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Fall Editors' Picks

Sifting through catalogs and websites, listening to podcasts and Internet chatter, reading blurbs, and more, our staff searched for the big titles of fall.

      

Ian Haydn Smith on Compiling a Compendium of Must-See Movies

The film journalist and critic describes the challenges, and rewards, of taking on Barron's popular 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

      

Sarah Janssen Offers Insights into The World Almanac

Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.

      

Q&A: Mark Robison & Lindley Shedd Francoeur, Editors of Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

Animal skulls, musical instruments, and power tools aren’t what many patrons expect to see when they enter the library. But, as editors Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd Francoeur point out in their book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, nontraditional collections are becoming more popular.

      

Not So Trivial Pursuit | Reference 2018

Trivia programs are fun ways to entice patrons to the library—and a great opportunity to provide a public face for reference librarianship.

      

Media Literacy E-Resources | Reference 2018

These free resources make combating fake news and identifying misinformation easier than ever.

      

Q&A: Thomas McNamee Muses on "The Inner Life of Cats"

Thomas McNamee's recent book, The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions is both an affectionate love letter to his own cat Augusta and a perceptive analysis of feline psychology and biology that shatters common assumptions about these animals.

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