A short, sweet, quick read about all the cool things and creative ways librarians are using to help patrons and provide better service to information. It’s a collection of vignettes, each chapter focusing on a different aspect of librarianship and telling individual librarians’ stories to convey the diversity in the field and approaches to serving patrons and accessing information. The Connecticut Four make an appearance, Second Life gets a cameo, and chap books collections get discussed.
Recommended for: Anyone who wants to expand their understanding of librarians beyond the stereotypes—Giles, Marian the librarian…—but especially people considering librarianship as a career. First year library students, in particular, would benefit because it’s such a broad scope and encompasses such a variety, so that they know what’s out there.
*Note: This “Recently Read…” will be a new featured blog post that I plan to update with the current professional readings that I am keeping up with, as a way to engage what I’ve read further and to encourage discussion on it, as well as share finds with other library professionals. Hope you enjoy and please let me know if you have recommendations for me!