Recommended Reading for New and Not-So-New Librarians

I came across this post from Carl Grant on Sunday and felt like it was serendipity – the semester is almost over and on Saturday I had posted that it was time start working on my summer reading list. Carl talks about his encounter with a stranger in an airport and using her remark that librarianship is a dying profession as an opportunity to show her the … Continue reading Recommended Reading for New and Not-So-New Librarians

7 Books that Changed the Way I See the World

I don’t think this was really meant as a meme but I’m stealing it and using it as such. I came across this list on the Happiness Project blog, and I think its highly appropriate that I create my own list since  The Happiness Project would definitely be on it! This was actually a hard list to put together for a couple of reasons, first I … Continue reading 7 Books that Changed the Way I See the World

April Reads: Enchantment, Switch and A Game of Thrones. What Are You Reading?

Fiction I’m leading with fiction this month because I’m so excited about it on many levels. This weekend I watched the first episode of Game on Thrones on HBO, loved it and immediately went out and downloaded an audio version of the book its based on A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One. I spent a good portion of the weekend … Continue reading April Reads: Enchantment, Switch and A Game of Thrones. What Are You Reading?

March Reads

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst this should come as no surprise to anyone, I’ve mentioned Robert Sutton’s first book The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t several times on this blog, including in There is No Excuse for Bullies at Work (or Anywhere Else). As Sutton notes in the opening of Good … Continue reading March Reads

January 2011 – Here’s What I’m Reading, Plus a Few Old Favorites. What Are You Reading?

Thanks to the holidays and Mid Winter I am still working on titles I’ve mentioned before Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky and Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping–Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond for Non-Fiction. Fiction In Fiction I finished off the Gemma Doyle trilogy with The Sweet Far Thing and moved onto World Without … Continue reading January 2011 – Here’s What I’m Reading, Plus a Few Old Favorites. What Are You Reading?

Why We Buy: Applying the Science of Shopping to Libraries

Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping is on my reading list this month but it deserves its own post.  It has inspired a great deal of thinking about what we measure, why and how we use it to declare ourselves successful (or not). Please note there is a newer version of this title, Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond, but I … Continue reading Why We Buy: Applying the Science of Shopping to Libraries