Lately I’ve been wondering what books I should read before I start library school, when my pleasure reading will probably grind to a halt! Are there any particular books that, once classes start, I’ll wish I’d read beforehand? Googling the idea has brought up a number of recommended reading lists, including books you should read before graduating from high school, books everyone should read, and 1001 books to read before you die. But nothing specifically geared toward librarians! I think it’s something I’ll work on.
Meanwhile, I did come across a list of business books that looked interesting. I follow Michael Hyatt’s blog periodically, and I found this list of favorite business books on his blog. I think it applies somewhat to librarianship, as libraries are very much like businesses in some respects, with their customer-driven focus while meeting the bottom line. On Hyatt’s list, I’ve read one book and have another at home.
What books would YOU read before starting grad school?