LJ Best Books 2017

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The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) in 2017 saw major activity. It completed the digitization of the Congressional Record and named four new depository libraries: Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro; Pope County Library, Russellville, AR; Fort Stockton Public Library, TX; and Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne. Fourteen libraries signed Memoranda of Agreement to join the Preservation Partnerships Program, in which individual depositories can pledge to retain and preserve specific documents or collections and provide permanent no-fee public access.

The GPO also saw turnover in important roles: in ­October, Laurie Hall was officially appointed Super­intendent of Documents (SD) after having served in an acting capacity since April 2016. She oversees the Library Services and Content Management Operations, which includes the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Cataloging and Index Program.

In November, GPO director Davita Vance-Cooks left for work in the private sector. Vance-Cooks was confirmed by the Senate in 2013 as the nation’s 27th Public Printer—the first woman and first African American to serve in the post. Her focus was on modernizing the agency. GPO deputy director Jim Bradley took over as acting director until his retirement in March 2018; he was succeeded by GPO chief of staff Andrew M. Sherman, who will serve as acting deputy director.

UPDATING CODE

Throughout 2017, Vance-Cooks continued to lead ­lobbying effort to reform Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which defines the mission and responsibilities of the GPO and FDLP. Several previous attempts to legislate change were frustrated by budgetary issues and politics.

HR 5305, the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018, was introduced on March 15 and referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The legislation largely reflects recommendations of the depository library community, including strong affirmations of the public’s right to no-fee access to government information and that depository libraries are an effective means of providing that access.

HR 5305 introduces the term information dissemination products (IDPs) and affirms that any recorded information in any format falls under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent of Documents.

It authorizes the SD to establish a national collection of IDPs and provide permanent public access through an online repository established and operated by the GPO director. The national collection is also defined to include collections housed in the nation’s depository libraries and in the electronic collections of federal documents that reside on servers at academic and public libraries, museums, and digitization initiatives such as Google Books, the HathiTrust, Project Gutenberg, and the Internet Archive.

HR 5305 charges the heads of federal agencies and offices to provide electronic and tangible IDPs for inclusion in the national collection. It authorizes the SD to establish a comprehensive catalog of metadata for all historical IDPs that includes hyperlinks to those digitized by nonfederal entities. It also formalizes the Preservation Partnership Program.

HR 5305 represents the strongest congressional affirmation yet of our principles and role. Though at press time it had yet to pass a single committee, the depository library community remains hopeful and confident.

Mark Anderson (mark.anderson@unco.edu) is Chair of the Notable Documents Panel of the American Library Association’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and Reference/Research Librarian for Government Information, History and Geography, James A. Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

Federal

The al-Qaeda Organization and the Islamic State Organization: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi and U.S. Policy To Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam. by Paul Kamolnick. Strategic Studies Inst. & U.S. Army War Coll. 2017. 334p. illus. SuDoc# D 101.146:AL 7/4. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo81181

This work documents the distinct history and doctrinal beliefs of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS), the transnational adversaries that conduct terrorism in the name of Sunni Islam, examines al-Qaeda’s and IS’s basic strategic concepts and terrorist methods, considers strategic implications, and offers ­recommendations for policymakers, military planners, strategists, and professional military educators.

Best Practices for Collecting Onsite Data To Assess Recreational Use Impacts from an Oil Spill. by E. Horsch & others. 2017. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 54. Assessment & Restoration Div. 2017. online. 121p. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5/TM-NOS-ORR-54

On April 20, 2010, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, an explosion and subsequent fire aboard BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Federal and state natural resource trustees engaged in natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) to document the environmental harm and ultimately restore the gulf and compensate the U.S. public. This manual provides guidance on methods and considerations for collecting such data.

Certification Status and Experience of U.S. Public School Teachers: Variations Across Student Subgroups. U.S. Dept. of Education, Inst. of Education Sciences, National Ctr. for Education Statistics. 2017. online. 222p. illus. SuDoc# ED 1.102:C 33. https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017056

This snapshot of U.S. public school students’ teachers’ credentials and experience uses two datasets available to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The report pre­sents the percentage of U.S. public school students taught by educators with state certification, more than five years of experience, and a postsecondary degree in the subject in which they teach. Access varies among students by demographics, school settings, states, and large urban school districts.

