August 15, 2018
Five ways to use themes with your patrons
Have you been using the themes that are now included in NoveList with your patrons yet? If not, or you read that question and thought, “What do they mean by themes?” then now is the time to get started!
August 15, 2018
Webinar: Unlocking Themes to Improve Your Readers’ Advisory
From Rookie on the Beat to Secret Babies, there are dozens of themes that your readers adore. Let RA expert Becky Spratford and metadata maven Cathleen Keyser show you how adding themes to your RA toolbox can supercharge your readers’ advisory, circulation, and programming.
August 9, 2018
Steal this idea: Create a Display Hub for busy librarians
Looking for a way to share displays across your library system? Check out Durham County Library's Display Hub, which pulls together a similar set of materials so library staff across the county can quickly access display materials including posters, book lists, bookmarks, and flyers.
August 2, 2018
Lust in the dust: Rural romances set in Australia
Following the immense success of Rachael Treasure’s Jillaroo in 2005, rural romance emerged as a beloved genre of Australian readers. These books celebrate rural life, farming, and close knit communities as well as the natural beauty of the Australian landscape. They are rich in atmosphere and feature strong, independent female heroines making their own way in the bush.
July 25, 2018
A Library for All
Part of most libraries’ mission statements is making sure all members of our community feel that the library is a safe and welcome space for them. Here are ten things to consider when making sure your library is a "library for all."
July 17, 2018
Back to readers’ advisory basics
It’s all of the day-to-day interactions that build the foundation of lofty strategic plans and mission statements. Readers’ advisory makes up a big chunk of those interactions, but it can be daunting to think about readers’ advisory in *too* much of a big picture sense. The readers’ advisory interview. Form-based readers’ advisory. Gah. Kathy Stewart breaks reader's advisory down into its most basic component -- the conversation.