National Library Week Challenge

National Library Week badgeWe had 11 SUNY JCC community members participate in our 2016 National Library Week challenge. According to I Love Libraries, National Library Week is about “reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people.” The TEI and Library teams asked participants to celebrate the importance of libraries and the importance of reading by sharing ten  favorite or most influential books. Collectively, 108 unique book titles were contributed. Here are the books that influenced our community:

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty – Ruby Payne
  • A Thousand Plateaus – Deleuze & Guattari
  • Between East and West & To be Two – Irigaray
  • Bringing Words to Life – Isabel Beck and Margaret McKeown
  • Buddha’s Little Finger – Victor Pelevin
  • Building Domestic Liberty – Polly Wynn Allen
  • Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
  • Capitalism and Schizophrenia – Brian Massumi
  • Children of Sanchez – Lewis
  • Classrooms that Work – Patricia Cunningham and Richard Allington
  • Cocaine – Morales
  • Collapse – Diamond
  • Coming to Class: Pedagogy and the Social Class of Teachers – Alan Shepard, John McMillan, and Gary Tate
  • Cradle to Cradle – William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
  • Discipline and Punish – Michel Foucault
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Elements of Semiology – Roland Barthes
  • Empire – Hardt and Negri
  • Endurance – Alfred Lansing
  • Errors & Expectations – Mina Shaughnessy
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Finding Your Perfect Work – Paul & Sarah Edwards
  • Gender Trouble – Judith Butler
  • Handbook of Business English – Katharine Gibbs
  • How the García Girls Lost their Accent – Álvarez
  • How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms – Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • I’m OK, You’re OK – Thomas Harris, MD
  • It’s Not Like That Here – Marcia Dickson
  • Job Shift – William Bridges
  • Language and Learning – James Britton
  • Learning Re-Abled: The Learning Disability Controversy and Composition Studies – Patricia Dunn
  • Life Reimagined – Alan Webber and Richard Leider
  • Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams – Alfred Lubrano
  • What the Best College Teachers Do – Ken Bain
  • Listening to the World: Cultural Issues of Academic Writing – Helen Fox
  • Literacy Workstations by Debbie Diller, Strategies that Work – Stephanie Harvey & Ann Goudvis
  • Lives on the Boundary – Mike Rose
  • Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  • Manage Your Day to Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind – Jocelyn K. Glei and 99U
  • Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic: Inside One of the World’s Most Admired Service Organizations – Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman
  • Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Practices and Principles – Peter F. Drucker.
  • Managing with Aloha: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business – Rosa Say
  • Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis
  • Misunderstanding the Assignment – Doug Hunt
  • Not a Box – Antoinette Portis
  • Objects of Desire – Adrian Forty
  • Obras completes – Lima
  • Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology – Griselda Pollock
  • Order of Things – Foucault
  • Out of Her Mind – Rebecca Shannonhouse ed.
  • Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard
  • Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee.
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
  • Race – ??
  • Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men – Michael W. Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
  • Sidhartha Herman Hesse
  • Space, Time and Perversion – Elizabeth Grosz
  • Teaching as a Subversive Activity – Neil Postman and Chas Weingartner
  • Teaching Outside the Box – LouAnne Johnson
  • Telling Writing – Ken Macrorie
  • The Art & Science of Teaching – Robert Marzano
  • The Bible – various inspired authors!
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande.
  • The Chosen – Chaim Potok
  • The Classroom Management Book – Harry & Rosemary Wong
  • The Collected Plays of Wm Shakespeare
  • The Female Malady – Elaine Showalter
  • The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing – Jane Geever
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Hunt For Red October – Tom Clancy
  • The Invention of Art – Larry Shiner
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Mind in the Cave – David Lewis Williams
  • The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t – Robert I. Sutton
  • The Papered Wall – Lesley Hoskins
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren
  • The Road Less Travelled – Scott Peck
  • The Tower Treasure/Hardy Boys – Franklin W. Dixon
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity – Allan Watts
  • The Work of Nations – Robert B. Reich
  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America – David K. Shipler
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – Thomas L. Friedman
  • The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society – Jeremy Rifkin
  • This Changes Everything – Klein
  • This Sex Which is Not One – Luce Irigaray
  • Thrive – Arianna Huffington
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Transactional Analysis – Eric Berne
  • Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbit
  • Turning Pro – Steven Pressfield and Shawn Coyne
  • Volatile Bodies – Elizabeth Grosz
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  • Ways of Seeing – John Berger
  • We Still Hold These Truths – Matthew Spalding
  • What Color is Your Parachute? – Richard Bolles
  • Women’s Work: The First 2,000 Years – Elizabeth Wayland Barber
  • Working – Studs Terkel
  • Writing Without Teachers – Peter Elbow
  • Zero to One – Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Thanks to those who participated. Keep on reading!

Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.

Stan is Director of Technology-Enhanced Instruction. He has over 20 years experience working as an instructional technologist and trainer. He has a master’s degree in computing technology in education and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional technology.

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