New Books - October, 2009

New books for the week of October 26, 2009

SILS Collection

Anderson, Janna Quitney & Lee Rainie. The future of the Internet. III, Ubiquity, mobility, security. Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2009. (HM851 .A64 2009)

Besnoy, Amy L. editor. Ethics and integrity in libraries. London; New York : Routledge, 2009. (Z682.35.P75 E84 2009)

Burgess, Stephen & Carmine Sellitto & Stan Karanasios. Effective web presence solutions for small businesses : strategies for successful implementation. Hershey : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HD62.7 .B834 2009)

Chevalier, Max & Christine Julien & Chantal Soulé-Dupuy, editors. Collaborative and social information retrieval and access : techniques for improved user modeling. Hershey : Information Science Reference, c2009. (QA76.9.U83 C62 2009)

Erickson, Aaron. The nomadic developer : surviving and thriving in the world of technology consulting. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, c2009. (QA76.25 .E75 2009)

The Nomadic Developer catalog link

Learn the real secrets of succeeding as a software or IT consultant in any economic climate! Seriously though, this book has some good tips for anyone looking for a job.

Galliers, Robert D. & Dorothy E. Leidner, editors. Strategic information management : challenges and strategies in managing information systems. New York : Routledge, 2009. (T58.64 .G34 2009)

Groves, Robert M. [et al.]. Survey methodology. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009. (HA31.2 .S873 2009)

Hatzipanagos, Stylianos & Steven Warburton, editors. Handbook of research on social software and developing community ontologies. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HM742 .H36 2009)

Kahn, Randolph & Barclay T. Blair. Information nation : seven keys to information management compliance. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., c2009. (HD30.213 .K34 2009)

Knapp, Kenneth J. Cyber-security and global information assurance : threat analysis and response solutions. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference 2009. (QA76.9.A25 C918 2009)

Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance catalog link

Of interest to academics and practitioners in computing and security, this collection of current international work explores solutions to problems in cyber security from both national and global perspectives. Chapters are in sections on risk and threat assessment, organizational and human security, emergency response planning, and security technologies. Specific subjects addressed include an attack graph-based approach for threat identification in an enterprise network, managing identity fraud, information attributes and their relative significance during catastrophic events, and introduction, classification, and implementation of honeypots. The underlying premise of the book stresses the global nature of cyber security problems. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Lacey, David. Managing the human factor in information security : how to win over staff and influence business managers. Chichester, England ;Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009. (HF5548.37 .L33 2009)

Laudon, Kenneth C. & Jane P. Laudon. Management information systems : managing the digital firm. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2010. (T58.6 .L376 2010)

Lee, Laurence Lock. IT governance in a networked world : multi-sourcing strategies and social capital for corporate computing. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HD30.2 .L443 2009)

Lieb, Rebecca. The truth about search engine optimization. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2009. (TK5105.884 .L54 2009)

The Truth About Search Engine Optimization catalog link

Through 51 "truths," this guide details methods for search engine optimization that can be used by marketers and webmasters. It outlines search concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics, including being site-specific, tags, links, types of searches, social networking, rankings, and search engine optimization management. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

McElmeel, Sharron L. Picture that! from Mendel to Normandy : picture books and ideas, curriculum and connections--for 'tweens and teens. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, c2009. (LB1043.67 .M35 2009)

Miller, William & Rita M.Pellen, editors. Googlization of libraries. London; New York : Routledge, 2009. (Z674.75.I58 G67 2009)

Miller,William & Rita Pellen. Adapting to E-books. London : Routledge, 2008. (Z1033.E43 A43 2008)

Morrow, Lesley Mandel & Elizabeth Freitag & Linda B. Gambrell. Using children's literature in preschool to develop comprehension : understanding and enjoying books. Newark, Del. : International Reading Association, c2009. (LB1140.5.L3 M67 2009)

Newson, Alex. Blogging and other social media : exploiting the technology and protecting the enterprise. Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, c2009. (HD30.37 .N49 2009)

Polette, Nancy. Reading the fifty states : booktalks, response activities, and more. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009. (LB1584 .P65 2009)

Reading the Fifty States catalog link

Traditional instruction in the social studies has been content rather than process oriented, concentrating on the lower level thinking skills. Reading the Fifty States offers librarians and teachers the tools needed to encourage kids to use higher order thinking skills by discovering the culture and history of the fifty United States. That discovery takes place as kids read novels set in each of the states and participate in targeted reader-response activities that are process oriented, develop higher cognitive skills, and spark creativity. Helpful tools include 200 booktalks (4 for each state), lists of other recommended titles for each state, a fact sheet, a listing of the national standards covered, and a plethora of reproducible, reader-response activities directly linked to national standards in language arts and social studies. Grades 3-6
This would also be a good reference source for homeschoolers.


