Librarians Select “Best of the Best” Scholarly Books for 2014 ALA

Annual Bibliography Recognizes Outstanding University Press Publishing

LAS VEGAS, NV–The 24th annual edition of University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is now available online at The bibliography’s latest edition will launch with a special program, “The Best of the Best from the American University Presses,” on June 29 at the American Library Association’s 2014 annual conference in Las Vegas.

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 (RUSA/CODES).

Representative school and public librarians have selected, reviewed, and rated 325 books published by 55 different AAUP member presses for the 2014 edition. The bibliography provides librarians with valuable scholarship to match interests as diverse as space exploration, internet freedom, urban planning, feminist art, early cinema, and more.

At the “Best of the Best” session at ALA, librarians from the selection committees will present a selection of their favorite titles from the bibliography to encourage its use in collection planning. This year’s panelists are Nann Blaine Hilyard from Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL; Merlyn Miller from Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT; Judi Repman from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA; and Annemarie Roscello from Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ.

A complete list of titles to be featured on June 29 is available online at:

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