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IFLA Releases “Open Access Vocabulary” Reference Guide

PBS NewsHour: “Attempts to Ban Books are at an All-Time High. These Librarians Are Fighting Back”

CHORUS Forum: 12 Best Practices for Research Data Sharing – Event Summary, Comments; What is the Cost of Ransomware Attack on Toronto Library?; & More Headlines


Barbie: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy

A visually captivating scrapbook of Barbie’s evolution that fans will enjoy.

The Library Thief

Shenjé shines a light on LGBTQIA+ love and people of color in Victorian England. No stone is left unturned or unexamined in this gothic mystery that offers a counterpoint to what is often a cis-het and white genre. Fans of Sarah Waters and Bridget Collins might have in Shenjé a new author to add to their TBR lists.

Sex Cells: The Fight To Overcome Bias and Discrimination in Women’s Healthcare

A thought-provoking book about women’s health care that comes with a strategic plan for improvements. The book makes an important addition to health sciences and women’s studies collections.

One Cursed Rose

Zanetti (Frostbitten) launches a new series with this shadowy and violent twist on “Beauty and the Beast” that will appeal to readers looking for a uniquely magical world filled with seduction and betrayal.

In the Spell of the Barkley: Unravelling the Mystery of the World’s Toughest Ultramarathon

For fans of extreme sports and books about why some people push themselves physically and mentally to compete in them.

Gamblers, Fraudsters, Dreamers & Spies: The Outsiders Who Shaped Modern Japan

A brilliant, insightful look into the panoply of outsiders who contributed to the making of Japanese history in the modern age.

Vinyl Record Collecting for Dummies

The highly knowledgeable Thompson delivers an accessible, straightforward, and comprehensive guide to the increasingly popular hobby of record collecting. Good for general readers and vinyl collectors.

Survival Is Not Assured: The Life of Climber Jim Donini

This presentation of the climbing world’s intricacies makes the particulars of the sport comprehensible to a general audience. Donini’s story is told with literary verve and vivid sensory details. A must for sports collections.

Out of One, Many: Ancient Greek Ways of Thought and Culture

An entertaining and witty exploration of Greek history that will introduce readers to a variety of beliefs from ancient Greece.

A Punishing Breed

Readers who like campus mysteries and intriguing, gruff detectives with a few redeeming qualities will enjoy this first book in a planned series.

Language City: The Fight To Preserve Endangered Mother Tongues in New York

An in-depth, fascinating analysis of endangered languages and efforts to preserve them in New York City. Give to readers who enjoyed John McWhorter’s Words on the Move.

Animals I Want To See: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Projects and Defying the Odds

This powerful memoir is ultimately about keeping a family together as things begin to fall apart. It’s consistently vivid, sometimes humorous, and engaging from start to finish.

The Sweet Blue Distance

These 800 pages are gone in a surprising flash. Highly recommended; don’t miss the invaluable author’s note.

Sonia Delaunay: Living Art

While scholarly in tone with extensive footnotes, this beautifully designed book is readable and includes many handsome images. Recommended to readers who are interested in both the fine and decorative arts of the 20th century made by a remarkable artist.

Women Artists in Midcentury America: A History in Ten Exhibitions

Scholarly in tone, this would be a good inclusion for a contemporary art history collection, with appeal for students, researchers, or anyone with a strong interest in modern art or women’s studies.

Rock Music, Authority and Western Culture, 1964–1980

Music historians will find much to like in this fantastic resource, but the perspective is more singular than balanced.

Divided Isles: Solomon Islands and the China Switch

Highly recommended for readers interested in diplomacy with China and international relations in general or the politics and history of the Solomon Islands in particular.

Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan

This book’s strength lies in its efforts to bring together information about aging well in one easily accessible work.

