2009 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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Welcome to The University Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools Libraries online

The University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published for two divisions of the American Library Association (ALA): the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Public Library Association (PLA). The ALA is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

Read about the ALA conference session on the 2009 bibliograpy, Best of the Best of the University Presses, held July 12, 2009.

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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Books that were not received by a committee member assigned to that subject area are rated as ”Not Reviewed“. Books that were not accepted by a committee member have no rating at all.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL librarian members carry an audience designation that recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: The AAUP, Marketing Department, 28 West 36th St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010. FAX: 212-989-0275.

Introduction-AASL Selection Committee

Congratulations on finding treasure! Books published by university presses are “hidden gems”. The members of AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee and PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice review what has been published in the past year in order to uncover these gems and bring them to a larger public and school library audience.

Titles are listed in order by Dewey Decimal number for easy use. Each listing includes a rating for both school and public library collections. The final section is a listing of books that have received an outstanding rating from our volunteer reviewers. These are books that we consider “must haves” for any collection in the country-the “jewels” from university presses!

I would like to thank all members of the AASL committee for their hard work and dedication to their profession! Without their time and energy, this publication would not exist. In addition, many thanks to the AASL staff who have kept me dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s. Last (but not least), thank you to Rachel Weiss-Feldman, the Marketing Manager at the Association of American University Presses who is truly priceless in her work to get this bibliography published for our use!

Terri L. Lent
Chairperson, American University Press Books Selection Committee
July 2007–June 2009

2009 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Terri L. Lent-Chairperson
Patrick Henry High School Library
Ashland, VA
320–329 Political Science
780–789 Music
830–899 European, African, Asian, and Other Literatures
930–939 History of the Ancient World

Barbara Bahm
Tonganoxie Middle School
Tonganoxie, KS
100–159 Metaphysics, Psychology
330–339 Economics
390–399 Customs and Folklore
790–799 Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports

Barbara Bertoldo
Saint Mary’s Hall
Middle/Upper School Library
San Antonio, TX
550–599 Earth and Life Sciences, Plants, Animals
730–759 Art (Sculpture, Drawings, Textiles, Paintings)
814–819 American Literature (Essays, Satire)
820–829 British Literature

Sabrina Carnesi
Crittenden Middle School Library
Newport News, VA
760–779 Graphic Arts, Photography
800–811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
974–979 North American History-Regional
980–999 South American and Other Histories

Dr. Janice M. Krueger
Dept. of Library Science
Clarion University, Clarion, PA
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islam, Comparative, Other)
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
600–619 Medical Science
640–649 Home Economics
650–659 Business and Manufacturing
900–919 Geography

Suzanne Metcalfe
Dimond High School Library
Anchorage, AK
160–199 Ethics, Philosophy
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Social Groups and Behavior
360–363 Social Problems and Services

Mary Ellen Oxendine
Gray’s Creek Middle School Media Center
Hope Mills, NC
200–289 Religion (Christianity, The Bible)
400–499 Languages
812–813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)

Karen Pangallo
North Shore Community College Library
Davers, MA
306–319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
364–369 Criminology
370–379 Education
380–389 Commerce and Transportation
700–729 Art (History, Collections, Landscapes, Architecture)

Judith Repman, PhD
Dept. of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
350–359 Public Administration/Military Science
950–969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African Histories
970–973 North American History-General

Elizabeth Willoughby
Red Bank Middle School Media Center
Red Bank, NJ
000–099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
340–349 Law
620–639 Engineering, Agriculture
920–929 Biography, Genealogy
940–942 European History (General, British Isles, England, Wales)
943–949 European History (Central, Eastern, Northern, and Other)

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice

Each year the PLA librarians volunteer to examine, rate, and review books for this annual collection development tool, published by the Association of American University Presses. Each volunteer—members of PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice (CofP)—is assigned a specific Dewey Decimal range, based on his or her experience and expertise. University Press publishers then submit individual titles to committee members, which is where the fun part begins.

