The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white ...

The Personal Librarian

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! “Historical fiction at its best!”* A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American. The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

The Personal Librarian

In this book the editors, with decades of library instruction and academic library experience between them, and their contributors Define personal librarianship and trace how it has developed within the broader context of the work that ...

The Personal Librarian

The incredible shift in the provision of library services resulting from innovations such as online resources, mobile technologies, tablet computers, and MOOCs and hybrid courses makes it more challenging than ever for academic librarians to connect students with the information they need. Enter the Personal Librarian, a flexible concept that focuses on customizing information literacy by establishing a one-on-one relationship between librarian and student from enrollment through graduation. In this book the editors, with decades of library instruction and academic library experience between them, and their contributors Define personal librarianship and trace how it has developed within the broader context of the work that librarians doDemonstrate its radical potential to impact student learning, retention, and graduation ratesDiscuss how the concept relates to embedded librarianship and academic library liaisons, and the role of faculty and staffIllustrate how personalization can be supported by academic support centers, IT services, Student Affairs, and other college and university departmentsUse case studies from a variety of institutions to show how to develop and implement a Personal Librarian program By prioritizing relationships over merely providing access to information resources, the Personal Librarian can improve services while ensuring that students have what they need to learn and grow. This book shows how to make it happen.

Personal Librarians Building Relationships for Student Success

Personal Librarians: Building Relationships for Student Success focuses on specific ways to connect with and to engage first-year and other new-to-campus students.

Personal Librarians  Building Relationships for Student Success

Experienced authors describe all aspects of a personal librarian program, including potential campus partners, diverse student populations, marketing approaches, technology integration, various assessment methods, and common pitfalls and how to avoid them. • Provides librarians with the background they need in personal librarian programming variations in order to implement a native program that is targeted to local goals, needs, and resources • Covers various best practices that work toward implementing or improving outreach efforts through relationship development, communications efforts, and programming • Clearly ties content to university goals, library goals and services, and student success

Summary and Detail Review of the Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Murray

A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE STORY-LINE, FULL PLOTS AND CHAPTER TO CHAPTER SUMMARY. GET ALL THE DETAILS OF THE BOOK AS YOU READ THROUGH THIS SUMMARY.

Summary and Detail Review of the Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Murray

A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE STORY-LINE, FULL PLOTS AND CHAPTER TO CHAPTER SUMMARY. GET ALL THE DETAILS OF THE BOOK AS YOU READ THROUGH THIS SUMMARY. SУNОРЅІЅ Thе Pеrѕоnаl Lіbrаrіаn tells thе ѕtоrу оf Bеllе dа Costa Grееnе, whо іѕ hired by J. P. Morgan tо serve аѕ thе curator аnd lіbrаrіаn оf his newly-constructed lіbrаrу, the Pіеrроnt Morgan Lіbrаrу. Aѕ ѕhе acquires vаluаblе works аnd becomes a society darling, she wоrrіеѕ аbоut kееріng hеr ѕесrеt -- thаt ѕhе''ѕ a blасk wоmаn passing аѕ whіtе. In this ѕtоrу аbоut a trulу unique wоmаn, Mаrіе Bеnеdісt аnd Victoria Chrіѕtорhеr Murrау have оffеrѕ a narrative about a woman fіndіng hеr рlасе іn a wоrld whеrе she muѕt hide hеr truе identity. ABОUT AUTHOR: Marie Bеnеdісt іѕ a lаwуеr wіth more thаn ten уеаrѕ'' experience аѕ a соmmеrсіаl lіtіgаtоr аt twо оf the соuntrу''ѕ рrеmіеr lаw firms. While рrасtісіng аѕ a NYC lаwуеr, Mаrіе dreamed оf a fantastical jоb unеаrthіng thе hidden hіѕtоrісаl ѕtоrіеѕ of wоmеn -- аnd finally fоund іt whеn she trіеd hеr hаnd аt writing. She еmbаrkеd оn a nеw, thematically соnnесtеd series of hіѕtоrісаl fісtіоn excavating thе ѕtоrіеѕ of important, complex аnd fascinating women frоm thе past with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, whісh tеllѕ thе tale of Albеrt Eіnѕtеіn''ѕ fіrѕt wife, a рhуѕісіѕt hеrѕеlf, аnd the rоlе she mіght hаvе рlауеd in his theories. Shе thеn rеlеаѕеd CARNEGIE''S MAID, thе ѕtоrу оf a brilliant wоmаn whо mау have spurred Andrew Cаrnеgіе toward рhіlаnthrору, fоllоwеd bу the NYTimes bеѕtѕеllеr THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, the tаlе of thе Gоldеn Age оf Hollywood асtrеѕѕ Hеdу Lаmаrr whо mаdе a wоrld-сhаngіng іnvеntіоn, аnd LADY CLEMENTINE about Winston Churchill''s wіfе. Her latest bооk -- THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE -- focuses on thе real-life dіѕарреаrаnсе оf Agatha Chrіѕtіе аnd the rоlе іt рlауеd іn shaping her into thе world''s mоѕt successful nоvеlіѕt. Vісtоrіа Chrіѕtорhеr Murray іѕ the author оf nіnе Essence bеѕtѕеllіng nоvеlѕ, іnсludіng Thе Ex Fіlеѕ; Tоо Little, Tоо Lаtе; аnd Lаdу Jаѕmіnе. Winner оf thе Afrісаn Amеrісаn Lіtеrаrу Awаrd fоr Fiction аnd Authоr of the Yеаr (Fеmаlе). She hаѕ rесеіvеd numerous аwаrdѕ іnсludіng thе Gоldеn Pen Awаrd for Best Inѕріrаtіоnаl Fiction аnd thе Phуllіѕ Wheatley Trаіlblаzеr Awаrd fоr bеіng a ріоnееr іn African Amеrісаn Fiction. Sіnсе 2007, Vісtоrіа hаѕ wоn nіnе Afrісаn American Literary Awards fоr best novel, bеѕt Chrіѕtіаn fісtіоn and Authоr оf thе Yеаr -- Fеmаlе. Aftеr four nоmіnаtіоnѕ, Vісtоrіа finally won an NAACP Imаgе Award іn Outѕtаndіng Literary Wоrk for hеr ѕосіаl соmmеntаrу novel, Stаnd Your Ground. Vісtоrіа ѕрlіtѕ her time bеtwееn Lоѕ Angеlеѕ аnd Wаѕhіngtоn DC.

The Dysfunctional Library

An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions by discussing the importance of understanding oneself ...

The Dysfunctional Library

Frankly, it’s not something we like to talk about. There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship. An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions by discussing the importance of understanding oneself as related to the library workplace;identifying attributes specific to libraries that foster personal success;showing how organizational dysfunction is rooted in problems such as poor communication, inadequate leadership, and lack of employee engagement;breaking down relatable scenarios to analyze what’s behind them and how to defuse them, ranging from a gossipy coworker who fails to contribute to the organization to workplace bullying and mobbing;exploring causes, results, and potential solutions in the areas of cyberloafing, fraud, theft, and sabotage;delving into the importance of conflict management, surveying a variety of approaches and applications;examining the use of teams in libraries and the impact of favoritism, nepotism, and sexism; andproviding techniques for successful collaboration, leadership, organizational communication, and other key management topics. By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

Truth Be Told

The author of The Personal Librarian and Essence bestsellers Temptation and Joy returns with a story about one woman's personal and spiritual journey to overcome the consequences of her husband's dark secret.

Truth Be Told

The author of Essence bestsellers Temptation and Joy returns with a story about one woman's personal and spiritual journey to overcome the consequences of her husband's dark secret. Grace Monroe has the ideal life: a devoted husband, adoring daughters, and a booming career in politics. Newly elected on a Christian platform to the Los Angeles city council, she is determined to put her mistakes behind her and focus on her bright future. But when a secret from her husband's past is revealed, setting off a chain of attacks that threaten to rip her family apart, Grace must face a dilemma that will force her to question her life and her faith.

Planning Academic Library Orientations

The personal librarian program at the University of Richmond: An interview with Lucretia McCulley. Virginia Libraries, 57(3), 11e12. Garofalo, D. (2014). Connecting with students: Information literacy and personal librarians.

Planning Academic Library Orientations

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

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

the Personal Librarian model as envisioned and employed at USD is not meant to supersede other models or modes of outreach to students, but to be complementary. It is meant to add value to students' experiences with the library in the ...

Reimagining Reference in the 21st Century

Libraries today provide a wider variety of services, collections, and tools than at any time in the past. This book explores how reference librarianship is changing to continue to help users find information they need in this shifting environment.

