From Being There to Solace | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2017

Being There. 130+ min. Hal Ashby, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432823. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432816. $39.95. SATIRE Peter Sellers as a gardener-turned-guru. Canoa: A Shameful Mystery. 115+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Felipe Cazals, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432809. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432793. $39.95. DRAMA Fiction in […]

Climate Change, Lifestyle Habits, ISIS, Britcoms, American Voting | Reference Short Takes, February 1, 2017

A helpful baseline for a highly charged, scientifically complex topic; a handy overview of actionable wellness insights; a multifaceted, contextual snapshot of a troubling world force; critical insight into today’s disaffected voter climate

History of Mass Tourism | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2017

Academic libraries, particularly ones that specialize in hospitality management and business, will welcome this addition to their database collections. Public libraries might also find this a worthy offering, though it may not be a high-budget priority.

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.

Keeping Your Collection Fresh | Music Matters, February 1, 2017

Obviously, not all musicians are created equal in quality or in popularity. The goal is to create a representative collection that will be used—and this is where patron requests enter the picture. What are people asking for most often?

Welsh’s Debut of the Month, Cain, Khan, Mackay, Obregón, Hillerman, New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, February 1, 2017

THE NEW YEAR brings a variety of (fictional) crimes from across the various seas, as well as offering up a bounty of American mysteries.

Boyd/Kirk’s Debut of the Month, Fuller, Liggett, Marasco, Parker, plus New Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2017

VALENTINE’S DAY is not the only holiday we celebrate in February. Did you know that it is also Library Lovers’ Month? This month’s column reveals that there’s plenty of love to go around.

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

Professional Media | Social Science, February 1, 2017

A solid reference (and cheering section) for librarians interested in writing book reviews; a useful volume for all librarians in need of a crash course on digital rights management; a wide-ranging and thoroughly researched work that explains how instructional librarians can become more involved with online course design