The City Becomes a Symbol: The U.S. Army in the Occupation of Berlin, 1945–1949. by William Stivers. Ctr. for Military History, U.S. Army. 2017. 326p. illus. maps. SuDoc# D 114.2:C 67/2/B 45. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo88399

Thoroughly researched and documented, this book illuminates the development of the Cold War from the vantage of Occupied Berlin. It provides a detailed account of the army’s role in the first four years of the occupation, supplemented with maps, photographs, and an extensive ­bibliography.

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Blue Mountains Region. ed. by Jessica E. Halofsky & David L. Peterson. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Svc., Pacific Northwest Research. 2017. 331p. illus. maps. SuDoc# A 13.88:PNW-GTR-939. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo86352

The Blue Mountains Adaptation Partnership (BMAP), one of the largest climate change adaptations on federal lands to date, encompasses the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National forests in Oregon and Washington. BMAP was formed to find solutions to minimize the negative effects of climate change and facilitate the transition of diverse eco­systems to a warmer climate. This state-of-the-science synthesis projects changes in climate and hydrology and the potential effect on water resources, fisheries, and ­vegetation.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan I and Environmental Impact Statement; Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. 2016. online. 536p. illus. ow.ly/VmkG30jxqz7

The Alabama Trustee Implementation undertook this restoration planning effort to restore natural resources and services affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The focus is to address the loss of recreational shoreline uses in Alabama and propose compensatory restoration projects that would provide the public with additional activities.

Eclipse Kit and Activity Guide. National Aeronautics & Space Administration. 2017. 44p. illus. eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-kit

This well-designed guide contains more than a dozen home or classroom activities for youngsters of all ages, including step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and background information on eclipses and our solar system. While the total eclipse of 2017 is behind us, you can get a jump on the next, in 2024.

Field Trip Guides to Selected Volcanoes and Volcanic Landscapes in the Western United States. U.S. Geological Survey. 2017. Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5022. pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20175022

The North American Cordillera is home to a greater diversity of volcanic provinces than any comparably sized region in the world, owing to the interplay among changing plate-margin interactions, tectonic complexity, intracrustal magma differentiation, and mantle melting. This report links to 19 detailed guides to areas such as Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood, featuring history, maps, photos, local info, and a road log.

In Persistent Battle: U.S. Marines in Operation Harvest Moon, 8 December to 20 December, 1965. by Nicholas J. Schlosser. History Div., Marine Corps Univ. 2017. 54p. illus. maps. SuDoc# D 214.14/6:B 32. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo82899

Part of the “Marines in the Vietnam War Commemorative Series,” this document looks at Operation Harvest Moon, the marines’ last large-scale, conventional operation in country. The battle demonstrated many of the frustrations and problems faced by American forces in South Vietnam against the Viet Cong–led insurgency, including the disparity in fighting abilities between the marines and South Vietnamese Army units and lack of coordination between the Marine Corps and other U.S. forces.

Iranian Naval Forces: A Tale of Two Navies. Office of Naval Intelligence. 2017. 42p. illus. maps. SuDoc# D 201.2:IR 1. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo85530

This work offers current information on the major reorganization of Iran’s two navies and provides a brief history of Iran’s naval forces, including Iran’s Persian imperial past, the spread of Islam, and the Iran-Iraq War. Nearly a decade after the re­organization, the United States has a better understanding of Iran’s ultimate intentions for the maneuver and clearer insight into how its navies are progressing. Our authorities, the report concludes, must address each of these navies as distinct, with independent strategies, doctrines, and ­missions.

Landscapes of West Africa: A Window on a Changing World. U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation & Science Ctr., U.S. Agency for Intl. Development/West Africa (USAID/WA). 2016. 236p. illus. maps. SuDoc# ID 1.2:AF 8/2. eros.usgs.gov/westafrica

Beautifully illustrated with maps, graphs, tables, and images, this text describes the natural environment of 17 countries in West Africa and the impact human populations have had over the past four decades. The atlas tells a story of rapid environmental change with the hope that the data will help build a clearer picture of past and current land use and land cover and guide us in making informed choices to support livelihoods now and for future generations.

My Public Lands, Middle School Teaching Guide: Citizen Voice in Land Use Decisions. by Scott Richardson. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 2017. 26p. maps. SuDoc# I 53.7/2:P 96/4. ow.ly/VHge30jFzmg

Three innovative classroom exercises introduce students to public land management. Working in small groups, students learn about the history of the BLM and explore the inter­connected concepts of balanced land management and public involvement.

