June 18, 2018

Graphically Speaking | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

Titles based on sequential art continue to proliferate, in libraries and beyond

Read To Lead | Leadership

Seventeen titles to give new library leaders context and help experienced ones keep things fresh

Exploring a Rapidly Expanding Podcast Universe | Discovery & Advisory

The appeal of podcasts is easy to understand—they’re free, easy to sample and subscribe to, and there are now so many that it’s possible to find a show to match any interest and satisfy any reader.

Scholarly Communication, Shakespeare, Human Rights, Religious Leaders, plus Statista Online | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

An essential, cohesive work that will be invaluable to researchers; Black’s work brings Shakespeare readers and scholars new knowledge, insight, and delight; for those without the earlier volumes, this works as a go-to resource on the topic of human rights; those looking to get a leg up on the competition in local and international markets will find a powerful tool in Statista

Audiobooks from Anderson, Goenawan, Le Guin, Hinton, Films on Beethoven, Sf Cult Classics, Social Justice, & Faith | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

This timely multigenerational immigrant story explores unique challenges families face and the redemptive power of forgiveness; this informative and thought-provoking film about social injustice and police advocacy is a must-see for adult audiences; an engaging look at how an artistic endeavor successfully exceeds the sum of its parts

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2018

Hannah’s The Great Alone is the sole new fiction title; Wolff remains Fury–ously on top of nonfiction

Nonfiction on Soviet & Latin American Art, Fashion Then & Now, Bruce Lee, Julian of Norwich, Omega-3s, the Soul of America | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

For the initiated, a pleasing introduction to Simone Weil; fans of Bruce Lee will flock to this title, as will anyone interested in pop culture; this documented account of the Pony Express offers a legendary American adventure story; The Ecocentrists is an essential addition for all environmental collections

Romance | Best Sellers, February 2018

Graham’s Dark Rites, Garwood’s Wired, and Anderson’s The Christmas Room

The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s going on in the world, with refugees and climate change looming large. The agency itself experienced a remarkable few months, with more in the offing.

Finding the Sweet Spot | Best Magazines 2017

The transformation of magazines continued apace in 2017, showing signs that some publishers have found the sweet spot within the print-digital mix. The ten best publications of the year illustrate that trend.