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

Professional Media: Building & Designing Libraries, Library Leadership | Social Science Reviews, March 15, 2016

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Two essential books on designing and building modern libraries; an exploration of the many paths to effective library leadership

Social Networking, Bibliographic Models, Cosplay, Better Research Guides | LJ Reviews

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A practical and hands-on guide that would be helpful for researchers in fields such as the social sciences and humanities; a highly recommended work that will be essential for catalogers and appeal to all librarians; an essential reference for librarians and library staff interested in bringing cosplay into their setting; a roadmap for developing the best, most focused online guides

Library Leadership, Electronic Resources, Self-Study | LJ Reviews

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Creating Leaders is for librarians in any kind of leadership role, whether formally or informally; an overview of the impact electronic resources; how to capture data that will promote services and demonstrate value-added activities

Library Programs, Research Guides, Local History, Embedded Librarianship | LJ Reviews

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The fundamentals of library programs and services, a highly recommended student research guide, an enlightening volume for librarians facing expanding local-history collections, a concise and lucid treatment of embedded librarianship