September 14, 2016
Readers’ advisory: Go with the flow
We all want to help our patrons, right? Helping them find their next great read can be as simple as going with the flow -- as long as it's *their* flow. Like library staff, readers have different MOs when it comes to finding books and different ideas about how they’d like to ask a librarian for help -- or if they want to ask for help at all.
September 7, 2016
Binge-worthy reads for fans of Stranger Things
Netflix's hit series Stranger Things overlays fantasy/SF and horror elements with coming-of-age themes and warm-hearted nostalgia for 1980's pop culture. Turn binge-watchers of the series into binge-readers using NoveList!
August 30, 2016
Appealing to gamers
When we’ve talked about using pop culture to help people find books, we’ve mostly talked about fandom, movies, and television. We’ve also used appeals to recommend books based on tattoos, but there’s a big pop culture world we haven’t explored: gaming.
August 9, 2016
Got ink? We’ve got appeals!
The NoveList Book Squad is always on the lookout for inventive readers' advisory opportunities. When we heard about Multnomah County Library's #books4tats campaign, we shared a collective "oooooh!" of appreciation -- and decided to try some tattoo-based RA of our own.
August 4, 2016
Comics and graphic novels: how NoveList can help
Comics and graphic novels can feel like an entirely new world to librarians not familiar with them. Never fear, NoveList is here!
August 3, 2016
Browsing with metadata
It’s not every day that the power of metadata gets a chance to shine. In Lynn Lobash’s recent Library Journal article “The Case for Informed Browsing,” she talks about Netflix browse lanes, stating that “these niche categories are built by a team of viewers armed with a controlled vocabulary.”