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Library Makerspaces
by Theresa Willingham

Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide is a comprehensive road map for libraries of any size, with any budget, seeking to redesign or repurpose space or to develop creative, hands-on maker-style programming. It features guidance on:/span

  • Holding stakeholder discovery sessions for community-driven space and program development
  • Evaluating existing library spaces for the most cost-effective and user-friendly facilities design and programming
  • Asset mapping for developing community partnerships
  • Best practices from different types of library makerspaces in the United States and internationally
  • Sample budgets, inventories, and space plans
  • Risk management considerations
  • Programming recommendations and resources for a range of patrons from youth to seniors and business to hobby groups
  • Funding and in-kind support
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    This book will help librarians develop and implement makerspaces, write grant proposals to fund such spaces, and help frontline staff and administrators learn about the technologies and processes involved.


    Learning Three.js – the JavaScript 3D Library for WebGL – Second Edition
    by Jos Dirksen

    If you know JavaScript and want to start creating 3D graphics that run in any browser, this book is a great choice for you. You don’t need to know anything about math or WebGL; all that you need is general knowledge of JavaScript and HTML.

    Emerging Library Technologies
    by Ida Arlene Joiner

    Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resource shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies.

    • Covers innovative insights on how these emerging technologies can be used in all types libraries and resource centers.
    • Discusses how to get key stakeholders on board before implementing emerging technologies including a checklist to complete before presenting your technology proposal to senior management.
    • Brings unique perspective for assisting people who will be displaced by these emerging technologies.
    • Includes resources at the end of every chapter on keeping abreast and building expertise on the emerging technology topic.
    • Contains tips on how professionals can forge strategic relationships to collaborate on emerging technology projects such as preparing students for STEM and STEAM careers.
    • Poses engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter.
    • Includes comprehensive glossary at the end of each chapter.

    3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad
    by James Floyd Kelly

    The First Complete Guide to Tinkercad: 3D Modeling That’s Powerful, Friendly, & Free!

    Want to master 3D modeling and printing? Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It’s friendly, web-based, and free. Even better, you don’t have to rely on Tinkercad’s technical documentation to use it. This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!

    No 3D or CAD experience? No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities.

    You’ll learn all the concepts and techniques you need…build your skills, comfort, and confidence…and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad’s full power. Learning 3D with your kids? You’ll even find projects you can work on together!

    • Quickly master the basic 3D concepts you need to understand
    • Navigate Tinkercad’s Dashboard and tool set
    • Create your first 3D model and control its properties
    • Save time by incorporating publicly available elements
    • Import hand sketches or SVG graphics into your models
    • Use the Shape Generator to create custom shapes
    • Add raised text and other embellishments
    • Assemble multiple pieces into a more sophisticated model
    • Make realistic prototypes
    • Output molds for creating items from soft materials
    • Transform models into STL files for printing
    • Get great results from an online 3D printing service
    • Move your 3D objects into the Minecraft virtual world
    • Find answers to your most important Tinkercad questions
    • Discover tools for tasks Tinkercad can’t handle
    • Learn from others! Explore projects at Thingiverse and the Gallery

    Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Software Engineering
    by Wei Lu, Guoqiang Cai, Weibin Liu, Weiwei Xing

    Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Software Engineering presents selected articles from this major event, which was held in Beijing, December 8-10, 2012. This book presents the latest research trends, methods and experimental results in the fields of information technology and software engineering, covering various state-of-the-art research theories and approaches. The subjects range from intelligent computing to information processing, software engineering, Web, unified modeling language (UML), multimedia, communication technologies, system identification, graphics and visualizing, etc.

    The proceedings provide a major interdisciplinary forum for researchers and engineers to present the most innovative studies and advances, which can serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on information technology and software engineering.

    Prof. Wei Lu, Dr. Guoqiang Cai, Prof. Weibin Liu and Dr. Weiwei Xing all work at Beijing Jiaotong University.


    Game Developer’s Marketplace
    by Ben Sawyer, Alex Dunne, Tor Berg

    This hands-on “Marketplace” guide is packed with insider tips, techniques, resources, and time-proven advice from industry experts. Key topics featured include how to find jobs in the interactive gaming field, how to start your own game company, how to protect your ideas and creative properties, how to find talented people to work on your creations, how to design killer games, how to negotiate contracts that work, and much more. Cover Title

    Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro 7 Bible
    by Kelly L. Murdock

    Google SketchUp & SketchUp Pro Bible will target design professionals who are increasingly turning to SketchUp and SketchUp Pro to easily create professional quality designs and design presentations. This book will cover creating 2D and 3D designs, exporting models to Google Earth, and using LayOut to create professional quality design presentations. Offering everything that a professional or hobbyist needs to know, Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro Bible will include tips and tricks to make using this software easy and efficient.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


    3D Printing in Medical Libraries
    by Jennifer Herron

    Supporting tomorrow’s doctors involves preparing them for the technologies that will be available to them. 3D printing is one such technology that is becoming more abundant in health care settings and is similarly a technology libraries are embracing as a new service offering for their communities.

    3D Printing in Medical Libraries: A Crash Course in Supporting Innovation in Health Care will provide librarians interested in starting or enhancing a 3D printing service an overview of 3D printing, highlight legal concerns, discuss 3D printing in libraries through a literature review, review survey results on 3D printing services in health sciences and medical libraries, and offer case studies of health sciences and medical libraries currently 3D printing. Additionally, resources for finding medically related models for printing and tips of how to search for models online is also provided, along with resources for creating 3D models from DICOM. Common print problems and troubleshooting tips are also highlighted and lastly, marketing and outreach opportunities are discussed.

