May 17, 2016

Surviving summer

Ahhh…summer. Time for fun road trips, relaxing by the beach, and the sweet sounds of children enjoying their break from school.

May 16, 2016

Find just what you’re looking for with field codes

It's not a secret that how you search in NoveList is a personal preference. I love field codes and use them whenever possible.

May 10, 2016

On your mark, get set…read!

Ah, yes, it's the beginning of May, and we know that summer reading is on your mind. It's the busiest time of the year, and soon, patrons will be coming in wanting books for road trips, summer vacations on the beach, and the loooong stretch when many kids are out of school.

April 26, 2016

Readers’ advisory? Yes, you can!

For me, there’s nothing better than talking about books and matching readers with books, so imagine my delight with moderating the Yes, you can: RA for everyone webcast.

April 22, 2016

Seven fabulous RA ideas (that anyone can do)

I had a blast listening in and live tweeting at our recent webcast: Yes you can! Readers’ advisory for everyone, and if you attended, I hope you did too. One of the highlights for me was the interactive idea exchange happening in the chat. Attendees were swapping ideas left and right, and I couldn’t resist compiling some of these ideas to share.

April 22, 2016

How trends become NextReads themes

Professional journals stream across my desk all month long, while emails flow constantly into my inbox, and they’re all doing the same thing – talking about upcoming books. Whether they’re offering reviews (Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, etc.), or promoting a book or three (Random House), or relaying reader insight (Book Riot), they and all the other resources I use provide a glut of information about what’s being published.

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