Social Sciences

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“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

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Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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For art lovers, Treasures of Asian Art is a worthwhile investment; Blumenthal delivers life-and-times political history at its best; Moss’s website translates well as an excellent training guide for any level of outdoor fun; this honest account will find resonance among consumers of popular faith narratives

Through the Eyes of Warfare Journalists

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A deeper look at reporters and their stories during a new type of warfare; readers specifically interested in tales of bravery and the harsh conditions journalists have withstand will find both books hard to put down

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

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Art lovers, collectors, and scholars will delight in this book; an upbeat view of women’s health, fitness, and psychology; this honest memoir will interest all readers; a thought-provoking work for those interested in all stages of urban planning and placemaking; an engrossing blend of food science, regionalism, and ethnic studies; young and old activists alike will be inspired by this hopeful call for change

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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An insider’s perspective that’s immediately practical and relatable; dive deep into library acquisitions and foundational theories of interpersonal communication

First Ladies | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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From Lou Henry Hoover to Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt to Jacqueline Kennedy, these books provide a solid perspective on who these women were and how they felt about the position they held

Psychology, February 2017 | Best Sellers

May 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

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LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

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Sullivan’s valuable, accessible wisdom can be employed immediately; a careful historical portrait of Hypatia, one of antiquity’s most accomplished women; a sober and well-argued study of the basic income concept; a tour-de-force survey of what is known about why we behave the way we do

President Obama | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Two comprehensive books that chronicle the legacy of our 44th President Barack Obama