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

GOOGLE HANGOUTS FOR PERSONAL LIBRARIAN SESSIONS One-on-one instruction using Google Hangouts can be useful for libraries that currently have, or are interested in creating, personal librarian programs. In a personal librarian program, ...

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

Carol Smallwood's The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 1: Instruction, Administration, and Staff Productivity explores how Google's suite of tools, from Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Scholar, Hangout, Forms, and others made freely available to the Internet Community can be used by libraries to expand the role of digital operations in the management of library materials, to communicate with their patrons and collaborators, to exploit the resources on the Web, and many others. The book has 29 chapters organized into sections that focus on ways that Google’s suite of tools can be applied to address problems in a specific area of library concern. The section headings are: Library Instruction for Users; Collaboration within and among libraries; Library Administration; Collection Management; and Library Productivity. In each topical area, the chapters show how librarians are taking advantage of these tools to change the way that their library works. All of this without the burden of an additional bill to pay. Through these carefully selected case studies from real libraries, you will be able to learn about the surprising and powerful potential that exists through Google tools to improve library operations.

Academic Librarianship Today

Valerie Freeman, “Embedded Librarianship and the Personal Librarian,” in The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience, edited by Richard J. Moniz Jr. and Jean Moats, 39–55 (Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014). Ibid., 47–48.

Academic Librarianship Today

Intended for use by both librarians and students in LIS programs, Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: Each chapter was commissioned specifically for this new book, and the authors are highly regarded academic librarians or library school faculty— or both Cutting-edge topics such as open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions are explored in depth Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for discussion and carefully constructed assignments that faculty can assign or adapt for their courses The book begins with Gilman’s introduction, an overview that briefly synthesizes the contents of the contributors’ chapters by highlighting major themes. The main part of the book is organized into three parts: The Academic Library Landscape Today, Academic Librarians and Services Today, and Changing Priorities, New Directions.

Overview of the Third Text REtrieval Conference TREC 3

The search system used for this experiment is Personal Librarian, created and sold by Personal Library Software. Personal Librarian provides a robust Boolean search mechanism as well as an intelligent search mechanism that we did not ...

Overview of the Third Text REtrieval Conference  TREC 3

Held in Gaithersburg, MD, August November 2-4, 1994. The conference was co-sponsored by the National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and was attended by 150 people involved in the 32 participating groups. Evaluates new technologies in text retrieval. Includes 34 papers: indexing structures, fragmentation schemes, probabilistic retrieval, latent semantic indexing, interactive document retrieval, and much more. Numerous graphs, tables and charts.

Diamond

From the bestselling author of The Personal Librarian​ comes the first in the The Diva series, following the stories of four fifteen-year-old girls who form their own singing group.

Diamond

Diamond. India. Veronqie. Aaliyah. What does that spell? DIVA!! The Divine Divas. They're fifteen and they're fine, and they want to be the hottest, hippest new girl group to hit gospel music. First they'll have to win the team talent competition. But with looks, energy, and voices like theirs, they are sure they'll go right to the top. Diamond Winters is the one who formed the Divas. With her wealthy, loving parents and an endless supply of charm, she's always been able to sweet-talk her way into anything. But this time, has Diamond talked her way right into trouble? Diamond has support for her group from her family and church, but she has a lot going on. She's made it onto the school's varsity cheerleading squad, and she's caught the eye of the totally cool senior Jason Xavier. Jax is sweeping her off her feet, but Diamond is starting to feel as if she's in over her head. Diamond has always been so sure she's in control. Will she have the courage to ask for help and guidance when she needs it? And will the Divas even manage to stay together long enough for the first round of the talent competition?

Cultivating Civility

Filled with beneficial advice on every page, this resource will help libraries be better workplaces for everyone.

Cultivating Civility

Filled with beneficial advice on every page, this resource will help libraries be better workplaces for everyone.

Veronique

From the bestselling author of The Personal Librarian comes the third in the The Divas series following the stories of four fifteen-year-old girls who form their own singing group.

Veronique

New York City -- are you ready for the Divine Divas? Because these teenage gospel music sensations are ready for you! Veronique wants to be a star just as much as her fellow Divas do, but there's more to it than just fame for her. Unlike her middle-class friends at Holy Cross Prep, Veronique is there on scholarship, and if she wins a recording contract, she can move her mother and brothers out of their crummy apartment. But Veronique has another dream that's hers alone. She longs to meet her dad, who disappeared to New York when she was just a baby. Could going to the Big A with the other Divas be Veronique's big chance to find him? Veronique knows she'll have to do some legwork on her own, though, so she turns to the internet for help. While it seems like a miracle when she gets a response, her friends aren't so sure. Is Veronique putting herself in danger, just when the Divas are on the brink of really making it big? And will her faith and her friends be enough to keep her safe?

