Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

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The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.

Naomi Novik | LibraryReads Author, May 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted

PolicyMap, Bloomsbury Collections, and Statista | Reference eReviews, May 15, 2015

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PolicyMap is recommended at the right price; a new user of the Bloomsbury Collections may need some training from a librarian; Statista, an easy-to-use source of statistical information, focuses its marking on academic users and corporations

Jim Crow, Cyber Warfare, This Is Who We Were | Reference Reviews, May 15, 2015

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An informative overview of the system of laws discriminating against black citizens in the South; flavors and pairings, and guides on buying, storing, and harvesting Herbs & Spices; Springer’s history of Cyber Warfare

Chef Cora’s Memoir, Remarkable Birds, John Paul Stapp Bio, Plus Breast Cancer Advice | Science and Technology Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Cora candidly describes her struggles, achieving a balance Cooking as fast as I Can; Couzens’s lively text of predominantly dramatic species; a groundbreaking biography of one of aeromedical sciences’ more legendary figures

Kosmatka’s Otherwordly Thriller, McLain’s Beryl Markham, North’s Solid Sophomore Effort, & More | Fiction Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Kosmatka brilliantly probes scientific discovery and its effects on the world; McLain vividly introduces the enigmatic Beryl Markham to a new generation of readers; Dave offers fast-moving chapters and snappy dialog; Sanna’s a strong choice for book clubs

First Novelists Abbot, Fortune, McManus, Sanna, Wilson, & Others | Debut Fiction, May 15, 2015

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Atmospheric family drama from Abbott, Fortune’s Nova is taut as a wire, Patrick creates a world heavily influenced by Renaissance Italy, Wilson offers a much-needed voice in contemporary women’s fiction.

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

Moore on Essay Writing, Nagasaki History, Memoir from Teege, Library Innovation Toolkit | Social Sciences Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Moore’s Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy stands alone, Southard presents one of the definitive histories of the end of World War II, Teege’s account is an important addition to narratives written by descendants of war criminals

Tastes of Hawaii, Thailand, Mexico, Classic American, Baking Naturally | Cooking Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Bayless’s easy Mexican dishes for busy home cooks, an excellent addition to Thai cooking collections, Brown’s guide to eating on a limited budget, Honey & Co. is representative of the hottest trends and has enough variety to be suitable for everyday use