Summer reading and hobby information

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Last time we looked at summer reading for armchair travel.  Summer reading can enhance our home life as well.

Hobby information is often shared informally, from practitioner to practitioner. The ACRL Framework (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, p. 13 ) includes less formal sharing, as part of the social nature of information.

Some novels prominently feature a hobby and the author’s knowledge of that hobby.  For instance the Tea Shop mysteries by Laura Childs come with recipes and craft tips tied to the given story.  The author’s authority comes from experience with this hobby world.  This lived experience forms part of the Authority is Constructed and Contextual frame (ACRL, 2016, p. 12).

The Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center database demonstrates how material can be packaged in different ways (ACRL, 2016, pp. 14-15).  A piece on parent/child cooking projects (Ballis, 2020) even blurs the line between magazine article and blog post.  Since the piece mentions homeschooling, I’ll take the moment to salute teachers and parents.  Enjoy the rest of your summer–and your summer reading!



Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Chicago, IL: Author.

Ballis, S. (2020, May 20). These easy cooking projects will entertain your elementary school kids (and double as homeschooling!). My Recipes.


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