December 18, 2017
Folders rock! We’ve talked about the power of NoveList’s folders before when my colleague Jennifer Lohmann shared how she wished she’d known more about them while working in a public library and what she would have done with them.
If you hear questions like “I need a book for my [book club discussion/storytime/Harry Potter program]. What should I get?” -- and we know you do -- use NoveList’s folders to stash titles and articles you come across while you browse. Who doesn’t want a repository of all your great ideas at the ready?
It’s easy to get started.
First, create your personal account in NoveList if you don’t already have one. Fill in the usual fields and save -- you’ll be able to edit this information later if you need to.
Once your account is made and you’re logged in, create a folder and give it a name that’s meaningful to you. A few of my own folders include Books for Storytime, Banned Books, New Baby in the Family, and Books for Gifts.
Now you’re ready to start stashing away! Anytime you see an article or book that you want to remember, click the folder icon, then the folder where you’d like to save the book or article. And don’t forget, if your library also has LibraryAware, you can pull any of your folders into a template for quick, visually-appealing bibliographies.
Here are five ideas for folders to get you started:
Feel like sharing some of your own folder ideas? Drop them in the comments or tweet us @NoveListRA!
Kathy Stewart is a NoveList Consultant.