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

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the peoples interestsby the reporter who broke the story In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down

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

The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do Empathy and understanding, along with specific actionable advice that s drawn from experience, makes all the difference in working

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 mens prison outside Balti, and what she learned from themOrange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran On sabbatical from teaching literature to