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 reviewIn December 2008, twentysomething Jill

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

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum security men s prison outside Balti, and what she learned from them Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran On sabbatical from teaching literature to

Check These Out: One Librarian's Catalog of the 200 Coolest, Best, and Most Important Books You'll Ever Read

Discover a librarian s secret stash of great reads There you are, in the library, head tilted sideways, doing your best to navigate a blur of spines and titles to find one worth reading Luckily, the hunt is over Librarian, author, and book devourer Gina Sheridan has sorted through the stacks to

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Smartphones and other mobile devices that support downloadable applications universally referred to as apps can be used to foster productivity, conduct research, or read and study Additionally, savvy librarians can better serve their communities by gaining expertise in mobile technologies and

How to Make Sense of Any Mess: Information Architecture for Everybody

Everything is getting complex It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter each day Whether at work, at school, or in our personal endeavors, there s a deepening and inescapable need for people to work with and understand information Information architecture is

Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World

In the almost 15 years since Our Enduring Values was published, there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal, and technological

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

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

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

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Libraries today are important than ever More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone