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MLA '22 Books (& More) Recommendations

Now in its 6th year, this list of books and other resources is made possible by all the #medlibs on Twitter (, IFTTT (, and Evernote ( during MLA '22. Apologies if any books or resources were missed, it was not intentional. Feel free to share any that may have been accidentally missed via #medlibs on Twitter.


From the John P. McGovern Lecture with Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

Hanna-Attisha, Mona MD. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American city

Mott, Jason. Hell of a Book: Or the Altogether Factual, Wholly Bona Fide Story of a Big Dreams, Hard Luck, American-Made Mad Kid

Toole, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces


From the Janet Doe Lecture with Michael Kronenfeld, AHIP, FMLA

Kronenfeld, Michael. A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era

Turner, H. Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Antiracist Culture in Your School


From Paper Presentation Getting Schooled on Instruction: A Needs Assessment on Teaching Competencies for Librarians by Catherine Pepper, MLIS, MPH & T. Derrick Halling, MLIS

ALA Editors. The New Instruction Librarian

Brown, Peter C. MAKE IT STICK: The Science of Successful Learning

Buchanan, Heidi E and Beth A McDonough. The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide

Klipfel, Kevin Michael and Dani Brecher Cook. Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice

Kolb, David A. Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

Lang, James M. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Pitts, Joelle, Heather Collins and Sara K Kearns. Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Turnbow, Dominique and Amanda Roth. Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools


From Shannon Jones' Presidential Address

Givens, Terri E. Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides


NNLM Webinars/Classes

Wikipedia + Libraries

Tackling Inclusivity and the Future of Oral Health


MLA Press, Play, Connect Podcast

Hispanic/Latinx Inclusive Terminologies Project


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