By Philip Wallace, Marketing Systems & Content Analyst
When we change our calendars from one year to another, there is a familiar ritual of undertaking self-improvement. I certainly don’t want to knock that idea, as I am a firm believer in aspiring to better myself in all the facets of life. Yet, I tend to find a particular sort of affirmation in hearing from voices who don’t necessarily have it all together and don’t mind letting their eccentricities shine a bit.
Vonn is an Olympic gold medal-winning alpine ski racer and a member of the U.S. Ski Team. The most successful American skier in history, she holds four overall World Cup titles and is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. She is also the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Toland is a longtime health and nutrition journalist and former professional track-and-field athlete. She is currently the food and nutrition director of Prevention magazine and has appeared regularly as a weight-loss expert for Fox News Channel.
With digital you get more. But more of what? That’s the question, and the answer is up to you. All too often, going digital can mean more of what you don’t need. More data that you don’t know what to do with. More expense. More assets, formats and channels to manage. More reliance on Amazon. More hassle and more headache.
In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. JP Delaney is the pseudonym of an author who has previously written award-winning fiction under other names.
By Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development
Here we are in a new year with new titles for youth about our presidents and first ladies. This article is a mix of #CollectionAffection and Weed & Feed! There are some brand new titles on here, but there are also a lot of revisions to existing works. To make sure that you have the most up-to-date materials in your collection, we’ve linked to both the new and superseded editions when appropriate.
The Librarian spotlight for December features Dawn Jackson of Santa Maria Public Library. She is an 18 year library veteran who finds community outreach efforts an important part of her role as a librarian. Continue reading to see what makes this library program so unique and successful.
A stunning gift book to accompany the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The first half of the book bridges a major gap in our national memory by examining a wide arc of African American history, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. The second half of the book celebrates African American creativity and cultural expressions through art, dance, theater, and literature. Sidebars and profiles of influential figures provide additional context and interest throughout the book.