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I, Robot? Technology and Health Today | Collection Development, August 2018

Ideally, we inform ourselves about health by listening to physicians and other scientists. We monitor our activity and health using wearable technology. Still, when a fix is required, we rely on technology. These 29 resources will help keep our collections robust.

      
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Library School Students Master Original Research

Long a mainstay of LIS professors, who advance the field with their examination of learning behaviors and library praxis, increasingly such discoveries are part of the learning experience for students as well.

      

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.

      

Teaching to the Team | Learning in Practice

Library leaders have strong views about what library schools should be doing to prepare the kind of employees they’re looking for, what graduates should know to transition successfully to library work, and how schools and libraries can collaborate to produce prosperous graduates.

      

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912–1990 | Reference eReviews

This rich and absorbing database will find a broad range of uses. It is suitable for large public libraries but is especially apt for academic institutions that support the study of law, history, sociology, race, and gender.

      

A Dictionary Gets a Makeover | Behind the Book

Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle are coauthors of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (Rowman & ­Littlefield). The first edition of the dictionary was published in 2007 and the second this past July.

      

Reference as Resistance | Reference 2018

Libraries have always engaged in activism, but today the fight is more relevant than ever, with publishers offering relevant titles and librarians stepping up to vet fake news.

      

Britannica Original Sources | Reference eReviews

This is a growing resource, and it’s to be expected that the content will evolve to represent a greater diversity of genders and ethnicities. A worthwhile purchase.

      

Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

The content that's here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

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