Best Practices for Increasing Usage of your e-book Collection

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Baby Care Basics, Outdoor Adventure, Straight Talk for Teens | Parenting Reviews, November 1, 2015

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FALL’S OFFERING ENCOURAGE outdoor exploration, discuss sexuality, text a warning to mom and dad, and provide some tongue-in-cheek looks at raising children.

iTeach, iLearn, and iConfused | Collection Development: Technology Education, November 1, 2015

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With the ever-increasing pace of computer processing, devices are quickly becoming outdated. Librarians must find relevant, long-lasting titles in a field that shows no signs of slowing down and supplement with continuously updated digital resources to keep current on changing specifics. These 31 resources will add to tech collections.

A Quest for Sustainable Meat, History of Alzheimer’s, Race & Medicine, Cardio Reads | Science & Technology Reviews, July 2015

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Estabrook’s engaging investigation of how pigs are raised commercially for food; Ingram’s “biography” of Alzheimer’s disease; a must-read from Tweedy for anyone interested in improving medical care

Women Farmers, Wonders of Evolution, Mass Surveillance, Cancer Survival Strategies | Science & Technology Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A comprehensive volume on farming for women, Schneier’s readable yet chilling book about the dangers of the ubiquitous mass surveillance, an inspiring compilation for anyone struggling with cancer, a heart-lifting self-help story

Engineering & Technology, June 2015 | Best Sellers

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Earth’s Uncertain Future | Collection Development: Climate Change, June 1, 2015

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Climate change entered scientific discourse during the 1980s as scientists started to document a rapid rise in greenhouse gases and a corresponding increase in global temperatures. Their claims were quickly challenged as critics alleged the gases had little to do with any warming that might be occurring. Here the debate heats up in books, videos, and websites.

Taylor Wilson Bio, Medical Treatment Options, Privacy Policies, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Wilson is regarded as an up-and-coming Steve Jobs or Bill Gates for the energy industry; Kaufman demonstrates the effects of Medicare policy on treatment benefits; experts wrestle with the changing concept of privacy

Environmentalist Goulson, a “No-Sweat” Weight Loss Guide, Food Allergies, Tech Giant Elon Musk, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Goulson woos readers with a personable tale, Segar’s motivational manual to self-care and sustainable change, Vance chronicles Elon Musk’s huge impact on multiple companies, an excellent resource on the history of health research.

Martin’s Foodie Memoir, Nagoski on Women’s Health, Popular Science from Shapiro | Science & Technology Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Blogger Martin delivers a welcome entry into the canon of foodie memoirs, Nagoski’s book will empower women to fully understand their sexual desire, Shapiro raises baffling and thought-provoking ethical issues.