Posted on July 8, 2009.
Welcome to The Reading Club, sponsored by SLA’s Leadership & Management Division (LMD) as a global initiative to celebrate SLA’s Centennial – 100 years of developing innovative information leadership. We encourage everyone in the SLA community and beyond to join us.
The Reading Club promotes knowledge-sharing and the exchange of creative ideas, insights and trends. We support continuous learning to develop leadership skills and to help achieve professional success. We’re looking for new ideas and new resources and we’re looking to have some fun.
We’ll be posting on selected titles, but we encourage everyone to post on whatever they are reading. Full details are on our Titles List.
Our initial titles are:
- Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet by Ian McNeely and Lisa Wolverton
- Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie.
We’re also looking at the BusinessBalls Website and two titles featured at the recent 100th SLA Conference:
- Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin (also SLA 2008 keynote speaker)
- “The Hidden Traps in Decision Making,” Harvard Business Review (classic reprint) by Hammond, Raiffa & Keeney.
We encourage the formation of other Reading Clubs within our blog framework. An SLA Division or Chapter, or even a business group, could select a title and have their own members join and comment.
Everyone is welcome to comment on postings. You can also contribute postings about your own reading or about the blog’s featured titles, but you have to register for that. Please contact our blog owner, Alex Grigg, at email@example.com.
You don’t have to join SLA or LMD to participate in The Reading Club, or to form a Reading Club within our framework, but if you like what you see, head over to www.sla.org. If you are already a member of SLA, read our Invitation to join the Leadership & Management Division.
Thank you to Dee, Katherine, Laura, Wendy, and Karen who initiated this venture and to Alex who helped make it a reality.
Looking forward to catching up on my long-overdue “must reads” and joining in the discussions!
Inaugural members of the Reading Club
Centennial Commission Director, Leadership & Management Division
- Katherine Bertolucci
- Patricia Cia
- Laura Claggett
- Wendy Foster
- Alex Grigg
- Dee Magnoni
- Karen Reczek