Public Library Association (PLA), Letter from the President
PLA is proud to partner with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) in producing this invaluable annual bibliography. We are sure that the 2011 edition will bring the many excellent books published by university presses to the attention of public librarians.
PLA members have participated in every issue of the University Press Books bibliography since 1991, offering their time and expertise to review books for possible inclusion. This year, for the 2011 edition, PLA's "University Press Books Advisory Group" did the reviewing. PLA thanks the Advisory Group and the group's chair, Nann Blaine Hilyard, for their excellent work and commitment to this project.
Participation in this advisory group is just one example of the opportunities available for PLA members to get involved with the association and the profession. Other PLA opportunities include serving on committees or joining one of our CoPs (Communities of Practice ). Either of these options is a great way to grow your knowledge and your network. Visit www.pla.org for more information about PLA volunteer opportunities.
I hope this publication will illuminate some unique resources for your library and also assist you in the difficult task of providing a quality collection, especially in this time of extreme budgetary constraint. Once again, I want to thank our members who participated in this project, and the AAUP for its ongoing commitment to public librarians. If you have any suggestions for enhancing this bibliography, send your ideas to PLA at email@example.com.
— Audra Caplan
2010-2011 Public Library Association President
Director (retired) Harford County (Md.) Public Library
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