Lydia Olszak

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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators

For readers interested in educational reform, urban development, or the impact of race and racism.


Aldrich adeptly introduces and tackles a critical topic in less than 100 pages. Her message will be of interest to library professionals and community leaders.

Public Library Programs and Services for Midlife and Beyond: Expanding Opportunities for a Growing Population

This clear snapshot of the aging population and libraries will offer little new to readers well versed in the subject. However, those unfamiliar with the topic will receive a solid introduction.

The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections

A superb selection for anyone interested in creating or improving a consumer health collection and an excellent graduate-level text.

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