New Books - September, 2009

New books for the week of September 28

SILS Collection

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st-century learner in action. Chicago, Ill.: American Association of School Librarians, c2009. (LB2806.15 .S736 2009)

Bailey, Steve. Managing the crowd : rethinking records management for the Web 2.0 world. London: Facet Publishing, 2008. (QA76.9.D3 B25 2008)

Barchers, Suzanne I. & Charla R. Pfeffinger. Multi-grade readers theatre : picture book authors and illustrators. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Teacher Ideas Press, c2009. (LB1573.5 .B373 2009)

This volume contains 36 readers theater scripts relating to the lives of picture book authors, poets, and illustrators to help students become better readers. It has a script for each week of the school year, on individuals such as Margaret Wise Brown, Bill Peet, James Marshall, Bill Martin Jr., Beatrix Potter, Stan Berenstain, Shel Silverstein, and Tasha Tudor. The reproducible scripts, which are meant to take up a 30-minute class period, are aimed at different reading levels; half are for grades one to three and the other half are for grades two to four. They contain core vocabulary words, background information, presentation suggestions, and discussion questions, and include a large number of reading parts.

Bauermeister, Erica & Jesse Larsen & Holly Smith. 500 great books by women : a reader's guide. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1994. (HQ1150 .B38 1994)

Brown, Eric J. & William A. Yarberry, Jr. The effective CIO : how to achieve outstanding success through strategic alignment, financial management, and IT governance. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009. (HD30.2 .B79 2009)

Buskens, Ineke & Anne Webb, editors. African women and ICTs : investigating technology, gender and empowerment. London; New York : Zed Books; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre; Pretoria, South Africa : Unisa Press; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.(T58.5 .A396 2009)

Csicsery-Ronay, Istvan, Jr. The seven beauties of science fiction. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2008. (PN3433.5 .C75 2008)

Cvetkovic, Vibiana Bowman & Robert J. Lackie, editors. Teaching Generation M: a handbook for librarians and educators. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (Z718.5 .T43 2009)

Giudici, Paolo & Silvia Figini. Applied data mining for business and industry. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley, c2009. (QA76.9.D343 G75 2009)

Grossman, Mark. Technology law : what every business (and business-minded person) needs to know. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009. (KF390.5.C6 G76 2009)

Grossman, an expert in technology law and a regular columnist for the Miami Herald, supplies an accessible and sometimes humorous overview of technology law for business people, law students, and lawyers. He explains issues related to copyright and intellectual property, venture capital and financiers, contracts, e-commerce, managing IT and software, and Web sites. He looks at the ways technology affects employees' rights, and discusses piracy and crime, privacy, and encryption. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Gupta, Jatinder N.D., & Sushil K. Sharma, & Mohammad Abdur Rashid, editors. Handbook of research on enterprise systems. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HD30.213 .H354 2009)

Husband, Janet & Jonathan F. Husband. Sequels : an annotated guide to novels in series. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009. (Z5917.S44 H87 2009)

House, Ernest R. Regression to the mean : a novel of evaluation politics. Charlotte, N.C. : IAP/Information Age Pub., c2007. (PS3608.O863 R45 2007)

Kidd, Terry T. editor. Handbook of research on technology project management, planning, and operations. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HD69.P75 H355 2009)

Liu, Ziming. Paper to digital : documents in the information age. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2008. (ZA3060 .L58 2008)

In this overview, Liu offers an overview of the issues that have arisen during the transition from a paper-based environment to the digital world of today--and issues that may arise in the future. The author explores topics such as trends in transforming scholarly communications, trust in the preservation of digital information, reading behavior in the digital environment, and user preference, perception, and use. In his chapter on the future of paper in the digital age, the author points out that new technologies do not always replace old ones. Paper will be with us for some time because of its numerous advantages, and because no one has invented an adequate substitute. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Madden,Gary & Russel Cooper, editors. The economics of digital markets. Cheltenham, UK ;Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2009. (HD9696.A2 E36 2009)

