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The How and Why of Recommendations

Post by Duncan Smith
Posted September 10, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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Over the last few months, we’ve explained how NoveList creates recommendations. It starts by describing the ‘who, what, where and when’ of a book...

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You Can’t Read Everything (But We Can Help You Keep Up)

Post by Kathy Stewart
Posted August 05, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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We’ve all been there. I call it the ‘genre in the headlights’ feeling, when you get a question from a patron that for you, for whatever reason, is a stumper. Sometimes, there’s just no time to get ready.

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Let’s Talk About Diverse Books

Post by Autumn Winters
Posted June 15, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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The #weneeddiversebooks campaign highlights a critical issue that librarians have long recognized: the issue of diverse characters being represented (or underrepresented) in books for children and teens. Articles in the New York Times and Entertainment Weekly brought this longstanding backstage discussion to the forefront for the general public. So, what can librarians do to connect patrons with the diverse books that they may now be especially interested in finding on the shelves?

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Recommendations: A Labor of Love

Post by Shauna Griffin
Posted June 06, 2014 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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For the last few months, we’ve been explaining the foundations of good recommendations -- genre, appeal, and subject. Now I’d like to describe how we turn those into actual recommendations.

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