Recommended Reading for Winter Break
Published: December 15, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding
Classes are wrapping up, and there are about 6 weeks of academic freedom ahead (classes resume January 24). Six weeks? That’s a lot of opportunities to catch up on your non-required reading (also, napping).
If you’re anything like me, you have some articles saved in your RSS feed, or newsletters “marked as unread” in your inbox, or 12 open tabs in your browser just waiting for a moment of your time. That time is now (and the next few weeks). So please be kind as I admit that I haven’t read all of these! I also welcome your additions in the comments!
- A free module from the Infopeople Academy – Poems, Songs and Quotations – has tips and resources for fielding these types of reference queries.
- The California Library Association published videos from its annual conference, and they’re free to watch!
- The first Library 2.0 of 2018 has just been announced – register here for Design Thinking.
- Last year’s winter break reading list
- Ask a Librarian: the relationship of library work to social justice
- In the Library With the Lead Pipe: An open access, open peer-reviewed journal
- The Authors Alliance guide to fair use for nonfiction authors (and, perhaps, librarians?)
- LexisNexis’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethics
- How introverts can kill it at negotiating.
- Are you interested in a career in the publishing industry? Publishers Weekly’s 2017 salary survey.
- Graduating in May? 11 Things to Do Now
- Grad school can be a time of doing All The Things. This article is not LIS related, but it is about figuring out how to focus by defining your endgame.
- If you’re struggling with a LinkedIn headline: 12 LinkedIn Headlines for LIS Students
- Publishers Weekly best books of 2017
- Artificial intelligence is pretty amazing, but it can’t do everything.
- Swipe Right for Black Books: Marketing Professionals describe the benefits and challenges of using Social Media to promote Black-interest books
- NPR’s Best Books of 2017
- and…NPR’s 2017 Book Concierge
Easy Listening (AKA podcasts of note)
- Public librarianship podcasts
- 3 Book Related Podcasts I Love
- Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science
- Librarians with Lives
What else should we be reading/watching/listening to?