The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer | LJ Review


Hammer, an experienced journalist who knows Mali and its historic city of ­Timbuktu well, interweaves three astonishing stories, reflecting both the vulnerability and strength of a rich Islamic culture in West Africa.

Librarian’s Guide to GamerGate | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, November 15, 2014


While librarians should generally remain politically neutral—save for library advocacy—while interacting with patrons, this is one time that it’s okay to take a side. The actions of GamerGaters are not representative of gamers in general.

Librarian Authors at BEA & ALA


Librarians are a talented bunch. They not only promote and share books, but they also write them! Consider the latest literary efforts by a debut author/librarian and a veteran.

Best Acknowledgments of 2013


Sr. Editor Margaret Heilbrun presents her annual “Best Acknowledgments” and bestows the Amanda Foreman Award upon the author(s) and book(s) her subjective committee of one found most deserving of kudos for gracious and specific thanks offered to named library and archives staff who, in providing research access to the author, helped bring the book to publication.

ALA Annual 2011: Ebooks: New Strategy Required, Now

ALA Annual 2011: Ebooks: New Strategy Required, Now

Librarians Who Write: At BEA and Beyond

Librarians Who Write: At BEA and Beyond