January 23, 2019

Committing to the needs of our LibraryAware customers

If you use LibraryAware, you probably received an invitation – or *cough* 3 – to take our survey a few months ago. We were overwhelmed, in the best way possible, by your response. More than 700 of you answered our questions about how you use LibraryAware, what features are important to you, and your ideas for its future. Here’s a taste of what we heard and what you can expect in 2019. 

January 16, 2019

Cute Animals! Books!

At NoveList, not only do we love our books, but we also love our pets. We've shared some adorable pictures of the NoveList team's pets with books. 

January 14, 2019

Come see us at ALA Midwinter 2019!

Packing your bags for Seattle for ALA Midwinter this year? Don’t forget to take time out of your schedule to stop by the EBSCO booth #1509 and get some insider info on what’s new and forthcoming with NoveList.

Event Date: March 19, 2019

Webinar: Why Read Crime, Mysteries, & Thrillers, and How to Help Those Who Do

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of crime, mysteries, and thrillers? Whether your readers are fans of police procedurals (like the Inspector Gamache series) or fans of Grisham-esque legal thrillers let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from behind the iron curtain to unreliable narrators.

January 2, 2019

Steal this idea: Best of lists

Everyone loves lists. Just look at any magazine cover, Pinterest feed or popular blog post. They all snag readers with “Top 10 Solutions for…” and “7 Easy Ways to…” lists. So why not create lists like this customized for your library, featuring the books your patrons checked out the most this year? Or how about the books highest in demand, determined by your holds lists? Your library’s integrated library system (ILS) and circulation data offer great resources for creating lists your patrons will love.

December 28, 2018

Readers’ advisory resolutions for the new year

It’s the start of a new year and you’re probably either making resolutions or telling everyone who asks that you *don’t* make resolutions. I fall somewhere in between, setting intentions—which are really resolutions that feel less resolute. Every year, since the beginning of my library career, I’ve set an intention to be a better readers’ advisor and come up with a couple of strategies to do that. If you’ve also set resolutions to become a better readers’ advisor in 2019 and are looking for strategies, let me take you on a tour of the resources NoveList has to help you. 

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