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Submit titles for 2017 Libraries Read: 1 Book!

Libraries Read: 1 Book

Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual “library community read” project focusing 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. For the third year in a row, MCLS will be inviting library staff in Indiana and Michigan to participate in this exciting professional development opportunity!  We will join together, across state lines and library types, to read and discuss the same book.

Submit titles for 2017 Libraries Read: 1 Book!

The books the past two years have evoked spirited discussion and a wonderful networking opportunity. This year, we’d like to invite YOU, our community, to submit titles for consideration. We hope that by opening the submission process to a wide group of library professionals, we’ll discover the perfect book to read together! With your help, we will select a book that is relevant to our profession, provides thought-provoking ideas for discussion, and has appeal across all types of libraries.

How this works:

  • Go to the Google voting form and submit one or two titles for consideration.  Submissions will be accepted until May 15, 2017.
  • MCLS staff will consider all submissions and narrow the list to four titles. We will then ask for votes on our Facebook page during early June. We’ll tally the votes and announce the selected title near the beginning of July.
  • Once the title has been selected, start reading! MCLS will announce the Twitter chat and other discussions to take place in August 2017.

What you can do to participate:

  • Now: Submit titles for this year’s 1 Book
  • June: Vote for a title and encourage others in your organization to vote
  • July: Read the book; Discuss the book at your own staff meetings
  • August: Participate in a live Twitter chat about the title; Offer to host and lead a discussion for other librarians at your location by sending an email to Michelle Bradley at (discussion questions will be provided)

We look forward to getting your title submissions over the next few weeks!