Reeb, Brenda. Design talk : understanding the roles of usability practitioners, web designers, and web developers in user-centered web design. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008. (Z674.75.W67 R44 2008)

Shepard, Aaron. The business of writing for children : an award-winning author's tips on how to write, sell, and promote your children's books. Los Angeles : Shepard Publications, c2000. (PN147.5 .S54 2000)

Steiner, Sarah K. & M. Leslie Madden, editors. The desk and beyond : next generation reference services. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008. (Z675.U5 D425 2008)

Turban, Efraim & Linda Volonino. Information technology for management : improving performance in the digital economy. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2010. (T58.6 .T765 2009)

Wendorf, Richard, editor. The Boston Athenaeum : bicentennial essays. Boston, MA : Boston Athenaeum ;Lebanon, N.H. : Distributed by University Press of New England, 2009. (Z733.B74 B67 2009)

Weill, Peter & Jeanne W. Ross. IT savvy : what top executives must know to go from pain to gain. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, c2009. (HD30.2 .W4496 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Becker, Michelle Aki. Groundhog Day. New York : Children's Press, c2003. (J394.261 Becker)

Carter, Ally. I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks, 2007, c2006. (J Carter)

Smith, Nicole. Cody the allergic cow. [Colorado Springs, Colo.] : Jungle Communications, 2004. (JE Smith)

Cody the Allergic Cow catalog link

Cody the Allergic Cow helps children learn about milk allergies and how to recognize an allergic reaction. Cody explains milk allergies in a way that parents, teachers, and children themselves can talk about allergies and understand them better.


Graphic Novels

Justice League of America. New York, NY : DC Comics, 2006- (Graphic Justice no.11 (2007))

Tatsumi, Yoshihiro. A drifting life. Montréal, Quebec : Drawn and Quarterly ;New York : Fararr, Straus & Giroux [distributor], 2009. (Graphic Tatsumi)


Saavedra, Scott. Dr. Radium battles Phill, King of the pill bugs! San Jose, Ca : Slave Labor Graphics, 2004. (Graphic Saavedra)

Dr. Radium Battles Phil catalog link

Before Dexter! Before Jimmy! There was Dr. Radium, the last scientist left standing in the "perfect" world of tomorrow! Ignored by society and feared by his assistant, Dr. Radium pursues Science with happy disregard for knowledge, progress, or safety. Stuck with Penny, a girl from the present presently trapped in the future, Dr. Radium suffers distractions from giant scientist rats, screaming dinosaurs, and Phill, one very mad King of the Pill Bugs. Dr. Radium and the Planet of the Dinosaurs collects all five issues of Scott Saavedra's critically-approved Dr. Radium: Man of Science comic book series along with a spiffy unpublished adventure.

Spiegelman, Art. Be a nose! : three sketchbooks. [San Francisco] : McSweeneys, c2009. (Graphic Spiegelman v.1)


New books for week of October 19, 2009

SILS Collection

Saffady, William. Managing electronic records. Lenexa, Kan. : ARMA International, c2009. (HF5736 .S19 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Carter, David A. & James Diaz. The elements of pop-up : a pop-up book for aspiring paper engineers. New York : Little Simon, c1999. (JE Carter)

The Elements of Pop-Up catalog link

Here at last is the definitive book on how to make a pop-up. Every aspect of the creation of a pop-up, known as paper engineering, is clearly and thoroughly covered. All types of parallel folds, angle folds, wheels, and pull tabs are accurately detailed verbally and visually, flat and in dimension. Also included is a history of pop-ups and a step-by-step photographic essay on how a pop-up is made from start to finish. This guided tour is perfect for aspiring pop-up creators, paper engineers, students, and appreciators of this unique art form.

