Eco, Erdrich, Khizr Khan, Kevin Young, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2017

Eco, Umberto. Chronicles of a Liquid Society. Houghton Harcourt. Nov. 2017. tr. from Italian by Richard Dixon. 272p. ISBN 9780544974487. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780544974579. PHILOSOPHY/ESSAYS Novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician nonpareil (see his star turn in Laurent Binet’s sensational The Seventh Function of Language, which supposes that Roland Barthes was murdered), Eco began […]

3 Must Haves for Any and All Librarians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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