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Q&A: Mark Robison & Lindley Shedd Francoeur, Editors of Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

Animal skulls, musical instruments, and power tools aren’t what many patrons expect to see when they enter the library. But, as editors Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd Francoeur point out in their book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, nontraditional collections are becoming more popular.

Library Programming, Funding, & Archives | Pro Media Reviews

Resource for library staff to connect with avid fans; a go-to source for libraries to build a “vote yes” committee for library funding; a resource for current and future archivists

LJ Reference | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

Young adults working on school assignments, or looking for adventure, and general adult readers will be struck by the wonder of it all; lovers of ancient Egyptian and African history will enjoy learning more about this natural resource; advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and practitioners of urban design will find this work stimulating and visionary

LITA, Library Supervision, & Mobile Technology | Pro Media Reviews

Recommended reading for all librarians; classic text recommended for new and seasoned library managers; convincing thesis on the importance of mobile consciousness to the future of libraries

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

This valuable and much-needed anthology is highly recommended for readers interested in folklore and African American history; a vital resource for writers and readers seeking a comprehensive exploration of the life cycle of the book; Murad provides a rare glimpse into the rich culture of the Yazidi; terrific new tools for both new and experienced dog owners; an engrossing cautionary tale for lovers of nature and the Great Lakes in particular

Presidential Picks: Inside the Lives and Careers of America’s Leaders

Baime’s spotlight on an influential segment of the 21st century and the man who saw the country through it will be appreciated by most readers; a highly recommended book on Roosevelt’s political mind and mighty character; Whyte succeeds in creating a positive overview of Hoover’s long prepresidential service; this important work of American biography belongs on every library shelf

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This large-format global selection should fascinate readers with a taste for architecture, landscape architecture, and/or the environment; Ehrman’s lively and thoroughly researched volume is bound to become a standard text on early church history; autumn memoir picks—something to interest anyone; for aficionados of business and technology history, this volume is worth the investment

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners

Dunkirk: The Battle That Altered History | RA Crossroads

In his storytelling approach to the events, figures, and actions of the start of World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, Korda pulls readers in with a mix of history and his own family’s experience of war.