LibraryReads: Librarians Announce January Favorites

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 […]

Short-Term Loan, Long-Term | Reference 2015

Not for the first time, librarians and publishers are confronting what can feel like an impasse. The system of short-term loan (STL) of e-monographs, which was conceived as a form of digital interlibrary loan (ILL), is seen by many libraries as the only way they can afford to provide such materials and by many publishers as the beginning of the end of their business.

New Releases | Reference 2015

These new electronic resources will be released between September, 2014 and December, 2015.

Caitlin Doughty | LibraryReads Author

Q&A with September LibraryReads top vote getter Caitlin Doughty

What’s the Best Database of 2014?

ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

Reference Questions on Ephemera | Ask Reddy

Thorny Reference Questions Tackled Dear Reddy: While at the reference desk this morning, I had a gentleman come in asking if we had anything on package labels, matchbook covers, old railroad timetables, and a bunch of other stuff that sounds like total junk. He said he collects these things, and called them ephemera, a word […]

Quirky Books for Fall 2014 | ALA Annual 2014

Sally Reed, executive director of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that represents the interests of advocates such as friends groups and trustees, encouraged librarians at the “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians” panel to join her organization before introducing six authors with new or upcoming books. The authors, a few […]

Shout ‘n Share @ BEA 2014

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share @ BEA, cosponsored by the AAP and LJ, was was moderated by LJ‘s Barbara Genco. The panelists were Douglas Lord, LJ book reviewer and  Books for Dudes columnist; Alene Moroni, King County Library, WA; Jamie Watson, Baltimore County Public Library; Charlene Rue, New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries’ […]

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

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. […]