v.23 #1 Book Reviews — Monographic Musings

Column Editor: Debbie Vaughn (College of Charleston) <vaughnd@cofc.edu>

Column Editor’s Note: Last year, I discovered that February is Library Lovers’ Month. This year, I have learned that February 9th is Read in the Bathtub Day. Admittedly, I feel that taking time to read in the bathtub is a luxury best enjoyed on at least a monthly or even weekly basis — and wouldn’t it be fascinating to read the three books highlighted in this month’s MM?!

I am delighted that regular reviewer Eleanor Cook has offered her take on ATG contributor Jesse Holden’s work, Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. I am equally delighted to introduce two other librarians from East Carolina University to the MM mix. Ginny Boyer serves as Head of Collection Management and Metadata at East Carolina University’s Laupus Health Sciences Library. Ginny received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master of Information and Library Science from Florida State University. Ralph Scott, Assistant Head of Special Collections for Public Services and Curator of Printed Books and Maps at Joyner Library, has worked as a Reference Librarian, Documents Librarian, Systems Trainer, and manuscript collection processor. He is active in shared governance in higher education and is a past President of the North Carolina Conference of the American Association of University Professors, as well as President of the North Carolina AAUP Foundation. Ralph’s research interests include early mapping of North Carolina, naval technology in World War II, and the North Carolina flights of the Wright Brothers. He is the author of over 450 book reviews, numerous articles, and one book: Wilmington Shipyard: Welding a Fleet for Victory in World War II. He lives in Greenville, NC with his wife Nancy, four cats, and a Chihuahua.

I encourage you to take one (or all) of these books to the tub. Happy reading, everyone! — DV

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