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

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews

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For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

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From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

Gertrude Bell of Arabia, Richard III, Tahrir Square 2011, Gaming Theory, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Excerpts from Bell’s more than 16,000 letters and eight books; a series of daring personal essays on the current state of video game culture and the industry it came from; Patience & Fortitude at the New York Public Library

The Born Frees, Future of Democracy, North Korea Memoirs, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Burge’s incredible and inspiring account belongs in every library; students of American democracy, government officials, and young citizens should read Running from Office; Aldrich takes us inside the Little Free Library movement

The Civil War’s Edwin Stanton, Comma Queen Norris, RA Guide to Historical Fic & More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Marvel’s complex work will appeal to Civil War scholars and general readers; Norris’s handy guide is for writers of all levels; Sehat’s book is for political junkies, historians, and rhetoricians; librarian Baker’s guide strikes the perfect balance of thoroughness and accessibility.

Adams on Atlantis, Bios of Washington, the Black Press, the Lusitania, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An excellent examination of Atlantis research from Adams; Launer’s biog of Spielrein is long overdue but worth the wait; Schroeder on the new world of entrepreneurship; a motivating guide for practicing librarians; pioneers of the Black Press Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan.