Mecca, Mosques, & Muhammad: Islam & the West | Collection Development

Islam

In many American libraries, a significant portion of the service population may know little about Islam. These 39 resources will help close the gap.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce May Favorites

We Were Liars

At Simon & Schuster’s recent spring preview, several librarians, unbidden and with some emotion, thanked the editors present for making available All the Light We Cannot See. Others apparently agree that it’s something special, as it’s made the list of your favorite May titles. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what […]

The Great War: 22 Recent Titles

Paris at the End of the World

Paris at the End of the World portrays the euphoria of the war’s first days, President Woodrow Wilson deserves attention in academic libraries, War + Ink covers Hemingway’s early days as a reporter.

Pushing Boundaries | Mystery Preview 2014

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Year after year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in libraries, as LJ’s annual materials buying survey reveals. While fans have their favorite cozy, police procedural, or historical thriller, the increasing number of releases that allow readers to cross the boundaries from one genre to another in the same book proves that today there is no one true way of presenting this beloved genre.

Women in Blue: Q&A with Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and international best-selling author, with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Best known for her Grant County and Will Trent series, Slaughter now travels back to 1970s Atlanta in her new stand-alone title, Cop Town (Delacorte, Jun.). Introducing two female police officers at different points in their investigative careers, Slaughter highlights not only a thrilling crime but a historical view of women entering a predominantly male profession.

Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014

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Exciting new works for National Poetry Month and beyond; short takes from the April 1 issue.

Q&A: Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman talks to LJ about her new historical novel set in 1911 New York City; from the April 1 issue.

The American Library Association Announces the Shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals

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The American Library Association announced its shortlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Cosponsored by Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the awards are drawn from Booklist Editors’ Choice carnegiennonand RUSA Notable Books and made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Spring Best Debuts

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An array of first novels that display the creativity and imagination rampant in today’s fiction. Libraries need to take note.

Performance Library Cataloging | Music Matters, March 1, 2014

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LJ‘s Tanisha Mitchell offers the details of a special circulation cycle, how opera scores are stored, and what is unique about cataloging music pages.

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