Gift Book Ideas for Librarians
When it comes to gift books, let’s face it: The latest cataloging manual may not get the sunny reaction you’re aiming for. But don’t despair! Here are some titles that are both informational and inspirational—and best of all, your purchase directly supports ALA.
Edited by Carol Smallwood
This is the perfect gift for colleagues nearing retirement. Packed with lots of great ideas and food for thought, it’s organized into short, easily digestible chapters.
By Max Cryer
Endlessly browsable and stuffed with funny, interesting trivia, Cryer’s book is an ideal stocking stuffer for the word-mad folks on your gift list. It’s “as good as gold,” “I kid you not!”
By Heather Hutchins
Believe it or not, it’s almost decision-making time for next year’s high school grads. This title from ALA’s new publishing imprint Huron Street Press is a wonderful gift for parents and young people who might be thinking about alternatives to a four-year college degree.
By Rob Christopher
Also from Huron Street Press is this cool new movie guide, which recommends classic films alongside more obscure selections for a full array of watch-worthy movies. Full disclosure: I wrote it!