Books on Community Management and Communities of Practice

Originally posted May 22, 2017

  1. Handbook of Community Management: A Guide to Leading Communities of Practice
  2. The Community Manager Handbook by Community Roundtable
  3. Buzzing Communities: Build Bigger, Better, More Active Online Communities by Richard Millington
  4. The Indispensable Community: Why Some Brand Communities Thrive When Others Perish by Richard Millington
  5. Build Your Community: Turn your connections into a powerful online community by Richard Millington
  6. Online Community Management For Dummies by Deborah Ng
  7. The Complete Social Media Community Manager’s Guide: Essential Tools and Tactics for Business Success by Marty Weintraub and Lauren Litwinka
  8. The Community Manager’s Playbook: How to Build Brand Awareness and Customer Engagement by Lauren Perkins
  9. Design to Thrive: Creating Social Networks and Online Communities that Last by Tharon Howard
  10. Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design by Robert E. Kraut and Paul Resnick
  11. Community Building on the Web : Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities by Amy Jo Kim
  12. Managing Online Forums: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Run Successful Community Discussion Boards by Patrick O’Keefe
  13. Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation by Terrie Wessel
  14. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger
  15. Cultivating Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder
  16. Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities by Etienne Wenger Nancy White, and John D. Smith
  17. CompanyCommand: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession by Nancy M. Dixon, Nate Allen, Tony Burgess, Pete Kilner and Steve Schweitzer
  18. The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
  19. Knowledge Networks: Innovation Through Communities of Practice by Paul Hildreth and Chris Kimble
  20. Going Virtual: Distributed Communities of Practice by Paul Hildreth
  21. Leveraging Communities of Practice for Strategic Advantage by Hubert Saint-Onge and Debra Wallace
  22. Beyond Communities of Practice: Language Power and Social Context by David Barton and Karin Tusting
  23. Online Communities: Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability by Jenny Preece
  24. Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace by K. Ann Renninger and Wesley Shumar
  25. Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning by Sasha Barab, Rob Kling, and James Gray
  26. The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier by Howard Rheingold
  27. Communities in Cyberspace by Marc A. Smith
  28. Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
  29. Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
  30. Communities of Practice: Lessons from Leading Collaborative Enterprises by Simon Lelic — ContentsSummary
  31. Knowledge and Communities by Eric Lesser, Michael Fontaine, and Jason Slusher
  32. The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation by Jono Bacon
  33. How to Build Better Learning Communities by Sharon Lina Pearce
  34. Building Successful Communities of Practice by Emily Webber
  35. The Online Community Blueprint: A 9-Step Guide to Planning an Online Community for Your Customers, Members, or Partners by Katie Bapple, Joshua Paul, and Katie Oakes
  36. Books for Community Building by Michael Burns
  37. CMX Reading List
  38. Additional Book Lists
  39. 100 Recommended Books and 25 Reading Lists