I’ve started this project many times: categorize resources. Then I find I have things all over the place. Business cards. Brochures. Links on my computer. Books. Where do I begin? Then other times it depends on who I am talking to and what they need. Many times I refer people to a local library for further resources.
When I sit down to make a list, I begin to realize just how many things and different backgrounds I work with. Then I have my own personal hobbies and interests which sometimes cross over to my work. I also have the “on hold” list.
For example, I used to teach dance classes a while back. A few days ago I cleaned out a bookshelf and found some books a retiring teacher gave me. I hadn’t looked at many of them in years. They brought back lots of memories.
A friend of mine recently asked me where to find books for her daughter who is reading above grade level but doesn’t want to read particular areas. It’s a common question I get. I refer this one to the local library. Some libraries sort books by grade/ reading level while some keep the standard library format but have lists available for people who need them.
People are also great resources. A lot of people I meet are experts in their fields. I learn a lot from them.
Where do you get your resources? Who are your favorite resources?