Olin Library's New and Noteworthy Books
Shelf Life Podcast: Episode 1
Philipp, Chris; Colt-Demaree, Jennifer
If read more is on your New Year's resolutions list, look no further than Olin Library's New & Noteworthy Books. Shelved in the computer area on Olin's first floor, these books include more than 1,000 popular fiction and non-fiction titles. From Harry Potter to baseball haiku to a non-fiction work on the racial implications of Hurricane Katrina, there is something for everyone. The section is a mix of mysteries, short story collections, poetry and plays by notable authors or works that have received critical attention. In fact, all books with a major write-up in The New York Times Book Review are placed on its shelves. Popular non-fiction books about history, contemporary politics, American history, science and religion as well as those topics generating buzz on NPR are there, too, alongside biographies and works by local authors and Cornell faculty. Several other Cornell libraries, including Mann and the Fine Arts Library, also have new book sections. Ask at the circulation desk of your favorite library to find out if it has this service. In this podcast, Librarian Fred Muratori discusses Olin Library's New & Noteworthy Books and talks about what is on his 2008 reading list.
shelf life; podcast; new books