Saturday, December 05, 2009
Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Library or Librarian
Why not buy your favorite library or librarian a copy of Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect with Your Whole Community? Sophie Brookover and I are the authors.
You can buy it directly from our publisher's website, Information Today; or your online bookseller of choice. Most of the reviews are at the book blog; the book got good reviews from American Libraries, Library Journal, and Booklist, among others. The Booklist review, available at Amazon, calls it a "powerful tool" and "required reading." You can also get a preview using Google Books.
The "year of programming" section of the book has tons of ideas for all ages and all libraries; Library Journal says it has "terrific programming suggestions, including a month-by-month calendar of ideas." Does the FTC require a co-author to state the obvious, that is, I earn royalties from the sale of this book?
Next, given the School Library Journal cover controversy, another idea for your favorite library or librarian is You Don’t Look Like a Librarian Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age by Ruth Kneale. Disclosure: I wrote the foreword for this fab book. Which, by the way, earns me nothing but boasting rights.
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