Social Sciences | Professional Media Reviews

A must read for any library or information professional looking to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion; An informative guide to better understand and develop leadership skills; A valuable resource for public librarians covering a multitude of important topics.

Library Services, Library of Congress, Outside the Library | Professional Media

A great primer for people of any professional background who is interested in freelancing or consulting; An extremely informative institutional history of the Library of Congress, great for library buffs; An important resource for public librarians looking to develop helpful services for all stages of adulthood

Nonfiction: Abdurraqib, Israel, Murder in Mexico, Meditation, Libraries, William Ivey Long | Xpress Reviews

Poet, essayist, and music critic Abdurraqib examines contemporary America; of great interest to readers concerned with the future of Israel; for readers interested in crime and corruption in Mexico; a great Meditation 101; the rise of professional tennis and the contributions of Bill Tilden; for those who are attracted to the minutiae of libraries; readers interested in unorthodox histories will appreciate this stimulating and iconoclastic work; a focuse on Ivey Long’s designs from seven theatrical productions

Professional Media | Social Sciences Reviews

A helpful resource for any library or museum staff dealing with local historical assets; a required text for any library administrator or staff looking to create better technology support services; a helpful tool for librarians looking to delve into social media or further harness it in new ways

Collections and Classifications | Pro Media | Social Science Reviews

A must for outreach librarians seeking new ideas of community partnerships; essential for library students, librarians, and library administrators exploring the role of the public librarian; a highly recommended text for library and information science students in need of a refresher on constructing Library of Congress call numbers

Library Programming, Funding, & Archives | Pro Media Reviews

Resource for library staff to connect with avid fans; a go-to source for libraries to build a “vote yes” committee for library funding; a resource for current and future archivists

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews

For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

Jazz up Your Collection | Music Matters, June 1, 2015

Jazz is one of the only quintessentially American art forms, and it’s important. Every music collection in American libraries should contain a solid representation of the genre.

Librarian’s Guide to GamerGate | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, November 15, 2014

While librarians should generally remain politically neutral—save for library advocacy—while interacting with patrons, this is one time that it’s okay to take a side. The actions of GamerGaters are not representative of gamers in general.

Rock Star Librarians | Music Matters

For librarian rock stars, like most people, finding time to pursue their side project can be tricky…. “But looking back, libraries were a very supportive atmosphere for me to continue to grow creatively.”