The “Granddaddy of Guides”

Gale Directory of Databases offers comprehensive coverage of the electronic database industry, profiling more than 14,000 databases and more than 3,000 producers, online services, and vendors/distributors in an easy-to-use format. This month, Booklist published a fantastic, witty article by Mike Bemis, a former reference librarian at Washington County Public Library in Minnesota, where he questions: “why search the … Read more

Books Bring People Together

| By Lisa Joyce, acquisitions editor, Thorndike Press | “I live with some of the most interesting people, but never know until I read their obituary.” I always remember this comment from a senior patron. As the Outreach Librarian at Portland Public Library (Maine) for nearly 25 years, I spent a great deal of time making deliveries at a senior residence and … Read more