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.
December 26, 2019
Don’t read what you don’t want to
As both a reader and librarian, I know it’s incredibly helpful to focus on what resonates with readers when you do Readers Advisory. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to find a great recommendation for a reader when you’ve not taken the time to understand what they like.
December 11, 2019
Get cooking in the New Year with our NoveList microtrainings
Whether you’re new to NoveList or a long-time user, we’ve got five flavors of training sessions available for you in late January, packed in short, easily digestible 15-minute bites. Think of these like delectably dense energy bars to start your NoveList New Year off right — but with more tips and fewer figs!
November 12, 2019
Anatomy of a good e-Newsletter
Whether you’re new to email marketing or want to improve your library’s current newsletter, we’ve put together a list of what makes a good e-Newsletter.