Carlson, Lori Marie editor. Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States. New York : Henry Holt, c2005. (J811.008 Carlson)

Gomi, Tar?. Spring is here = Llegó la primavera. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2006. (JE Gomi)

Lozano, José. Once around the block = Una vuelta a la manzana. El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, 2009. (JE Lozano)

Once Around the Block catalog link

There's always a lot of action in the Mexican American neighborhood where Mr. Lozano lives. Amelia argues with Anita; Benito loves bean burritos but not bumblebees; Hortencia and Herminia hover around like hummingbirds; and Zacarias is catching some Zs on Zachary Street. José Lozano's wacky little stories and illustrations combine Mexican culture with Sesame Street smarts to make for a wonderful read-aloud ABC book in Spanish and English.

Perkinson, Ruth. Vera's still point. Midway, FL : Spinsters Ink, 2006. (J Perkinson)


Graphic Novels

Arcudi, John [et al.]. MySpace Dark Horse presents. Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2008-. (Graphic Arcudi v.1)

MySpace Dark Horse Presents catalog link

This collection of the first six issues of "MySpace Presents Dark Horse" includes Whedon's complete rock 'n' roll saga "Sugarshock," The Christmas Spirit by Mignola, lushly illustrated by Guy Davis, Way's lost "Umbrella Academy" chapter, and a four-part story dedicated to Eric Powell's "The Goon."

Cammuso, Frank & Jay Lynch. Otto's orange day. New York : Toon Books, c2008. (Graphic Cammuso)

Goscinny (text) & Uderzo (drawings). Asterix and the Normans. London: Orion Books ; New York: Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub. Co., 2004. (Graphic Goscinny)

Asterix and the Normans catalog link

Normans never feel fear, but they do believe that terror literally gives one wings, enabling a person to fly. Now they're planning to test their theory on Vitalstatistix's cowardly nephew Jusforkix by pushing him right off the edge of a cliff.

Higuri, Y?. Cantarella. (volume 5) [Agoura Hills, CA] : Go! Media Entertainment, 2006-. (Graphic Higuri v.5)

Higuri, Y?. Cantarella. (volume 6) [Agoura Hills, CA] : Go! Media Entertainment, 2006-. (Graphic Higuri v.6)

Marz, Ron. Sojourn : The Berzerker's tale. (Volume 6). Oldsmar, Fla. : CrossGeneration Comics, 2002-. (Graphic Marz v.6)

Neufeld, Josh. A.D. : New Orleans after the deluge. New York : Pantheon Books, c2009. (Graphic Neufeld)


New books for the week of October 12, 2009

SILS Collection

Advances in library administration and organization [serial]. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, Inc., c1982-. (Z678 .A33 v.27 2009)

Amoroso, Donald Louis. Effectiveness of end-user developed applications in organizations : an empirical investigation. 1986. (QA76.9.E53 A46 1986a)

Ash, Russell & Brian Lake. Bizarre books. London : Pavilion, 1998. (Z1021 .A84 1998)

Bizarre Books catalog link

Need something to make you chuckle? Flip through this unique collection of the world's most unusual books and authors, completely revised and updated from the best selling original. These bizarre books fall into chapters such as "We have a book on it" (ex. The toothbrush: its use and abuse),"Dirty books" (ex. 'The gas we pass: the story of farts'), "In sickness and in health" (ex. 'Memoranda on noses' or 'How to become a Schizophrenic'), and "Deviant diversions" which is split into leisure, sports, cooking and travel (examples: 'Teach yourself alcoholism' & 'Catching a cannon ball' & 'The thermodynamics of pizza' & 'In dwarf land and cannibal country').

Baron, Dennis E. A better pencil : readers, writers, and the digital revolution. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. (Z45 .B37 2009)

Curley, Kathleen Foley. Word processing: first step to the office of the future?: an examination of the evolving technology and its use in organizations. 1981. (HF5548.115 .C87 1981a)

Griffin, Emory A. A first look at communication theory. Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2009. (P90 .G725 2009)


Nord,David Paul & Joan Shelley Rubin, and Michael Schudson, editors. The enduring book : print culture in postwar America. Volume 5 in A History of the Book in America series. Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2009. (Z473 .E53 2009)

The Enduring Book catalog link

The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. The thirty-three contributors to the volume explore the evolution of the publishing industry and the business of book selling. The histories of government publishing, law and policy, the periodical press, literary criticism, and reading--in settings such as schools, libraries, book clubs, self-help programs, and collectors' societies--receive imaginative scrutiny as well. The Enduring Book demonstrates that the corporate consolidations of the last half-century have left space for the independent publisher, that multiplicity continues to define American print culture, and that even in the digital age, the book endures.

