Selecting Materials for Libraries
From Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
Tips/Successful Models for Library Materials Selection
Book Reviews by Librarians
- Librarian's Book Revoogle Customized search engine for librarian written book reviews
- The Practicing Librarians' Book Reviews Links to book reviews written by librarians for other librarians and readers
- Library Goddesses Reviews from many genre
- MADreads Reviews from the Madison Public Library
Blogs/Websites to Watch
Here are some sites that will help selectors identify books of current interest.
- Powell's Review of the Day
- Elliott Bay Book Company Maiden Voyage First Edition Program
- Book Sense Picks via The King's English Bookstore
- Likely Stories New blog from Booklist
- Reading Group Guides Suggests books to discussion groups, pointing out some less known titles.
- NPR Books Reviews and podcasts from a variety of NPR programs are collected at this site.
Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out
- Selecting Books for Public Libraries in a Connected World
- Let's Buy Some Books: Staying Relevant in a Competitive World On the need to buy best sellers in a timely manner
- What You'll Read Next: The Buzz of Books
- 9/11, Books and Libraries