LIS768 Reading List

I’m trying a new assignment in LIS768 this semester. One of my favorite things to do is read current technology-related or cultural books and apply the concepts to how libraries might adapt or tap into the trends. This semester we’ll try it as a group.

Context Book Report: Students will read one book selected from a list provided in class and write a 200-300 word reflection relating the topic and focus of the book to libraries, technology and participatory service

Below are the books I’ve selected. What would you add? What would you delete? 

  • Anderson, Chris. The Long Tail
  • Beck, John C. & Mitchell Wade. Got game
  • Bernoff, Josh. Groundswell
  • Breakenridge, Deidre. PR 2.0
  • Carr, Nicholas. The Big Switch: rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great
  • Frankel, Alex. Punching In
  • Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat
  • Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to teach Us about Learning & Literacy
  • Gilmore, James & B. Joseph Pine II. Authenticity
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink
  • Godin, Seth. Small is the New Big
  • Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture
  • Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers & Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture
  • Johnson, Steven. Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Kelley, Tom with Jonathan Littman. The Ten Faces of Innovation
  • Kusek, David & Gerd Leonhard. The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Revolution.
  • Levy, Steven. The Perfect Thing
  • Martin, Patricia. Ren Gen Renaissance Generation
  • Meyer, Danny. Setting the Table
  • Palfrey, John & Urs Gasser. Born Digital
  • Penn, Mark J. Microtrends
  • Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind
  • Reynolds, Glenn. An Army of Davids
  • Rheingold, Howard. Smart Mobs
  • Rushkoff, Douglas. Playing the Future
  • Scoble, Robert & Shel Israel. Naked Conversations
  • Senge, Peter. The Necessary Revolution
  • Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody
  • Solove, Daniel. The Future of Reputation
  • Sunstein, Cass. Infotopia
  • Tapscott, Don & Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics
  • Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous
  • Weinberger, David. Small Pieces Loosely Joined
  • Zittrain, Jonathan. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It