Amanda Folk

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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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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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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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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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The Relevant Library: Essays on Adapting to Changing Needs

Academic, public, and school librarians seeking to refresh their outreach services will find some inspiration here, as the contributions cover such a wide range of subjects, user groups, and settings.
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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.

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