• America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

    America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress

    Cole, John Young

    Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read that makes a Washington icon relevant today.\n

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Artist's Library: A Field Guide, From the Library as Incubator Project

    The Artist's Library: A Field Guide, From the Library as Incubator Project

    Damon-Moore, Laura C.

    The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. \n

    Format: Book - 2014 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

    The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

    Hammer, Joshua

    How did group of Timbuktu librarians enact a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Quaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali?

    Format: Book - 2016 First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition

    Holds: 0 on 26 copies

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  • Bibliocraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects

    Bibliocraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects

    Pigza, Jessica

    This text teaches readers how to locate library resources to bring their creative ideas to fruition. The author shares her hunting and gathering tips with creatives of all types, informing on how to access inspiring resources online and in person, such as historic watermarks and millinery instructions or Japanese family crests, both online and in person. She also showcases the work of artists who have collaborated with her. \n

    Format: Book - 2014

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism

    The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism

    Wiegand, Wayne A.

    Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand tell the comprehensive story of the integration of southern public libraries. As in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the 1950s and 1960s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregation in libraries. In particular, the willingness of young black community members to take part in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens."\n

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries & Lore

    Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries & Lore

    Portals to all the knowledge in the world, libraries are also created universes of multitude of imaginations. Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains, mages, and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight, speculation, wonder, and terror. This captivating compilation of science fiction and fantasy short fiction showcases stories of librarians -- mysterious curators, heroic bibliognosts, arcane archivists, catalogers of very special collections and libraries: repositories of arcane wisdom, storehouses of signals from other galaxies, bastions of culture, the last outposts of civilization in a post-apocalyptic world.\n\n

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Ink and Bone: The Great Library

    Ink and Bone: The Great Library

    Caine, Rachel

    Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library of Alexandria is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly--but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. \n

    Format: eBook - 2015

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book

    Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book

    Morgan, Joyce

    When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900, he uncovered one of the world's great literary secrets: a time capsule from the ancient Silk Road. Inside, scrolls were piled from floor to ceiling, undisturbed for a thousand years. The gem within was the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This key Buddhist teaching, made 500 years before Gutenberg inked his press, is the world's oldest printed book.\n

    Format: Book - 2012 First Lyons Press edition

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Librarians With Spines: Information Agitators in An Age of Stagnation

    Librarians With Spines: Information Agitators in An Age of Stagnation

    An anthology of 9 essays written by 11 radical librarians pushing the boundaries of social justice community service, library and information science, equitable bibliographic taxonomy, and ubiquitous information literacy.\n

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

    The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone

    Dowd, Ryan

    Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials" \n

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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