Voices of Iran | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A memoir from Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi about her persecution in Iran; a collection of stories about Iranians who have fought for political change in a country where doing so could be extremely dangerous

Professional Media: Building & Designing Libraries, Library Leadership | Social Science Reviews, March 15, 2016

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Two essential books on designing and building modern libraries; an exploration of the many paths to effective library leadership

Social Science, March 2016 | Best Sellers

May 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2016


From the art of Women Who Read to Conversations with Classic Film Stars; basketball legends, past and present; new titles for National Autism Awareness month; faith journeys that include a Revelation

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.