    Herron presents the nitty-gritty of 3D printing without getting too technical, and a wealth of recommended resources is provided to support librarians wishing to delve further into 3D printing. Design thinking and the Maker Movement is also discussed to promote a holistic service offering that supports users not only with the service but the skills to best use the service. Readers will finish the book with a better sense of direction for 3D printing in health sciences and medical libraries and have a guide to establishing or enhancing a 3D printing in their library.

    This book appeals to health sciences libraries and librarians looking to start a 3D printing service or understand the 3D printing space as it relates to medical education, practice, and research. It serves as:

    • a field guide for starting a new library service
    • a primer for meeting the information needs of medical faculty, staff, and students
    • a useful reference for a deep dive into this space by librarians who are already actively carrying out some of the kinds of work described herein

    Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab
    by Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

    Learn how to manage and integrate the technology of 3D printers in the classroom, library, and lab. With this book, the authors give practical, lessons-learned advice about the nuts and bolts of what happens when you mix 3D printers, teachers, students, and the general public in environments ranging from K-12 and university classrooms to libraries, museums, and after-school community programs.
    Take your existing programs to the next level with Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Lab. Organized in a way that is readable and easy to understand, this book is your guide to the many technology options available now in both software and hardware, as well as a compendium of practical use cases and a discussion of how to create experiences that will align with curriculum standards.
    You’ll examine the whole range of working with a 3D printer, from purchase decision to curriculum design. Finally this book points you forward to the digital-fabrication future current students will face, discussing how key skills can be taught as cost-effectively as possible.
    What You’ll Learn

    • Discover what is really involved with using a 3D printer in a classroom, library, lab, or public space
    • Review use cases of 3D printers designed to enhance student learning and to make practical parts, from elementary school through university research lab
    • Look at career-planning directions in the emerging digital fabrication arena
    • Work with updated tools, hardware, and software for 3D printing

    Who This Book Is For

    Educators of all levels, both formal (classroom) and informal (after-school programs, libraries, museums).


    The Scottish Web Directory
    by Clive Zietman

    `The definitive guide to Scottish websites.`

    Scotland`s New Homebuyer

    This comprehensive and easy-to-use directory provides a one-stop guide to essential addresses on the Internet from a Scottish perspective. The Scottish Web Directory, offers a selection of over 10,000 official sites, top ‘household names’ and sites of interest to Scottish families, business users, and anyone interested in Scotland

    Conveniently classified by category, the directory enables both begineers and experienced users alike to find elusive web addresses with ease, saving hours of fruitless searching and surfing on the Internet.

    Categories include:

    Arts & Entertainment

    Business

    Children

    Education, Training & Research

    Food & Drink

    Government

    Hobbies & Leisure

    Living

    Museums, Libraries & Information

    Personal Finance

    Shopping

    Sport

    Technology

    Travel


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    Landing a Library Job
    by Deloris Jackson Foxworth

    Are you a librarian looking to change jobs or a recent or soon-to-be library and information studies graduate breaking into the field? If so, let this book be your guide through the career development process.

    Landing a Library Job covers the different types of library and non-library jobs available to you and points you towards the resources you need to land those jobs. The book’s focus on the resources to secure jobs is what makes it unique. You’ll learn where to find library and library-related jobs, how to successfully apply and interview, how to follow up, and how to cultivate your career.

    This book contains helpful information you can use to:

    • Decide if and where you fit into the significant and growing field of library and information science
    • Find and apply for library and information science positions
    • Prepare for the employment interview
    • Accept or negotiate job offers
    • Further develop your skills and knowledge in the library and information science field

    Online Searching
    by Karen Markey

    Online Searching puts aspiring librarians on the fast track to becoming expert searchers who unite users with trusted sources of information that satisfy their information needs. To unite users with such sources, master this seven-step online searching process:

    1. Determining what the user really wants in the reference interview
    2. Identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user’s query
    3. Determining whether the user seeks a known item or subject
    4. Dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically
    5. Representing the query as input to the search system
    6. Conducting the search and responding strategically
    7. Displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically

    This second edition addresses the implications of new technical advances that affect expert intermediary searchers such as the library’s “everything” search, the choice between classic and discovery OPACs, and the role of digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs) in known-item searching. It also advises expert searchers about how today’s hot-button issues such as social media, fake news, and truth in the post-truth area figure into the searches they conduct for others and what they teach library users about online searching.

    Online Searching contains numerous figures and sample searches to illustrate complex concepts, questions and answers to reinforce key ideas, a sample database to show how online searching works, a technical reading to familiarize yourself with new search systems and databases, and a glossary to facilitate quick look-ups. The e-book features enhanced video content. Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for becoming an expert searcher.


    The United States Government Internet Directory 2018
    by Mary Meghan Ryan

    Discover the depth of government information and services available online.

    The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government’s online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part of the “Deep Web” with content that does not surface or surface easily even with the most popular search engines. It is more important than ever to have a source that serves as an authoritative guide to the federal Web. The United States Government Internet Directory navigates the maze of data and locates the materials that you seek.

    The subject-based approach of this book allows you to browse for relevant sites in your field of interest rather than sift through hundreds of search results or try to guess which federal agency to consult. Researchers, business people, teachers, students, and citizens in the United States and around the world can navigate the labyrinthine federal Web with The United States Government Internet Directory.

