February 16, 2018

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By LJ Staff Giesecke, Joan & Beth McNeil. Fundamentals of Library Supervision. 2d ed. ALA. 2010. 189p. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-0-8389-1016-0. pap. $55. It’s not unusual for librarians to be promoted into supervisory positions without the benefits of a role model, a good mentor, or even a halfway decent management class in graduate school. This […]

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By LJ Staff Maatta, Stephanie L. A Few Good Books: Using Contemporary Readers’ Advisory Strategies To Connect Readers with Books. Neal-Schuman. 2009. c.400p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-55570-669-2. $69.95. PRO MEDIA Readers’ Advisory (RA) is more important than ever owing to the sheer volume of reading materials available, the wide range of formats, and the emerging […]

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By LJ Staff Pantry, Sheila & Peter Griffiths. How To Give Your Users the LIS Services They Want. Facet, dist. by Neal-Schuman. 2009. 224p. index. ISBN 978-1-85604-672-5. pap. $85. PRO MEDIA Though written by British authors and imported from the UK, this book is a tremendous resource for all U.S. libraries, as most of them […]

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By LJ Staff Bodart, Joni Richards. Radical Reads 2: Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens. Scarecrow. 2010. c.464p. bibliog. ISBN 978-0-8108-6908-0. $45. PRO MEDIA Veteran author Bodart continues the work she began with Radical Reads: 101 YA Novels on the Edge (2002), this time featuring titles that have been published since then. After […]

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By LJ Staff Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology. Information Today. 2009. 200p. ed. by Michael Crandall & Karen E. Fisher. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-57387-373-4. $59.50. PRO MEDIA This book describes the spread of technological resources to underserved populations, as exemplified by the impact of community technology centers in the state […]

Social Sciences Q&A: Donovan Campbell

By Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal In Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood, Donovan Campbell describes how, as a new Princeton graduate, he chose to join the U.S. Marines, deploying to Iraq, rather than opting for corporate America, because he wanted “to assume responsibility for something greater than” himself, something where, […]

Q&A: Tony Rose

By LJ Staff In The Spotlight Formerly a record producer, Tony Rose (coauthor, Is Modeling for You? The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model) is now publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group. He was an architect of Boston’s black music scene from 1979 to 1991 and recorded and engineered music from […]

Q&A: Gen. Wesley K. Clark

By Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal Say you’re going to present a series of biographies of American military leaders whose commands significantly affected the course of U.S. history. Say you want it overseen by someone who has both studied and lived military leadership. For its “Great Generals” series, which first published in 2006, Palgrave-Macmillan has looked […]

The Way We Were

By Lauren Lampasone The story of NYPL’s Best of Reference According to library legend, the annual presentation of New York Public Library’s Best of Reference committee, which I have been on for three years, was once a somewhat staid affair. Committee members would take turns at the podium, droning on about how this print resource […]

Q & A: Annette Gordon-Reed

By Thomas J. Davis, Arizona State Univ., Tempe Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law at New York Law School and of history at Rutgers University, has for decades investigated the controversial relations between Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. President, and his slave Sally Hemings, with whom he fathered […]