News Books - October 2008

New books for the week of 27 October, 2008

SILS Collection

Banks, Michael A. On the way to the web: the secret history of the internet and its founders. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2008.

Becerra-Fernandez, Irma & Dorothy Leidner. Knowledge management: an evolutionary view. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2008.

Berry, Timothy. The plan-as-you-go business plan. Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Press, 2008.

Campbell, Clark A. The one-page project manager for IT projects: communicate and manage any project with a single sheet of paper. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008.

Currey, James. Africa writes back: the African writers series & the launch of African literature. Oxford: James Currey; Johannesburg: Wits University Press; Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press; Ibadan: HEBN; Nairobi: EAEP; Harare: Weaver Press; Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota, 2008.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Selma K. Levi. Booktalking bonanza: ten ready-to-use multimedia sessions for the busy librarian. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Gabhart, Kyle & Bibhas Bhattacharya. Service oriented architecture field guide for executives. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008.

Hall, David D. Ways of writing: the practice and politics of text-making in seventeenth-century New England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Hutchins, Darcy J.; Marsha D. Greenfeld; & Joyce L. Epstein. Family reading night. Larchmont, NY: Eye On Education, 2008.

Kahn, Miriam B. The library security and safety guide to prevention, planning, and response. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

McDaniel, Deanna J. Gentle reads: great books to warm hearts and lift spirits, grades 5-9. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Minasi, Mark; Rhonda Layfield; & John Paul Mueller. Mastering Windows Server 2008 networking foundations. Indianapolis, Ind.: Wiley, 2008.

Neogy, S.K. et al. Mathematical programming and game theory for decision making. Singapore; Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2008.

O'Keefe, Patrick. Managing online forums: everything you need to know to create and run successful community discussion boards. New York: AMACOM, 2008.

Syed, Mahbubur Rahman & Sharifun Nessa Syed. Handbook of research on modern systems analysis and design technologies and applications. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Valko, Theresa & Brad Sietz, eds. Moving targets: understanding our changing landscapes: Thirty-fourth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference proceedings, College Park, Maryland, May 4-6, 2006. Ypsilanti, Mich.: Published for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University, by LOEX Press, 2008.

Woolls, Blanche. The school library media manager. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Juvenile Collection

Moodley, Kiren. Dragon riders: the witch's lair. Malvern, South Africa: umSinsi Press, 2007.

Moynihan, Lauren E. & Tom Dineen. Taking dyslexia to school. Plainview, NY: JayJo Books, 2002.

Relf, Adam. El zorro hace amigos. Barcelona: Editorial Juventud, 2005.

Wasserman, Robin. Skinned. New York: Simon Pulse, 2008.
Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life. Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.

Graphic Novels

Torres, Alissa & Sungyoon Choi. American widow. New York: Villard, 2008.


New books for the week of 20 October, 2008

SILS Collection

Farmer, Lesley S. J. Teen girls and technology: what's the problem, what's the solution? New York: Teachers College Press; Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2008.

Farmer (coordinator, Librarianship Program, California State University) provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today's technology-rich world. Drawing on the work of experts in psychology, sociology, technology, and education, she describes school and after- school programs that have instilled confidence in teen girls and increased their interest in technology-based careers. She also describes fun learning activities designed specifically for girls that are on based on their developmental needs and interests.

Frolund, Tina. The official YALSA awards guidebook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Gomm, Roger. Social research methodology: a critical introduction. Basingstoke, England; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Johnson, Barbara L.

Book scouting: how to turn your love for books into profit. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

King, Andrew B. Website optimization. Farnham: O'Reilly, 2008.

Król, Dariusz & Ngoc Thanh Nguyen. Intelligence integration in distributed knowledge management. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Lewis, Roy Harley. The book browser's guide to secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles, 1982.

Lockyer, Suzanne; Claire Creaser; & J. Eric Davies. Availability of accessible publications. Loughborough: LISU Department of Information Science, 2005.

Myers, Robin; Michael Harris; & Giles Mandelbrote. Fairs, markets and the itinerant book trade. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: British Library, 2007.

Polastron, Lucien X. Books on fire: the tumultuous story of the world's great libraries. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Shoup, Kate. Internet visual quick tips. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley; Chichester: John Wiley, 2008.

Silverman, Al. The time of their lives : the golden age of great American book publishers, their editors, and authors. New York: Truman Talley Books, 2008.

Skinn, Dez. Comic art now: the very best in contemporary comic art and illustration. New York, NY: Collins Design: Distributed throughout North America by HarperCollins, 2008.

Comic art has finally reached acceptance as a legitimate and important art form in its own right, and is a source of inspiration for musicians, fashion designers, and Hollywood directors. In Comic Art Now, some of its finest exponents are gathered together for the first time in a volume that reveals the diversity and rich talent that abounds in this visually thrilling artform. The book showcases the top contemporary comic artists, whether they are established professionals such as Bryan Talbot, John Cassady, Alex Ross, Sean Phillips, Chris Ware, Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, Brendan McCarthy, and Frank Cho, or hot new creators making waves in the industry, like Kaare Andrews, JG Jones, Jason, and Steve McNiven.