    The Directory:

    • contains more than 1,800 Web site records, organized into 21 subject themed chapters
    • includes topics on a wide-range of subjects including employment, energy, defense and intelligence, culture and recreation, and much more
    • provides descriptions and URLs for each site
    • describes sites to help you choose the proper resource
    • notes the useful or unique aspects of the site
    • lists some of the major government publications hosted on the site
    • provides a roster of congressional members with member’s Web sites
    • lists House and Senate Committees with committee URLs
    • contains useful, up-to-date organizational charts for the major federal government agencies
    • includes a one-page Quick Guide to the major federal agencies and the leading online library, data source, and finding aid sites
    • identifies the major government Web sites related to the global recession and new government economic recovery programs

    Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2018
    by Bloomsbury Publishing

    This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published.

    Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge

    New articles in the 2018 edition on:

    – Writing popular history by Tom Holland
    – Editing and writing by Diana Athill
    Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern
    Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers
    The health and wellness market by Anita Bean
    Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham
    How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin
    First Chapters by Emma Flint
    Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin
    How to make a living by Alison Branagan

    All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year.

    Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds

    In short it is ‘Full of useful stuff’ – J.K. Rowling


    The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018
    by ACT

    The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond

    The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more.

    This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college

    • The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test
    • Offers bonus online content to help boost college readiness
    • Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years

    This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.


    Text, Lies and Cataloging
    by Jana Brubaker

    What do James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones’ Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie’s My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey’s fraudulent drug addiction “memoir” was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones’ chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial—and can be difficult when a book’s authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

    Refugee
    by Alan Gratz

    Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end

    The Rabbit Listened
    by Cori Doerrfeld

    A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.

    When something sad happens, Taylor doesn’t know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn’t feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that’s not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to act, and one by one they fail to offer comfort. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen . . . which is just what Taylor needs.

    With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustration, The Rabbit Listened is about how to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.


    El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
    by Jeanette Larson

    A celebration of children, families, and reading held annually since 1996, Children’s Day/Book Day, known as Dia, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In anticipation of Dia’s fifteenth anniversary, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) presents a collection of the best of its Dia programming ideas, offering – A wealth of ready-to-use programs, easily adaptable for a variety of cultures – Cultural competency training tips to encourage outreach to minority populations – Interviews with library directors about the best ways to heighten awareness of cultural and literacy issues Complemented by numerous bilingual book suggestions, this resource is perfect for collection development, early literacy storytimes, and year-round program planning.

    Planning Academic Library Orientations
    by Kylie Bailin, Benjamin Jahre, Sarah Morris

    Colleges and universities throughout the world plan library orientations for first years or specific audiences such as transfer or international students. These events can vary greatly in shape and form depending on the size, resources and staff of the institution, orientation schedule, and whether it is mandatory for students. Some institutions plan day-long events, elaborate games, or scavenger hunts; some offer drop in sessions or library tours; others offer an online orientation. Planning Academic Library Orientations gathers case studies from around the world covering a wide variety of approaches as a guide to those revamping or creating new library orientations.

    Chapters are organized into the following thematic sections: Games; Marketing & Promotion; Partnerships; Targeting Specific Audiences; Technology; and Tours, and are cross-referenced if they touch on additional themes. Each chapter includes institutional information so readers can decide which type of orientation is appropriate for their own institution and see what resources are required.

    • Gives guidance on best practices for academic library orientations
    • Gathers examples from around the world to provide international perspective
    • Empowers librarians to take aim at the anxiety felt by new and first year students
    • Presents effective ways of introducing students to what a college/university library is, what it contains, and where to find information, while also showing how helpful librarians can be

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    Serving Library Users from Asia
    by John Hickok

    Asian populations are among some of the fastest growing cultural groups in the US. While books on serving other target groups in libraries have been published (e.g., disabled, Latino, seniors, etc.), few books on serving library users of Asian heritage have been written. Thus the timely need for this book. Rather than a generalized overview of Asians as a whole, this book has 24 separate chapters—each on 24 specific Asian countries/cultures of East, Southeast, and South Asia—with a wealth of resources for understanding, interacting with, outreaching to, and serving library users of each culture.

    Resources include cultural guides (both print and online), language helps (with sample library vocabulary), Asian booksellers, nationwide cultural groups, professional literature, and more. Resources and suggestions are given for all three types of libraries—public, school, and academic—making this book valuable for all librarians. The demographics of each Asian culture (numbers and distribution)—plus history of immigration and international student enrollment—is also featured. As a bonus, each chapter spotlights a US public, school, and academic library providing model outreach to Asian library users.

    Additionally, this book provides a detailed description and analysis of libraries in each of the 24 Asian countries. The history, development, facilities, conditions, technology, classification systems, and more—of public, school, and academic libraries—are all discussed, with detailed documentation. Country conditions influencing libraries and library use are also described: literacy levels, reading cultures, languages and writing systems, educational systems, and more. Based on the author’s 15 years of research and travels to Asia, this work is a must-have for all librarians.


    English-Hindi, Hindi-English
    by Joseph W. Raker, Ramāśaṅkara Śukla

    Hindi is the most widely-spoken language in the Republic of India, and Hindi speakers can also be found in Mauritius, Fiji and Trinidad. This Hindi dictionary features over 30,000 entries, with a guide to transliteration for students or travellers to any of these regions.

    Learn Hindi in 30 Days Through English
    by Krishna Gopal Vikal

    An easy Hindi self-instructor, this book has been written in such a way that anyone could easily learn Hindi through the medium of English.

    The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader
    by Naresh Sharma, Tej K. Bhatia

    The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Hindi and comprises a broad selection of graded readings.

    The materials have been carefully selected to ensure that students receive exposure to a wide variety of authentic Hindi texts, including news and magazine articles, extracts from social media websites, film dialogues and contemporary Hindi literature.

