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Browsing the New Book Shelves: new nonfiction about work

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond

At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved into the next phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves are available for browsing again. But still, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.

We can do that! Your library has gotten some great books about work that look really interesting. Although work for many of us has changed, and may continue to change, these titles offer a glimpse at what the future of work may hold. A couple of them directly contradict each other, too!

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

by Melanie Katzman

Technology has enabled us to be more interconnected today than ever before. So why do so many of us feel isolated and undervalued at work? Why does it feel like something is missing? It doesn’t have to be this way.

Cybersecurity for Dummies

by Joseph Steinberg

If keeping your business or your family safe from Cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity For Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure!

Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work

by William Burnett

Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

Franchise: the Golden Arches in Black America

by Marcia Chatelain

For African Americans, fast food is a source of both despair and power — and a battlefield on which the fight for racial justice has been waged since the 1960s.

Kill Reply All

by Victoria Turk

How do you reply to your colleague’s weird email? What would Emily Post say about your Tinder profile? And just how do you know if you’re mansplaining?

The Passion Economy: the New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-first Century

by Adam Davidson
The twenty-first-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals to combine the things they love with their careers.


by Liz Kao

Gives you an edge in building relationships and managing your company’s sales, marketing, customer service, and support operations.

Secrets to a Successful Startup: a Recession-proof Guide to Starting, Surviving & Thriving in Your Own Venture

by Trevor Blake

A complete instruction manual that covers everything the budding entrepreneur or existing business owner needs to know to build the career or business of their dreams.

Unnecessarily Beautiful Spaces for Young Minds on Fire

by Dave Eggers

Every kid in the world needs a safe, welcoming – and especially weird – place to write. That’s the theory behind 826 Valencia, a writing and tutoring center started in 2002 by writer Dave Eggers and friends, in San Francisco.

A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond

by Daniel Susskind

The author spent nearly a decade researching how the rise of mechanical manufacturing, computerized production, and artificial intelligence is directly and unstoppably affecting the human workforce.

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Meg Raymond

If I'm not librarianing, or chasing one of my plethora of dogs around the yard, I probably have my nose buried in a book. I like all kinds of books. Regency romances - love 'em. Gory police procedurals - yes, ma'am. Historical fiction - please, and thank you. Heavy "literary" titles - shhhh, I may not have actually finished some of those! Off-beat, warped, slightly askew books - oh, yes, indeedy. Violent supernatural fantasy - why not? Chick lit, hen lit, lad lit - yeah, yeah, yeah. What have you read? Need a suggestion, or ten? Get hand-crafted suggestions with The Bookologist

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