Trend Turnaround | Materials Survey 2016

LJ’s 2016 materials survey of public libraries nationwide was full of surprises, with long-standing trends suddenly turned on their heads.

Art + Poetry | LJ Reviews

British photographer Kenna’s art will appeal to fans of traditional landscape photography; a photobook with poems recommended for large public, academic, and special library collections

Migration to New Worlds; MyHeritage Library Edition | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2016

Migration to New Worlds takes advantage of current technology and search accessibility while retaining the best aspects of a large archive; MyHeritage Library Edition is an excellent tool for public libraries that serve an audience of family historians

Editors’ Spring Picks 2016

From the Syrian cuisine of Aleppo and the rescued manuscripts of Timbuktu to women crime writers and the Broadway phenomenon that is Hamilton, these 33 new books have captured our imagination this season

Looking Ahead | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2016

More than any other entertainment industry, games and gaming evolve so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with innovations. The only way to be aware of what’s fresh and new is to keep an eye on the horizon.

Ruta Sepetys | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2016

Even as she chronicles maritime history’s worst tragedy—the 1945 Soviet sinking of the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff—Sepetys reveals her characters’ profound humanity to create a story that’s urgently and radiantly told.

Drawing Strife: Global Conflicts in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2016

The striking images in graphic novels are an excellent means of depicting the physical and emotional trauma created by conflicts around the world.

Baker’s Debut of the Month, Bishop, Bonesteel, Kadrey, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2016

Baker’s debut takes gritty urban fantasy in a new direction, vivid worldbuilding and myth creation from Bishop, fans of sf romance will cheer to have Bonesteel entering the genre, new novellas from McGuire, Parker, and Hunter

Collecting Stories: Faith Hunter’s Monster Anthology Features Jane Yellowrock

Urban fantasy author Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised across the South. Her popular series include the “Skinwalker” books featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the postapocalyptic “Rogue Mage” novels, helmed by stone mage Thorn St. Croix.

Presidential Picks: Elect To Read These Nine Titles

An intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington as businessman, an important and timely work on the Great Society program, Lunde’s book is accessible to the lay reader and authenticated for the historian