Henrietta Verma

About Henrietta Verma

Henrietta Verma (hverma@mediasourceinc.com, @ettaverma) is reviews editor at Library Journal, edits LJ's reference review column, and covers ereference and digital databases for the magazine. Before joining LJ's staff, Etta was reference editor at SLJ for five years and edited that magazine's Series Made Simple supplement. Etta, who is from Ireland, has also been a reference librarian and a library director and is the mom of two avid readers.

Cleaning Up, Throwing Out

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When several books arrive in our book room on the same topic, it’s time to take notice, and the preponderance of books on cleaning up—both at home and in the rest of your life—has been quite noticeable lately. I’ve been taking their advice to heart, and finding that it’s contagious—cleaning up in one area makes […]

Cherokee Language Comes to a Library Near You

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Mango Languages recently unveiled its new Cherokee language course, the first Native American language lessons offered by the company.

Q&A: Roger Jänecke

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LJ talks to Roger Jänecke of Visible Ink Press about trends in reference and how his company has responded to them over the years.

Ferguson Report To Be Published by New Press

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The New Press will publish paperback (ISBN 9781620971604) and ebook (ISBN 9781620971659) editions of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Ferguson report, the result of the department’s investigation of the Ferguson, MO, police department after one of its police officers killed the unarmed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Either version of the document will cost […]

F1000’s Vitek Tracz: Redefining Scientific Communication

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Tracz, a scientific publishing pioneer and founder of F1000 and previously of BioMed Central and Current Opinions journals discusses the upcoming launch of a comprehensive workspace for scientists.

InCites Gets a Makeover | Reference News

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Thomson Reuters has recently upgraded its InCites platform, which analyzes various types of scientific output to give a complete picture of, for example, a scientist’s or an institution’s activity.

The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases

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The Digital Einstein Papers is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Einstein offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project.

Q&A: Mike Sweet

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Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. Sweet, the CEO of Credo Reference here talks to LJ about information literacy and advocacy.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce January Favorites

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Below are the January releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Bradley, Alan. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. Delacorte. ISBN 9780345539939. $25; […]

LibraryReads Inaugural “Favorite of Favorites” List

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Every month, LibraryReads announces the top ten books that librarians across the country are reading and loving. This month’s list is a little different: from the list of favorites going back to 2013, librarians picked the cream of the crop. Topping the list is Gabrielle Zevin’s bookstore-themed romance, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which […]

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