June 17, 2019

Trope-savvy readers’ advisory for fanfic readers

A lot of popular fanfiction tropes map easily onto NoveList’s romance themes, which stands to reason -- fanfic is a fantastic way to watch your ships fall in love over and over again. But there are also several NoveList themes that correspond to common tropes of gen fic (in which romance is not the focus). Here’s your guide to matching fanfic tropes to NoveList themes.

June 11, 2019

The Nuclear Option

Wondering which Chernobyl characters were based on real people and what their fates were? Thinking about what it was like to work as a scientist behind the Iron Curtain? Curious about other nuclear disasters or industrial accidents? If you or your patrons have questions, we can help. 

June 10, 2019

LibraryAware Drag and Drop Editor Updates

One of my favorite parts of being LibraryAware’s product manager is being able to tell you about a new feature that will save you time and make your job easier, and today I get to tell you about two big enhancements to LibraryAware’s drag and drop editor.  

June 7, 2019

Come see us at ALA 2019!

Librarians, including librarians from NoveList, are converging on Washington D.C. for the ALA Annual Conference. It’s been almost ten years since ALA was in D.C. and there’s a ton of new stuff to see (outside of the conference programming). We hope that you’ll also take the time to stop by the EBSCO Booth #2533 in the Exhibit Hall and get some insider information on what’s new and forthcoming from NoveList. 

June 6, 2019

Visiting libraries in Australia and New Zealand

I’m lucky enough to get to travel to Australia and New Zealand and visit their public libraries as part of my work with NoveList. Even half a world away, I still felt quite “at home” in those libraries. The sense of belonging is there when I walk in: a table display featuring new releases, the circ desk, and a welcoming atmosphere. While I’m literally on the other side of the earth, walking into those libraries feels like walking into my home library.

June 5, 2019

Library Advocacy: Community Partnerships

Libraries today partner extensively – but do they always partner strategically? It’s so easy to say “yes” when asked to be a partner.

Partnering can have huge benefits, but it can also spread our limited resources too thin. So, when you are thinking about partnering, ask yourself, “What makes a good partner?”

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