Congratulations to the Kent State University faculty who authored these books. A Faculty Appreciation Week reception is held yearly to honor faculty book authors.
Kent State University Libraries is happy to include this gallery showcasing these faculty publications.
Richard Feinberg and Richard Scaglion
"Polynesia" includes thousands of islands, most of them arranged in a rough triangle bounded by Hawai'i, Easter Island, and New Zealand. Outside the Polynesian Triangle, in areas commonly designated Micronesia and Melanesia, lie about two dozen islands, most of them small and widely separated, whose inhabitants speak Polynesian languages and share other characteristics with triangle Polynesians. These islands are collectively termed the Polynesian outliers. The great Polynesian centers endured major change before trained observers had an opportunity to record their lifeways. In contrast, owing largely to their remote location, the ... Read More
Robert W. Flexer, Robert M. Baer, Pamela J. Luft, and Thomas J. Simmons
For Transition, Secondary Special Education, and Career Education/Vocational Transition courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
A comprehensive and practical guide to understanding the varied transition needs of students with disabilities–and a look at the potential options and career paths in transition education.
Teachers, and professionals in all areas of transition, get the support they need to develop and implement transition activities and programs for students with disabilities in this comprehensive, practical resource. The authors describe the varied transition needs readers are likely to encounter in their work, and provide ... Read More
Edited by Ryan Hediger, Kent State University, Tuscarawas
Animals and War is the first collection of essays to explore its important, yet neglected, topic. Scholars from sociology, history, anthropology, and literary and cultural studies investigate the presence of animals in human wars. The essays analyze a wide range of phenomena, including the new militarization of bees, zoo animals during war, war dogs, Finish horses in World War II, Canadian war literature, and the effort to memorialize nonhuman war animals. Although animals are often forced to participate in human wars, their ... Read More
Miriam B. Kahn
Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages—mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library’s best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters. This completely revised third edition offers
- Quick and efficient guidance for creating protocols and response plans tailored to your own institution
- Pointers for handling ... Read More
Peter Lisius and Richard Griscom
In Directions in Music Cataloging, ten of the field’s top theoreticians and practitioners address the issues that are affecting the discovery and use of music in libraries today. Anyone who uses music in a library—be it a teacher, researcher, student, or casual amateur—relies on the work of music catalogers, and because these catalogers work with printed and recorded materials in a wide variety of formats, they have driven many innovations in providing access to library materials. As technology continues to transform the discovery and use of music, they are exploring ... Read More
Marcia Lei Zeng, Athena Salaba, and Maja Zumer
What's it about? When it comes to describing their holdings, librarians and other information professionals know this is far from a casual question, especially in an age of instant information sharing. Working with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' recently released FRSAD model makes this essential aspect of cataloguing more efficient, more precise, and more helpful to patrons, colleagues, and peers at other institutions alike.
Revised to stimulate and engage an undergraduate student audience, Feinberg’s updated account of Anuta opens with a chapter on his varied experiences when he initially undertook fieldwork in this tiny, isolated Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands. The following chapters explore dominant cultural features, including language, kinship, marriage, politics, and religion—topics that align with subject matter covered in introductory anthropology courses. The final chapter looks at some of the challenges Anutans face in the twenty-first century. Like many other peoples living on small, remote islands, Anutans strive to maintain traditional ... Read More
Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-study guide to the dynamic role of being a boss. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook
- Covers major ... Read More
Karen I. MacDonald and Hal Kirkwood
The changing landscape of business information has created opportunities for business librarians to move beyond being reactive to business information needs to become proactive participants in business development and entrepreneurship instruction. Libraries are no longer only repositories of books but information –rich sources of business and economic data. The case studies presented within this book highlight a variety of examples on entrepreneurship education and local economic development. The examples presented serve as a catalyst for further entrepreneurial endeavours and highlight the growing need for effective value-added support in finding business ... Read More
Clare Louise Stacey
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly becoming the backbone of America's system of long-term care, and their numbers continue to grow. Often referred to as frontline care providers or direct care workers, home care aides—disproportionately women of color—bathe, feed, and offer companionship to the elderly and disabled in the context of the home. In The Caring Self, Clare L. Stacey draws on ... Read More
Rebecca B. Rubin, Alan M. Rubin, and Paul Haridakis
Designed to help students learn how to successfully use literature and other sources in writing effective papers, COMMUNICATION RESEARCH: STRATEGIES AND SOURCES, Seventh Edition, demystifies the research process by helping students master library skills, scholarly writing and the latest research technology tools. In addition, this communication research text places special emphasis on using library resources to help students effectively strategize, develop, and complete communication research. The new edition welcomes talented scholar, Paul Haridakis, as a new coauthor on the book.... Read More
Frank J. Sansosti, Kelly A. Powell-Smith, and Richard J. Cowan
Meeting a growing need for school-based practitioners, this book provides vital tools for improving the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS). Research-based best practices are presented for conducting meaningful assessments; collaborating with teachers, students, and parents to prevent school difficulties and problem solve when they occur; and developing effective individualized education programs (IEPs). In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book features a wealth of practical prevention and intervention strategies, illustrated with concrete examples. Over a dozen reproduciblesinclude ... Read More
Elizabeth J. Allan, Susan V. Iverson, and Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university.
Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find ... Read More
Marion Bennion and Barbara M. Scheule
A leading seller for many years, this book has helped prepare thousands of readers for careers as food scientists, foodservice managers, dieticians, and extension agents. Written for the beginner, it provides clear, straightforward explanations of all of the basic principles of food preparation. It treats the chemistry involved in a way that is non-threatening and does not interfere with the flow of the book. The first part covers basic principles, preparing the way for discussions in subsequent chapters. The new edition encompasses the latest information on technological advances in food ... Read More
Craig F. Paulenich
Out of the Blakean-like forges of the imagination in Book of Urizen, comes Paulenich's Blood Will Tell. From the invocation in "Love of Iron and Fire," "[m]ay my tenses be perfect, my participles past,” the poet strives for, and beautifully achieves, "words familiar as workboot creases, / words for the love of iron and fire." The poet forges each poem from the ore and slag of the human heart. Poems such as "Hiawatha and Hardhat" take their settings from the hellish National Malleable, where "the men eat sand, each breath ... Read More
Cara Gilgenbach and Theresa Walton
Established in 1910 by the State of Ohio as a teachers’ training college, Kent State Normal School rapidly evolved into a major research university during the first half of the 20th century. Kent State University Athletics chronicles the highlights of sports history during the institution’s first 100 years. As athletics evolved from its close relation to physical education training and intramural play to varsity intercollegiate programs competing at the Division I level, a number of outstanding athletes, teams, and coaches arose, including several Olympic competitors and future professional athletes.... Read More
As America emerges from the Depression, the Hatherfords build a comfortable life just outside of New York City, in rural Bergen County, New Jersey. They are a glamorous couple: Vern is the charismatic owner of a successful Ford dealership, and his flamboyant wife Maeve is beautiful even in middle age. When their three-year-old son Scott falls prey to polio, and later, another son must go to war, their marriage slowly implodes. In the midst of it all, twelve-year-old Patsy steals swallows of whiskey and tries to make sense of the ... Read More
Carolyn J. Radcliff, Mary L. Jensen, Joseph A. Salem, Kenneth Burhanna, and Julie A. Gedeon
Information literacy assessment applies to a number of contexts in the higher education arena: institutional curricula, information literacy programs, information literacy courses, course-integrated information literacy instruction, and stand-alone information literacy workshops and online tutorials. This practical guide provides an overview of the assessment process: planning; selection and development of tools; and analysis and reporting of data. An assessment-decision chart helps readers match appropriate assessment tools and strategies with learning outcomes and instructional settings. Assessment tools, organized by type, are accompanied by case studies. Various information literacy standards are referenced, with ... Read More
Craig F. Paulenich
Drift of the Hunt, and its central personae the Goat-Man, grows from mixed soil, the Appalachian foothills of South Carolina and Georgia; Shamanism and Shinto; Eastern European folk tales; the foundries and steel mills of Western Pennsylvania; the belief that there is a very fine line between humor and horror; and Gary Snyder's admonition that the poet should have one foot in the Paleolithic and one in the present.
William Howland Kenney
Just after World War I, the musical style called jazz began a waterborne journey outward from that quintessential haven of romance and decadence, New Orleans. For the first time in any organized way, steam-driven boats left town during the summer months to tramp the Mississippi River, bringing an exotic new music to the rest of the nation. For entrepreneurs promoting jazz, this seemed a promising way to spread northward the exciting sounds of the Crescent City. And the musicians no longer had to wait for folks upriver to make their ... Read More