Pearlman, Mickey. What to read : the essential guide for reading group members and other book lovers. New York, NY : HarperPerennial, c1994. (Z1035.9 .P4 1994)

Proceedings of the international conference : using new technologies to explore cultural heritage ... = Atti del convegno internazionale : nuove tecnologie per la fruizione del patrimonio culturale. [Washington] (USA) : National endowment for humanities ; Roma : Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, 2009. (In Italian & English) (CC135 .P756 2009)

Schank, Roger C. Tell me a story : a new look at real and artificial memory. New York : Scribner, c1990. (BF431 .S277 1990)

Stone, Dennis J. (compiler). Law library design & planning. Hartford, CT : University of Connecticut School of Law Library, 1994. (Z679.5 .L39 1994)

Tibbo,Helen R. [et al.] editors. Digital curation : practice, promise & prospects : proceedings of DigCCurr 2009, April 1-3, 2009, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Chapel Hill, NC : School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009. (Z701.3.C65 D5 2009)

Walker, Margaret Geraldene Probert. A comparative evaluation and analysis of end-user search performance in an academic environment. 1988. (Z699 .W315 1988a)

Yousha, LaDonna. Teddy Bear storytimes : ready-to-go flannel and magnetic storyboard programs that captivate children. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (Z718.3 .Y68 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Barker, Clive. Days of magic, nights of war. New York : Joanna Cotler Books, 2004. (J Barker)

Days of Magic, Nights of War catalog link

Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the wondrous world of Abarat continue as the henchmen of the evil Christopher Carrion are in close pursuit. With the aid of his fiendish grandmother, Mater Motley, Carrion's plot is unfolding. Includes more than 125 full-color paintings by the author.

Cameron, Eleanor. The terrible churnadryne. Boston : Little, Brown, 1959. (J Cameron)

Curtis, Jamie Lee. Today I feel silly & other moods that make my day. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1998. (JE Curtis)


Graphic Novels

Barnes, Bill & Gene Ambaum. What would Dewey do? : an Unshelved collection. Seattle [Wash.] : Overdue Media LLC, c2004. (J Graphic Barnes)

What Would Dewey Do catalog link

Dewey and his fellow librarians confront the FBI, psychic fairs, poetry slams, crashed hard drives, identity theft, and of course each other. Features introduction by librarian, bestselling author, and action figure model Nancy Pearl plus pages of never-before-published comics.

Barnes, Bill & Gene Ambaum. Library mascot cage match : an Unshelved collection. Seattle : Overdue Media, c2005. (Graphic Barnes)

Sim, Dave. Church and state. Volumes 1 & 2. [S.l.]: Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1988. (Graphic Sim v.1 & Graphic Sim v.2)


New books for the week of October 5, 2009

SILS Collection

Black, David A. Ruby for Rails : Ruby techniques for Rails developers. Greenwich, CT: Manning, c2006. (TK5105.888 .B525 2006)

Ruby for Rails catalog link

This resource for Web developers provides an introduction to the Ruby programming language, viewed chiefly from the perspective of those working with the Ruby on Rails framework. Black begins with an overview of the programming environment of Ruby and Rails and then guides readers through a series of tutorials that cover all the basic programming techniques. Black is a director of Ruby Central and is the creator and maintainer of the Rails-based Ruby Change Request Archive (RCRchive). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Wood, Stephen, & Roberto Aiello. Essentials of UWB. Cambridge, UK ;New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. (TK5103.4 .W66 2008)


Juvenile Collection

Bianco, Margery Williams; illus. by William Nicholson. The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [196-?]. (JE Bianco)

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl: the time paradox. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2008. (J Colfer)

Curtis, Jamie Lee; illustrated by Laura Cornell. When I was little : a four-year-old's memoir of her youth. New York: HarperCollins, c1993. (JE Curtis)

When I Was Little catalog link

The author captures a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years and observes how she has changed since she was a baby.


Graphic Novels

Colfer, Eoin & Andrew Donkin, adapters; art by Giovanni Rigano; color by Paolo Lamanna. Artemis Fowl : the graphic novel. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2007. (Graphic Colfer)

Artemis Fowl graphic novel catalog link

In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. For the first time, rabid fans will be able to see what Foaly's tin hat looks like; discover just how Beet Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind as he plots and connives in action-packed, full-color panels.