October 22, 2018

Introducing Own Voices as an appeal term in NoveList

Big news, folks! Own voices is now a searchable appeal term in NoveList. Own voices would be the perfect complement to our existing diversity appeals that call out books for all ages featuring culturally diverse, LGBTQIA diverse, religiously diverse, or ability diverse characters. By focusing on aspects of the author's identity as well as the identity of their characters, we hope to provide a more precise access point for these kinds of stories.

October 18, 2018

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give has been a hit amongst teens and adults alike since it’s 2017 debut. Thomas has received numerous awards and has been on book clubs lists around the country. The book has now been adapted into a film which will be released in theaters October 19. 

October 17, 2018

New Feature: On The Shelf now available in the latest version of Select

The feedback we’ve heard from librarians about the newest version of NoveList Select for Catalog has been overwhelmingly positive. Not only does the new version make it easier for your patron to see curated read-alikes, but the story mixer makes it easier for them to pick their own next favorite read with NoveList’s unique appeal factors, genres, and themes.

October 16, 2018

Top 5 ways to promote NoveList Select for Catalog to your patrons

Have you seen the newest version of NoveList Select yet? We have ideas on how to promote all this great book discovery information to your patrons.

October 9, 2018

Vote Libraries

Libraries change lives, but they need resources to do it. With that in mind, EveryLibrary, a nonprofit organization chartered to work on local library ballot initiatives, is challenging everyone to pledge to Vote Libraries this November.

October 8, 2018

Shout-out to Halifax Central Library during Canadian Library Month

I had the opportunity to visit Nova Scotia last week and wow! The green, rocky, dramatic landscape was breathtaking. If you’re like me, you make sure to visit libraries when you travel, so you won’t be surprised that a trip highlight was my time spent at the Central Library.

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