A few days ago I was putzing around on r/Librarians and I came upon the following:
“Just wondering if anyone knows of any books / articles / websites that are essential, or at least very useful, for anyone who wants to know the field?”
I went about my day helping patrons, attending meetings and working on promotional materials and yet all the while I was thinking about what I had read regarding librarianship. Throughout the day I spoke with my coworkers, asking them what they had read while pursuing their MLS/MLIS and even what they would recommend to me as an aspiring librarian. After collecting a fairly extensive list from coworkers, other blog posts and my own experiences I decided to post the collection I put together*.
- A Data Management and Data Sharing Bibliography for Librarians | Kevin the Librarian. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://kevinthelibrarian.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/a-data-management-bibliography-for-librarians/
- ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee. (2013). Environmental Scan 2013 (p. 45). Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/whitepapers/EnvironmentalScan13.pdf
- Anderson, Rick. (2011). The Crisis in Research Librarianship. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. doi:10.1016/jacalib.2011.04.001Are Librarians Still Important? | Scholastic.com. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757441
- Ashbrook, Tom. (2013, May 7). What Can Libraries Do To Survive in the Digital Age? On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Radio Station Blog. Retrieved from http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/05/07/future-of-libraries
- British Library, & Joint Information Systems Committe of the Higher Education Funding Council. (2009). Researchers of Tomorrow: the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students (Cohort study No. 1) (p. 85). United Kingdom: Reasearchers of Tomorrow. Retrieved from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2012/researchers-of-tomorrow.aspx
- Browne, R., Lasserre, K., McTaggart, J., Bayley, L., McKibbon, A., Clark, M., … Murphy, J. (2012). International trends in Health Science Librarianship: Part 1 – the English speaking world. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 29(1), 75–80. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00973.x
- Burton, Gideon. (2009, August 24). Scholarly Communications Must Transform. Academic Evolution. Personal Blog. Retrieved from http://www.academicevolution.com/2009/08/scholarly-communications-must-transform-1.html
- Bush, V. (1945, July). As We May Think. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/303881/
- Casey, Michael E., & Savastinuk, Laura C. (2006, September 1). Service for the next-generation library. Library Journal Archive. Archival Blog. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html
- Cox, Elizabeth J. (2007, July 1). I’m a New Librarian!… Now What? Retrieved from http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1018&context=morris_articles
- Digital Ethnography. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.youtube.com/user/mwesch
- Dr. David J. Staley. (2012). Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book (p. 34). United States: Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/scenarios2012.pdf
- Friedman, B. (1996). Value Sensitive Design. Interactions, (Nov/Dec), pp. 16–23.
- Gardois, P., Colombi, N., Grillo, G., & Villanacci, M. C. (2012). Implementation of Web 2.0 services in academic, medical and research libraries: a scoping review. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 29(2), 90–109. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2012.00984.x
- Glassman, Penny. (2012, December 20). Health Literacy. National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Organizational. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/hlthlit.html
- Gleick, J. (2012). The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. Vintage.
- Godin, Seth. (2011, May). The future of the library. Seth Godin. Personal Blog. Retrieved from http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/the-future-of-the-library.html
- How OPACs Suck, Part 1: Relevance Rank (Or the Lack of It) | ALA TechSource. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2006/03/how-opacs-suck-part-1-relevance-rank-or-the-lack-of-it.html
- How OPACs Suck, Part 2: The Checklist of Shame | ALA TechSource. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2006/04/how-opacs-suck-part-2-the-checklist-of-shame.html
- How To Become a 21st Century Librarian. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/careers/how-to-become-a-21st-century-librarian/
- Hull, D., Pettifer, S. R., & Kell, D. B. (2008). Defrosting the Digital Library: Bibliographic Tools for the Next Generation Web. PLoS Comput Biol, 4(10), e1000204. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000204
- Information as Thing – JASIS 1991. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~buckland/thing.html
- Johnson, M. (2010). This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (1st ed.). Harper.
