August 30, 2016

Appealing to gamers

When we’ve talked about using pop culture to help people find books, we’ve mostly talked about fandom, movies, and television. We’ve also used appeals to recommend books based on tattoos, but there’s a big pop culture world we haven’t explored: gaming.

Event Date: September 29, 2016

Webcast: Unlocking pop culture to improve your readers’ advisory

Librarians specialize in books, but some of the best readers' advisory inspiration can be found beyond the printed page. Start the right conversations and you can discover what your patrons love (and what they’d love to see in your library).

August 16, 2016

Your mission: Grow your NoveList usage

When we launched the inaugural Grow Your NoveList Usage Grant Program, we weren’t sure what to expect.

Event Date: September 8, 2016

Webcast: Grow your NoveList usage

Hear how three NoveList Usage Grant recipients paired readers’ advisory conversations with NoveList promotion, inspiring both staff and patrons in the process!

August 11, 2016

Shifting to people first language

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the We Need Diverse Books campaign, begun in 2014 to promote diversity in children’s literature. But have you heard of the campaign to promote “people first” language?

August 9, 2016

Got ink? We’ve got appeals!

The NoveList Book Squad is always on the lookout for inventive readers' advisory opportunities. When we heard about Multnomah County Library's #books4tats campaign, we shared a collective "oooooh!" of appreciation -- and decided to try some tattoo-based RA of our own.

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