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Merrill Learning Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

September 2014

About the Cover: Merrill Learning Center, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. Sarah Hamrick, BM, MM, MLS, director of library public services. Matthew Vita, photographer.

Editorial: Heat. Despite 110 degree heat, Editor and Publisher Mark Cummings came away from the ALA Annual Conference energized by attendee optimism about the future of librarianship.

New Scholarship on World War I, 2000-2014, by Frederic Krome. Over the past fifteen years, the study of WWI has enjoyed a resurgence, in part because new questions are being asked of old topics--such as the origins of the war--and also due to the expansion of study away from a Eurocentric focus to a recognition that the war was a global conflict. Historians have also begun to investigate relatively neglected topics, such as the experience of POWs and mutinies against military authority. The organization of this essay reflects some of the major subject headings and historiographical trends, and recommends books that can enrich undergraduate college libraries. Since the world still lives with the unresolved legacies of the war in places like the Balkans and the Middle East, the history of WWI remains an important topic.

New & Forthcoming Association & Organization Publications, 2014–2015. This annual feature in Choice's popular Forthcoming Series focuses on the publishing programs of professional societies and associations and research institutions.

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