Back to the Basics: Establishing a Good Foundation in Your Library

Tips on developing staff relationships for both managers and individuals in the library, easy to follow guides to technical services, and cataloging information for beginners or someone who needs a quick refresher

3 Must Haves for Any and All Librarians

In-depth and comprehensive, these titles are perfect for the librarian looking to deepen their knowledge of collection development, programming, and customer service

“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

An insider’s perspective that’s immediately practical and relatable; dive deep into library acquisitions and foundational theories of interpersonal communication

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

Librarians will find Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook vols. 1 & 2 to be excellent resources for cultivating a critical approach to teaching, as well as focusing on practice and application of EBLIP in a variety of settings and places

Altmetrics, Tech-Buying Strategies, Digital Collections, Funding Sources | Pro Media Reviews, November 15, 2016

A smart, reader-friendly primer on alternative research metrics; a crucial text for libraries planning a technology upgrade; detailed plans for digitization projects; a solid how-to for anyone involved in library and nonprofit fundraising

Future Career Moves | Designing the Future

Davis Erin Anderson, a 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star and 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker (M&S), and Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success librarian at California State University, Fresno, a 2012 LJ M&S, 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and 2016 SLA Rising Star, are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians

Future Forward for Libraries | Professional Media Reviews, September 15, 2016

Why special collections must expand their role as teaching centers; Lankes’s New Librarianship is required reading; Varnum offers informative, diverse, and valuable insights on how libraries are implementing and using discovery tools

Library Career Transitions, Specialties, Shared Collections | Pro Media Reviews, September 1, 2016

An important book for professionals seeking horizons unknown; a fast-reading guide for aspiring academic librarians and undecided subject specialists; these essays provide a solid overview of the collaboration landscape

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, August 1, 2016

Three titles that make for essential reading for beginning and veteran library professionals