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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.

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.

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.


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.

Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism

Readers interested in the intersections of social justice and religion will likely enjoy a non-Western perspective of a provocative and controversial figure. Also suitable for readers seeking a basic introduction to modern Thai political history.

Why Religion? A Personal Story

Both fascinating and heart-wrenching, Pagels's highly personal account presents behind-the-scenes glimpses into the inner workings of a brilliant scholar's mind. [See Prepub Alert, 5/7/17.]

The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today

This work will appeal to readers in search of a scholarly yet accessible cross-denominational study of the practices of contemporary American Jews. For an introduction/history of American Judaism, readers should consult an alternative text, such as Jonathan Sarna's American Judaism: A History.

Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Decision-Making in the Age of Open Access, Maker Spaces, and the Ever-Changing Library

Given the expansive coverage, as well as the intertwining of theory and practice, this title will likely appeal to a host of librarians, scholars, and students.

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