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Publication Date: Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2020. 150 p.
Description: This book provides academic, school, and public librarians with widely used and emerging methods and models of instruction for online learners through applied examples of successful use. It presents practical approaches to creating active online learning experiences across a distribution of students and distance learners, provides a variety of methods of instruction for online learners, including the use of learning management systems and tools as well as online learning objects, engenders solutions to the challenges of engaging students in non-traditional class-rooms, & offers new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. (publ.)
A new examination of mass digitization as an emerging sociopolitical and sociotechnical phenomenon that alters the politics of cultural memory. Today, all of us with internet connections can access millions of digitized cultural artifacts from the comfort of our desks. Institutions and individuals add thousands of new cultural works to the digital sphere every day, creating new central nexuses of knowledge. How does this affect us politically and culturally? In this book, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup approaches mass digitization as an emerging sociopolitical and sociotechnical phenomenon, offering a new understanding of a defining concept of our time. She offers important and timely guidance on how mass digitization alters the politics of cultural memory to impact our relationship with the past and with one another.
Publication Date: Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2018. vi, 173 p.
Description: The focus on fake news, “alternative facts,” and general media mendacity distracts us from a very real educational challenge: teaching students the skills and dispositions that make them careful and thorough researchers. This is hard work, and there are no easy recipes to facilitate the process. However, with carefully scaffolded lessons that nurture students to become increasingly savvy inquirers, readers, and writers, librarians and content area educators can help students meet these challenges and become in-formed, active citizens. (publ.)
Publication Date: London: Facet, 2018. xvii, 186 p.
Reviewed: Choice (Mar. 2019 vol. 56 no. 7) Recommended for community college libraries. Description: The basic premise of bibliotherapy is that information, guidance and solace can be found through reading. There is no standard approach to bibliotherapy. This book considers how different theories apply to different types of bibliotherapy, using case studies to illustrate how particular approaches can be used across a broad range of settings and with a variety of user groups. Bibliotherapy programs using books to support good mental health are found around the world. The editors and their contributors present examples from public libraries, academic libraries and healthcare settings internationally–including the UK, North and South America, and Australasia. Collaboration and diversity are key themes: engaging in bibliotherapy offers librarians key opportunities to collaborate with partners outside the profession, while engaging with more diverse audiences. (publ.)
Publication Date: New York: HarperCollins, 2019. 304 p.
Reviewed: PW 15 Oct. 2018 p. 134. Description: A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, trans-forming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it’s not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too. (publ.)
Reviewed: TLS 5 May 2017 p. 8 Description: When novelist Chris Paling went for a job at his local library, he anticipated a quiet life. It took two hours between the stacks to discover that the reality was somewhat different. Chris found that at times the library is an extension of A&E; at other times it's a hostel for the homeless; a psychiatric ward; a crime scene; a study hall; a place of safety; a boxing ring; a confessional booth; a theater space; a venue for knitting and book groups; an information hub for people trying to find a long-lost relative or a job. (TLS)