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A Practical Guide to Privacy in Libraries

Pedley addresses salient points related to privacy in libraries and directs readers to helpful sources for more in-depth information. A strong text, especially for librarians whose institutions are considering creating a privacy policy statement or other formal documentation regarding policy.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools

Librarians who lack formal instructional design training but who find themselves tasked with meeting the teaching and learning needs of their campuses will discover an invaluable primer here, as will librarians who have some expertise but have yet to formalize their workflows.
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The Buddhist on Death Row: How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place

This readable account of an unlikely journey to Buddhism and finding freedom on death row should inspire readers on their own transformational journeys.
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Library Web Development: Beyond Tips and Tricks

Though Bengtson offers many introductory resources throughout the book, this title is not intended to be a primer or introduction to web development. Library staff who are mostly self-trained web developers will likely find this helpful in navigating the dynamic and complex web development landscape.

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New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs To Know: A LITA Guide

Those looking to understand current technological trends, especially in academic libraries, will find this a valuable text. Readers seeking a more expansive discussion may also want to consult Peter D. Fernandez and Kelly Tilton’s Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology.
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Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (After Finally Choosing To Look There)

Hurwitz identifies her audience as Jews who are seeking a reconnection with Judaism or people looking to convert, though readers who enjoy exploring spiritual memoirs and perspectives on religion from nonclergy will also find this to be an intriguing account.
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Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World

Anyone seeking strategies for navigating and finding peace within an increasingly polarized world will likely find this text useful, as well as individuals seeking an accessible introduction to key principles of Buddhist thought.

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The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English

Readers seeking an overview of one of the most beloved Hindu scriptures will find this an accessible and satisfying entry point.

Transforming Libraries To Serve Graduate Students

An excellent resource for any library that serves graduate and professional students.
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