Reference & User Services Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 2, Winter

100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films
100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films. By Robert Niemi. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018. 374 p. Acid-free $94 (ISBN 978-1-4408-3385-4). E-book Available (978-1-4408-3386-1), call for pricing. The one hundred films covered by...
A Community of Collaboration
Most of us are familiar with the scenario of institutional belt-tightening and the effect that it sometimes has on staffing. Reductions and reallocations of human resources can make it difficult to accomplish our work and can affect morale--but not...
American Colonial Women and Their Art: An Encyclopedia
American Colonial Women and Their Art: An Encyclopedia. By Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 383 p. $110 (ISNB 978-1-4422-7096-1). E-book Available (978-1-4422-7097-8), call for pricing. American Colonial Women and...
American Women Speak: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women's Oratory
American Women Speak: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women's Oratory. By Mary Ellen Snodgrass. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016. 2 vols. Acid free $189 (ISBN 978-1-4408-3784-5). E-book available (978-144083-785-2), call for pricing. ...
A Practical Guide for Informationists: Supporting Research and Clinical Practice
A Practical Guide for Informationists: Supporting Research and Clinical Practice. By Antonio DeRosa. Sawston, Cambridge: Chandos Publishing, 2018. 100 p. Paper $79.95 (ISBN-13: 978-0-0810-2017-3). The Chandos' book series is designed to help the...
Artifacts from Ancient Egypt
Artifacts from Ancient Egypt. By Barbara Mendoza. Daily Life through Artifacts. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017. 339 p. Acid free $100 (ISBN 978-1-4408-4400-3). E-book available (978-1-4408-4401-0), call for pricing. Artifacts from Ancient Egypt,...
Assessing Library Space for Learning
Assessing Library Space for Learning. Edited by Susan E. Montgomery. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 260 p. Paper $45.00 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4422-7927-8). In Assessing Library Space for Learning, Susan E. Montgomery has assembled a collection...
Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions
Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions. By Bruce E. Johansen. Santa Barbara, CA: ABCCLIO, 2017. 3 vols. Acid-free $309 (ISBN 978-1-4408-40852). E-book Available (978-1-4408-4086-9), call for pricing. An up-to-date and...
Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians Is Evolving
The work of reference, subject, and liaison librarians is evolving, rapidly in some cases. This article provides an overview of the new roles that these librarians are involved in based on an extensive review of the literature in these areas over the...
Data Seeking Behavior of Economics Undergraduate Students: An Exploratory Study
This article investigates the information seeking behavior of undergraduate economics students to determine their effectiveness in locating data sets for a multiple regression analysis assignment and seeks to discover how students pursue the process...
Encourage Reading from the Start
Encourage Reading from the Start. By Pat Scales. Chicago: ALA, 2018. 228 p. Paper $49.00 (ISBN-13: 978-0-83891650-6). Fans of Pat R. Scales are already familiar with her work for both Book List and School Library Journal. As a collection of her...
Encyclopedia of Classic Rock
Encyclopedia of Classic Rock. By David Luhrssen with Michael Larson. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017. 430 p. Acid-free $89 (ISBN 978-1-4408-3513-1). E-book available (978-1-4408-3514-8), call for pricing. David Luhrssen (arts and entertainment...
Etiquette and Taboos around the World
Etiquette and Taboos Around the World. Edited by Ken Taylor and Victoria Williams. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017. 373 p. Acid-free $100 (ISBN 978-1-4408-38200). E-book Available (978-1-4408-3821-7), call for pricing. "Etiquette is a code of...
Everyday Decisions
RUSA, as defined by its vision, "is an influential and authoritative organization, essential to the work of anyone engaged in the practices of connecting people to resources, information services, and collections." (1) Since our vision was adopted...
Financial Management for Libraries
Financial Management for Libraries. By William W. Sannwald. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018. 199 p. Paper $73.00 (ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1560-8). Function benchmarking, NPV, GASB--the vocabulary of budgets and finance can often seem like another language....
Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice
Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice (Vols. 1-6). By M. K. Oberlies & J. L. Mattson. Chicago: ACRL, 2018. 1066 p. Paper $200.00 (ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8937-1). This series successfully multitasks as...
Helping Patrons Find Their Roots: A Genealogy Handbook for Librarians
Helping Patrons Find Their Roots: A Genealogy Handbook for Librarians. By Janice Lindgren Schultz. Chicago, IL: ALA, 2018.240 p. Paper $59.00 (ISBN-13:978-0-83891644-5). Janice Lindgren Schultz had a distinguished career at one of the most well-known...
Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People
Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People. Edited by Jonathan H. X. Lee. Santa Barbara, CA: ABCCLIO, 2017. 462 p. Acid-free $105 (ISBN 978-1-4408-41897). E-book Available (978-1-4408-4190-3), call for pricing. Japanese Americans: The...
Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Practice
Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Practice. Edited by Merrilee Proffitt. Chicago: ALA, 2018. 256 p. Paper $68.00 (ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1632-2). The refrain that reappears throughout Leveraging Wikipedia is that Wikipedia and GLAM (galleries,...
Making a Place for Makerspaces in Information Literacy
In recent years, many libraries have experimented with the idea of creating makerspaces in their facilities. Library makerspaces provide patrons with opportunities to experiment not only with different technologies, but with different ways of thinking....
Managing Up as a Positive, Collaborative Approach
Career Conversations connects what the research says about career issues with real-life experiences from librarians. Have a topic you'd like to explore? Email us at RUSQCareer Convo@gmail.com.--Editor My boss never stays on topic in meetings. We...
My Body Is Ready: Best Practices for Using Memes on Library Social Media
In this column, librarian and social media consultant Andy Woodworth gives an unexpected approach toward library social media strategy with the use of memes. Part whimsical and part informative, memes have the unique potential to go viral on the internet,...
Outstanding Business Reference Sources 2018
Each year, the Business Reference Sources Committee of BRASS selects the outstanding business reference sources published since May of the previous year. This year, the committee reviewed twenty-one entries; of these, one was designated as "Outstanding,"...
Sacred Texts Interpreted: Religious Documents Explained
Sacred Texts Interpreted: Religious Documents Explained. By Carl Olson. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2 vols. acid free $198 (ISBN 978-1-4408-4187-3). E-book available (978-1-4408-4188-0), call for pricing. Sacred Texts Interpreted (STI) is...
Sources to Ponder: Developing a Meditation Collection
Meditation practices date back thousands of years to the forest-dwelling rishis of Asia who viewed it as a way to achieve spiritual growth leading to enlightenment. Meditation has today become an increasingly popular practice in mainstream western...
Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World
Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World. By Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. Chicago: ALA, 2018. 194 p. Paper $49.99 (ISBN-13: 978-0-83891688-9). Although the concept of "sustainability" has many possible meanings, its...
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication. Edited by Vijay Bhatia and Stephen Bremner. London, UK: Routledge, 2014. 584 p. $204 (ISBN 9780-415-67619-9) The contributors in this single-volume handbook thoroughly examine the...
Today's Environmental Issues: Democrats and Republicans
Today's Environmental Issues: Democrats and Republicans. By Teri J. Walker. Across the Aisle. Santa Barbara, CA: ABCCLO, 2018. 382 p. Acid-free $97 (ISBN 978-1-4408-47097). E-book Available (978-1-4408-4710-3), call for pricing. Walker is an associate...
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