Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all Booklist American Library Association , starred review Shortlisted for the 2020 Social Justice

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

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

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

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

Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians

Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts Lesson Plans for Librarians is a collection designed by instruction librarians to promote critical thinking and engaged learning It provides teaching librarians detailed, ready to use, and easily adaptable lesson ideas to help students understand

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