    Each reading is fully supported by:

    • pre-reading activities
    • notes on cultural references in the text
    • a vocabulary list with English translation
    • notes on key grammatical points arising from the text
    • text-related comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises
    • suggestions for writing and discussion activities based on the text
    • a key to comprehension questions and vocabulary-based exercises
    • online support which includes audio recordings and translations of texts, available at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415601764/

    Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency and enriching learners’ cultural knowledge.


    Digital Libraries: International Collaboration and Cross-Fertilization
    by Zhaoneng Chen, Hsinchun Chen, Qihao Miao, Yuxi Fu, Edward Fox, Ee-peng Lim

    The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is an annual international forum that provides opportunities for librarians, researchers and experts to exchange their research results, innovative ideas, service experiences and state– the-art developments in the field of digital libraries. Building on the success of the first six ICADL conferences, the 7th ICADL conference hosted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China aimed to further strengthen the academic collaboration and strategic alliance in the Asia- Pacific Region in the development of digital libraries. The theme of ICADL 2004 was: Digital library: International Collaboration and Cross-fertilization, with its focus on technology, services, management and localization. The conference began with an opening ceremony and the conference program featured 9 keynote speeches and 5 invited speeches by local and international experts. During the 3-day program, 40 research paper presentations were given in 3 parallel sessions. The conference also included 6 tutorials and an exhibition. The conference received 359 submissions, comprising 248 full papers and 111 short papers. Each paper was carefully reviewed by the Program Committee members. Finally, 44 full papers, 15 short papers and 37 poster papers were selected. On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees of ICADL 2004, we would like to express our appreciation to all authors and attendees for participating in the conference. We also thank the sponsors, Program Committee members, supporting organizations and helpers for making the conference a success. Without their efforts, the conference would not have been possible.

    Guide to OCR for Indic Scripts
    by Venu Govindaraju, Srirangaraj (Ranga) Setlur

    This is the first comprehensive text on Optical Character Recognition for Indic scripts. It covers many topics and describes OCR systems for eight different scripts—Bangla, Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Gujarti, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Urdu.


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    Library Technology and Digital Resources
    by Marie Keen Shaw

    In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies.

    Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to:

    • Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts;
    • Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources;
    • Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources;
    • Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources.
    • Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols;
    • Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively;
    • Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections;
    • Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources;
    • Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons.
    • Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access.
    • Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills.
    • Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.

    Leading from the Library
    by McClintock Miller Shannon, William Bass

    The modern school library supports education in a variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and climate, and advocate for the needs of students and the community. In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the librarian’s ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community. Through this book, librarians will discover the influence they can have on the school community as the library becomes the heart of the school, a place where problems are solved, content is explored, connections are made and discovery happens.

    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners
    by Rita Pellen, William Miller

    Make separate library services for distance learners a thing of the past

    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners takes a comprehensive look at efforts by librarians and information specialists to provide distance learners with effective services that match those already available on campus. With the development of the World Wide Web and the evolution of Web-based services, reference librarians are adding a human element to the virtual library, blurring the difference between distance learners and traditional users. This unique book examines how they deal with a wide range of related topics, including standards and guidelines, copyright issues, streaming media, and chat and digital references, and presents a historical overview of how reference and instructional services have been delivered to distance users—before and after the creation of the Internet.
    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners reveals that librarians do not make a sharp distinction between reference and instruction within the context of distance learning, and that there is no clear boundary between “true” distance learners and more traditional students who might use services designed for nontraditional users. Online capabilities have allowed reference librarians to approximate services advocated by published guidelines and standards, including the ACRL Distance Learning Section’s Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services, to provide a framework for librarians to plan services for off-campus students.

    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners provides practical information on:

    • how librarians can “keep IT simple” when designing methods to access reference support
    • why library Web sites are vital sources of communication between the distance learning student and the reference-based instructional component
    • how to set up a university chat service, including software selection, staff training and assessment
    • how to provide students services beyond traditional provision of resources, including advising, enrollment, and payment of fees
    • how to create an online assistance site that incorporates online versions of traditional print handouts, FAQs, subject guides, course-specific guides, learning modules, and instructional videos in one central location
    • how to work with faculty to create online support for students in Blackboard courses
    • the pros and cons of using open-source software
    • how to create an online library assistance site
    • how to create online information literacy course to teach independent research skills to remote students
    • how to avoid copyright infringement and how to educate library personnel about copyright law
    • how to use Camtasia Studio, a screen capture program to create audio and video for online presentations

    Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.


    Homework Help from the Library
    by Carol F. Intner

    This straightforward handbook is filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on the best ways to help young people with their homework, no matter what the assignment. Intner, a certified English teacher and experienced tutor, concentrates on the practical covering * How students’ different learning styles and current technology inform the homework process *Staff training and community outreach *Options for working more closely with both students and teachers From planning a customized homework-help agenda to demonstrating how to help students successfully use their technological savvy in ways not necessarily possible at home, this book presents a no-nonsense, comprehensive approach to giving students the assistance they need.

    The World Book Encyclopedia
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    – More than 27,500 rich photographs and illustrations and comprehensive, highly readable text appeal to a broad range of readers.
    – More than 3,800 expert contributors collaborate with our editors and researchers to ensure that articles are accurate and reflect current scholarship.
    – World Book revision rates make it the most current and up-to-date encyclopedia available.
    – More than 65 new and 3,000 revised articles.
    – Highlighting the 2008 edition are new and expanded articles on electronic games, Google, Inc., George Clooney, and Maria Sharapova, among many others.

    Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition –
    by Miriam Drake

    A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

    Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet: Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments
    by Bolisani, Ettore

    In today’s networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. In the wide-ranging area of knowledge management, the issue of knowledge exchange in networked environments emerges in several application fields, and is treated with different approaches.

    Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet: Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments proposes a vast panorama of research on the topic while presenting a variety of viewpoints, approaches, and indications of the shared elements intended as the foundations of an emerging and fascinating multidisciplinary field.


    The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure
    by Ala Office for Research and Statistics

    Library Technology Reports August/September 2011 vol. 47 / no.6 This issue of Library Technology Reports, conceived and coordinated by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics, focuses on the evolution and current state of public-access technologies in public libraries from the infrastructure, services, and resources perspectives. This issue brings together longitudinal data, key issues, trends, and best practices that will provide library staff with tools for planning, advocacy, and service enhancements. A number of prominent library professionals contributed their expertise to this issue. Authors and topics include John carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Emily E. Wahl, and Kathryn I. Sigler on Public Libraries and the Internet: An Evolutionary Perspective; Nicole D. Alemanne, Lauren H. Mandel, and Charles R. McClure on The Rural Public Library as Leader in Community Broadband Services; Robert A. Caluori, Jr. on Successfully Planning a Scalable and Effective Patron Wireless Network; Nancy Fredericks on E-Government and Employment Support Services; Larra Clark and Marijke Visser on Digital Literacy; and Stephanie Gerding on Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training.

    Modern Library Technology and Reference Services
    by Samuel T. Huang

    Develop improved reference services to keep up with the rapid technological changes in academic libraries with the help of this unique guide. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services includes guidelines for taking on an advisory role in an electronic environment, requesting budgetary support for implementing new information systems, and creating training programs for paraprofessional staff and end-users. Filled with valuable information regarding library planning and budgetary considerations, “technostress” at the reference desk, and the creation of new reference service areas to reflect different service needs, this book is a must for library administrators, librarians, and end-users who want to meet the challenges of modern library technology.

    This one-of-kind volume provides practical ways to enhance daily reference services, improve the image of librarianship, and bring new users into libraries. It prepares librarians for helping library users with a variety of different search protocols and user interfaces such as online public access catalogs (OPACs), the Internet, CD-ROM LANS, and online searching. All aspects of reference services in the modern electronic technological library are covered in chapters by library administrators and practicing reference librarians who share their practical experiences of how they adjusted their reference services to meet the demands of new technology. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services helps librarians develop a conceptual framework for helping researchers, use online systems and other electronic services, train paraprofessionals, integrate library technology use in the classroom, train end-users in college libraries, work in active partnership with researchers and producers of electronic databases, choose appropriate patron access databases, and effectively manage reference services in an electronic environment.

    Pharmaceutical Medicine
    by Adrian Kilcoyne, Phil Ambery, Daniel O’Connor

    The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.

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    Serving Library Users from Asia
    by John Hickok

    Asian populations are among some of the fastest growing cultural groups in the US. While books on serving other target groups in libraries have been published (e.g., disabled, Latino, seniors, etc.), few books on serving library users of Asian heritage have been written. Thus the timely need for this book. Rather than a generalized overview of Asians as a whole, this book has 24 separate chapters—each on 24 specific Asian countries/cultures of East, Southeast, and South Asia—with a wealth of resources for understanding, interacting with, outreaching to, and serving library users of each culture.

    Resources include cultural guides (both print and online), language helps (with sample library vocabulary), Asian booksellers, nationwide cultural groups, professional literature, and more. Resources and suggestions are given for all three types of libraries—public, school, and academic—making this book valuable for all librarians. The demographics of each Asian culture (numbers and distribution)—plus history of immigration and international student enrollment—is also featured. As a bonus, each chapter spotlights a US public, school, and academic library providing model outreach to Asian library users.

    Additionally, this book provides a detailed description and analysis of libraries in each of the 24 Asian countries. The history, development, facilities, conditions, technology, classification systems, and more—of public, school, and academic libraries—are all discussed, with detailed documentation. Country conditions influencing libraries and library use are also described: literacy levels, reading cultures, languages and writing systems, educational systems, and more. Based on the author’s 15 years of research and travels to Asia, this work is a must-have for all librarians.


    English-Hindi, Hindi-English
    by Joseph W. Raker, Ramāśaṅkara Śukla

    Hindi is the most widely-spoken language in the Republic of India, and Hindi speakers can also be found in Mauritius, Fiji and Trinidad. This Hindi dictionary features over 30,000 entries, with a guide to transliteration for students or travellers to any of these regions.

    Learn Hindi in 30 Days Through English
    by Krishna Gopal Vikal

    An easy Hindi self-instructor, this book has been written in such a way that anyone could easily learn Hindi through the medium of English.

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    Diet Ebook

    Atkins Diet eBook Gift Set (2 for 1)
    by Taylor Trade Publishing

    Dr. Atkins first published his revolutionary diet books in 1972. This two-volume eBook Collection includes the most-up-to-date version of Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution in addition to his New Diet Cookbook, which is overflowing with no-carb recipes designed to help you live healthier and are ideal for weight-loss plans. This bundle is a must-have for those who want to eat healthier in the new year.

    Cando Diet
    by LiveWell Health

    The Cando Diet EBook was developed on the back of rising obesity rates worldwide to help make sense of what dieting really is. There are far too many fad diets out there cutting out key food groups in order to help people lose weight quickly at the expense of their own health. 

    We have therefore put together many years of nutrition and personal training knowledge born out of service in the UK Special Forces to educate people on true nutrition and true weight loss. Effective weight loss that will help you lose the weight you want quickly but more importantly healthily and so you can keep it off forever.

    We have already helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off for good, we now want to extend this worldwide and start those who have the drive to succeed on the right path to sustainable weight loss and lead them to a much healthier life.


