Growing Up through Fiction: A Library Journal Day of Dialog Panel

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No Day of Dialog would be complete without a star-studded author panel, and last week’s annual gathering at New York’s McGraw-Hill building didn’t disappoint. The afternoon’s “Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction” panel was moderated by LJ Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert and featured authors Lev Grossman, Emma Straub, Jane Smiley, Jules Feiffer, Lily King, and Marlon James. […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! A Library Journal Day of Dialog Town-Hall Meeting

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Attendees, prompted by questions from a panel of their fellow librarians, discussed several hot-button issues at LJ’s Day of Dialog last week. The Town Hall meeting—planned to encourage the “dialog” promised on the day—was chaired by LJ’s Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert, who introduced Stephanie Anderson, Head of Reader Services at Darien Library, CT; Melissa […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

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Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing, a psychological puzzle in the vein of Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind, tops the list of June publications that librarians are reading. In a surprising tenth place is George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’s anthology Rogues. Also surprising: there’s no nonfiction on the list. Perhaps beach reading is starting to […]

World Bank eLibrary | Reference eReviews

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World Bank eLibrary is a great choice for academic libraries and large public libraries serving those doing social research.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce March Favorites

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Here’s what librarians around the country are reading and loving this month. My pick: Alice LaPlante’s A Circle of Wives, which delves into a spouse’s worst nightmare: finding out that you are an unwitting polygamist. Interested in getting involved? LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed […]

Finalists Announced for 19th Annual Audie Awards

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) today announced the finalists for the 19th annual Audie Awards. The winners will be announced on May 29, 2014 at the Audies Gala in New York. The finalists include an eclectic mix such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir My Beloved World, narrated by Rita Moreno (Random House Audio/Books […]

Q&A: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

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Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts talks to LJ about Who’s Who in the Bible, from the January issue

ProQuest Launches “ProQuest Research Companion” Information Literacy Tool

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In his previous job as a writing instructor, Adam Blackwell, Senior Market Development Manager at ProQuest, realized that students faced many hurdles when it came to doing research and that they held many misconceptions. No matter what approach he and his colleagues took, Blackwell explained to LJ, many students named Google as a source of […]

Wiki Literacy

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A look at ways that librarians, professors, and other academics are addressing how students use Wikipedia.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce November Favorites

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Ahead of Halloween, librarians around the country are immersing themselves in the gothic; they name Diane Setterfield’s Bellman & Black as the October title they are enjoying most. Also  making their top ten are new titles from masters Pat Conroy and Amy Tan. Next on my list though, is a mystery with an intriguing setting: […]

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