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2013 "Best of the Best" at the ALA

University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries: The Best of the Best from the University Presses
2013 American Library Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
June 30, 2013; 4:30 PM
Broadcast on C-SPAN's BookTV: View Online

The "Best of the Best" program is presented annually at the ALA Conference. University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Public and secondary school librarians who served on the 2012-13 selection committees for University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries introduce 13 recent titles they found to be "the best" for a variety of reasons. Copies of the books presented are raffled to program attendees.

Go to the 2013 Online Edition of UP Books for Public Secondary School Libraries

Titles were selected and presented by the following members of the 2013 University Press Books Committee:

Hilary Albert, Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL
Gay Ann Loesch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, Charlotte, NC
Terri Maggio, Assumption Parish Library, Napoleonville, LA
Merlyn Miller, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT

Featured Titles

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PRESS

Canadian Folk Art to 1950
by John A. Fleming and Michael J. Rowan

BEACON PRESS

Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
by Fran Hawthorne

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
edited by Billy Collins

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

Owls
by Marianne Taylor

GETTY PUBLICATIONS

Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350
edited by Christine Sciacca

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Annotated Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Ronald Levao

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition
by M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., and James O. Farlow

MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS

Warriors of the Plains: The Arts of Plains Indian Warfare
by Max Carocci

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS

Lincoln and Medicine
by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis
by Dan Winters

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS

Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall
by Krista Schlyer

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry (1860-1960)
edited by Gabriel M. Goldstein and Elizabeth E. Greenberg

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS

The Natural History of Canadian Mammals
by Donna Naughton