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Audiobooks – a Sound Investment

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Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success

A thoughtful exploration of ways for campus staff to provide helpful services to neurodiverse students.
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Modular Online Learning Design: A Flexible Approach for Diverse Learning Needs

Emphasizing flexibility and functionality, Hess’s book will aid librarians who want to save time and energy when creating online learning content.
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Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization

Marcum and Schonfeld clearly come down in favor of Google Books in the fair use debate, but they are conscientious about equally representing multiple points of view. Will appeal to a broad readership and particularly to readers in the library and publishing worlds.
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Maker Literacies for Academic Libraries: Integration into Curriculum

This detailed, thoughtful book will be useful to librarians and faculty members interested in the nuts and bolts of creating and running a successful makerspace within an academic library.
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Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis

While the premise of the book is interesting, the omission of details about cost, supplies, outcomes, and other helpful data makes this slim, pricey title a marginal purchase.
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Library Next: Seven Action Steps for Reinvention

This insightful book offers ideas that can be easily implemented by librarians who want to develop their trailblazing and leadership skills in order to pave the way for the future of their institutions.
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Tiny Tales: Stories of Romance, Ambition, Kindness, and Happiness

This unique collection is proof that good things come in small packages.
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Talk Art: Everything You Wanted To Know About Contemporary Art but Were Afraid To Ask

Recommended for all public library collections.

Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light

This collection manages to be poignant and emotional while still being facetious, dirty, sassy, and laugh-out-loud funny. Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson and David Sedaris.

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear

This brilliant story of one woman’s amazing perseverance is guaranteed to inspire all those who continue Packard’s fight for social reform and true gender equality.
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Dream Girl

Lippman’s (Lady in the Lake) fans will want to have this audio alternative. Is it a great psychological mystery, or a long, contrived journey to Gerry’s demise? Lots of humorous literary allusions make it a writer’s book. Recommended.
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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

Recommended for fans of inclusive narratives, historical romances (especially ones set in Georgian London), the friends-to-lovers trope, and the author’s other works.
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The Other Black Girl

This thought-provoking novel will appeal to listeners looking for a socially conscious, horror-laced version of Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada.
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One Last Stop

This sweet yet passionate love story with a fresh twist of time-traveling mystery is well worth a listen.

Oslo, Maine

Well-narrated by Charlie Thurston, this is a compelling, character-driven novel that thoroughly engages the listener.
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Malice

Recommended for all public libraries.

Seven Days in June

A perfect recommendation for listeners who enjoy intricately plotted and character-driven romance stories. Already a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, this is a must-have for all library audiobook collections.
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Hour of the Witch

Recommended for historical fiction readers and fans of the author.
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Top Docs: The Life of L. Frank Baum; a Wild Ride into the World of Simulation Theory Believers

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’; Clint Eastwood as Arizona Lawman in 1968’s ‘Coogan’s Bluff’

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Top Film Picks on DVD/Blu-ray: Maggie Cheung Plays Silent-Film Star Ruan Lingyu; Benedict Cumberbatch as a Businessman-Turned Spy

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The Survivors

Recommended for public libraries where Harper’s books are popular.
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Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Academic library administrators who hope to promote proactive innovative change in their libraries will find this a valuable read.
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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses

Highly recommended for instruction and liaison librarians at academic libraries. Instruction librarians will especially appreciate the detailed lesson plans, complete with learning outcomes, necessary materials, and more. Readers interested in library instruction lesson plans should also consider Ray Pun and Meggan Houlihan’s The First-Year Experience Cookbook.

Love in Color

A must have for library audiobook collections.
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What’s Mine and Yours

Recommend to listeners who enjoy family sagas.
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The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Recommended for fans of heartfelt, slow-burn contemporary romances and listeners interested in rock band storylines, strong women characters, and second-chance love.
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Red Island House

Listeners expecting a traditional novel may not have the patience for Lee’s nonlinear narrative, but those who do will long remember the characters that Lee and Turpin have brought to life.
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Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries: A User Experience Approach

A quick read that encourages accepting uncertainty and imperfect results to build resilience. Will appeal broadly to librarians, particularly those in management and leadership positions.

Copyright Policies and Workflows in Libraries: A Concise Handbook

Featuring samples of procedures and policies, this volume provides a wealth of information for all librarians dealing with copyright.
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Who Is Maud Dixon?

Even with some predictable twists and coincidences that defy credibility, fans of thrillers and bad decisions won’t be able to stop listening until the end.
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The Complete Collections Assessment Manual: A Holistic Approach

Recommended for librarians who work with collections, or for instructors who are interested in adopting this work as a teaching tool.