North Cascades Ecosystem: Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Svc., U.S. Fish & Wildlife Svc. 2017. 325p. illus. maps. SuDoc# I 49.2:B 38/8/DRAFT. ow.ly/QgEz30jFziw

Three agencies have drafted this plan to evaluate the impacts of four possible approaches to restoring the grizzly bear to the North Cascades Ecosystem, a portion of its historical range. The project will seek to achieve a restoration goal of 200 bears while creating guidelines for human-­grizzly conflicts; capture, release, and monitoring techniques; public education, involvement, and access management; and habitat management. The plan analyzes the potential environmental impacts on wildlife and fish (including grizzlies), the wilderness, visitor use and recreational experience, public and employee safety, socioeconomics, and ethnographic resources.

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Svc. 2017. 144p. illus. SuDoc# A 98.9:441/2017. purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo87583

This colorful item is from the Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition in which school nutrition professionals, students, parents, chefs, and community members cooked up new ideas to get children excited about making healthy food choices. The recipes feature dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains; all are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar, and sodium. With fun names such as Porcupine Sliders, Smokin’ Powerhouse Chili, and Squish Squash Lasagna, these kid-tested and ­-approved dishes are sure to be a hit.

Responses to Climate Change: What You Need To Know. by Kailey Marcinkowski. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Svc., Pacific Northwest Research Station. 2017. SuDoc# A 13.88:PNW-GTR-955 (CD-ROM). www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/education/responses-climate-change

Based on curriculum developed by the U.S. Forest Service, this online module is useful to anyone wanting to learn more about climate change and strategies for managing our natural resources. Through the use of engaging graphics and inter­active tools, it orients users to the three principle climate change adaptation options: resistance, resilience, and transition.

Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety. Applied Technology Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 2017. 282p. illus. SuDoc# HS 5.108:SCH 6/2. www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=802379

Schools can use the authoritative information here to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards. Based on a two-year project of the Applied Technology Council with funding from FEMA, the document serves to update existing policies and provide new knowledge about natural hazard–resistant design and strategies and procedures recommended by other federal agencies.

STATE & LOCAL

BANFF, CANADA

Grizzly Bears Threatened by Trains in Banff. CBC News. 2017. video. www.cbc.ca/player/play/1049459779621

This video describes how efforts to understand why grizzly bears, a threatened species, are attracted to rails now when they were not during the past century. Conservationists are looking at food ­supply, climate change, habitat loss, and other societal variations while the railroad company is taking steps to provide safer paths for bears to travel.

CALIFORNIA

LGBT DREAMers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). by Kerith Conron & Taylor N.T. Brown. Williams Inst., UCLA Sch. of Law. 2017. 4p. OCLC # 974378488. PDF. ow.ly/5y3b30jA0tb

A statistical overview of the states with the largest number of LGBTQ Dreamers—California, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Florida—and how enrollment in DACA helped these students pursue educational ­opportunities.

COLORADO

Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education: The Economic Value of the Colorado Community College Systems. Colorado Dept. of Education. Colorado Community Coll. Syst. 2017. OCLC # 1009899937. online. www2.cde.state.co.us/artemis/hedmonos/hed9152im72017internet

This expansive study examines the overall economic impact and societal benefits of Colorado’s community colleges. Correlations between education and issues such as health and wellness are assessed, in addition to economic impacts. Overall, the conclusions demonstrate a positive return on investment.

Colorado Flood Recovery: Three Years of Progress. Colorado Recovery & Resiliency Office. 2017. 60p. OCLC # 985116406. interactive videos and story map available at arcg.is/2gd4DVs. PDF. ow.ly/a8xh30jCZYe

This dynamic work illustrates how state resources work together to recover after natural disaster. Videos, photos, maps, charts, and illustrations help readers understand the scale of the 2013 flood, the steps to recovery, and the resilience of the people to revitalize their land.

Guide to Worker Safety and Health in the Marijuana Industry. Colorado Marijuana Occupational Health & Safety Work Group. Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment. 2017. 66p. OCLC # 973021972. PDF. ow.ly/7B7H30jD06e

A compilation of regulations and best practices from state and federal resources in an easy-to-follow guidebook that examines the industry from multiple perspectives, including workers, employers, safety leaders, doctors, epidemiologists, and regulatory specialists.

