June 7, 2017

Come see us at ALA 2017!

Attending ALA in Chicago this year? Don’t forget to take some time out of your schedule to stop by the EBSCO booth #4411 and get some insider info on what’s new and forthcoming with NoveList.

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Linked Library Service and NoveList Select for Linked Data

Since we introduced Linked Library Service at PLA in 2016, the service has only gotten more exciting. Widgets that pull directly from your catalog! Best seller lists (again, pulling directly from your catalog)! And NoveList data enriching your catalog and allowing you to explore your resources in new ways.

Get your library visible on the web. Ask us how!

Newsletters in LibraryAware

Newsletters are a great way for your library to let your community know all the wonderful resources you have to offer them, from books to programs to subscription databases like NoveList. Let us show you how LibraryAware’s unique platform -- designed by librarians for librarians -- can make your library newsletters a snap.

Don’t miss these events:

Linked Data Discussion Group

Join us Saturday, June 24th at 9 a.m. for light refreshments and a conversation about linked data and libraries that blends the practical with the possible. Space is limited, so please register.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Celebration

Don’t miss this year’s program with Sara Paretsky, Colson Whitehead, and Matthew Desmond. NoveList is again proud to be a sponsor of this year’s awards and we look forward to sharing dessert and bookish conversation with you on Saturday, June 24th at 8 p.m.

Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community

Celebrate the launch of Book Club Central at a panel on supporting and engaging your community’s book clubs. NoveList’s own author and book club junkie, Jennifer Lohmann (me!), will be one of the panelists. The program will be on Sunday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m.

RUSA Achievement Awards

We are proud to sponsor the Margaret Monroe Award, to be awarded at this year’s event. The excellent David Wright, Readers’ Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, is this year’s winner. Join us at the ceremony on Sunday, June 25th at 5 p.m.

Out and about in Chicago

I’m particularly excited to be back in Chicago for ALA 2017, as it’s where I went to college and is the hometown of my heart. Ask me about my favorite Chicago things and I’ll wax poetic about Polish buffets, stuffed birds, and bubble tea.  But, I don’t want to hog the show. There will be a host of people from NoveList in Chicago, and we all have favorite things.

Roger and Erick also have a connection to Chicagoland. Roger’s favorite things include “da Bears” (of course!) and summer festivals. He even provided a list for ones happening during ALA: Chicago Ale Fest, Windy City LakeShake, Logan Square Arts Festival, and the Chicago Pride Parade. Of course, make plans to see us, first, before you head out for festival fun. Erick’s most looking forward to a run along the lakeshore. If that’s also your thing and you see him out in the early mornings, he’s got quintessential Chicago suggestions, including the Adler Planetarium and Museum of Science and Industry. Clay visits family in Chicago and always looks forward to taking the “L” from neighborhood to neighborhood and museum to museum.

Kathy L., Kathy S. and Jennie have food plans. Kathy S. is on a mission to eat as many Chicago-style hot dogs and as much Chicago-style pizza as possible. She’s taking suggestions of where to go and feel free to weigh in on deep dish versus stuffed. Kathy L.’s grandparents were Greek immigrants, so she’ll be in Greektown, soaking up the Hellenic culture of the third largest Greek population in the United Sates. Opa! When Jennie’s not sneaking out of the conference center to hit the museums, she’ll sampling the many vegan restaurants in Chicago.

Duncan and Victoria both have favorite Chicago moments that have given the city and ALA in Chicago a place in their hearts. Duncan will be headed back to the Art Institute of Chicago, specifically Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” where he once stood with Lester Asheim after memorizing Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George.” Victoria’s best cab ride ever was in Chicago. “Our driver was talking about Chicago architecture and all these hidden signs related to Bohemian Grove and other conspiracy stuff. He was awesome.”

Danielle has one thing on her mind; if she can find time between all the NoveList events, she’ll be taking another Chicago Architecture Foundation’s river cruise. It’s been years since I’ve taken that tour, so likely I’ll tag along.

Got a favorite Chicago place? Stop by the booth (#4411) and tell us about it.    

Jennifer Lohmann is a NoveList Consultant.

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