CLIR Grants, Privacy & Social Media, NEA News, & more | eReviews News Roundup

LJ’s InfoDocket (InfoDocket.com) regularly highlights news that will be of use to reference staff in academic and public libraries. Below are a few of the news items and resources recently featured on the site.

Birds of a Feather | The Reader’s Shelf

The brilliance of birds has become a recent topic in literary and cultural conversation. Notable nonfiction works explore just how intelligent birds are, while novelists use them for any number of devices.

The Era of Ike | Social Sciences

This biography is an admiring look at the life and accomplishments of the 34th President of the United States; A dual biography that focuses on the complicated relationship between Eisenhower and Justice Warren

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

Royals & Rivalries | Social Sciences

An exciting read about an unfamiliar royal family, steers clear of overly academic language making this historic account a must for amateur historians; A well written portrait of a nearly forgotten countess, highly recommended for lovers of Tudor history and biographies.

Music for (All of) the Ages | Music Matters

Whether the vagaries of early spring temperatures are keeping energetic kids indoors or parents are thinking ahead to summer road trips, music that can be enjoyed by every member of the family is worth its weight in gold.

Best Databases of 2017

The year’s best databases include resources on congressional research and the ACLU

Best Free Reference Websites & Apps of 2017

The best free resources include images from social movements, the European rail schedule, and documents on disaster medicine and public health.

Best Reference Titles of 2017

It’s been a robust year for reference, as reflected by our roundup of 2017’s best titles.

Intersectional Feminism | Collection Development

Today’s intersectional feminism focuses on solidarity among social justice movements as well as shared responsibility for equality. These 27 resources will energize any collection.