GEORGIA

Georgia State Park Discovery Backpack. by Raymond Leung & James Kavanaugh. Georgia P.L. Svc. 2017. ISBN 9781583554050; ISBN 9781583554456; ISBN 9781583551103. OCLC # 990339650. KIT. www.chrl.org/georgia-state-parks-discovery-backpacks

Georgia residents can check out a backpack from their public library to learn about their state’s grand outdoors. It includes pocket guides detailing the birds, wildflowers, trees, and wildlife, plus a pair of binoculars! The packs are the latest additions to the state park pass for a free visit to a state park or historic site.

INDIANA

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Collection. Indiana Univ. Digital Image Collection. ow.ly/Es1M30jD0uD

Some 25,000-plus black-and-white photos were digitized and archived to create this collection of architectural history of cities and architects who used Indiana limestone in their buildings. A wonderful visual interpretation of the dynamics of the legacy of American construction.

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Wildlife. New Mexico Game & Fish Dept. 2017. interactive website. magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us

This long-standing magazine now has an interactive website to complement its print and PDF versions. The site has a lot more photographs than the print and PDF versions; its clean layout allows users to select easily what area they are most interested in reading. The magazine still focuses on education and public interest stories about the state’s wildlife. PDFs are archived back to 2005.

NORTH CAROLINA

In Prison: Serving a Felony Sentence in North Carolina. by Jamie Markham & others. Univ. of North Carolina (UNC) Sch. of Government. 11p. 2017. ISBN 9781560118992. OCLC# 101139448.

Students at the UNC School of Government use the format of a graphic novel to explain how a felony prison sentence is served from the moment of sentencing to supervision after release.

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation Key Findings (2002–16). by Ellen Peisner-Feinberg. FPG Child Development Inst., Univ. of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. 2p. OCLC # 1001572335. online. PDF. ow.ly/NPE230jD0IW

In two pages, the author presents her findings on pre-K evaluation studies related to math, reading, literacy, language, and general knowledge.

North Carolina’s Blue Economy. North Carolina Sea Grant Coll. Program. North Carolina State Univ. 2017. OCLC # 974229064. ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/blueeconomy

A marketing study showcasing the coastal areas and the variety of industries they support to fuel and shape North Carolina’s economy.

Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina: A Data and Resource Guide for Communities To Fight Cancer. Div. of Public Health. Cancer Prevention & Control Branch. 2017. 140p. OCLC # 1011356666. online. PDF. ow.ly/OWL230jA1V7

In 2014, North Carolina issued a plan to reduce the varying “burdens of cancer” entitled “A Call to Action: North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2014–2020.” One measure of that plan was to deliver a surveillance report of the six priority cancers along with a statewide blueprint for cancer prevention and control. This is the culmination of those findings.

The ALA/GODORT PANEL

Chair Mark Anderson
Univ. of Northern Colorado
Federal Selector Suzanne Reinman Oklahoma State Univ.
Federal Judge
Christine Adams Youngstown State Univ.
Federal Judge Carole Spector
Univ. of San Francisco
State/Local/Selector Kathy Hale
State Lib. of Pennsylvania
State/Local/Judge
Aimée C. Quinn Central Washington Univ.
State/Local/Judge Melanie Sims  Lousiana State Univ.
International
 Selector Hayley Johnson  Nicholls State Univ.
International
Judge Sonnet Ireland
St. Tammany Parish Lib.
International Judge Annalise Sklar
Univ. of California–San Diego

TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS Please complete the online nomination form at ow.ly/UjXa30jEhdr.

Titles considered for the next review should be published in 2018. The deadline for nominating a publication is January 9, 2019.

NORTH DAKOTA

Art50! Exhibitions Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts. North Dakota Council on the Arts. 2017. OCLC # 990058357. online. 56p. PDF. ow.ly/VbWa30jzwBO

This eclectic collection of works showcases state artists representing a variety of visual media, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, photos, and pottery, exemplifying an assortment of styles and themes.

Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota. 2d ed. by William C. Sherman & Thomas D. Isern. North Dakota State Univ. 2017. 152p. ISBN 9780911042276. OCLC # 1003273298.

This revised 1983 atlas features a sociologist’s attempts to map and analyze comprehensively each ethnic group in North Dakota. The state is divided into six sections, and the population is mapped from each section. His analysis shows that the historical three ethnic groups from the last century still hold sway in this century despite social change.

