Book Club – Let’s Read Together

Do your New Year’s goals include personal professional development or a resolution to read more? Is there a stack of great books nearby that you’ve been meaning to read? Did you make a list of book(s) to investigate that you heard about at the last SIGUCCS conference? Are you nervous about reaching your Goodreads reading challenge?

Us too! Let’s work together to make it happen with SIGUCCS.

Upcoming Book Selections

May 2024 SIGUCCS Book Club Meeting 
Monday, May 20, 2024 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) 
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BookDiscussion Date
January 2024How to Make Work Not Suck: Honest Advice for People with Jobs Carina MaggarJanuary 29 – 4pm EST
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March 2024I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt Madeleine DoreMarch 25 – 4pm EST
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May 2024Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work Susan UnermanMay 20 – 4pm EST
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July 2024Hidden Potential Adam GrantJuly 29 – 4pm EST
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September 2024The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Priya ParkerSeptember 30 – 4pm EST
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November 2024The Science of Storytelling Will StorNovember 25 – 4pm EST
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Join the Discussions

books and coffee

In addition to a Zoom meeting for discussion, we frequently start the conversation in Slack. You can find us in the #book-club channel.

If you have any questions or suggestions about how to participate in our reading group, please contact Laurie Fox.

A Few Rules

  • The purpose of this book club is to read and enjoy new professional development books! Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. That includes people who have read the book before, people who have not yet read the book, and anyone who didn’t quite finish. 
  • You may find that you disagree with something that another member of the group has said. It is ok to disagree as long as it’s done respectfully.
  • Keep on topic, but feel free to introduce information that is relevant to the discussion (historical facts, bio details, book background, related authors or topics).
  • The moderators will serve to keep the group on topic, ensure everyone has a chance to contribute to the discussion, and assist with book selection and hangout schedules.

Previous Book Selections

2023 Books
  • Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters
    Laura Vanderkam
  • Belonging At Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization
    Rhodes Perry
  • Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
    Sarah Stein Greenberg
  • Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear
    Richard Sheridan
  • The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life Allison Fallon
  • Mind over Monsters: Supporting Youth Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge
    Sarah Rose Cavanagh
2022 Books
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Oliver Burkeman
  • REMOTE: Office Not Required Fried & Hansson
  • My Own Words Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink
  • The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change Camille Fournier
  • Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization Scott Mautz
2021 Books
  • Better Than Before Gretchen Rubin
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey
  • The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data Gene Kim
  • Think Again Adam Grant
  • First, Break All the Rules Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t Robert I. Sutton
2020 Books
  • 168 Hours: You have more time than you think Laura Vanderkam
  • Radical Candor Kim Scott
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark Manson
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni
  • Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life Tania Katan 
  • What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People Verna Myers
2019 Books
  • Crucial Conversations Kerry Patterson
  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders L. David Marquet
  • The Monsters of Educational Technology Audrey Watters
  • SuperBetter: the power of living gamefully Jane McGonigal
  • QBQ! : the question behind the question John G Miller
  • The Phoenix Project Gene Kim
  • EQ Applied Justin Bariso
  • Getting Things Done David Allen
  • Atomic Habits James Clear
  • Daring Greatly Brené Brown