SF/Fantasy Debut of the Month | November 15, 2012

Review of Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s When the Blue Shift Comes.

The road to mastery: It used to be easy to introduce the library’s riches. Here’s how to get back to the good old days

There are moments and conversations that stay with you long after they end. For John Dove, one such moment was during a lively discussion at the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting at a panel of the Reference Services in Large Research Libraries Discussion Group, when one reference librarian shared the challenges of providing […]

Channel-Surfing to Success: Want to send them away happy? Take a few tips from the business world

Librarians—quick to innovate, quick to communicate, quick to adapt—are champions of arranging, evaluating, and navigating information. Yet it’s still a challenge to bridge the gap between what users want (or think they want) and what we have to offer. When it comes to libraries, what is the value of providing information services? At the University […]

Fast Scans | Top Foreign and Indie Picks | October 15, 2012

Reviews of DVD and Blu-ray releases of foreign and independent films.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | October 1, 2012

Reviews of Deirdre Bair’s Saul Steinberg, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, and John J. Collins’s The Dead Sea Scrolls, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Oct. 1 issue.