Training Research Consultants: A Guide for Academic Libraries

An invaluable resource for academic librarians who rely on peer tutors and trainers, or who are considering such a program.
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The Postscript Murders

Reminiscent of the work of Golden Age writers like Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers, Griffiths’s latest will be a hit with listeners who enjoyed Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club or Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders.
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Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

Recommended for public library collections.

The Last House on Needless Street

A perfect marriage of pacing from both the plot and the narrator gives listeners a thrilling experience that will shock them until the end.

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

A must-buy for public or secondary school library collections.

While Justice Sleeps

This title is sure to be a hit with library users and is a recommended first purchase.

Top Film Picks on DVD/Blu-Ray: Shaka King’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’; Plus Dramatizations of a Guantánamo Memoir and the Border Crisis

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Laurence Fishburne’s 1992 Thriller ‘Deep Cover’; Otto Preminger’s Pearl Harbor Drama

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Top Docs: ‘Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President’; Residents’ Activism in Oakland, CA; and an ‘American Masters’ profile of Flannery O’Connor

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Sooley

This book is highly recommended for basketball fans. Fans of Grisham will also enjoy this latest display of storytelling prowess, even if the technical basketball aspects aren’t as appreciated.
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The Plot

Listeners who enjoy dark suspense novels should enjoy.
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Infinite Country

This uneven offering will provide valuable insight into the dilemmas of moving between nations with and without documentation, but it falls short of arousing what should be powerful emotional responses.
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Ask, Listen, Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community

Library workers and potential community partners will find the book’s many examples of programming, adult services, and outreach useful for moving from dialogue to action.
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Academic Library Job Descriptions

This short overview will be useful for hiring managers in small to mid-size academic libraries who wish to discover hiring practice trends.
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The Rose Code

Recommended for readers who enjoy World War II historic fiction, thrillers, code-breaking stories, and a bit of high society.
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The Ladies of the Secret Circus

Listeners, especially if they’re fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, will be enchanted by this satisfying story of twisted love, exquisite illusions, and the painful weight of unspoken secrets.
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Brat: An ’80s Story

Narrated by McCarthy himself, this memoir is an easy listen, perfect for those who grew up loving his work.
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Makerspaces in Practice: Successful Models for Implementation

Those new to the maker movement may find some helpful hints; however, readers who are already heavily involved in the movement will likely discover little new here.
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Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success

Useful for academic librarians interested in starting wellness programs or enhancing existing ones.
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The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers off the Sidelines

Packed with great ideas that require little money or staff time, this volume will appeal broadly to library program planners, particularly those on tight budgets and those who want to expand patron participation.

Crying in H Mart

This memoir of loss and identity is both personal and universal. Essential for public libraries.

The Windsor Knot

A well-crafted, solid addition to any audiobook collection.
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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Moss’s work nicely supplements Mark Bittman’s Animal, Vegetable, Junk; Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation; and Walter Willett and P. J. Skerrett’s Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy.
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Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

Well worth a listen for those who find joy in food and personal triumph.
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We Are Satellites

Fans of hard science fiction set in the very near future will enjoy this familiar exploration of a piece of technology that creates its own challenges, bisects society, and carves a huge divide between the haves and have-nots.
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The Widow Queen

Fans of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones may be attracted to this title. Otherwise, it is an additional purchase for most libraries.
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In the Quick

Fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian and similar sci-fi will enjoy this slow-moving but gritty space tale with a dash of mystery.
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The Vineyard at Painted Moon

An easy purchase for library collections.
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Every Last Fear

Recommended for public library collections.

Caul Baby

Abbott-Pratt’s empathetic tone and measured delivery are a perfect match for Jerkins’s engaging novel, with morally ambiguous characters and thoughtful explorations of complex contemporary issues--none of which have easy solutions.

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Top Film Picks on DVD/Blu-Ray: Chloé Zhao’s Oscars-Dominating ‘Nomadland’; Plus Oscar-Winning Performances by Youn Yuh-Jung & Anthony Hopkins

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Eddie Huang’s NYC Coming-of-Age Story; Plus Restored Kirk Douglas & Faye Dunaway Gems

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Top Docs: Voguing in Northern England’s Ballroom Scene; Plus the Go-Go’s & WWII Codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman

Library Dementia Services: How To Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer’s Community

Pulling together the best research from various fields, Dickey has created an essential road map for library professionals providing service to people with dementia.
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The Listen List: More Great Audiobooks | The Reader’s Shelf

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Beyond the Information Commons: A Field Guide to Evolving Library Services, Technologies, and Spaces

This is a solid work for understanding the past, present, and future of the information commons. Librarians, as well as library science students and professors, will benefit from this worthwhile read.
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Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide

A useful primer on newer social media platforms, aimed at beginners. More advanced users should look elsewhere.
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Libraries Publish: How To Start a Magazine, Small Press, Blog, and More

Workers at various types of libraries (or at schools, museums, or prisons) will find this a valuable resource for outreach and promotion.
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Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity

Considering the “why” behind plagiarism, Eaton offers empowering knowledge for teaching assistants, tenured professors, academic librarians, and others involved in higher education.

Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

This is a must-have for all public libraries.

Detransition, Baby

The buzz surrounding Peters’s novel is well-deserved. The further listeners get into the story, the more they’ll appreciate the complex characters struggling to define the concept of parenthood.

Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs

Should be required listening for parents, educators, therapists, school consultants, and staff of adolescent mental health and drug treatment programs.

The Soul of a Woman

Beautiful and fulfilling; a must-listen for women everywhere.

The Paris Library

This expertly interwoven story will be a sure hit with librarians and bibliophiles, but is also a great choice for history buffs and anyone who enjoys interconnected stories about love and friendship.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown

This final installment in the “Brown Sisters” trilogy is a treat and is sure to be popular.

Lightseekers

This riveting tale about mob psychology and the political, religious, and social complexities of urban and rural Nigeria will captivate listeners. Highly recommended.

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

Great advice delivered with style.

Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest To Transplant the Soul

This thought-provoking, entertaining, and more than a little disturbing work is recommended for lovers of medical history.
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The Upstairs House

Perfect for fans of women’s fiction who want a book that’ll keep them on the edge of their seats. It’s also a great recommendation for readers who like unreliable narrator thrillers and are looking for a shrewd, fresh take.

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Second First Impressions

Fans of Thorne’s and readers who enjoy romantic comedies will find this book appealing.

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Good Company

Sweeney’s smooth prose and Ireland’s suburb narration enliven this exploration of the precarity of love and friendship.

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To Love and To Loathe

Despite the premise, this is a decidedly slow-burn romance, with much of the story spent on Diana plotting to throw party guest Lady Helen at Jeremy in an attempt at misdirection and to win a bet. The lovely moments between Diana and Jeremy as they explore their growing attraction do not stand up to the book’s troubling treatment of the character of Lady Helen.
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Anne of Manhattan

Fans of Anne of Green Gables will enjoy this retelling, though listeners don’t have to be familiar with the original novel to love this charmingly funny, slightly sizzling contemporary romance.

Klara and the Sun

This powerful look at the varied and often negative consequences of modern technology underscores the fragility and preciousness of human beings, an all-too-acute awareness in a world coping with a global pandemic and widespread social upheaval.

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Effortless: Make It Easier To Do What Matters Most

Though McKeown’s impassioned effort to help listeners lighten their burdens is commendable, his ideas will offer little new to many listeners, especially those already familiar with the solid, “true north” principles and time management quadrants of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and David Allen’s Getting Things Done. Still, McKeown’s lively, controlled narration and jargon-free, anecdote-filled material will benefit stressed, overworked listeners who might mistakenly believe that 80-hour work weeks build character. Recommended for public libraries.

Top Film Picks on DVD/Blu-Ray: An Early Bong Joon-ho Police Procedural; Julie Christie & Donald Sutherland in a Foreboding Wintry Venice

New on DVD/Blu-ray: Dennis Hopper’s Campy Neo-Noir; Robin Wright’s Directorial Debut

Top Docs: 21st-Century Cowboys, a Utopian Florida Retirement Village, and the Romanian Health Care System

Listening In Lockdown | Audio Spotlight

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Archives 101

This excellent and practical primer is a solid choice for staff of local collections, and educators and students of archiving. It dovetails well with the third edition of Gregory S. Hunter’s Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual.

Anime Clubs for Public Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Pard has created an indispensable guide for all anime clubs. Her clear descriptions and encouraging tone will reassure readers that they need not be anime fans themselves to run a successful club. Highly recommended.
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The Beautiful Things Shoppe

With realistic, though relatively low-key conflicts; quirky, warm-hearted secondary characters; and a believable love story, this will appeal to fans of contemporary enemies-to-lovers romances.

Hungry Hearts

This is a powerful volume that will be in demand, whether for specific contributors or the inspiration provided by the essays.
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The Lost Apothecary

This engrossing multi-timeline story should appeal to fans of Lauren Willig or Susanna Kearsley.

Nine Days: The Race To Save Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Win the 1960 Election

Strongly recommended for all public libraries.

Flirting with Forever

This third book in the “Forever Yours” series (after Can’t Help Falling) proves Bastone is a must-read author, especially for the way she deftly weaves topics like grief, aging, and class difference into her contemporary romances. Here, she turns a disastrous first impression into a beautiful happily ever after.

The Bad Muslim Discount

Insightful, entertaining, and warmly recommended.
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