The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Gifts for Book Lovers, Gifts for Librarians, Book Club Gift)

The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books Featuring than 200 full color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library s magnificent archives, this

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information

In 2014, author and photographer Kyle Cassidy published a photo essay on Slate.com called This is What A Librarian Looks Like, a montage of portraits and a tribute to librarians Since then, Cassidy has made it his mission to remind us of how essential librarians and libraries are to our communiti

Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow

Americans tend to imagine their public libraries as time honored advocates of equitable access to information for all Through much of the twentieth century, however, many black Americans were denied access to public libraries or allowed admittance only to separate and smaller buildings and collecti

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, those libraries continue to thrive Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers Although library author

Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries

How do you use your local library Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant Can it float down the river to you Or does it occupy a phone booth by the side of the road Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, libraries face an uncertain f

When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future

Our memory gives the human species a unique evolutionary advantage Our stories, ideas, and innovations in a word, our culture can be recorded and passed on to future generations Our enduring culture and restless curiosity have enabled us to invent powerful information technologies that give us

The Purpose-Based Library: Finding Your Path to Survival, Success, and Growth

In the years since John Huber s trailblazing Lean Library Management was published, budget pressures on libraries have only increased Yet libraries who have adopted his strategies have turned conventional management thinking that if budgets are reduced, customer service suffers on its head These l

Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge

Cruising the Library offers a highly innovative analysis of the history of sexuality and categories of sexual perversion through a critical examination of the Library of Congress and its cataloging practices Taking the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick s Epistemologies of the Closet as emblemati

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

Knowledge is of two kinds, said Samuel Johnson in 1775 We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge reference

Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking about What They See

A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert s graduate work in children s literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getti

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

In This Book is Overdue , acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians, and, as she did in her popular first book, The Dead Beat, discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners In defiance of doomsayers, Johnson finds librarians vital and necessary th

The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)

The extensively revised and completely updated second edition of this popular textbook provides LIS practitioners and students with a vital guide to the organization of information After a broad overview of the concept and its role in human endeavors, Taylor proceeds to a detailed and insightful di

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century : An Introduction

This innovative text features an all new approach that will change the way you think about reference service The only reference text to identify the top resources in major subject areas and genres, it shows students how to approach the reference query by matching specific types of questions to the