In the past few years, SAA has done more to engage members in reading. Primarily, brown bag sessions at the conference to discuss a particular article or book. Now they’re taking it one step further with One Book, One Profession.
As a former Publications Board member, there’s always discussion on how to promote books and hear about members’ likes and needs. It’s a tough task, as we all have different ways of using literature: keeping up, enjoyment, teaching, professional development, etc. I know others in the past have tried to start archives book clubs, though I have no idea about their success.
I’m very interested in this program and how it is used and developed. You can read the whole outline, but here are a few highlights:
- The book is the new set of modules, Teaching With Primary Sources
- You get a discount if you buy 5 or more
- There’s a study guide and related resources
I encourage people to participate and if you do, please share your experience on this blog.