Audio Book Reviews | September 15, 2013

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Reviews of A Conspiracy of Faith, The Silver Star, and The Storm King: Stories, Narratives, Poems; Spoken Word Set to a World of Music, plus a full list of Audio reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

Big Titles/Small Presses

Big Titles/Small Presses

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET When you can lead a reader to an author, title, or a publishing house they didn’t know about that turns out to be just right: librarian heaven. It’s better again if you can push some new voices and small presses at the same time. To find out about these hidden gems, sign up for our webcast Big Titles/Small Presses, which will take place on October 17th at 3PM. This archive is no longer available.

Discovering Audiobooks | #ljAudio

Discovering Audiobooks #ljAudio

On Wednesday, September 18 @ 2pm ET, #ljAudio will focus on “Discovering Audiobooks,” discussing which titles made you a devoted listener, what you recommend to patrons who have never tried audio, and how you help them discover audio holdings on their own.

Fall Mystery Announcements

Fall Mystery Announcements

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET In a brief survey of 232 public libraries conducted by Library Journal, 55% of respondents reported that Mystery continues to be the most popular genre in terms of circulation. The survey also found that in print fiction collections, 24.1% of materials are mysteries.

Join LJ Mystery columnist Teresa Jacobsen for this free webcast and get a preview of the latest titles from Severn House, Midnight Ink, and Five Star, all sure to quicken your patrons’ pulses! You’ll find yourself taking notes on which audiobooks and books to match up with the mystery lovers who lurk in both your physical and virtual stacks. This archive is no longer available.

Read Out Loud: LGBTQ Book Buzz

Read Out Loud: LGBTQ Book Buzz

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal for this exciting preview of the latest offerings from Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner, Samhain Publishing, and Riptide Publishing.! Collection development and readers’ advisory staff attending this free webcast will be prepared to meet the demand of growing interests in LGBTQ literature. This archive is no longer available.

A World of New Titles: Editor’s Picks | BEA 2013

A World of New Titles: Editor’s Picks | BEA 2013

At BookExpo America, LJ’s Reviews editors found titles to intrigue, inspire, and set imaginations free. LJ’s Review editors logged many hours at BookExpo America searching for forthcoming titles that show the most promise for libraries and their patrons.

Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction

Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET From apocalyptic adventures to intricate Amish relationships, Christian fiction is so much more than devotion. Whether you are looking for some good clean romance or exciting protagonists guided by the Spirit, this webcast is for you. Discover the latest offerings from David C. Cooke, Kregel Publications, and WaterBrook Multnomah and pick up some inspired reading this fall! This archive is no longer available.

Gluten-Free Living: Getting Rid of Gluten | Collection Development

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An estimated one in 133 people live with celiac disease (CD) today in the United States. Many more cope with nonceliac gluten sensitivity. Awareness about gluten-free eating and gluten-free living has blossomed in recent years. More stores are stocking gluten-free foods now than in the past; more restaurants have gluten-free menus; many people know someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance (GI) even if they are not eating gluten-free themselves. Thousands of people are seeking information about gluten-free living, and the publishing industry has taken note.

Best Sellers: U.S. History, May 30, 2013

July 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services.

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

To make the most of BEA, here are the offerings that are best for librarians—not all of them are particularly aimed at our profession, but eavesdropping on “the other side” can be illuminating. Though ebook questions feature heavily, we’re moving on from library availability concerns to debates surrounding secondhand ebooks, the effects on authors, and e-publishing of out-of-print titles.

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