LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Sargent’s Women will be a lasting addition to arts collections; excellent new work from important poet Akbar; a breezy social history for readers interested in tales of a bygone era; those seeking pleasure reading will enjoy this caper through the cosmos

African History, April 2017 | Best Sellers

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

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

Climbers will inhale Caldwell’s book and want more; poet Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far; comedian Boyle’s book is hard to put down and full of solid advice; clear, real-world discussions of issues facing transgender people; perfect for browsing, this work will awaken a desire for questing and adventure

Must-Have Books on Syria: Check Your Collection | Wyatt’s World

The fractured country of Syria is once again front-page news, making this a moment to attend to the collection. Here are five essential titles to help readers understand past and current events in the war-torn region.

Asian History, April 2017 | Best Sellers

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

3 Must Haves for Any and All Librarians

In-depth and comprehensive, these titles are perfect for the librarian looking to deepen their knowledge of collection development, programming, and customer service

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

Otis Redding finally gets the “Respect” he deserves; Alexie’s portrayals of family relationships, identity, and grief have the universality of great literature; this scrumptious entrée into six-legged cuisine is for all general science readers

European History, March 2017 | Best Sellers

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

JFK in Memory: Revisiting the 35th President in Time for the Centennial of His Birth

A useful compendium and reference tool for anyone interested in learning more about Kennedy’s presidency; Levingston’s bracing dual biography adds an upbeat, humanistic flavor to the intersecting lives of his subjects; a lively, well-researched book for fans of the film Jackie and TV’s The Crown

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

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.