    Flat Belly Diet!
    by Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass

    Join the million-plus people who have found the answer to losing their belly fat while eating satisfying and delicious foods.

    With the Flat Belly Diet you can:

    • Lose inches in just 4 days

    • Drop up to 15 pounds in 32 days

    • Boost your energy as the weight falls off!

    Prevention, America’s most trusted healthy-living magazine, presents the New York Times-bestseller Flat Belly Diet in paperback–now with a new foreword by Dr. David L. Katz describing new research about the many health and weight loss benefits of this amazing eating plan. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Seared Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, Slow Cooker Chili, and Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake–and you will lose belly inches and greatly enhance your likelihood of living a longer and healthier life.


    Ultimate Glycemic Load Diet and Cookbook (EBOOK BUNDLE)
    by Rob Thompson

    Losing weight and liking what you eat can go hand in hand

    Two books in one eBook!

    You diet, you lose weight, you put it back on. You start dieting again, and the same thing happens. And so it goes. Don’t blame yourself. This happens with everyone. The problem isn’t with you; it’s with the diets themselves.

    Put an end to this frustrating and unhealthy pattern with the proven method developed by nutritional scientists that uses foods people actually eat—not bland food no one can eat for an extended period or high-salt frozen meals that no one should eat, ever.

    A double serving of everything you need to control your weight, The Ultimate Glycemic Load Diet and Cookbook contains the information you need to get started and all the recipes you need to keep on track. This two-eBook set includes:

    The Glycemic-Load Diet

    Many diets are based on the glycemic index, but they don’t distinguish between good carbohydrates from bad ones. Nor do they take into account real-life serving sizes; the GI numbers are based on lab-controlled portions. The good news is that nutritional scientists have developed the glycemic load, a powerful new tool for controlling weight allows for more of a variety of foods.

    In The Glycemic-Load Diet, cardiologist Dr. Rob Thompson unveils an eating and exercise plan that helps you reverse insulin resistance, allowing you to:

    • Eat more of the foods you like
    • Eliminate cravings for starchy foods
    • Eat chocolate and still lose weight!
    • Speed up your metabolism with regular, non-strenuous exercise
    • Keep the weight off without “dieting”

    The Glycemic-Load Diet Cookbook

    Imagine being able to lose weight while enjoying satisfying amounts of delicious food. Now, you can prepare fabulously filling meals that actually speed up your metabolism, curb your cravings, and improve the way you look and feel. These surprisingly hearty recipes, created by bestselling cookbook author Dana Carpender, eliminate the “glucose shocks” that deplete your natural insulin—making it easy for you to lose weight without feeling deprived. Get recipes for every meal, including:

    • Spinach Mushroom Frittata
    • Apple Walnut Pancakes
    • Oriental Chicken Salad
    • Oyster Bisque
    • Sesame Short Ribs
    • Lemon Mustard Pork Chops
    • Indian Lamb Skillet
    • Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Lemon Vanilla Cheesecake

    The 8-Hour Diet
    by David Zinczenko, Peter Moore

    A paradigm-shifting diet plan that allows you to eat anything you want, as much as you want—and still strip away 20, 40, 60 pounds, or more.

    After conducting extensive research at the Salk Institute and the National Institute on Aging, poring over copious amounts of new research in intermittent fasting, and engaging 2,000 people for a test panel, bestselling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore determined that people can lose remarkable amounts of weight eating the foods they like best—as long as they eat within a set 8-hour time period. Fasting is, of course, an ancient spiritual and health practice, but it’s also a way to sidestep many of the ills of the modern world—including diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive impairment.

    Zinczenko and Moore demonstrate how simply observing this timed-eating strategy, even just three days a week, will reset your metabolism so that you can enter fat-burning mode first thing in the morning—and stay there all day long. And by focusing on eight critical, nutrient-rich Powerfoods, you can build in a second layer of protection against Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even the common cold.

    In the book, you will find motivating strategies, delicious recipes, and an 8-minute workout routine to maximize calorie burn. The 8-Hour Diet promises to strip away unwanted pounds and give you the focus and willpower you need to reach your goals for weight loss and life.


    The Hallelujah Diet
    by George H. Malkmus, Peter Shockey, Stowe Shockey

    Hallelujah! Here is a diet that will dramatically change your life from the inside, out. Based on a biblical foundation and years of research, statistics, and powerful testimonials including the author’s own dramatic story George Malkmus’ The Hallelujah Diet has caused people from all walks of life to stop and reconsider their daily food consumption habits. Stressing the healing power of food and how its proper use restores the body to a natural, healthy state, this book provides life-changing and life-saving information, recipes, and eating plans that have been proven safe and miraculously successful. It encourages a healthy change in eating, promoting exercise, fresh air, pure water, sunshine, and rest. Hallelujah! A diet that finally ties food and health together with common sense.

    Belly Fat Diet For Dummies
    by Erin Palinski-Wade

    The fast and easy way to lose belly fat

    Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems. The easy recipes and exercises outlined in Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you the edge you need to shed unwanted pounds and gain muscle tone.

    Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you practical, trusted advice for shedding it—the fast and healthy way. You’ll get a proven, 14-day quick-start program that guarantees results within days: a no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting, bodyweight-only workout and progresses to more advanced exercises further toning and tightening your belly. Plus, you’ll get over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes to help you manage your weight.

    • A no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting bodyweight-only workout and then progresses to a more advanced exercises futher toning and tightening your belly
    • Over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes
    • Loads of options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers, chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies, diabetics, and vegans
    • Includes useful tips, body-sculpting exercises, and delicious recipes using superfoods to help shrink your waistline
    • A comprehensive maintenance plan to help you stay on track

    Belly Fat Diet For Dummies is a complete and informative guide that makes shedding weight practical and fun—with results in days.


