3 Must Haves for Any and All Librarians

library environments

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

Clinton, Coates, Taibbi, & More | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Oct. 2017, Pt. 1

clinton

Blakeslee, Nate. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West. Crown. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781101902783. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101902790. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. NATURAL HISTORY Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, Blakeslee’s Tulia dealt with wrongful conviction in a small Texas town. […]

Present and Future | Social Science Previews, Sept. 2017

nomadland

Bruder, Jessica. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Norton. Sept. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780393249316. $26.95. SOCIAL SCIENCE Expanding her eye-opening Harper’s cover story, “The End of Retirement,” which shows that many Americans can no longer afford to quit work during the so-called golden years, Bruder introduces us to an intrepid bunch that give new […]

Through the Eyes of Warfare Journalists

reporting war

A deeper look at reporters and their stories during a new type of warfare; readers specifically interested in tales of bravery and the harsh conditions journalists have withstand will find both books hard to put down

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

critical library

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

Women & War | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

the hello girl

These two books run the gamut in information about women and war; readers seeking new material on World War I, American history, military history, women’s history, and gender studies, along with health and industrial safety wont find a dull moment between these two books

Professional Media | Social Science, February 1, 2017

digital rights management

A solid reference (and cheering section) for librarians interested in writing book reviews; a useful volume for all librarians in need of a crash course on digital rights management; a wide-ranging and thoroughly researched work that explains how instructional librarians can become more involved with online course design

Revolutionary Russia | Social Science, February 1, 2017

russia in revolution

If you are interested in war-time history or the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, or want a challenging read about revisionist history reassessing the ongoing significance of the Russian Revolution, either one of these books would be a wonderful read

Changing Cityscapes | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2017

How to kill a city

A forceful critique of gentrification and its impact on disempowered members of American society; readers interested in the history and resurgence of Detroit and other U.S. cities will find both books to be an enjoyable read

Professional Media|Social Science Reviews, January 2017

practical-ontologoes

Librarians looking to expand their knowledge in financing will benefit from Burger’s guide, while those interested in programming and ontology will find the other books on this list useful