Nobre, Farley Simon & Andrew M. Tobias & David S. Walker. Organizational and technological implications of cognitive machines : designing future information management systems. Hershey : Information Science Reference, c2009. (HD30.2 .N63 2009)

Raghavan,K.S. & K.N. Prasad, editors. Knowledge organization, information systems and other essays : Professor A. Neelameghan festscrift. New Delhi : Ess Ess for Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies, 2006. (Z665 .K66 2006)

Reeves, Laura L. A manager's guide to data warehousing. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., c2009. (QA76.9.D37 R44 2009)

St. Clair, Guy. SLA at 100 : from putting knowledge to work to building the knowledge culture : a centennial history of SLA (Special Libraries Association) 1909-2009. Alexandria, VA : Special Libraries Association, c2009. (Z675.A2 S8 2009)

Vogel, Brenda. The prison library primer : a program for the twenty-first century. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009. (Z675.P8 V645 2009)

Wilhite, Jeffrey M. A chronology of librarianship, 1960-2000. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009. (Z665 .W65 2009)

Juvenile Collection

Banks, Kate; pictures by Georg Hallensleben. The cat who walked across France. New York : Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004. (JE Banks)

In lyrical prose and breathtaking images, Banks and Hallensleben take the reader on a journey across the Norman countryside, past ancient ruins, through bustling cities, to the sparkling ports of the Mediterranean Sea and a place an "orphaned" cat can call home.

Bulla, Clyde Robert; illustrated by Stacey Schuett. A tree is a plant. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001. (JE Bulla)

Hamilton, Virginia; illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. The girl who spun gold. New York : The Blue Sky Press, 2000. (J398.2 Hamilton)

Lindbergh, Anne; pictures by Kevin Hawkes. The worry week : a novel. Boston : David R. Godine, 2003. (J Lindbergh)

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw; photographs by Dan Hartman and Cassie Hartman. When the wolves returned : restoring nature's balance in Yellowstone. New York : Walker : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2008. (J599.773 Patent)

Yellowstone National Park?s majestic geologic wonders and remarkable wildlife draw millions of visitors each year. But there was a time when these natural treasures were in great danger, all because after years of unrestricted hunting, one key piece of the puzzle had been eliminated?the wolf. Now, more than a decade after scientists realized the wolves? essential role and returned them to Yellowstone, the park?s natural balance is gradually being restored. The informative dual-level text and spectacular full-color photographs show the wolves in the natural habitat that was almost lost without them. Readers of all ages will be inspired by the delicate natural system that is Yellowstone.

Pattison, Darcy. ; illustrated by Steven Salerno. 19 girls and me. New York : Philomel Books, c2006. (JE Pattison)

Pfeffer, Wendy; illustrated by Helen K. Davie. Dolphin talk : whistles, clicks, and clapping jaws. New York : HarperCollins, c2003. (J599.53 Pfeffer)

Rayner, Catherine. Harris finds his feet. Intercourse, PA : Good Books, c2008. (JE Rayner)

Wilde, Oscar. Complete fairy tales of Oscar Wilde. New York : Signet Classics, [2008]. (J Wilde)

Graphic Novels

Higuri, Y?. Cantarella. [Agoura Hills, CA] : Go! Media Entertainment, 2006- (Graphic Higuri v.4)

Sakai, Stan. Usagi Yojimbo. Book six. Seattle, Wash : Fantagraphics Books, 2001. (Graphic Sakai)

New books for the week of September 21

SILS Collection

Armas, Armando. Public libraries and the wealth of nations : biblioeconomy of the Philippines. Pangasinan, Philippines : Manaoag Research House, c2008. (Z716.4 .P83 2008)

Brooks, Sam & David H. Carlson, editors. Library/vendor relationships. Binghamton, NY : Haworth Information Press, c2006. (Z716.6 .L5455 2006)

Butler, Rebecca P. Smart copyright compliance for schools : a how-to-do-it manual. New York, NY : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (KF3080 .B88 2009)

