Recommendations: Digital Resources

Recommendations Digital Resources

Library Apps

There are so many good books, how does one have the time...

Each year, I internalize the same goal: read more business and historical nonfiction to get better at work and increase my overall knowledge.  By March, guilt sets in because the books have accumulated dust, and the only purpose they have served is making me look scholarly as my Teams call background.

Instead of reading a paper copy, I have turned to Libby and Hoopla.  What are Libby and Hoopla? They are Apps sponsored by your library to give you access to eBooks and Audiobooks. So, instead of paying for online book subscriptions or buying a book outright, all you have to do is sign up at your local library, download the App(s), and then you have access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks. 

Now, I am more of a passive listener than an active reader. However, these Apps enable me to cover more learned ground while walking the pooch or burning calories on the bike.  I am not going to tiptoe around it – if you have the time or are a speed reader, then totally go for the eBook or hard copy. For my lifestyle, I am a Libby and Hoopla user. (Hoopla even offers music and movies). Of course, for those books with endless utility or beautiful prose, then it might just be worth it to splurge for the hard copy, and your teammates will no longer speculate whether you have read what is visible on your next call.

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