The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Gifts for Book Lovers, Gifts for Librarians, Book Club Gift)

The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books Featuring than 200 full color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library s magnificent archives, this

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on called This is What A Librarian Looks Like, a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the peoples interestsby the reporter who broke the story In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Libraries today are important than ever More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone

The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that s drawn from experience, makes all the difference in working

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum security mens prison outside Balti, and what she learned from themOrange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran On sabbatical from teaching literature to

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town . . . and the World

An Advance Reader Copy edition exists here Not since George Bailey in It s a Wonderful Life has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community That the someone in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose

The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs

Progress for the sake of progress is all too often a drain on precious time and resources The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future This stimulating collection offers

Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge

Cruising the Library offers a highly innovative analysis of the history of sexuality and categories of sexual perversion through a critical examination of the Library of Congress and its cataloging practices Taking the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick s Epistemologies of the Closet as

Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking about What They See

A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert s graduate work in children s literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

In This Book is Overdue , acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians, and, as she did in her popular first book, The Dead Beat, discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners In defiance of doomsayers, Johnson finds librarians vital and necessary

The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)

The extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to a detailed and insightful