Copyright law is a thin line to toe in the world where money is tight - such as public schools. "Smart Copyright Compliance for Schools" is the educational administrator's guide to the confusing world of copyright law. With entertainment companies like the MPAA and RIAA going after suspected media pirates more fiercely than ever, not breaking these laws is key to avoiding a headache and a loss of much of the school's funds to lawsuits. Author Rebecca P. Butler explains the copyright laws a school will run into with much detail, and explains how to do everything the legal way while still doing what teachers want to do. "Smart Copyright Compliance in Schools" is enhanced with indexes and helpful quick references for readers, making it a must for any administrator not fully up to date with modern copyright law. (Amazon review by Midwest Book Review)

Hazel, Philip. The Exim SMTP mail server : official guide for release 4. Cambridge : UIT Cambridge, 2003. (HE7551 .H39 2003)

Kataria, Sanjay & B.S. Nigam & Rama Kant Shukla, editors. Emerging trends and technologies in libraries and information services. New Delhi : KBD Publications, 2009. (Z665 .I674 2008)

Page-Jones, Meilir. Fundamentals of object-oriented design in UML. New York : Dorset House Pub. ;Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c2000. (QA76.64 .P33 2000)

Raghavan, K.S. & K.N. Prasad, editors. Library and information systems : from Alexandrian heritage to social networking : essays in honour of Prof. S. Parthasarathy. New Delhi : Ess Ess Publications for Sarada Ranganathan Edowment for Library Science 2009. (Z845 .L537 2009)

Radcliff, Carolyn J. [et al.]. A practical guide to information literacy assessment for academic librarians . Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007. (ZA3075 .P73 2007)

This practical guide provides an overview of the assessment process: planning, selection and development tools, and analysis and reporting of data. An assessment-decision chart helps readers match appropriate assessment tools and strategies with learning outcomes and instructional settings. Various information literacy standards are referenced, with emphasis given to ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Sietz, Brad [et. al], editor. Uncharted waters: tapping the depths of our community to enhance learning : Thirty-fifth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference proceedings, San Diego, California, May 3-5, 2007. Ypsilanti, Mich. : Published for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University, by LOEX Press, 2009. (Z711.2 .N37 2009)

Skonnard, Aaron. Essential WinInet : developing applications using the Windows Internet API with RAS, ISAPI, ASP, and COM. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1999. (QA76.76.A65 S56 1999)

Working together or apart : promoting the next generation of digital scholarship : report of a workshop cosponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources, c2009. (AZ195 .W675 2009)

Juvenile Collection

Bunting, Eve. December. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1997. (JE Bunting)

Cat, Christopher & Countee Cullen. The lost zoo. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Silver Burdett Press, 1992. (J811 Cullen)

Galeano, Eduardo H. Historia de la resurrección del papagayo. Barcelona : Libros del Zorro Rojo, 2008. (JE Galeano)

Grifalconi, Ann. Ain't nobody a stranger to me. New York : Jump at the Sun, 2007. (JE Grifalconi)

Two Caldecott Honor recipients join to bring you the incredible journey of one man, as he recounts the story of his passage on the Underground Railroad to his granddaughter. His message is one of cheer, for although he and his family found troubles during their escape, he found that folks, black and white, "helped lift us up when we was down." How, then, could he ever turn his back on another human being?

Hesse, Karen. The stone lamp : eight stories of Hanukkah through history. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2003. (J811.54 Hesse)

Rockwell, Anne F. What's so bad about gasoline? : fossil fuels and what they do. New York : Collins, c2009. (J665.5 Rockwell)

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. The dog who loved tortillas = La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas. El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, c2009. (JE Sáenz)

This is a bilingual book for kids and dogs and even their parents. Like all kids, Little Diego and his big sister Gabriela argue over their new dog Sofie. She belongs to me, says Diego. No, she¿s mine, says Gabriela. It's only when Sofie gets really sick that they find out who their tortilla-loving pup really belongs to.

Steig, William. When everybody wore a hat. New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2003. (JE Steig)

Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J629.450092 Stone)

When NASA was launched in 1958, 13 women proved they had as much of the right stuff as men to be astronauts, but their way to space was blocked by prejudice, insecurity, and a scrawled note written by one of Washington's most powerful men. This is the true story of the Mercury 13 women.

