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Mission Bell Media publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership. Publishing authoritative and empowering leadership content for libraries worldwide.

Peak Series

MBM Peak Series, career-enhancing titles created for the library community. Going beyond the prescriptive how-to, each of our titles collects creative, smart voices offering authentic enrichment for all librarians.

“The Peak Series gives a much-needed perspective of modern leadership in the library, an important and inspiring contribution to both the profession and library literature.”

— Courtney L. Young, Librarian and Professor of Women's Studies, Penn State Greater Allegheny; Past President, American Library Association


Librarian as Mentor:  Grow, Discover and Inspire

Editor: Eboni A. Johnson

Publication Date: June, 2017

Price: $49.95
Trim size: 6” x 9” (paperback)
ISBN:  978-0-9971757-2-1

Librarian as Mentor explores in a highly readable fashion, the many ways mentoring can be an effective tool in recruiting, retaining, supporting and developing a diverse workforce in any library setting.  Editor Johnson has assembled 14 librarians to share their experiences on the positive outcomes from not only being a mentor but a mentee as well. Topics include peer mentorship, intentional mentoring, mentoring the new generation and mentoring community advocates. This is a must book for any library to have in their collection, making it easy access to staff, faculty or anyone in the library who seeks to enhance their professional career.

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Open Book: A Librarian’s Guide to Academic Publishing

Editors: James Wiser and Rolf Janke

Publication Date: August 2016

Price: $49.95
Trim size: 6” x 9” (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9971757-1-4

Open Book, in an authoritative and conversational way, tackles many of the key services and products of academic publishers. This insiders guide gives librarians an informed perspective on academic publishing that will benefit both their team and career. Contributors range from experienced publishers across various platforms to leading librarians.

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Reviews Are In: Read, Write, and Expand Your Career

Author:  Henrietta Verma

Publication Date: August 2016

Price: $49.95
Trim size: 6” x 9” (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9971757-0-7

Reviews Are In encourages librarians that they can and should become leaders in their field by writing for their peers and patrons. Author Henrietta Verma, a librarian and seasoned reviews editor, offers general writing advice as well as specific guidelines for reading and writing as a reviewer of fiction and nonfiction materials for all ages. This guide takes you through the steps of building a portfolio and expanding your view of librarianship.

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Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership

Steven Bell, Editor
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services Temple University Libraries.

Publication Date: January 2016
Pages: Approx. 225

Price: $39.99
Trim size: 6” x 9” (paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9907300-5-7

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This well-crafted collection shares the stories of high-profile librarians and their journey in leadership. Most often, these leadership roles weren’t by design, but rather living through defining crucible moments in their career. Interesting, candid and inspiring, these stories offer encouragement, guidance and humor. Appropriate for academic, public and school libraries.

Contributors include: Jose Aguinaga, Steven Bell, Char Booth, Peter Bromberg, Trevor Dawes, Patrick Dawson, Irene Herold, Eboni Johnson, Joshua Kim, Brian Matthews, Kenley Neufeld, Erin Smith, Maureen Sullivan and Rosalind Tedford.

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