Lydia Olszak

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Nontraditional: Life Lessons from a Community College

An encouraging, uplifting work that will inspire both college students and teachers, as well as those considering returning to school.
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Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians

This is a solid guide for understanding, creating, and managing licensing agreements. Even readers with little experience will gain confidence and be able to approach contract negotiations from a position of knowledge and strength. Library professionals without ready access to legal advisers will refer to this work time and again.

Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

The authors clearly demonstrate the value of the humanities in this well-researched and convincing work. Anyone interested in higher education, particularly those advising students or considering a major in the humanities will find an encouraging message.

The Turn On: How the Powerful Make Us Like Them—from Washington to Wall Street to Hollywood

References to present-day events improve readers’ understanding of the author’s thesis and the work’s timely relevance. Highly recommended.
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Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom Throughout Your Library

Readers will appreciate Pekoll’s authoritative, clear discussion. Invaluable to anyone interested in resisting censorship attempts on all varieties of resources.
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Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls

Readers with an interest in students’ welfare will appreciate the author’s insight and suggestions for providing safe, inclusionary schools for all.

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Project Management in Libraries: On Time, on Budget, on Target

A solid playbook for managers overseeing all types of projects. Those who have struggled with this skill in the past, as well as those new to it, will find this title invaluable.
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The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It's Time for Radical Change

The scholarly writing may be a bit dry for some readers; however, those with an interest in higher education's role in society and the economy will be drawn to this astute work.
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Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: The Librarian's Quick Guide

Those completely unfamiliar with voice computing will gain a basic understanding of the technology and its potential uses in library settings. However, they may question whether the information gained from such a slim volume is worth the hefty cost. Librarians already aware of the technology and its ramifications can skip this title.

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