    The Bread for Life Diet
    by Olga Raz

    A nutritionally sound, healthy, and effective weight-loss program encompasses a wide variety of foods–including pasta, grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat–and bucks the high-protein, low-carbohydrate craze to create an eating program that corrects chemical imbalances in the body that make it difficult for many to lose weight.

    The No Need To Diet Book
    by Pixie Turner

    Our obsession with being healthy and living forever has driven us to push our bodies to the absolute limits, but still every year we’re being told how unhealthy we are as a population. Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips, there are still so many things we get wrong about food and health.

    The No Need To Diet Book explains the reasons why diets and over exercising don’t work; the problems with eating for aesthetic goals; the science behind orthorexia, food anxieties and emotional eating, and other unhealthy habits formed by misinformation. This book will challenge our misconceptions about what is healthy, and get to the heart of it using evidence-based science.


    The Great Indian Diet
    by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho

    Why run after the West when we already have the best? Join Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Luke Coutinho as they tell you just how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are and that there’s no need to look beyond borders to tailor the perfect diet. The book touches upon various food categories and not only tells you how to take care of your nutritional intake but also how to burn fat in the process. The combined experience of a professional nutritionist and an uber-fit celebrity who swears by the diet will open your eyes to why Indian food is the best in the world.

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    Ebook Diet

    Atkins Diet eBook Gift Set (2 for 1)
    by Taylor Trade Publishing

    Dr. Atkins first published his revolutionary diet books in 1972. This two-volume eBook Collection includes the most-up-to-date version of Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution in addition to his New Diet Cookbook, which is overflowing with no-carb recipes designed to help you live healthier and are ideal for weight-loss plans. This bundle is a must-have for those who want to eat healthier in the new year.

    Cando Diet
    by LiveWell Health

    The Cando Diet EBook was developed on the back of rising obesity rates worldwide to help make sense of what dieting really is. There are far too many fad diets out there cutting out key food groups in order to help people lose weight quickly at the expense of their own health. 

    We have therefore put together many years of nutrition and personal training knowledge born out of service in the UK Special Forces to educate people on true nutrition and true weight loss. Effective weight loss that will help you lose the weight you want quickly but more importantly healthily and so you can keep it off forever.

    We have already helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off for good, we now want to extend this worldwide and start those who have the drive to succeed on the right path to sustainable weight loss and lead them to a much healthier life.


    Belly Fat Diet For Dummies
    by Erin Palinski-Wade

    The fast and easy way to lose belly fat

    Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems. The easy recipes and exercises outlined in Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you the edge you need to shed unwanted pounds and gain muscle tone.

    Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you practical, trusted advice for shedding it—the fast and healthy way. You’ll get a proven, 14-day quick-start program that guarantees results within days: a no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting, bodyweight-only workout and progresses to more advanced exercises further toning and tightening your belly. Plus, you’ll get over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes to help you manage your weight.

    • A no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting bodyweight-only workout and then progresses to a more advanced exercises futher toning and tightening your belly
    • Over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes
    • Loads of options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers, chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies, diabetics, and vegans
    • Includes useful tips, body-sculpting exercises, and delicious recipes using superfoods to help shrink your waistline
    • A comprehensive maintenance plan to help you stay on track

    Belly Fat Diet For Dummies is a complete and informative guide that makes shedding weight practical and fun—with results in days.


    The 8-Hour Diet
    by David Zinczenko, Peter Moore

    A paradigm-shifting diet plan that allows you to eat anything you want, as much as you want—and still strip away 20, 40, 60 pounds, or more.

    After conducting extensive research at the Salk Institute and the National Institute on Aging, poring over copious amounts of new research in intermittent fasting, and engaging 2,000 people for a test panel, bestselling authors David Zinczenko and Peter Moore determined that people can lose remarkable amounts of weight eating the foods they like best—as long as they eat within a set 8-hour time period. Fasting is, of course, an ancient spiritual and health practice, but it’s also a way to sidestep many of the ills of the modern world—including diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive impairment.

    Zinczenko and Moore demonstrate how simply observing this timed-eating strategy, even just three days a week, will reset your metabolism so that you can enter fat-burning mode first thing in the morning—and stay there all day long. And by focusing on eight critical, nutrient-rich Powerfoods, you can build in a second layer of protection against Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even the common cold.

    In the book, you will find motivating strategies, delicious recipes, and an 8-minute workout routine to maximize calorie burn. The 8-Hour Diet promises to strip away unwanted pounds and give you the focus and willpower you need to reach your goals for weight loss and life.


    The Greenprint
    by Marco Borges

    New York Times bestselling author and CEO of 22 Days Nutrition, Marco Borges introduces one of the most inclusive, practical, and revolutionary plant-based lifestyle plans – The Greenprint. By following its 22 proven effective guidelines, you will shift your mindset, improve your health, lose weight, and impact the planet for the better.

    Accessible and easy-to-follow, The Greenprint is a movement to embrace your absolute best and healthiest life. Through his more than two decades of experience working with clients, including some of the world’s biggest celebrities, and spearheading exercise and nutrition research, Borges developed the groundbreaking “22 Laws of Plants,” which he’s determined are the most important plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle secrets for losing weight, increasing energy, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation, not to mention helping minimize your carbon imprint to help the planet. The Greenprint outlines three simple, step-by-step plans to implement the 22 Laws into your life, depending on where you are on your journey. Whether you are ready for a gradual shift or excited to tackle them all full-on, in just weeks you will be on your way to a healthier, cleaner approach to eating that includes plenty of whole grains, bountiful veggies, legumes, nuts and more. You’ll also find meal plans, more than 60 delicious recipes, countless tips, and inspirational stories to help you along the way. Take control of your diet, create your own Greenprint and forever alter your weight, your health and the planet.


