April 6, 2020

Webinar: Form-Based Readers’ Advisory When Your Readers (and Staff) are at Home

Librarians’ essential work, connecting books to readers, is more difficult now, since so many libraries and schools have closed. While you’ll be helping from afar your work *can* continue to be responsive, compassionate, and innovative. 

March 9, 2020

3 steps to a better CTA

A “call-to-action” or CTA is a prompt in your email that asks your subscribers to take a next step. It is indicated by a line of text or image that instructs the next action to take and is often hyperlinked. “Learn more” is an example of a common CTA. Review these three steps as you think about the actions you might want your subscribers to take when reading your newsletter. 

March 4, 2020

Author alerts in NoveList

Want to know when your favorite author releases a new book?  Sign up for an author alert and let NoveList do the heavy lifting for you.

January 16, 2020

A secret resource for readers’ advisory training

NoveList Plus is one of our library’s most powerful tools for providing readers’ advisory services for our patrons. I hope, though, that you haven’t overlooked one of my favorite training tools:  a colorful little booklet NoveList produces called The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.

January 9, 2020

Multitask with NoveList Folders

Folders make multitasking useful. Folders can help with programming AND providing great readers’ advisory. Folders can help you pivot from program-planning to readers’ advisory. Here are tips on incorporating folders into your multitasking days.

December 30, 2019

5 ideas to put your dashboard data to use

"Browsing" is such a mundane word for the glory of happenstance when you go looking for one thing and take home just the thing, which you weren’t even looking for at the time. Browsing is a large part of the value of NoveList Select in a library catalog, but until the release of Reader Insights in the Select Analytics Dashboard, we weren’t able to see the browsing in the same way. 

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