Wells, Robert E. Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is? Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, 1993. (J530.8 Wells)

New books for the week of September 14, 2009

SILS Collection

Crawford, John Buyers. An investigation of strategies for supporting and controlling user development of computer applications. 1986. (QA76.9.E53 C73 1986a)

Flanagan, David. Java in a nutshell . Beijing; Sebastopol, CA ; O'Reilly, c2005. (QA76.73 .J38 F553 2005)

The second edition contains an introduction to key Java concepts, descriptions of all classes in the core Java 1.1 API, and a description of the syntax of the Java language. It also includes an advanced introduction to Java for C and C++ programmers; an overview of all the new features in Java 1.1, both on a package-by-package basis and in terms of overall functionality; a tutorial on inner classes, explaining how to use all the new types of inner classes; and a quick reference for all classes, methods, and variables in the core Java 1.1 API. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Hertz, John A., & Richard G. Palmer, & Anders S. Krogh. Introduction to the theory of neural computation. Redwood City, Calif. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1991. (QA76.5 .H475 1991)

James, Edward. Science fiction in the twentieth century. Oxford; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994. (PN3433.8 .J36 1994)

Jones, Karen Sparck, editor. Information retrieval experiment. London; Boston : Butterworths, 1981. (Z699 .I458 1981)

Kang, Shin Cheol. An empirical analysis of causal relationships among quality of work life factors in end user computing. 1994. (QA76.9.E53 K36 1993a)

Kopp, Wendy. One day, all children : the unlikely triumph of Teach for America and what I learnt along the way. New York : PublicAffairs; Oxford : Oxford Publicity Partnership, 2003. (LB1776.2 K67 2001)

Krentz, Jayne Ann, editor. Dangerous men & adventurous women : romance writers on the appeal of the romance . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1992. (PS374.L6 D3 1992)

In this seamless, ultimately fascinating and controversial book, Krentz and the contributors - all best-selling romance novelists - explode the myths and biases that haunt both the writers and readers of romances; they dispute some of the notions that plague their profession and they discuss posititve, life-affirming values inherent in all romances. Several of the essays also discuss the issue of reader identification with the characters, a relationship that is far more complex than most critics realize.

Lakhanpal, Bharat. Determinants of technological innovation : middle managers and microcomputers. 1988. (HD30.2 .L35 1988a)

Lee, Linda. How to write & sell romance novels : a step-by-step guide. Edmonds, WA : Heartsong Press, 1988. (PN3377.5.L68 G66 1988)

Moore, Ellen & Kira Stevens. Good books lately : the one-stop resource for book groups and other greedy readers. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2004. (LC6619 .M66 2004)

Oram, Andy & John Viega, editors. Beautiful security . Sebastopol, CA :Farnham : O'Reilly, 2009. (TK5105.59 .B423 2009)

Editors Oram (editor, O'Reilly Media) and Viega (CTO, McAfee) have collected articles and essays from experts that address fascinating and creative security solutions for criminals who focus on computer fraud, hacking and wireless networking breaches. Written for anyone involved in computer security, this volume addresses such topics as developing security metrics by analogy and example, securing online advertising, the evolution of PGP, log handling and better defense practices for desktop security. Contributors also address popular trends such as social networking and cloud computing and detail how these innovations compromise online security. All royalties of this book will be donated to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Orlikowski, Wanda J. Information technology in post-industrial organizations. 1988. (T58.5 .O75 1988a)

Osen, Diane, editor; introduction by Neil Baldwin. The book that changed my life : interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists. New York : Modern Library, 2002. (Z1039.A87 B66 2002)

Richardson, Leonard & Sam Ruby. RESTful web services. Farnham : O'Reilly, 2007. (TK5105.88813 .R53 2007)

Juvenile Collection

Meyer, Donald J. editor ; illustrated by Cary Pillo. Views from our shoes : growing up with a brother or sister with special needs. Bethesda, Md. : Woodbine House, 1997. (J362.1 Meyer)

In Views From Our Shoes, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The children whose essays are featured here range from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to-understand definitions of many of the conditions mentioned.

