This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are dipping into some classics (both new and old) of the horror genre, taking behind-the-scenes looks at today’s technology, and looking at historical figures with new eyes.
Its no news that Goodreads has become, for many collection development and readers’ advisory librarians, an important tool in finding and evaluating new books. What it will become in the wake of Amazon’s purchase of the site last Friday is still unclear. Founded in 2006, Goodreads boosts over 202 million active users and provides one [...]
There will be many essays in the coming days and weeks assessing the immensity of what Chinua Achebe, whose death was reported today, achieved in his lifetime, and what the global literary community has lost. Though the Nigerian author was not an exceptionally prolific writer—his most famous work, 1958’s iconic Things Fall Apart, is one [...]