August 31, 2020

Top 10 most searched titles in library catalogs: August 2020

Ever wonder what library users worldwide are searching for in catalogs just like yours? At NoveList, we’ve got the data. 

August 28, 2020

#DNF Alternatives

As you might imagine, we spend a fair bit of time here at NoveList HQ chatting among ourselves about books — what we are reading right now, what we’ve loved, who we’d recommend it to, etc. Not too long ago, the conversation turned to what highly acclaimed book had we started but never finished. Since readers’ advisory is near and dear to our hearts, we couldn’t just leave it at that. We asked everyone what they’d suggest someone read instead. The responses were so good, we couldn’t keep them to ourselves.  And, of course, I couldn’t resist adding some further reading suggestions of my own.

August 26, 2020

Recommended teacher resources in Core Collections

Teachers are on the front lines providing direct instruction, but they don’t always know the best resources to facilitate their instruction. Librarians, on the other hand, are experts in connecting people to resources, especially with Core Collections at hand. To help with this endeavor, Core Collections now offers recommended teacher resources! 

August 20, 2020

Reader, meet book: RA on-the-go

How many of you are thinking wistfully of pre-pandemic booktalking moments on the fly, back when you were tossing out info to your reader while dashing over to the shelf to grab a particular book?  Or, even better, having a tag team-approach convo, your colleagues chiming in with suggestions?

August 18, 2020

The survival of your library depends on advocacy

Libraries do a great job of promoting their collection and events. But if libraries are to survive and thrive, we must do a better job of advocating for ourselves and securing funding. We must stop being humble. We must talk more about the work we do in our libraries, as loudly as we can, to as many people as possible. 

August 14, 2020

Your 2020 #LCSUM Guide

Summer Reading 2020 most likely looked different at your library this year. And back to school might also! Though your services might have pivoted to online resources, virtual events, and curbside pickup, we must not forget, September is Library Card Sign-up Month. And we’re here to help! 

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