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Libraries Read: 1 Book

Libraries Read: 1 Book

Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual "library community read" project of MCLS, focused on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate by voting on which book should be selected, then participate in the discussion, whether online or in-person. We will join together, across state lines and library types, to read and discuss the same book.

Voting is open May 1-31!

During the month of April, library staff from throughout Indiana and Michigan submitted 33 titles for consideration for this year's book, and MCLS staff narrowed the list to four finalists. We need YOUR votes to determine this year's book!

How to vote:

The four finalists are below. You can vote on the poll on our Facebook event or by emailing engagement@mcls.org!

Finalist Titles:

2018-1.jpg Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups new-window-icon.png by Daniel Coyle

From the people who submitted the title: "A healthy, trust-filled library thrives in a strong culture." "Anything that makes libraries better places to work is a good thing."

2018-2.jpg Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveilance new-window-icon.png by Julia Angwin

From the person who submitted the title: "Knowing and understanding what data is collected and how it's used is becoming increasingly important. Understanding what is happening with our data will make us more aware and able to make better choices with what we choose to share, but will also make us more aware of what data is collected and used in our libraries, and how to help inform the public about these issues."

2018-3.jpg Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard new-window-icon.png by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

From the person who submitted the title: "For those of us in libraries (school, public, private, academic), the landscape of libraries has changed for a myriad of reasons. This book is a tremendous template for us to consider; how we understand, react, and possibly how we can transform our ways of thinking as individuals within our institutions in order to continue our relevancy in our various library communities."

2018-4.jpg When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir new-window-icon.png by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

From the person who submitted the title: "One of the first books from the BLM movement, this would be a fantastic point to bring this conversation into the library."

What you can do to participate in Libraries Read: 1 Book:

Questions regarding Libraries Read: 1 Book or the discussions should be sent to Michelle Bradley, MCLS Manager, Member Engagement, at bradleym@mcls.org or 800-530-9019 ext. 125.

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