Dr. Wayne Wiegand’s Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library (Oxford University Press, 2015) is now out in paperback (ISBN 978-0-19-066029-1). Several vendors are selling this landmark study: https://www.google.com/#q=part+of+our+lives+paperback+wayne+9780190660291
You can also watch a discussion by the author on CSPAN’s BookTV: https://www.c-span.org/video/?328742-2/wayne-wiegand-part-lives
In addition, we have a new submission to the blog from Sarah Pultz, a student in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at San Jose State University and an elementary school library media technician as well as a Writing Coach at MiraCosta College. Check out her interesting essay on the San Diego Public Library’s history in our Library Chronicles column.