- Kelley, Michael. (2011, April 26). Geeks Are the Future: A Program in Ann Arbor, MI, Argues for a Resource Shift Toward IT. Library Journal Archive. Archival Blog. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/890328-264/geeks_are_the_future_a.html.csp (this link no longer works)
- Ken Chad, & Miller, Paul. (2005, November). Do libraries matter? The rise of Library 2.0. Retrieved from http://www.capita-libraries.co.uk/downloads/white_papers/DoLibrariesMatter.pdf
- Kirsch, Breanne. (2011). How to Become an Essential Librarian. The Journal of the New Members Round Table, 2(1), pp. 1–17.
- Lanier, Jaron. (2013) Who Owns the Future?
- Lankes, R. D. (2011). The Atlas of New Librarianship (1st ed.). The MIT Press.
- Lankes, R.D. (2008). Credibility on the internet: shifting from authority to reliability. Journal of Documentation, 64(5), 667–686.
- Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.slj.com/2013/03/research/librarian-required-a-new-study-shows-that-a-full-time-school-librarian-makes-a-critical-difference-in-boosting-student-achievement/
- Lebert, M. (2009). A Short History of EBooks. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29801
- Libraries Matter: Impact Research | American Library Association. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.ala.org/research/librariesmatter/
- Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality: Scientific American. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web
- Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor. (2013). Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think.
- McCann, S. (2011, April 4). Sources for Disruption of Library Services. A Digital Outrigger. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://librarydigitalprojects.com/2011/04/04/sources-for-disruption-of-library-services/
- n.a. (2008). Better Than Free. The Technium. Organization/Personal. Retrieved from http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/01/better_than_fre.php
- Nourbakhsh, E., Nugent, R., Wang, H., Cevik, C., & Nugent, K. (2012). Medical literature searches: a comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 29(3), 214–222. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2012.00992.x
- Pariser, E. (2012). The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think (Reprint.). Penguin Books.
- Patricia Watkins. (2011, November 16). Future of Academic Libraries. Technology. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/PrescottPati/is100ppt-rev2
- Pressley, L. (2009). So You Want To Be a Librarian. Library Juice Press.
- Recommended Reading. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet23
- Rubin, R. (2010). Foundations of Library and Information Science, Third Edition (Third Edition.). Neal-Schuman Publishers.
- Siliogni, Lynn, & Dickey, Timothy. (2010). The Digital Information Seeker: Report of the Findings from Selected OCLC, RIN, and JISC User Behaviour Projects (No. 706). London: Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of JISC. Retrieved from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/reports/2010/digitalinformationseekerreport.pdf
- So DO You Want to be a Data Scientist? (n.d.). A Librarian by Any Other Name. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://librarianhats.net/2013/03/28/datascientis/
- So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian? (n.d.). PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/57090-so-you-think-you-want-to-be-a-librarian.html
- Standards Toolkit. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/standards/standardstoolkit
- Statement of Principles on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives (2009) | IFLA. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.ifla.org/publications/statement-of-principles-on-copyright-exceptions-and-limitations-for-libraries-and
- Sullivan, B. T. (2011, January 2). Academic Library Autopsy Report, 2050. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Library-Autopsy/125767/
- The Librarian Doesn’t Exist | Peer to Peer Review. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/the-librarian-doesnt-exist-peer-to-peer-review/#_
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml
- Thomas, S., Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S., Perril, S., & Pullinger, K. (2007). Transliteracy: Crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2060
- Transformation Lab – Prototyping the Future. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpFO_L_jA1c&feature=youtube_gdata_player
- VALUE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES TOOLKIT. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/value/valueofacademiclibrariestoolkit
- What do Librarians Need to Know About MOOCs? (n.d.). D-Lib Magazine: The Magazine of Digital Library Research. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march13/wright/03wright.html
- What is a document? JASIS 1997. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~buckland/whatdoc.html
- Willen-Brown, Stephanie. (2008). The Reference Interview: Theories and Practice, Stephanie Willen Brown. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University Website. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/willenbrown.htm
*Pardon the APA formatting, I will come back and clean these up as I have time. Also, please let me know is any of the links don’t work so I can fix them.
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