Collections and Classifications | Pro Media | Social Science Reviews

A must for outreach librarians seeking new ideas of community partnerships; essential for library students, librarians, and library administrators exploring the role of the public librarian; a highly recommended text for library and information science students in need of a refresher on constructing Library of Congress call numbers

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

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

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

Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

Conference Chronicles | Music Matters, April 1, 2015

For three days there were dozens of erudite and entertaining sessions at the Music Library Association’s (MLA) 84th annual conference in Denver.

A Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Modelling

In connection with Veterans Day and this month’s “Collection Development” piece that Ed Burgess (EB) and I (MH) wrote on World War I, we thought we’d chat about our World War I-related hobbies. EB: I’m a modeler.  I admit it freely, without shame.  I don’t have the collector’s obsessive gene that you have, Margaret. MH: […]

Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues

Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues

Exquisite Informational Immersion: Fusing the Visions of Readers’ Advisory and Technologist Librarians | PLA 2012

Exquisite Informational Immersion: Fusing the Visions of Readers’ Advisory and Technologist Librarians | PLA 2012

Professional Media Reviews, March 1, 2012

Professional Media Reviews, March 1, 2012

A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012

A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012