Like what you’ve seen here and want to read more? I will be updating this section to include readings related to my posts as I expand my blog. But in the meantime! Let me recommend some of my all-time favourite books and websites for your perusal.
Myers-Briggs Personality Resources
As a former student of personality (and a solid ENFP), I’m a firm believer that a deeper understanding of one’s self will lead to a higher-quality life. Employees and employers alike could use the Myers-Briggs personality model to better understand how they work best, and how their management style is affected by their personality.
Jung Typology – This website explains the 4 different aspects of the Myers-Briggs model
Humanmetrics – Take the 72 question questionnaire to determine your own personality type
MBTI Type & Stress Heads – Apply your personality type to the appropriate infographics, and learn more about how the various aspects of your personality manifest themselves.
Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type – A readers’ advisory page catered to your personality type. Libraries may benefit by adopting a similar approach!
Computer Programming Resources
I’ve been dabbling in computer coding for about a year now. Computer coding is become a huge part of this society. Organizations such as code.org are advocating for computer coding to become a major part of public education. Librarians and Information Scientists need to be able to keep up with these advancements.
Code Academy – This highly interactive, 100% free resource can teach you to code – and somehow manages to make it fun! Whether you’re interested in learning an advanced computer language, or the basics of HTML, Code Academy has something for you.
My favourite author of all time. For lovers of strange love stories, magic-realism, cats, interesting characters, mysteries, philosophy, and/or fantasy. Murakami’s books can be seperated into two major categories:
- Short, beautiful, sad, love stories filled with strange characters, cats, and hints of the impossible. Norwegian Wood, Sputnik Sweetheart, and After Dark are my top recommendations within this type of Murakami.
- Long, mystical, philosophical stories. These books often contain mystery, parallel universes, and fantasy creatures. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and 1Q84 are two of my favourites.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of an MLIS must be in want of every library related article ever written. Evidently, this means that people are always sending me articles, comics, and infographics full of library love. People love to send me library stuff, and I love to get it! True to my innate librarian-ness, I’ve decided to collect and organize those articles in one place. Hopefully this page grows into a helpful resource for people writing blog posts and assignments on library culture. Feel free to leave your favourite library articles in the comment section, and I’ll add them to my list.
Feel Good Stuff (people who love libraries and want everyone to know about it)
- Love Letters To Libraries: a collection of letters and comics written by famous authors about the influence libraries had on their lives.
- Neil Gaiman: Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming
- Meanwhile, The San Francisco Library by Wendy MacNaughton: an amazing, evocative series of illustrations depicting the value and use of the San Fran public library.
- 23 Reasons Why Your Library is the Most Important Place In Town
- Huffington Post’s 10 Reasons You Should Use the Library Every Day
Reports on Library Use
- Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As a Pay Raise
- Government of Ontario Public Library Statistics
- PEW Research Center: Libraries at a Crossroads
Libraries Vs. Google
Cool Libraries Around The World