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Librarians Select “Best of the Best” Scholarly Books for 2013 ALA

Annual Bibliography Recognizes Outstanding University Press Publishing

CHICAGO, IL–The 23rd edition of University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is now available online at To launch the newest edition of the bibliography, a special program, “The Best of the Best from University Presses: Books You Should Know About,” will be held on June 30 at the American Library Association 2013 annual meeting in Chicago. The session will be recorded for C-SPAN’s BookTV.

A popular and trusted acquisitions resource, the university press bibliography is the product of a successful collaboration between the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (CODES/RUSA).

School and public librarians have selected, reviewed, and rated 377 books published by members of the AAUP for the 2013 bibliography. The bibliography provides librarians with valuable scholarship to match interests as diverse as guides to birds, mammals, and dinosaurs; Native American, folk, and Renaissance art; poetry and classic fiction; and more.

At the session, five librarians from the selection committees will present thirteen of their favorite titles from the bibliography to encourage its use in collection planning. This year’s panelists are 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; and Merlyn Miller, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT.

A complete list of titles to be featured on June 30 is available online at

The Association of American University Presses is an organization of more than 130 non-profit scholarly publishers, dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications. Through its programs and information resources, AAUP helps its members fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. Learn more at

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