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.
Event Date: May 10, 2016
Webcast: Shoot me an email, library-style
In a contemporary climate of ad bombardment via too many social media and digital platforms to count, it can be a struggle for library marketers to cut through all the noise. But the solution is actually simple: If you want to communicate a message to your customers, just shoot them an email.
April 18, 2016
Test your fiction knowledge
What’s your level of fiction knowledge? If you’re looking for a good way to test your knowledge, I’d like to recommend two great tools.
April 11, 2016
Help audiobook fans find the perfect listen
Listen up, can you hear that? It’s the sound of the exploding popularity of audiobooks. In 2015, 55 million Americans listened to an audiobook -- that’s 41% of all Americans. In 2014, over 25,000 audiobook titles were published. And those numbers keep growing. Audiobooks are on the rise, and there’s no sign of slowing down.
April 11, 2016
The survey results are in! Are you listening?
Dodie Ownes, moderator of the March 23 webcast on audiobooks and listeners' advisory, sums up and reflects on the Public and School Library Audiobook survey results.
April 7, 2016
Linked data: What is it, and why should you care?
Linked data. You may have been hearing these buzzwords floating around library land in the last year or so, or attended a conference session where it was thrown out with a mix of technical jargon as something very promising and exciting for libraries. But what is linked data exactly, and why should you be paying attention?