Vendor News Roundup | PLA 2024

Winners of the Oregon Book Award Are Announced | Book Pulse

If Not Libraries, Then Who? Conference Programs Address Advocacy, Inclusivity, and More | PLA 2024

Big Energy, Rescue Rabbits, and the Heart of the Library Community | PLA 2024

Research Tools: A New Resource to Explore Library of Congress Transcription Datasets

Massachusetts: “The Power of Books Behind Bars: Local Librarian Transforms Jail Library”

New Data From Open Syllabus: “OER Adoption Update: 2023”

James Patterson Speaks Out on $500 Bonuses to Bookstores, Librarians; Seattle Public Library Resorting to Rolling Branch Closures & More Headlines

James Patterson Speaks Out on $500 Bonuses to Bookstores, Librarians; Seattle Public Library Resorting to Rolling Branch Closures & More Headlines

Display Shelf | Sustainable Living

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The First of Many Conversations: Librarians and Independent Publishers Come Together at IndieLib 2024

Winners of the Whiting Award for Emerging Authors Are Announced | Book Pulse

Spring Stars | Life+Style Top Reads

New Report: “In Their Own Words. Youth Voices on Books Unbanned.”

The Respectful Terminology Platform Project Receives Prestigious Grant from the Mellon Foundation

Sir Roly Keating to Step Down as Chief Executive of the British Library in April 2025

SF Public Library Workers Rally For More Workplace Security; Knowledge Unlatched Announces Results of 2023 Pledging,  About 269 Books Will Be Made Available OA in 2024; & More Headlines

SF Public Library Workers Rally For More Workplace Security; Knowledge Unlatched Announces Results of 2023 Pledging,  About 269 Books Will Be Made Available OA in 2024; & More Headlines

Biography & Memoir | Prepub Alert, October 2024 Titles

Essays | Prepub Alert, October 2024 Titles

LJ Talks with Emil Ferris, Author of ‘My Favorite Thing Is Monsters’

International Booker Prize Shortlist Is Announced | Book Pulse

Beatlemania | Books To Rock Out On

'Masquerade' by O.O. Sangoyomi | SFF Debut of the Month

'Love Letters to a Serial Killer' by Tasha Coryell | Mystery Debut of the Month

Display Shelf | Healing Fiction

Graphic Novels Preview | Forthcoming Reads and Format Trends

Musical Memoirs | Performing Arts

Read-Alikes for ‘The Familiar’ by Leigh Bardugo | LibraryReads

AP Report: “Librarians Fear New Penalties, Even Prison, as Activists Challenge Books”

Brad Warren Elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect; Dr. Brandy McNeil Named Public Library Association (PLA) 2025-2026 President & More News Headlines

Carol Shields Prize for Fiction Shortlist Is Announced | Book Pulse

Project MUSE’s Global Impact

Pun Wins 2025-2026 ALA Presidency 

American Library Association (ALA) Releases The State of America’s Libraries 2024

American Library Association (ALA) Releases List of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023

The Internet Archive Just Backed Up an Entire Caribbean Island; Three More Books Reach Funding Target to Go Open Access Through Opening the Future at CEU Press; & More Headlines

AI in Academia

National Library Week Kicks Off | Book Pulse

Fight for the First and the National Library Alliance Release One Year Impact Report

Hawaii State Public Library System: RFID Checkout/Check-In System Goes Live at All Libraries

Science Librarianship and Social Justice is the Focus of a New Special Issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL, No. 105)

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

NY Times: “How Tech Giants Cut Corners to Harvest Data for A.I.”

Journal Article: “Academic Librarians as Teachers and Faculty Developers: Exploring the Potential of the ‘Teach the Teachers’ Model of Information Literacy”

Legislation: Illinois Secretary of State “Pushes to Enhance Protections for Libraries and Librarians”

Call for Expressions of Interest: Participate in Research on Costs of Public Access to Research Data—Join Information Session April 29; ALA Releases Media Literacy For Adults Architecture of the Internet Programming Guide; & More Headlines

Winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards | Book Pulse



Silly but earnest, this cozy fantasy will appeal to fans of TJ Klune and Travis Baldree.

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