The Windbreak Cookbook: Featuring Fruits of Prairie Forests. by Derek Lowstuter & others. NDSU North Dakota Extension Svc.; North Dakota Forest Svc. Circular F. 2017. ISBN 9781681840888. OCLC # 1004662947. 120p. book + online. PDF. ow.ly/upG130jxp07

This guide features not only a recipe for acorn muffins but also an explanation of how to make acorn flour, preceded by a list of the deciduous trees in North Dakota that provide the nuts. A cross between a cookbook and a field guide to the trees, shrubs, and beauty of the Peace Garden State.

OHIO

The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio. by Cynthia G. McLaughlin. Donning. 2017. 80p. ISBN 9781681840888. OCLC # 978249531. online. PDF. ow.ly/mEZ630jA2Hs

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the State Library of Ohio carefully selected photos with matching stories to regale readers as well as recall the varied transitions the state library made through two centuries of serving its citizens. Proceeds will go ­toward an LIS scholarship at Kent State University.

OREGON

FAQs About the Death with Dignity Act. Oregon Health Authority. Public Health Div. 2017. OCLC # 1015390752. 6p. online. PDF. digital.osl.state.or.us/islandora/object/osl:103292

This FAQ was updated on December 1, 2017, to ensure the Death with Dignity Act information is current for Oregonians.

Hazy, Smoky Air: Do You Know What To Do? Healthy Security, Preparedness, & Response Program. Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Div. 2017. online. PDF. ow.ly/oSmU30jD1tH

Wildfire smoke can be a significant hazard, especially for individuals with heart and lung disease. This poster advises specific steps one can take to reduce the risk. It also provides the URL of the Oregon Department of Forestry Smoke Information.

Stink Bugs of Oregon. Oregon Insect Pest Prevention & Management. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Protection & Conservation Program. 2017. OCLC # 990145522. online. Downloadable. https://digital.osl.state.or.us/islandora/object/osl:87275

Who knew stinkbugs came in such a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes? This poster depicts 20 of the 50 or so species of these critters found in Oregon, along with the Latin names of each. All that is missing is the smell. A cheerful addition to an elementary school classroom or bulletin board.

RHODE ISLAND

A Guide to Rhode Island Government and History. Secretary of State. 20p. 2018. OCLC # 1023510502. PDF. ow.ly/cXdy30jA3a9

This open access activity book covers Rhode Island history from Colonial times to the present, portrays the current structure, and features some state government elected officials. Written for young scholars, it invites readers to solve puzzles, color pictures, and answer trivia questions.

Rhode Island Taking Shape and Shaping History: 1600–Present. Rhode Island Dept. of State. ow.ly/eXg330jA5s0

A web-based time line with images and embedded videos. Drop-down menus link to bonus materials, such as teacher resources.

International

A Deadly Journey for Children: The Central Mediterranean Migration Route. United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 2017. 20p. illus. maps. PDF. Free. ow.ly/pMsg30jyBYS

The Central Mediterranean Migration route from North Africa to Europe is used by thousands of immigrants fleeing violence, war, poverty, and climate change. In 2016, roughly 181,000 immigrants traversed this route, including more than 25,800 unaccompanied children. This study is based on interviews with migrants (82 women, 40 children) in Libya and covers abuse, exploitation, sexual violence, detention, smuggling, and the psychological and social impacts of the migration experience. UNICEF advocates a six-point plan to keep refugee and migrant women and children safe.

Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts. World Bank. 2017. 187p. graphs. ISBN 9781464809392. ow.ly/d1Pk30jyPYc

The total number of refugees and displaced persons worldwide is more than 65 million, or almost one percent of the global population. Of this group, 95 percent live in the developing world. This report examines forced displacement from a socioeconomic perspective and covers history, prevention and preparedness, managing change for host communities, reducing vulnerabilities via development support, and providing assistance in rebuilding lives.

Media Coverage of the “Refugee Crisis”: A Cross-European Perspective. by Myria Georgiou & Rafal Zaborowski. Council of Europe. 2017. 24p. REF 048517GBR. PDF. Free. ow.ly/jC0H30jyQxJ

In 2015, the world saw a sharp rise in the numbers of refugees and migrants arriving on Europe’s shores: approximately one million people that year alone. Examining what was dubbed “the refugee/migration crisis” by the European media, this report looks at mainstream media’s role in framing the crisis as a means to understand the narratives surrounding it, its geographical trends, and challenges to policy­makers. The report isolates the frames through which newspapers narrate the refugee/migration crisis in order to strategize ways to create fairer ­coverage.

