Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Materials at UNTDC Library

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report 2006: Beyond Scarcity : Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Water is a natural resource that both sustains and makes us vulnerable. This single volume text is the United Nations investigation of the causes, consequences, and the social and economic forces of global water shortages. The current deepening global water crisis has far reaching effects on human development. This report contradicts the myth that the global water crisis is the result of scarcity. It argues that inequality, power, and poverty are central causes of the 21st Century global water crisis.

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report 2007/2008: Fighting Climate Change : Human Solidarity in a Divided World. New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2007. Scientific evidence, economics, and human consciousness are all motives to curb the effects of climate change. This report states that governments are reacting to global climate change with the urgency required of the threat. It lays out the evidence for the call to live within our global carbon budget within the next ten years. The effects of this global climate change will destroy opportunities and reinforce inequalities. Special contributors to this report include Michael Bloomberg, Gro Harlem Brundtland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva of Brazil, Sunita Narain, Amartya Sen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sheila Watt-Cloutier.

Hartzell, Gary N. Building Influence for the School Librarian. Professional growth series. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub, 1994. The author of this book aims to inform school librarians about the significance control can play in the school library and provides instructions for building a power base. The author concentrates this influence with the school principle, but also expands suggestions to subtends, teachers, and the community.

Hill, Ann, and Julieta Dias Fisher. Tooting Your Own Horn: Web-Based Public Relations for the 21st Century Librarian. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub, 2002. The authors aim to provide public relations programs for librarians through a library home page. This book includes a manual for creating a home page, innovative ideas, and an overview of public relations.

Fountain, Joanna F. Subject Headings for School and Public Libraries: An LCSH/Sears Companion. Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. Assist in applying Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and SEARS subject headings most frequently used in library media centers and public libraries. Cross-references and MARC codes are included for thousands of the 30,000 headings listed.

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