201​6​ “Best of the Best” at ALA Annual

The “Best of the Best” program is presented annually at the ALA Annual Conference by the University Press Books Committee of public and secondary school librarians. This year’s panel occurs Sunday, June 26 in Orlando, and will feature the books listed below.

Uniaaup-logo-2_0versity presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. We at NetGalley are proud to partner with the AAUP (Association of American University Presses), which promotes the work and influence of university presses to help fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society.

Please join NetGalley, the AAUP, and the ALA in recognizing the many cultural contributions of university presses and librarians alike. It is our privilege to work with these book advocates.

University Press of Florida
Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs by Lu Vickers and Cynthia Wilson-Graham

Harvard University Press 
Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis

University of Notre Dame Press 
Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After by Peter F. Dembowski

Princeton University Press 
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 150th Anniversary Edition by Lewis Carroll (Illustrated by Salvador Dalí)
An Einstein Encyclopedia by Alice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, and Robert Schulmann
The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics edited by Nicholas J. Higham, et al.

Rutgers University Press 
Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Doug Meyer

University of Texas Press 
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin (Forewords by John Egerton and Barbara Haber)

University of Utah Press 
The Mapmakers of New Zion: A Cartographic History of Mormonism by Richard Francaviglia

The University of Wisconsin Press 
The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes by Jerry Bechard and Cindee Borton-Parker

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The Ins and Outs of ARCs, from ALA Annual
Guest Post: Kristi Chadwick, Library Director at Emily Williston Memorial Library and blogger at Books, Yarn, Ink and Other Pursuits

Books, Yarn, Ink

I’m happy to welcome Kristi Chadwick, Library Director and blogger, as our guest writer today for Recipes for Success: Librarian Voices. Kristi participated in a panel on the “Ins and Outs of ARCs” at ALA Annual last week and has been generous enough to write up a recap of her experience. Keep reading to find out more about what was discussed during her panel, including what publishers look for in librarians’ NetGalley profiles, and about what she’s reading and requesting via NetGalley!

The Faceless One      Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl

Recipes for Success aims to give NetGalley members helpful information, tools, and best practices to help facilitate your growth and effectiveness as professional readers. Check back often for tips and tricks from the insiders.

The American Library Association held their 2013 Annual Conference June 27- July 7 in Chicago, IL. As Marlene mentioned last week, the ALA conference is definitely “BEA for Librarians,” and this year was no exception. While I definitely found some print galleys to bring home with me, I am a self-proclaimed “go-go gadget geek” and love having access to digital advance reading copies and galleys. I love them so much, in fact, that I was part of a panel that discussed them!
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ALA is BEA for Librarians, and why my back Loves NetGalley
Guest Post: Marlene Harris, Seattle Public Library and blogger at Reading Reality

Reading Reality

ALA Annual begins today! For those of you who may not know what the ALA (American Library Association) conference is all about, Marlene Harris, technical Services Manager at Seattle Public Library, has graciously returned to explain. Continue reading to find out more about the American Library Association’s annual conference, and how NetGalley saves Marlene’s back at conferences like this!

Recipes for Success aims to give NetGalley members helpful information, tools, and best practices to help facilitate your growth and effectiveness as professional readers. Check back often for tips and tricks from the insiders. 

ALA is BEA for Librarians, and why my back Loves NetGalley

When I try to explain what the ALA conference is to my non-librarian friends, I often use the shortcut that ALA is BEA for librarians. I’ve never been to BEA (insert sad face here) but if the pictures of the exhibit floor are accurate, there’s definitely a resemblance!
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