October 3, 2016

Fall back in time with NoveList’s new time period breakouts

We announced the addition of time period headings back in June. This metadata is now fully functional in the NoveList databases and I wanted to give you some background on why this project was undertaken.

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! 

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