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Readers' Advisory News

We Set a Watchman!

Post by Kim Burton
Posted July 17, 2015 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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The release of Harper Lee's long-undiscovered novel Go Set a Watchman has readers' and librarians' hearts aflutter this month.

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Readers’ Advisory:  The Who, The How and The Why?

Post by Duncan Smith
Posted June 25, 2015 in Readers' Advisory News

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Let me be clear: I do believe that the public library has a bright future. But that future needs to be anchored in our successful past. We need to deliver on the promise that the public library is both a place to obtain the books and materials you want and the place to discover new ones.

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Find “Just Right” Books with NoveList Search Strategies

Post by Liz Holdzkom
Posted May 12, 2015 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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Has a patron ever asked you for a book with very little violence? Do you have a student that reads beyond his or her reading level and is speeding through your book recommendations? 

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Character Appeal Makes Its Debut

Post by Victoria Caplinger
Posted April 27, 2015 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News, Special Announcements

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When we first added appeal to NoveList, we focused most of our efforts around Tone and Writing Style. Since then, we’ve received occasional feedback asking why we didn’t include Character as one of our appeal factors. Fast-forward a few months (or a couple of years!) and lots of research, and we decided to go for it.

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