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Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

Readers should be advised that the majority of chapters concern NYU libraries, but overall, there's a wealth of valuable information and ideas here in an accessible, concise format. Recommended for academic librarians and information professionals. [See author Q&A, p. 129].

Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library

An important book for professionals seeking horizons unknown, as well as administrators looking to update staff skills and job descriptions. Also a valuable addition to library science curricula.

China Threat? The Challenges, Myths, and Realities of China's Rise

Readers with an interest in international relations, history, political science, economics, or Asian studies may find this work an insightful take on the issues from China's perspective, and a corrective to their preconceptions. They should also consider Timothy Beardson's Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future, which covers similar ground but explores China's domestic issues more closely. For those interested in seeing how China's economic developments may benefit the international landscape, this book is concise and worth reading.

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