New Non-Fiction: Tuesday, Jan. 12

The library has moved to “Grab and Go” service in light of the recent spike of pandemic cases in Wayne County. What does that mean? Basically, the only ones allowed in the library at this time are staff members. To check out books, you’ll go to the online catalog and place holds on the books or other materials you want. Staff members will pull them and leave them in the cabinet outside the library doors. You can find more detailed instructions here.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know

If you work with words, you need this book. No writer likes to see their hard work or creativity copied by others ― or to be accused of copying. Fortunately, The Copyright Handbook provides everything you need to protect yourself. Find information and forms to help you:

  • learn what copyright law protects and doesn’t
  • register your work with the Copyright Office
  • deal with infringers, online and off
  • transfer ownership of a copyright
  • get international copyright protection
  • understand the “fair use” rule
  • obtain permission to use copyrighted work, and
  • profit from your copyright.

The 14th edition is updated with key court decisions and emerging rules in order to provide the latest guidance on registering and protecting your work. With Downloadable Forms: Essential forms and agreements including a Copyright Assignment, Work-Made-for-Hire Agreement, Collaboration Agreement, and Permission Agreement are available for download (details inside).

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The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio That Showcases Your Skills

Make your resume stand out in today’s super-competitive job market. Infographic resumes are in, and they’re not just for designers. Free tools are popping up every day online to help anyone create a dynamic, visual resume without sacrificing substance for style. The Infographic Resume provides samples, tips, and ideas on how to create visual resumes and portfolios using these tools. Readers learn how to create a digital footprint, showcase their best work online, and grab a hiring manager’s attention. Hannah Morgan is the owner of, which advises readers on topics such as personal reputation management, networking, personal branding, and social media.

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What Color Is Your Parachute: 2021

In today’s challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works — and what doesn’t — so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

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