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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some Books from the Spelman Johnson Group

Wild, unpredictable weather seems to be theme for the summer so our book choices this year reflect a theme of leadership in a time of change across a wide range of topics!

The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate
Authors: John Zenger, Joseph Folkman, and Scott Edinger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2009

Performance thought leaders John Zenger and Joseph Folkman reveal the 16 key competencies that separate the top ten percent of leaders from the rest.

Positioning Student Affairs for Sustainable Change: Achieving Organization Effectiveness Through Multiple Perspectives
Authors: Linda Kuk, James H. Banning, and Marilyn J. Amey
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (Virginia), 2010

This book presents ideas and concepts from organizational behavior and change theories, and demonstrates how they can be useful in, and applied to, student affairs practice.

Contemporary Issues in Institutional Ethics: New Directions for Community Colleges
Editors: Clifford P. Harbour, Patricia L. Farrell
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2010

Examining the ethical dimensions of various institutional issues, policies, and practices at the community college, this is an essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today’s open-door institutions, providing expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play
Author: Darell Hammond, foreword by Stuart L. Brown, MD
Publisher: Rodale, 2011

KaBOOM! is the powerfully uplifting journey of a man who grew up in a group home with his seven brothers and sisters and went on to build a world-class non-profit that harnesses the power of community to improve the lives of children.

We hope you enjoy these selections – they are available online and through your local independent bookseller or public library.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
Twitter: @sjgsearch

Thursday, June 23, 2011

With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Dolls, Metal Heads, and Automatons is Going to Print!

See below, a press release:

Dear Editors:

 I am a long-time doll collector and doll author.  Simply an FYI;  my book on metal dolls will be going to print this week.  It covers metal heads, all-metal dolls, ritual figures, automatons, and robots.  This edition is more text than photos, the next edition will be a photo study.  The title is With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History Metal Dolls, Metal Heads and Automatons. To the best of my knowledge, I can claim in good faith that this is the first book of its kind.
My first complete book on dolls is in print and will soon be on Amazon.  It is called A Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources, and contains BW photos and an introduction and index.  The sources include books, all print sources, URL's, other electronic media including blogs, musical works, dramatic works, and artistic works.  There are many sources covered never addressed before; I plan a second edition of this book as well. 
There are sample chapters on my blog, Dr. E's Doll Museum, wwwdollmuseum.blogspot.com
Thank you.
Ellen M. Tsagaris