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 entrĂ©e 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.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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

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

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