I bought Bruce Shore’s Graduate Advisor Handbook on the recommendation of Rex at Savage Minds. I enjoyed reading the book. It is a short one — running into some 160 odd pages. It has something for everybody associated with grad school — be it administrators, students, or, of course, advisors. There are six chapters — beginning the supervisory relationship, student centred advising, maintaining boundaries in routine interactions, quagmires and sticky situations, career support and institutionalising a culture of student centered approach. There are also three very interesting appendices. I found the book very interesting and very useful. Strongly recommended; if you are a newbie in academics — joining for your PhD or for your first teaching job — doubly strongly recommended!
A must read for those in academics