Stevens, Jen & Dorothea Salo. Fantasy authors: a research guide. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
For those who want to learn more about a favorite fantasy author or browse to see what looks interesting in the genre, librarians Stevens (George Mason U.) and Salo (U. of Wisconsin system) feature some 100 contemporary and historical writers who have novels in print. Authors of graphic novels are included but not those who have primarily written films, TV shows, games, Web- based works, or contributed to/edited short story anthologies. Following an introduction to the genre, its subgenres, and a timeline, entries include a biographical sketch, major works, awards, and research sources, e.g., biographies, interviews, criticism, readers' guides, and Web sites. Fans of about 20 authors (e.g., J.K. Rowling) are referred to other authors they may enjoy.

Szewczak, Edward J. Selected readings on the human side of information technology. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Juvenile Collection

DeLoach, Kathleen & Cathy Best. Daniel's world: a book about children with disabilities. Longview, Tex.: Three Moons Media, 2004.

Gosselin, Kim & Moss Freedman. Taking asthma to school. Plainview, NY: JayJo Books, 1998.

Gosselin, Kim & Terry Ravanelli. The ABC's of asthma: an asthma alphabet book for kids of all ages. Hawthorne, NY: JayJo Books, 1998.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett & Stacey Dressen-McQueen. Behind the museum door: poems to celebrate the wonders of museums. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.

Lux, Carrie. Little brave ones: for children who battle cystic fibrosis. Charleston, S.C.: BookSurge, 2005.

Schneider, Elaine Ernst & Tom Dineen. Taking hearing impairment to school. Plainview, NY: JayJo Books, 2004.

Graphic Novels


New books for the week of 13 October, 2008

SILS Collection

Ernst, Linda L. Baby rhyming time. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Foulonneau, Muriel & Jenn Riley. Metadata for digital resources: implementation, systems design and interoperability. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.

This book is intended to assist information professionals in improving the usability of digital objects by adequately documenting them and using tools for metadata management. It provides practical advice for libraries, archives, and museums dealing with digital collections in a wide variety of formats and from a wider variety of sources. This book is forward-thinking in its approach to using metadata to drive digital library systems, and will be a valuable resource for those creating and managing digital resources as technologies for using those resources grow and change.

Hearn, Greg & David Rooney. Knowledge policy: challenges for the 21st century. Cheltenham, UK: Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Humphrey, Mary. Bounce back!: resiliency strategies through children's literature. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Landau, Herbert B. The small public library survival guide: thriving on less. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Laughlin, Sara & Ray W. Wilson.The quality library: a guide to staff-driven improvement, better efficiency, and happier customers. Chicago : American Library Association, 2008.

MacMillan, Kathy. A box full of tales: easy ways to share library resources through story boxes. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.


Milne, James. A London book window. New York: Putnam, 1925.

Moeller, Victor J. & Marc V. Moeller. Literature circles that engage middle and high school students. Larchmont, NY: Eye On Education, c2007.

Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.

Tillmann, George. The business-oriented CIO: a guide to market-driven management. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

Tredinnick, Luke. Digital information culture: the individual and society in the digital age. Oxford, England: Chandos, 2008.

Young, Tom. Knowledge management for services, operations and manufacturing. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.


Juvenile Collection

Browne, Anthony. Willy the dreamer. London: Walker, 2000.

Davis, Katie. Who hops? = Quién salta? Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2005.

Larson, Elaine Marie & Vivian Strand. I am utterly unique: celebrating the strengths of children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co., 2006.

Larson, Jeanette C. & Herman L. Totten. The public library policy writer: a guidebook with model policies on CD-ROM. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Martínez, Rocío. La Cenicienta. Madrid: Ediciones SM, 1998.

Padma, T.V. & Baird Hoffmire. The cleverest thief. Atlanta, Ga.: August House Story Cove, 2008.

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen & Linda Stanier. Scientist and physician, Judith Pachciarz. Bethesda, Md.: Equity Institute, 1988.

Weiner, Ellen & Terry Ravanelli. Taking A.D.D. to school: a school story about attention deficit disorder andor attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Valley Park, MO: JayJo Books, 1999.


Graphic Novels

Goscinny, Rene & Albert Uderzo. Asterix omnibus. London: Orion Children's, 2007.

Schrag, Ariel. Potential: the high school comic chronicles of Ariel Schrag. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Takemiya, Keiko & Ryu Mitsuse. Andromeda stories. New York, N.Y.: Vertical, 2007.


New books for the week of 6 October, 2008

SILS Collection

Grenville, Bruce, Tim Johnson, et al. KRAZY!: the delirious world of anime + comics + video games + art. Vancouver, B.C.: Douglas & McIntyre; Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press; Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008.

Haycock, Ken & Brooke E. Sheldon. The portable MLIS: insights from the experts. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Pernice, Kara & Jakob Nielsen. Web usability for senior citizens: design guidelines based on usability studies with people age 65 and older. Fremont, CA: Nielson Norman Group, 2005.


Juvenile Collection

Amadeo, Diana M. & Judith Friedman. There's a little bit of me in Jamey. Niles, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1989.

Duchesne, Christiane & Myléne Pratt. Peter's secret. Minneapolis, Minn.: Picture Window Books, 2006.

Lange, Willem & Bert Dodson. John and Tom. Middlebury, Vt.: Vermont Folklife Center; Chicago, IL: distributed by Independent Publishers Group, 2001.

Lee, Betsy B. & Catharine E. Varnedoe. Whoa Wiggle-worm: a Little Lemon book about an overly active child. Brunswick, GA: Learning Abilities Books, 2003.

Thomas, Pat & Lesley Harker. Don't call me special: a first look at disability. New York: Barron's, 2002.


Graphic Novels

Tamaki, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki. Skim. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2008.