    Flat Belly Diet!
    by Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass

    Join the million-plus people who have found the answer to losing their belly fat while eating satisfying and delicious foods.

    With the Flat Belly Diet you can:

    • Lose inches in just 4 days

    • Drop up to 15 pounds in 32 days

    • Boost your energy as the weight falls off!

    Prevention, America’s most trusted healthy-living magazine, presents the New York Times-bestseller Flat Belly Diet in paperback–now with a new foreword by Dr. David L. Katz describing new research about the many health and weight loss benefits of this amazing eating plan. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Seared Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, Slow Cooker Chili, and Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake–and you will lose belly inches and greatly enhance your likelihood of living a longer and healthier life.


    Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy – Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)
    by Eleanor Schlenker, PhD, RD, Joyce Ann Gilbert

    Learn the latest nutrition and diet therapies for treating common diseases. Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 12th Edition offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. It addresses nutrition across the lifespan and includes the 2015 Dietary Goals for Americans as well as MyPlate for Older Adults. This exceptionally reader-friendly text features evidence-based information, real-world case scenarios, colorful illustrations, boxes, and tables to help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice.

    • Strong community focus is threaded throughout with robust coverage of health promotion, cultural competence, patient safety, lifespan, and public health issues.
    • Focus on Culture boxes introduce you to cultural competence and the special nutritional needs, health problems, and appropriate interventions applicable to different cultural, ethnic, racial and age groups.
    • Focus on Food Safety boxes alert you to food safety issues related to a particular nutrient, age group, or medical condition.
    • Health Promotion section devoted solely to health promotion and wellness stresses healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best “medicine.”
    • Diet-Medication Interactions boxes provide diet-warnings related to specific prescription drugs.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize current research findings.
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) boxes offer uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common types of herbs and supplements and potential interactions with prescription or over-the-counter medications.
    • Perspective in Practice boxes supply you with practice elements for nutrition education.
    • Key terms identified in the text and defined on the page help reinforce critical concepts.

    • NEW! Includes the 2015 Dietary Goals for Americans which covers the latest guidelines and medications.
    • NEW! MyPlate for Older Adults developed by the Tufts University Human Research Center on Aging and the AARP Foundation replaces former Food Guide Pyramid.
    • NEW! Newly-approved Nutrition Labeling Guidelines incorporated into text along with the latest medications, research findings, and clinical treatment therapies.
    • NEW! New and refreshed case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, “real-life” scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications.
    • NEW! Expanded coverage of health promotion includes strategies for implementation.
    • NEW! New coverage of text messages for nutrition and health information includes what to watch out for when visiting health-related web sites.

    The Hallelujah Diet
    by George H. Malkmus, Peter Shockey, Stowe Shockey

    Hallelujah! Here is a diet that will dramatically change your life from the inside, out. Based on a biblical foundation and years of research, statistics, and powerful testimonials including the author’s own dramatic story George Malkmus’ The Hallelujah Diet has caused people from all walks of life to stop and reconsider their daily food consumption habits. Stressing the healing power of food and how its proper use restores the body to a natural, healthy state, this book provides life-changing and life-saving information, recipes, and eating plans that have been proven safe and miraculously successful. It encourages a healthy change in eating, promoting exercise, fresh air, pure water, sunshine, and rest. Hallelujah! A diet that finally ties food and health together with common sense.

    Diet for a New America
    by John Robbins

    From John Robbins, a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to this dramatic shift in our habits, Diet for a New America is considered to be one of the most important. Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it.
    In Section I, John Robbins takes an extraordinary look at our dependence on animals for food and the inhumane conditions under which these animals are raised. It becomes clear that the price we pay for our eating habits is measured in the suffering of animals, a suffering so extreme and needless that it disrupts our very place in the web of life.

    Section II challenges the belief that consuming meat is a requirement for health by pointing our the vastly increased rate of disease caused by pesticides, hormones, additives, and other chemicals now a routine part of our food production. The author shows us that the high health risk is unnecessary, and that the production, preparation, and consumption of food can once again be a healthy process.

    In Section III, Robbins looks at the global implications of a meat-based diet and concludes that the consumption of the resources necessary to produce meat is a major factor in our ecological crisis.

    Diet for a New America is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Eloquently, evocatively, and entertainingly written, it is a cant put down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader. A pivotal book nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1987.


    The Pcos Diet Plan Ebook
    by Juliana Limo

    The PCOS Diet plan Ebook: The Mega Guide to Eating Healthy and be Free from PCOS Suffering; was written to assist PCOS patients who wish to manage their condition through proper diet and exercise. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is genetic in nature, and can be a chronic problem if left untreated. This book is dedicated to all the brave women out there who wish to take back control of their bodies through intelligent planning and lifestyle modifications. The book is divided into two distinct parts. Part 1: Introduction deals with the essential information regarding PCOS. If you wish to know more about this condition, I have prepared an informative overview in the section Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Information about the common symptoms of this disease can be found in PCOS Symptoms. For more information on what to expect when you visit your physician, read Visiting a Doctor for the First Time. If you are curious about the treatments available for PCOS, you can reference the section General Treatment for PCOS. Part 2: The PCOS Diet deals with the complex and interrelated factors that come into play when designing a unique PCOS diet. For more information on the general principles of a sensible PCOS diet, read the section General Principles of a PCOS Diet. For advanced techniques on creating perfect meal plans, check out Essential Strategies. More advanced information can be found toward the end of the book.