Welcome to the OWHE Book Club! We started the OWHE Book Club in Fall 2017 after hearing from some amazing OWHE members from Portland State University who requested a forum for reading and growing together as the OWHE community and we ended up with this book club! 

There are many ways to get involved with the OWHE Book Club. First, you can join the Facebook or Goodreads group. Both are forums dedicated to sharing resources, connecting people, and nerding out about books.

You can also create your own book club group in your department, at your institution, or with a group of friends. If you’re already in a book club, we encourage you to incorporate one of this year’s #OWHEreads selections into your routine!

This book club is really what you make of it! But for those of you who would like some support from your OWHE leadership team, we have some suggestions (below) to help you get started.


A Few Tips to Help you Prepare for your OWHE Book Club Group

Ask yourselves the following questions:  

  • Will book club meetings be held during or after work?

  • What locations are available to meet?

  • What kind of atmosphere do you want to create with your book club? Is it more casual or formal?

  • How will you incorporate learning and takeaways into your work through meetings and mentorship?

  • What’s your timeline for the book club? Will you read the book all in one and meet about it? Or, are you going to read sections of the book and get together every few weeks to discuss key takeaways?


Have fun! If you have questions or need some support, contact the Director of Education at education@owhe.org! She’s always available to provide some support!

Also, stay connected with us! Share your story with OWHE! We want to know how your group met and how you learned or grew together!

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