May 24, 2022

Book Released Alert: No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books", Edited by Sue Polanka

Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Sue Polanka (Wright St. University), on the release of No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books.” from ALA Editions. Sue was also editor of the first NSR book and is the editor of the award-winning No Shelf  Required blog.

The book includes:

  • Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding and archiving, as well as advice on managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs;
  • Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing;
  • Case studies from an array of academic, public and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn’t and why;
  • Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books.

The list of authors is MOST impressive:

  • Matt Weaver
  • Michael Porter
  • Bobbi Newman
  • Lisa Carlucci Thomas
  • Buffy Hamilton
  • Amy Kirchhoff
  • Steve Kelley
  • Ken Petri
  • Sarah E. Twill
  • Amelia Brunskill
  • Thomas A. Peters
  • Joseph Peters
  • Jessica Grim
  • Allison Gallaher
  • Carolyn Foote
  • Jennifer LaGarde
  • Christine James
  • Kathy Parker

Learn More About the Book and the Editor

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.