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The Librarian as Information Consultant: Transforming Reference for the Information Age

by Sarah Murphy

Murphy innovatively rethinks the philosophy behind current library reference services in this thought-provoking book.


Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

by Carol Alabaster

Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money.


Libraries Got Game

by Brian Mayer & Christopher Harris

From promoting the idea to teachers and administrators to aligning specific games to state and national education standards, this book will help you build a strong collection that speaks to enhanced learning...


Writing and Publishing

by Carol Smallwood

"Writing and Publishing" will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you'll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!


Adventures in Fantasy: Lessons and Activities in Narrative and Descriptive Writing, Grades 5-9

by John Gust

Adventures in Fantasy offers an exciting approach to teaching narrative and descriptive writing that stimulates a student’s creativity and imagination. Filled with mini-lessons, reading projects, and hands-on...


Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

by Simon Schama

The New York Times has hailed renowned historian and social commentator Simon Schama as a writer who "entwine[s] past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole." His deeply thoughtful and vastly knowledgeable...


Engaging Students in Academic Literacies: Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

by Maria Estela Brisk

The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out...


Film Genre for the Screenwriter

by Jule Selbo

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo's popular course, this accessible guide includes...


Choice and Preference in Media Use: Advances in Selective Exposure Theory and Research

by Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

Mediated messages flood our daily lives, through virtually endless choices of media channels, genres, and content. However, selectivity determines what media messages we attend to and focus on. The present book...


Vietnam War Slang: A Dictionary on Historical Principles

by Tom Dalzell

In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration's escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam....


Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the...


Business Librarianship and Entrepreneurship Outreach

by Karen MacDonald & Hal Kirkwood

The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development...


The Teaching Library: Approaches to Assessing Information Literacy Instruction

by Scott Walter

Get the information needed to advocate for the significance of your library!

How do you make the case that your library is a valuable instruction center? The Teaching Library helps librarians assess data on...


A Corpus of Formal British English Speech: The Lancaster/IBM Spoken English Corpus

by Gerry Knowles, Lita Taylor & Briony Williams

This work provides 50,000 words of prosodically-transcribed text from a variety of sources. The introduction explains fully the transcription conventions, the structure of the corpus and its relationship to...


Language as Discourse: Perspectives for Language Teaching

by Michael McCarthy & Ronald Carter

In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine...


Language and Characterisation: People in Plays and Other Texts

by Jonathan Culpeper

Textual Explorations General Editors-

Mick Short, Lancaster University

Elena Semino, Lancaster University

The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical...


Varieties of Modern English: An Introduction

by Diane Davies

The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops.

Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction...


Deconstruction and Translation

by Kathleen Davis

Deconstruction and Translation explains ways in which many practical and theoretical problems of translation can be rethought in the light of insights from the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. If there is...


Moving Target: Theatre Translation and Cultural Relocation

by Carole-Ann Upton

Moving Target offers a rigorous exploration of the practice of translating for the theatre. The twelve essays in the volume span a range of work from Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United States....


Translation Theory in the Age of Louis XIV: The 1683 De Optimo Genere Interpretandi (on the Best Kind of Translating) of Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721

by James Albert DeLater

Preeminent in a relatively rare category of separate early modern treatises on translation, the 1683 De optimo genere interpretandi by the polymath cleric Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721) offers a concise introduction...