Librarians from PLA’s University Press Book Reviewers CofP review then rank each book based on its appropriateness, readability and utility for libraries. Titles found to be “Outstanding” are given a brief, personal review, relaying the CofP member’s thoughts on the title. Reviews are brief, but succinct and to the point, assisting you the reader and/or collection developer.

I hope you find these book ratings and reviews useful, and use the 2009 University Press Books bibliography as a reference tool for your library. I wish to thank my fellow group members who have volunteered their time and wisdom this year. I also owe my unwavering gratitude to Rachel Weiss Feldman, Marketing Manager for the AAUP, without whose diligence, insight and guidance none of this would be possible.

Tina Maria Beaird
Charter Member, Charter Member, PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice

2009 University Press Books Committee, PLA Librarians

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
340–349 Law
360–363 Social Problems and Services
780–789 Music
950–969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African Histories

Saul J. Amdursky
Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines, IA
620–639 Engineering, Agriculture
700–729 Art (History, Collections, Landscapes, Architecture)
790–799 Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports

Christina Maria Beaird
Plainfield Public Library
Plainfield, IL
306–319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
974–979 North American History-Regional
980–999 South American and Other Histories

Therese Feicht
Geauga County Public Library
Chardon, OH
330–339 Economics
550–599 Earth and Life Sciences, Plants, Animals
730–759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)

Nann Blaine Hilyard
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
000–099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islam, Comparative, Other)
390–399 Customs and Folklore
800–811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)

Richard Hulsey
Willard Library
Battle Creek, MI
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Social Groups and Behavior
760–779 Graphic Arts, Photography
900–919 Geography
920–929 Biography
930–939 History of the Ancient World

Kay Ikuta
City of Inglewood Public Library
Inglewood, CA
380–389 Commerce and Transportation
600–619 Medical Science
970–973 North American History-General

Dr. Terri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA 
160–199 Ethics, Philosophy
320–329 Political Science

Christine Owens
Carmel Clay Public Library
Carmel, IN
400–499 Languages
640–649 Home Economics
650–659 Business and Manufacturing
814–819 American Literature (Essays, Satire)
820–829 British Literature
940–942 European History (General, British Isles, England, Wales)

Sonja Plummer-Morgan
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Presque Island, ME
100–159 Metaphysics, Psychology
200–289 Religion (Christianity, The Bible)
350–359 Public Administration, Military Science
364–369 Criminology

Sally Sambor-Holt
Auburn Public Library
Auburn, ME
370–379 Education
812–813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
830–899 European, African, Asian, and Other Literatures
943–949 European History (Central, Eastern, Northern, and Other)

From the office of the PLA

Contributing Presses

University of Alaska Press

The University of Alberta Press

The University of Arizona Press

The University of Arkansas Press

Athabasca University Press

Baylor University Press

Beacon Press

University of British Columbia Press

Brookings Institution Press

University of Calgary Press

University of California Press

The University of Chicago Press

Columbia University Press

Cork University Press

Duke University Press

Duquesne University Press

University Press of Florida

Georgetown University Press

University of Georgia Press

Getty Publications

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

University of Hawai’i Press

Indiana Historical Society Press

Indiana University Press

Island Press

The Jewish Publication Society

The Johns Hopkins University Press

University Press of Kansas

McGill-Queen’s University Press

University of Massachusetts Press

The Museum of Modern Art

University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books

New York University Press

The University of North Carolina Press

The University of North Texas Press

Northern Illinois University Press

University of Notre Dame Press

Oregon State University Press

Oxford University Press

University of Pennsylvania Press

Penn State University Press

Princeton University Press

Purdue University Press

RAND Corporation

Rutgers University Press

Society of Biblical Literature

Stanford University Press

Temple University Press

University of Texas Press

Texas Tech University Press

United States Institute of Peace Press

University of Utah Press

Vanderbilt University Press

The University of Virginia Press

University of Washington Press

Washington State University Press

Wayne State University Press

Wesleyan University Press

The West Virginia University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The University of Wisconsin Press

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press


Links to all members of the Association of American University Presses can be found online.


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