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

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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

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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

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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

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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

where are all the librarians of color

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

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

visual literacy

Required reading that breaks down visual literacy; a helpful guide to library technology; an essential book for library school students and beginning librarians who need to understand the basics of electronic resource management

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, June 15, 2016

discovery tool cookbook

Four useful library science volumes for managing creativity, dynamic research support, “cooking up” successful lesson plans, and facilitating research

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

making the most of digital collections

Two helpful handbooks on digitizing your library’s collection and a useful guide for time-strapped staff seeking an effective strategy to designing and evaluating programs and proving their library’s worth

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, April 15, 2016

multilingual access

An overview of the state of academic publishing and library ebook initiatives; a scholarly contribution to library literature that addresses challenges in enabling access to digital collections for multilingual users; a well-researched handbook that provides strong encouragement to librarians and library students to learn more about copyright; a thoughtful look at an ­emerging issue affecting libraries in the age of print-on-demand technologies and the growing number of ebook publishing platforms