My name is C.D. Walter, and I’m a reference assistant in UT Arlington’s Science & Engineering Library. I have a BA in English and am currently working toward an MLIS (Master’s of Library and Information Sciences) at University of North Texas, with a focus on information organization.
This blog is a continuation of a column called CD’s Picks that I used to write for Connections, the UT Arlington Library’s staff newsletter, before its sad and untimely death (when the fantastic editor, Lea Worcestor, moved to a new position).
CD’s Picks began because I wanted to write a “Science for Everyone” column highlighting some of the Science & Engineering Library’s books that are written for the general public. As a non-scientist who loves science, I wanted to share the exciting and fascinating books I was reading.
Because I read in a variety of subjects and genres, I began including books I had located in the Central Library, so each month I wrote about two books. I have moved all my previous work here, including the dates of their original publication.
CD’s Picks are not reviews! First of all, they are not necessarily new. And I include only those books I want to recommend. I rarely finish a book I don’t like (unless I have a compelling reason to do so) and would not review a book I had not read completely. These are all books I hope you will greatly enjoy!