January 12, 2013
The Huffington Post has a post by the librarian/blogger Joy Weese Moll, “A Librarian’s Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution“. In the post Joy recommends three recently published books that contain techniques to help readers keep their New Year’s resolutions. You can also read Joy’s blog post a “New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge” on her personal blog, Joy’s Book Blog.
Links to the MLN catalog records for the books Joy recommends:
Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley
April 6, 2010
Where can I find that list of the 100 best novels?
Does this old book that belonged to my grandmother have any monetary value?
Which books are the most often re-read?
The answers to all these questions and more can be found at Frequently Asked Questions on Books and Reading on the American Library Association website.
The ALA has compiled more than 30 Fact Sheets on a variety of topics including the number of libraries in the U.S. (122,566) and the percent of Public Libraries that offer internet access (98.7%).
So, the next time you find yourself wondering about where to donate all your gently used books or just how many librarians there are, check out the ALA FAQs.
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September 7, 2006
Bookletters http://newtonfreelibrary.net Available on your library’s home page. Features current fiction and nonfiction titles. Bestseller lists, awards’ lists. Includes adult, teens and children’s titles. Has an e-mail alert feature to help you keep up with what’s new. Coming soon to the Winchester Public Library.
Librarians Index to the Internet http://www.lii.org
Web sites related to topics in literature evaluated and selected by librarians
Novelist http://www.winpublib.org Library database. Some features: find similar books, author read a likes, describe a plot, book discussion guides, book reviews by title. Covers adult, teen and children’s titles.
Readers Advisory Link Farm
Extensive list of links to RA resources compiled by a Library Science professor.