The Librarian, the Firefighters, and the Arsonist

Author: Linda Phillips

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1640286276

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5217


She walked up to the door, unlocked it, and began to enter, but froze standing just outside her door. It was getting dark outside, but the darkness inside her house was black as tar and suffocating. She felt a sudden panic of fear, gasping, trying to breathe. She stood there staring into her house (that she loved so much), but felt an evil presence, everything inside her telling her to turn and run. Then she felt like she couldn't catch her breath and thought she was seeing a blanket of black darkness moving around her house. Twila, a young adult librarian, feels she is being haunted by her past, and also, dealing with the possibility of a slow-going romance. Caleb, Twila's brother's best friend since childhood, finds himself involved with a gorgeous woman that no one seems to trust or like. The thought of living in utopia has changed dramatically for the town of Cornerstone, NC. A series of strange, maybe supernatural fires have wreaked havoc on this too-good-to-be-true town, taking the life of their beloved Obadiah. All that is happening creates some serious and silly discussions of families and friends on current events and causes them to evaluate their own Christian characteristics, realizing the majority of Christians have lost those characteristics described in the Bible and have been wrongfully judgmental to their own brothers and sisters in the Lord. Will Cornerstone lose their faith in God or will they seek Him even more? You may have to read the next book to find out.

The Library Book

Author: Susan Orlean

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1476740194

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 922


Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post). On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a “delightful…reflection on the past, present, and future of libraries in America” (New York magazine) that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. In the “exquisitely written, consistently entertaining” (The New York Times) The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. “A book lover’s dream…an ambitiously researched, elegantly written book that serves as a portal into a place of history, drama, culture, and stories” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country.

The Librarian, the Firefighters, and the Arsonist

Author: Linda Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640286269

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 178

View: 7566


She walked up to the door, unlocked it, and began to enter, but froze standing just outside her door. It was getting dark outside, but the darkness inside her house was black as tar and suffocating. She felt a sudden panic of fear, gasping, trying to breathe. She stood there staring into her house (that she loved so much), but felt an evil presence, everything inside her telling her to turn and run. Then she felt like she couldn't catch her breath and thought she was seeing a blanket of black darkness moving around her house. Twila, a young adult librarian, feels she is being haunted by her past, and also, dealing with the possibility of a slow-going romance. Caleb, Twila's brother's best friend since childhood, finds himself involved with a gorgeous woman that no one seems to trust or like. The thought of living in utopia has changed dramatically for the town of Cornerstone, NC. A series of strange, maybe supernatural fires have wreaked havoc on this too-good-to-be-true town, taking the life of their beloved Obadiah. All that is happening creates some serious and silly discussions of families and friends on current events and causes them to evaluate their own Christian characteristics, realizing the majority of Christians have lost those characteristics described in the Bible and have been wrongfully judgmental to their own brothers and sisters in the Lord. Will Cornerstone lose their faith in God or will they seek Him even more? You may have to read the next book to find out.

Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners

Author: Rita Pellen,William Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317955110

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 9127


In their efforts to provide distance learners with the most effective services possible, librarians and information specialists are working more and more with faculty in academic departments, IT departments, and other librarians at cooperating institutions. Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners chronicles how those efforts have seen librarians become actively involved in online course management and delivery systems, particularly Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and WebCT, or by “embedding” themselves into the online course structure to better learn where students need assistance. This invaluable resource also examines how librarians use Internet resources to support professional and continuing education and to establish university-wide information and referral services to provide quality service to distance learners. Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners encourages librarians to think more broadly about working with “outside” individuals when designing and providing reference and other services to nontraditional users. The book examines why it’s best to consider user needs, funding, staff management, and collaboration development when planning Internet reference services, how to develop and implement a required, credit-bearing online information literacy course, and how to apply effective marketing techniques from the business world to increase awareness of reference support services available to distance learners. It also offers a look at the Walden University Library at Indiana University-Bloomington, which “houses” no print collection—only online databases—and includes case studies that document the design and development of Internet reference services for the University of Illinois’ Fire Service Institute, and the efforts to provide support for doctor of pharmacy students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in their final year of study. Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners provides practical information on: monitoring online discussion threads devoted to library research Web-based interactive tutorials integrating library services in support of coursework integrating library services into online courses offering, promoting, and providing instruction to public users, as well as local and distance students developing a web site that centralizes information about library services and resources the potential of the academic library to be the central provider of information and referral services for an entire university Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.

The Whole Library Handbook 5

Author: George M. Eberhart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838910904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

View: 2568


The Whole Library Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists, and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date, and entertaining examples of library literature. Organized in easy-to-find categories, this unique compendium covers all areas of librarianship from academic libraries to teen services, from cataloging to copyright, and from gaming to social media. Selections include Facts and figures on library workers Bookmobile guidelines 100 great libraries of the world Job search and recruitment techniques, and advice on how to deal with tough economic times Tips on writing articles and book reviews Fun with cataloging rules Famous librarians’ favorite books Covering a huge spectrum of librariana, this one-of-a-kind volume is both educational and entertaining.

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources

Author: Deards, Kiyomi D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

View: 2741


As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan’s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning.

Arson Investigation and Prosecution

Author: Herbert F. Weisberg,Judith D. Feins,Jan Schreiber,National Institute of Justice (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arson

Page: 308

View: 2601


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Julius Chambers

Author: Richard A. Rosen,Joseph Mosnier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469628554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 402


Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers (1936–2013) escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark school and employment desegregation cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Undaunted by the dynamiting of his home and the arson that destroyed the offices of his small integrated law practice, Chambers pushed federal civil rights law to its highwater mark. In this biography, Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier connect the details of Chambers's life to the wider struggle to secure racial equality through the development of modern civil rights law. Tracing his path from a dilapidated black elementary school to counsel's lectern at the Supreme Court and beyond, they reveal Chambers's singular influence on the evolution of federal civil rights law after 1964.