October 7, 2020

Reading in a pandemic: Part 4

For our fourth installment of this blog series, we’re sharing what our Australian team is reading in these difficult times. Read on for reading inspiration as well as some NoveList search strategies!  

September 10, 2020

Keep library staff learning and engaged with remote professional development

NoveList understands the importance of staff training. We’ve been working to help librarians connect books to readers for more than 20 years. Our experts have extensive library experience, so they know and understand the challenges your staff face.  We can help build the confidence and capacity they need to represent your library more effectively to readers, whether it’s at the desk, in the stacks, or through book displays, newsletters, and social media. Our training can be delivered remotely, so staff can keep learning, even during a global pandemic.

August 20, 2020

Reader, meet book: RA on-the-go

How many of you are thinking wistfully of pre-pandemic booktalking moments on the fly, back when you were tossing out info to your reader while dashing over to the shelf to grab a particular book?  Or, even better, having a tag team-approach convo, your colleagues chiming in with suggestions?

August 13, 2020

The Accidental Readers’ Advisor

These days at NoveList, pivot is a word we find ourselves using more frequently than we’d like. Librarians have been doing a lot of pivoting for sure, from being open to closed; to converting from in-person programming to online programming and now figuring out re-opening, in phases. For many, that means taking on new roles that maybe feel like ‘other duties as assigned.’   

July 20, 2020

5 storytime tips for the uninitiated

Those who work with youth all share a common goal: finding ways to help kids keep learning. Reading aloud is one sure-fire way to do it. So whether you’re a parent *slightly* uncomfortable with reading aloud but wanting to try and hopefully light a reading spark in your youngsters, or a public librarian perfecting your online storytime chops, here are tips to help the uninitiated tackle the magic of sharing stories with kids. 

June 23, 2020

Add collection promotion to your curbside pickup service

Among the challenges of starting curbside comes opportunities to reach out to your community and let them know all the things the library offers them, both remotely and in-person. Not sure where to start? Here are six ideas. 

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