February 7, 2017

A blueprint for communicating the value of reading

On January 17, the New York Times published an interview with then-President Obama. During the interview, he was asked what had enabled him to endure the pressures imposed on him as President.

His answer: books.

January 31, 2017

Midwinter reflections

We're back from ALA Midwinter, and wanted to share some of the signs and sounds we encountered in an Atlanta full of librarians!

January 19, 2017

Reading inspires making

One of the hottest topics in education today is makerspaces. Everyone seems to have an idea about what you should do with yours. At NoveList, we know books have a place in all makerspaces, not just as how-tos, but to inspire innovation and creativity.

January 17, 2017

Wish I’d known… Library helper genres

You’re probably already familiar with many of the genre headings NoveList uses, like Romances, Science fiction, and Historical fiction. But we also have genre headings that gesture toward a given book's form, point of view, or distinguishing characteristics. We call these our “Library helper” genres.

January 12, 2017

Announcing the 2017 edition of The Secret Language of Books

Have you ever wondered if books have their own secret language? We here at NoveList think they do, and we call it appeal.

Event Date: February 14, 2017

Webcast: Library Newsletters Made Easy(ier)

Looking for strategies to help your library get the word out? Join Nancy Dowd, co-author of Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, for a session on making your library newsletter work harder for you. 

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