Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Books @ the library

Texas State Directory. 2009. Austin: Texas State Directory Press, Inc. 2009. (JK 480 .T4 2009).

The Texas State Directory is a comprehensive guide to Texas Government. It includes five main sections, the state section, the county section, city section federal section and the reference section. Each section notes the office holders with information pertaining to that office holder. The major offices include biographical information about the office holder. Each year many of the office holders change including state boards and commissions.

Lunsford, Andrea A. The St. Martin’s Handbook, 6th edition. New York: Bedford/St Martin’s, 2008. (PE 1112 .L86 2008b)

Written by the Texas Tech Writing Center, the book covers many aspects of writing. It includes critical thinking skills, editing, developing paragraphs, research, documentation, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and writing for specific academic areas. This is an excellent reference to keep by your side as you write.

Stern, Edward M. and Gerald L. Wilson. The NAPLA/SAPLA Book of Law School Lists, 2009-2010 edition. New York: Kaplan, 2009. (KF 266 .N37 2009/10)

Useful information about ABA-approved law schools and their programs.

Bogart, Dave, ed. The Library and Book Trade Almanac 2010, 55th ed. Formerly The Bowker Annual. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2010. (Z731 .B61 55th ed. 2010)

An annual report that includes information on changes within the library and book industry within the past year. This edition includes special reports on restrictive changes in governmental dissemination of information, the development of “electronic government,” library portals, digital rights management, and recruitment and retention of library staff. Also included are reports from federal agencies, including federal libraries, national associations and organizations, and international associations; legislation, funding, and grants; library/information science education, placement, and salaries; research and statistics; reference information; and a directory of organizations related to both the library and book trade worlds.

From Awareness to Funding: A study of library support in America. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 2008. (Z 683.2 .U6 D4 2008).

A report to the OCLC membership pertaining to the support and perception of libraries in the United States, including information about library supporters, elected officials, library funding, and mobilizing supporters.

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