This past weekend I did some spring cleaning and re-housed old professional development handouts.
I’ve got an itty-bitty bunch of outdated library and information science (LIS) stuff. It does not make for a pretty shelfie.
Archives books are expensive for grad students and new professionals, even moreso to a non-SAA member on a hardcore budget. The texts I bought in grad school were sold the day after final exams so I could afford books for the next semester. Once I even sold a book mid-semester to get me through a moment of laundry desperation.
As a young professional, I photocopied co-workers’ LIS books — on the company dime, no less, and not an ounce of shame was felt (I didn’t have enough money to have the feels).
Still, I like my little library. Film and photography collections are my favorites and I wish I had more on those subjects. The last LIS book I purchased (new!) was actually a title I bought (used!) for a film preservation class (passed!) many moons ago and sold (for practically nothing!) before graduation.
I’d like to put more books on my wishlist because my education is outdated and lacking in breadth, to say the least. Is there anything new or new-ish I should earmark for future purchases? What do I need to read to start on my path to making up for seven years of stay-at-home stagnancy?