

Twice-Told Tales | Collection Development: Retelling the Classics

Everything old is new again when it comes to fresh retellings of classic literature. From the Hogarth Shakespeare series to the movie Clueless and the musical Wicked, classic stories never go out of style.

Train in Vain | Music Matters

Recently, a patron came in and asked for train sounds on CD. Easy enough; libraries always seem to have at least one sound effects CD lying around at all times, right? We did have one that was supposed to be on shelf at that particular location, but it was all Halloween sound effects (i.e., no train sounds), and it was lost or missing.

Ex-STEM-Poraneous | Collection Development: Math & Science Literacy

The emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is not just for policy planners but also for parents, community organizers, and school reformers. These 25 resources for teachers and students at all levels will bring new energy to most collections.

Cooking | Best Sellers, September 2017

From A New Way To Bake and Mighty Salads to King Solomon’s Table and The Pho Cookbook

Test Prep | Best Sellers, July 2017

Acronyms galore—and how to study for them

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has always held a complicated place in the history of the United States. Check out these 29 titles for your Caribbean collection.

Women in Jazz: Part 2 | Music Matters

Back in May we began the first of a three-part series about women in jazz (LJ 5/1/17, p. 49). This month, let’s pick up where we left off, looking at women jazz instrumentalists and composers from the 1960s and 1970s.

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.