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New Online (Full Text) From ACRL “Fostering Change: A Team-Based Guide”

Impact of Controlled Digital Lending Discussed at Final Session of Library Leaders Forum; Michelle Wu Receives Internet Archive Hero Award


Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere

Quirky and fun, this book offers a combination of practical tips, amusing stories, and moments of whimsy like the author’s list of ways to “add sparks to your marriage” by hiding a plastic snake in the house. A treat for fans of Drummond.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

A must-read for Carey’s fans, though music lovers of all genres will also delight in this personal story.

A Will To Kill

Reminiscent of Agatha Christie mysteries, this first in the “Harith Athreya” series is a sure hit for readers who love a taste of foreign intrigue and a solid whodunit. Fans of Ngaio Marsh’s A Man Lay Dead and Patricia Moyes’s Dead Men Don’t Ski will also enjoy.

Blackwood: Vol. 1: The Mourning After

With this second in an ongoing series, veteran scribe Dorkin (Beasts of Burden) unleashes his trademark humor and honest humanity in a spellbinding horror adventure, while Veronica and Andy Fish’s (Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Something Wicked) evocative and impressionistic art uses a blacklight color scheme that perfectly complements the carnival atmosphere and graveyard thrills.

The Pyramids: The Archaeology and History of Egypt’s Iconic Monuments

This sumptuously illustrated study incorporating the latest archaeological findings is highly recommended for general and informed readers fascinated by the pyramids and ancient Egyptian civilization. Fans might also enjoy Mark Lehner’s The Complete Pyramids.


A perfect read for those who enjoyed Michelle Buteau’s Survival of the Thickest and Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please.

The Flip Side

British author Bailey presents a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud hilarious debut rom-com. Complete with fabulous sidekicks, quirky neighbors, and an eccentric but lovable family, it features an authentic and refreshing hero. Fans of Beth O’Leary and Nick Hornby will relish every delightful moment.

Stories from Suffragette City

This nuanced collection serves as an evocative reminder of the hard-fought right for women to vote and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

Readers of this breezy, fun, and informative work are the beneficiaries of the rarefied theatrical air of Broadway inhabited by Riedel. An obligatory purchase for all theater collections.

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography

A general but authentic overview of the Dalai Lama’s life that will appeal to those new to the topic, as well as vested scholars, for the work’s valuable archival material.

Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life

Though sometimes unable to explain the chasm between Guthrie’s words and actions, the author offers a well-researched addition to the Guthrie bibliography for general readers that complements Joe Klein’s standard biography, Woody Guthrie: A Life.

Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race, and Empire

A sometimes dense, sometimes proactive collection of essays on current political ideologies. An optional purchase.

Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal

Packed with stories of the quirky personalities of the horses in her life, this memoir will resonate with horse lovers everywhere for its beautiful tribute to the animals and those who love them.

Roundup (October 23, 2020)

40 Resources for Raising Awareness of Lesser-Known Chronic Illnesses | Collection Development, Oct. 2020

Anna Burns Wins International Dublin Literary Award for 'Milkman' | Book Pulse

Black Lives Matter and Protest Art Exhibits to View Online

WikiCite Awards 23 Grants & eScholarships to Improve Open Citations

REALM Project Lab Test 6 Underway with Materials Commonly Found in Furnishings and Exhibits of Archives, libraries, and Museums & Project Toolkit Now Available

Report: “Rural Public Libraries as Telehealth Providers During Covid-19 “

An In-Depth Look at Temple University’s Charles Library (From a Civil Engineering Perspective)

Consumer Reports Study Finds Marketplace Demand for Privacy and Security

Roundup (October 22, 2020)

Fall Abroad: Top Reading from Around the World

Bernardine Evaristo, Molly Stern & Margaret Busby Make News | Book Pulse

Central Arkansas Library System, Gwinnett County Library System, Union County Library System Awarded 2020 Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize Honorable Mention

Identifying 1,257 Married Women by their Full Names in Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library Finding Aids | Peer to Peer Review

Helping Unify a Changing City, Cranston Public Library Wins 2020 Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize

Internet Archive Digitizes Closed Marygrove College’s Library

LJ Talks to Cartoonist Sophie Yanow

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg on the Final Ithaka Academic Library COVID-19 Response Survey Results

Report: “Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field”

Milestones: JSTOR’S Open Community Collections Reaches 200th Contribution

IMLS Funds Five Pandemic Response, Professional Development, Digital Inclusion Library Projects

Just Released: World Food and Agriculture – Statistical Yearbook 2020

Open Access Archiving: JISC Announces New Sherpa Romeo Service Enhancement: Browse by Country

Roundup (October 21, 2020)

Vincent Brown, Camilla Townsend, & William Dalrymple Are Cundill History Prize Finalists | Book Pulse

New Report, Data: “The World’s Women: 2020 Trends and Statistics”

Digitization Saves Marygrove College Library After Closure, Collection Now Available Online in Partnership with Internet Archive

New Book: “Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access”

GPO Names Indiana University, Bloomington Library as 2020 Library of the Year

Journal Article: “Open Access and Author Rights: Questioning Harvard’s Open Access Policy”

Open Access Button Receives Four-Year, $1.87 Million Grant From the Arcadia Fund

Journal Article: “Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Do Public Libraries Stand?”