Perkinson, Ruth. Breaking spirit bridge. Midway, Fla. : Spinsters Ink, 2008. (J Perkinson)

Perkinson, Ruth. Piper's someday. Midway, Fla. : Spinsters Ink, 2007. (J Perkinson)

Graphic Novels

Scott, Norm. Hsu and Chan : too much adventure. San Jose, CA : SLG Pub., c2004. (Graphic Scott)

Smith, Jeff. Bone: ghost circles . New York : Graphix, <2005>-. (Graphic Smith v.7)

In Ghost Circles, volume 7 of this 9-book epic, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- Gran'ma Ben, Thorn, and their loyal rat creature cub venture on a journey through the mysterious ghost circles to Atheia, the old city of the royal family. One wrong step could change the valley's fate forever...

Smith, Jeff. Bone: treasure hunters. New York : Graphix, <2005>-. (Graphic Smith v.8)

Smith, Jeff. Bone: crown of horns. New York : Graphix, <2005>-. (Graphic Smith v.9)

Thompson, Kim, editor. E.C. Segar's Popeye. [Volume 2], "Well, blow me down!" . Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books ;[New York] : Distributed in the USA by W.W. Norton, c2007. (Graphic Segar)

This second volume (of six) of the entire collection of E.C. Segar's original Popeye (a.k.a.Thimble Theatre) comic strips features work from 1930 to 1932, and most notably includes the debut of Segar's second greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy. Wimpy stands as a one-of-a-kind icon some 70 years after his creation, the most likeable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. E.C. Segar blended complex narratives, slapstick traditions, brilliant characterization, and an inimitable cartooning style to create the most exciting and profound humor of his era, rivaling the great film comics of his era, such as Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers.

Waid, Mark. Ruse. Oldsmar, Fla. : CrossGeneration Comics, 2002-<2003>. (Graphic Waid v.1)


New books for the week of September 7, 2009

SILS Collection

Croft,W. Bruce; Donald Metzler; & Trevor Strohman. Search engines : information retrieval in practice . Boston : Addison-Wesley, c2010. (TK5105.884 .C765 2010)

Writing in a conversational tone, Croft overviews key issues in information retrieval (IR) and shows how they affect the design and implementation of search engines. Coverage is based primarily on the search technology commonly used on the Web, but because search engines are used in many other applications, there is a strong emphasis on the information retrieval strategies and concepts underlying all search engines. Coverage progresses from architecture of a search engine through processing text, retrieval models, evaluating search engines, and social search. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Juvenile Collection

O'Reilly,Nadine ; [illustrations by Joelle Geisler]. Peter can't eat peanuts. Harrington Park, NJ : O'Reilly Pub., c2005. (JE O'Reilly)

Showers, Paul ; illustrated by Edward Miller. A drop of blood. New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Trophy, c2004. (J621.11 Showers)

A vampire and his henchman give a fun and simple introduction to the composition and functions of blood.

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. What's alive? New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c1995. (J577 Zoehfeld)

Graphic Novels

Aronzo, Aranzi ; translation by Jessica Hatakeda. The complete Aranzi hour. New York : Vertical Inc., c2008. (Graphic Aronzo)

Aranzi Aronzo is back with another crowd-pleaser,The Complete Aranzi Hour, their ninth book to appear in English. Great for quality time with the family, rainy days, and long car rides, Aranzi Hour guarantees hours of fun. Loaded with 250 tummy-twisting giggles, Aranzi Hourgives readers more of what they want! Filled with comics, photos, games, puzzles, and character interviews, Aranzi Houris sure to entertain even those without a funny bone.

Brunetti,Ivan ; with an introduction by the author's therapist. Misery loves comedy. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2007. (Graphic Brunetti)

Rogers, Boody Gordon. Boody : the bizarre comics of Boody Rogers. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics : distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton, 2009. (Graphic Rogers)

Urushibara, Yuki; translated and adapted by William Flanagan. Mu shi shi. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine, c2007- (Graphic Urushibara v.1 - v.5)