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Personal Librarian Model A popular trend that began in undergraduate and medical libraries that has been experimented with in law libraries is to assign each incoming student an individual librarian. Yale University Library has been a ...

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Librarianship in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.

Envy

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Gabrielle Wilson has the perfect life: a Beverly Hills mansion, a loving family, and a massively successful PR firm.

Envy

Now a Lifetime movie event! From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman who wants more than just a relationship from her newly discovered​ half-sister—she wants her life. A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Gabrielle Wilson has the perfect life: a Beverly Hills mansion, a loving family, and a massively successful PR firm. When her father admits that an affair he had years before resulted in a daughter, Gabrielle is shocked, but is actually happy. Could this be the sister she has been praying for all her life? Keisha Jones’s life is a struggle. Her late mother worked on the streets, and school was its own nightmare. When Gabrielle offers to fly Keisha out of Arkansas to meet the family, Keisha instantly agrees. But Gabrielle doesn’t realize that Keisha has known about the Wilsons for years. Keisha is determined to have everything she has always envied, and nothing can stand in her way. Includes a reading group guide with an author Q&A and discussion questions for book clubs.

Sins of the Mother

From the bestselling author of The Personal Librarian​ comes a story of a mother whose sins of her past may have finally caught up with her—and her daughter. Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter?

Sins of the Mother

Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter? Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children. But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace. Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price?

Lady Jasmine

In Lady Jasmine, a desperate time from Jasmine’s past threatens the family and the future she worked so hard to build.

Lady Jasmine

Juicy Jasmine Larson Bush is at it again -- battling her past in order to save her future. With her own lies, she nearly destroyed her marriage to Pastor Hosea Bush. Why, Jasmine was forced to reveal every secret she'd ever kept from her husband, right down to her real age, weight, and shoe size! She thought she had told Hosea everything. But when Jasmine is blackmailed with a terrible truth from her past that she "forgot" to tell Hosea, more than just her marriage is in jeopardy. Surprisingly, her first instinct is to tell the truth. Jasmine knows, however, that this is one part of her life that can never be exposed. Determined to keep the life she fought so hard to save, Jasmine is willing to commit any sin -- even murder -- to leave her past behind her. No one can know the truth about the First Lady of City of Lights at Riverside Church. No one can know that beneath the veneer of a redeemed Christian wife, there lies a sinner -- especially not her trusting husband.

A Sin and a Shame

From the bestselling author of The Personal Librarian, the ever-scheming Jasmine Larson, from the Essence bestseller Temptation, has sworn off all the lying, manipulating, and cheating that got her into trouble in back in Los Angeles—but ...

A Sin and a Shame

After fleeing Los Angeles when her attempt to break up her best friend's marriage fails, Jasmine is now a changed woman...and a Christian. She vows to attend church every Sunday, swears off married men, and begins her search for the soul mate she is sure God has for her. Now living in the Big Apple, she has shed twenty-five pounds, shaved ten years off her age, filled her expensive apartment with designer clothes...all to begin her man-finding mission. She quickly meets her dream mate -- a preacher -- who falls head over heels in love with her. Surely, God is good! But things start slipping when another man from Jasmine's past refuses to stay there, and an unexpected pregnancy threatens to sabotage all of her dreams. Will Jasmine's lying and scheming continue? Or will she finally learn that honesty is the only path to redemption?

The Deal the Dance and the Devil

From the bestselling author of The Personal Librarian, comes a story of a young couple who, when confronted with financial troubles, is faced with the question—what would you do for five million dollars?

The Deal  the Dance  and the Devil

What would you do for five million dollars? Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings that signify their massive success. But then the recession hits and rips apart the family’s financial stability. Unable to support their three children and other relatives, Adam and Evia find themselves drowning in financial trouble and teetering on the brink of complete disaster. With nowhere to turn, the Langstons have no idea what to do. Until Shay-Shaunté, Evia’s multimillionaire boss, comes to the Langstons with a five-million-dollar offer that seems so hard to refuse. Will the Langstons make this deal? Or will they recognize that the glitter of five million dollars may be far from gold?