Event Date: September 29, 2016

Webcast: Unlocking pop culture to improve your readers’ advisory


Librarians specialize in books, but some of the best readers' advisory inspiration can be found beyond the printed page. Movies, music, TV, games, podcasts -- pop culture permeates our lives. Start the right conversations and you can discover what your patrons love (and what they’d love to see in your library). Let NoveList Book Squad librarians Rebecca Honeycutt and Autumn Winters show you how fandom can drive deeper engagement at the library, supercharging your readers’ advisory, circulation, and programming.

This webcast is archived. Click below to watch the recording.

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Resources from the presentation:

NoveList Nitty Gritty

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Relevant NoveList genres:

  • GX franchise books
  • GX Star Wars fiction
  • GX video game tie-ins

Relevant NoveList subjects:

  • DE Minecraft (game)
  • DE LEGO toys
  • DE boy bands
  • DE fans (persons)
  • DE fan fiction

Web Resources

An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever

NPR's Read Watch Binge

YALSA's YA Fiction Recommendations Based on your Favorite Neko Atsume Cat

Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

Down the Rabbit Hole

TV Tropes -- Literature

Archive of Our Own

Promotions Made in LibraryAware

The panelists:


Rebecca Honeycutt is a former teen librarian who now works as a NextReads Bibliographer at NoveList. She’s always happy to talk about two of her favorite things: fandom and readers’ advisory. Her other faves include Christian Robinson's artwork and any iteration of Sherlock Holmes. She proudly identifies as a Hufflepuff.

Autumn Winters has been an Editor/Bibliographer at NoveList since 2013. She has a dozen years of experience serving teens and adults at the public library. Autumn loves helping readers find books that reflect their lived experiences and interests, whatever they may be. Personally, she is a big fan of horror movies and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Lorie Hyten
September 16, 2016

Will this session be archived for access later if I’m unable to take part live?

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September 16, 2016

Lorie—yes, you can go ahead and register and the recording will be emailed to you afterwards.

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Luisa Carnathan
September 17, 2016

I will not be able to attend but I registered so that I can get your e-mail with the recording.
Thank you,

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Danene Peterson
September 29, 2016

A fun and engaging presentation with loads of good information and resources.

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Ellen Winchell
September 30, 2016

Outstanding presentation.  Well organized, smoothly communicated, entertaining and fun.  Thank you for sharing this. 1044


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