Syria at War: Five Years On. U.N. Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). 68p. ISBN 9789210601009. dx.doi.org/10.18356/21a09522-en

The state of Syria five years after the conflicts begun in March 2011 is contrasted with Syria prior to the war, using economic and social indicators. The work reveals the EU’s socio­economic cooperation with Syria and the flow of refugees and migrants, along with the EU’s economic support to countries taking on that migration. Additionally, the effects of sanctions on the Syrian people, owing to the resulting blockade of humanitarian aid, are discussed. Key steps are identified to assist the population once a conflict resolution has been reached.

Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists. U.N. Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2017. 110p. ISBN 9789231001994. PDF. Free. ow.ly/jPh230jyR5W

This handbook for journalists and media professionals provides information on how to report acts of terrorism and violent extremism. It offers guidelines and examples for a variety of situations, e.g., working from the front lines, covering an attack, interacting with terrorists, journalist safety, and reflection on an attack in its aftermath. It also addresses professional challenges and ethical ­dilemmas.

“This Is Our Home”: Stateless Minorities and Their Search for Citizenship. U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). 2017. 27p. PDF. Free. ow.ly/N8VF30jyRft

Building on the UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign To End Statelessness that began in 2014, this report focuses on individual interviews with more than 120 stateless, formerly stateless, or at-risk minority groups: the Karana of Madagascar, Roma and other ethnic minorities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the Pemba and Makonde of ­Kenya. Causes and effects of statelessness among these groups is examined, while the site contains videos that detail their struggles.

The Trump Presidency: Policy, Outlook, Scenarios and Possible Implications for the EU. European Political Strategy Centre. 2017. 9p. ISBN 9789292421274. PDF. Free. ow.ly/FT7X30jyRos

This European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) brief was written in response to the state of the Trump presidency as of February 14, 2017, and serves as an analysis of early policy pronouncements as well as offering response strategies to possible Trump administration actions. Encouraging concentration on issues of strategic importance to the ­European Union rather than focusing on “tweetstorms,” recommendations deal with Loud America, Walled America, and Trouble America and their implications for EU member nations. A useful snapshot of the European reaction to the Trump White House and its direction.

We Can! Taking Action Against Hate Speech Through Counter and Alternative Narratives. Council of Europe. 2017. 174p. ISBN 97887184450.

In an attempt to counteract hate speech, this manual is geared toward young activists, educators, human rights workers, and youth workers as a tool to confront, dismantle, and replace hateful narratives, especially in online ­environments. Numerous examples, with drawings.

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STATE AND LOCAL

Canada
Banff, Alberta
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Banff, AB T1L 1A1
www.banff.ca

CALIFORNIA
Williams Inst., UCLA School of Law
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Public Policy Bldg., Rm. 2381
Los Angeles, CA 90095
williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu

COLORADO
Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
www.cde.state.co.us

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
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Denver, CO 80246
www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/contact-cdphe

Colorado Recovery & Resiliency Office gov_crro@state.co.us

GEORGIA
Georgia Public Library Svc.
1800 Century Place Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345
georgialibraries.org

INDIANA
Indiana University Digital Image Collection
1320 E. 10th St.
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
mdalmau@indiana.edu

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Game & Fish Dept.
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87507
ispa@state.nm.us
NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Division of Public Health
1931 Mail Svc. Ctr.
Raleigh, NC 27699-1931

North Carolina State Univ.
News/Media Svcs.
Butler Communication Bldg.
Box 7504
Raleigh, NC 27695-7504
www.ncsu.edu

UNC School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Bldg.
Campus Box 3330
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
www.sog.unc.edu/publications

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503
www.nd.gov/arts

NDSU Extension Svc. Publications
311 Morrill Hall, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications
OHIO
Ohio State Library
274 E. First Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
library.ohio.gov

OREGON
Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-2532
info@oda.state.or.us

Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Div.
500 Summer St. NE E-20
Salem, OR 97301-1097
oha.directorsoffice@state.or.us

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Secretary of State
148 W. River St.
Providence, RI 02904-2615
sos.ri.gov

INTERNATIONAL

Council on Europe
Avenue de L’Europe F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France
book.coe.int/eur/en
European Union
europa.eu/european-union/documents-publications_en

UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
usawa@unhcr.org

UNESCO
7 Place Fontenoy 75007 Paris, France

UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038
www.unicef.org/publications

United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
PO Box 11-8575 Riad el-Solh Sq.
Beirut, Lebanon
escwa-library@un.org

World Bank
1818 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20433
worldbank.org

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