We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler | LJ Review


Zeisler, Andi. We Were Feminists Once: From Riot GRRRL to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. PublicAffairs. May 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781610395892. $26.99; ebk ISBN 9781610395908. SOC SCI  Zeisler (cofounder & creative director, Bitch Media) explores feminism’s current surge in pop culture popularity while questioning whether the increased visibility truly advances women’s […]

On the Spectrum: New Titles for April, National Autism Awareness Month | LJ Reviews

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A time line—a spectrum—of the impressions and outcomes related to autism; a work—like Steve ­Silberman’s NeuroTribes—offers a new and far more positive approach toward autism; a must-read for any parent with a child on the autism spectrum as well as care­givers, siblings, and extended family

Social Networking, Bibliographic Models, Cosplay, Better Research Guides | LJ Reviews

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A practical and hands-on guide that would be helpful for researchers in fields such as the social sciences and humanities; a highly recommended work that will be essential for catalogers and appeal to all librarians; an essential reference for librarians and library staff interested in bringing cosplay into their setting; a roadmap for developing the best, most focused online guides

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2016


Nickel’s war on “urban blight,” performing Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, Bakewell on existentialism, presidential parenting styles, plus titles for Presidents’ Day, travel in Asia, self-publishing in libraries

Latin American History, February 2016 | Best Sellers

April 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Poetry, Dining, & Shakespeare | Memoir


Memoirs about expressions of love through poetry, songs, and food.

You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt | LJ Review


Vanderbilt (Survival City; Traffic) pens a fascinating exploration of how human preferences emerge, why we like the things we do, and why tastes change over time.

Best Practices: Library Marketing, Knowledge Management, Metadata | LJ Reviews


Success stories of libraries that have hit the mark of connecting with their target audiences; a practical guidebook that explains the many applications of emerging technology; a short yet broad treatment on the foundations of library and information science

U.S. History, February 2016 | Best Sellers

April 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman | LJ Review


Goodman (How To Be a Victorian) is well known to lovers of BBC series such as Tudor Monastery Farm. Instead of kings and queens, this book focuses on the lives of ordinary people, from those in gentlemen’s households to tenant farmers.