German Institutions to Benefit From First Transformative Agreement for Nature (Springer/Max Planck Digital Library Agreement)

Roundup (October 20, 2020)

Sleuthing by Sunny Randall, Daniel Pitt, and Bruno, Chief of Police: Mystery Previews, May 2021, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

Hank Phillippi Ryan Wins Best Novel Anthony Award for 'The Murder List' | Book Pulse

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research and Learning

Report: “American Airlines Told Internet Archive Not Evidence in Refund Suit”

SPARC: “Building Open With Purpose And Going Beyond Statements”

Reclaim the Records Files FOIA Request For “Billions of Digital Images and Associated Text Metadata Created Through the United States National Archives and Records Administration’s Digitization Partnership Program”

A New Roadmap From COAR and JISC Lays Out Path for OpenDOAR as an International, Community-Driven Repository Directory

IFLA Invites Signatures to the “Library Pledge for Digital Inclusion”

Cambridge University Press Seeks Transformative Status by cOAlition S Across a Majority of its Journals

Roundup (October 19, 2020)

'In a Holidaze' by Christina Lauren Leads Holds | Book Pulse

Journal Article: “Quotation Errors in General Science Journals”

Newark Public Library’s Philip Roth Collection Will Give Intimate Glimpse Into His Research and Writing Process

The New York Public Library Acquires Arthur Miller’s Personal Study Library

New From the Congressional Research Service (CRS): 2020 Elections: Selected Resources for Members and Constituents”

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

A Conversation with Maria Bustillos: “Publisher Lawsuit Against Internet Archive Puts Future of Book Ownership in Question”

Staff From the Smithsonian Institutions Archives Discuss “Maintaining the Archive for the World’s Largest Museum Complex”

Roundup (October 16, 2020)

K. Wayne Smith, Former President and CEO of OCLC, Dies at 82

Carnegie Mellon University: “Libraries Use Computer Vision to Explore Photo Archives”


The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

Whether readers enjoy snacking on bite-sized twisty mysteries or are looking for a new author to follow, this anthology delivers.

Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West

For readers who wish to know more about how history is written, its influencers, their writings, and how figures such as Carson fall from grace. An excellent addition for women’s studies collections.

Slum Virgin

Set in the slum of El Poso in Buenos Aires, this novel tells the story of Quity, a crime reporter for a large newspaper, and her lover, Cleopatra, an enigmatic transvestite ex-prostitute...


Incredibly detailed, based on research and the author’s personal experience, this work rises above the level of generic action-thriller to that of literary art, joining such geopolitical forebears as VassilisVassilikos’s Z and John le Carré’s The Mission Song.

Still Life

In the sixth in her “Karen Pirie” series (after Broken Ground), McDermid rewards readers with a timely and cracking good mystery that keeps the pages flying. New readers are brought up to speed and will join longtime fans cheering on the well-drawn characters.

We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign To Embrace Gratitude and Grace

Thanksgiving can often get lost in the commercialization of the holiday season, but this history of its origins puts the holiday in a fresh perspective. Readers seeking an inspiring story of persistence and achievement will appreciate.

Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Deliberately Forgotten Composer

Accessible and illuminating, this is required reading for anyone interested in opera and its complete history.

Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

This accessible, thoughtful work is ideally suited for academic libraries, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and general readers of maritime history.


Wilson’s (Natural Complexions) latest is a wild, surreal modern trip down the rabbit hole. Anyone who enjoys stream-of-consciousness stories, as well as fans of artists Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, will enjoy this hallucinatory dreamscape. Modern cultural elements are supernaturally twisted, while the movie industry is satirized. Logophiles will love the imaginative uses of obscure words.

Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

A fascinating work of cultural studies that makes evident the continued power and threat of explicitly gendered food production and consumption in the 21st century. Recommended broadly for students and scholars of fields related to gender, culture, and consumption.

Life and Culture in Northeast India

Highly recommended for adventurers and armchair travelers who appreciate geographically isolated locales.

60 Stories About 30 Seconds: How I Got Away with Becoming a Pretty Big Commercial Director Without Losing My Soul (Or Maybe Just Part of It)

For film students and celebrity mavens alike.

Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle

This enjoyable and encyclopedic treatment of a thriving and still-growing culture will appeal to listeners and scholars of Seattle hip-hop and the genre in general.

The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage

A signal contribution to U.S. antebellum historiography. Highly recommended for U.S. Middle Period, African American, and Civil War historians, and for all general readers.


While the story’s premise is interesting, the disjointed writing and plotting distracts from the work as a whole. More troubling is the author’s use of racist stereotypes, the emotionally abusive relationship of Khalid and Olivia, and the derogatory language toward overweight characters. Not recommended.

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The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity

This scholarly work will engage readers concerned with the future of a democratic Jewish Israel.

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