February 28, 2019

How to use book reviews in NoveList

In addition to seeing a book jacket image, reading level, and the many tags we have added to the book, most of our titles also include book reviews from notable review sources. A recent poll amongst staff revealed multiple ways we here at NoveList use or have used the reviews. 

February 20, 2019

Finding the perfect winter reads

Winter reading is my favorite reading. I love the idea of curling up in a comfy chair in front of the fire (never mind that I don’t have a fireplace) wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping tea (or hot chocolate or a hot toddy). But winter reading, apart from holiday stories, doesn’t seem to have its own place and rather depends on the reader. 

November 9, 2018

New Feature: Accelerated Reader now available in the latest version of Select

As we designed the upgraded version of NoveList Select, we heard from many of you that Accelerated Reader (AR) information was important to your library and community. With your needs in mind, we’re pleased to introduce Accelerated Reader as the newest feature of NoveList Select for Catalog.

September 17, 2018

Lizzie Borden: on the big screen and in your library

The infamous Lizzie Borden is in the headlines again, this time as the subject of a fact-based biopic. With the September 14th release of the film Lizzie based on her true story, interest has peaked. And why not? Her trial practically kicked off the whole tradition of sensationalized domestic homicide, something Americans can’t seem to get enough of. 

September 7, 2018

Themes playlist

Like many of you reading this post, I have book catnip--the kind of book I turn to over and over because something about the story satisfies. Of course, I’ve always used NoveList to help me find the “kind of book” I wanted to read. As a NoveList power user, my previous techniques tested the limits of NoveList’s more obscure field codes.

September 6, 2018

Māori Language Week

Kia ora, speakers and especially readers of Māori. New Zealanders will celebrate 10-16 September as Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori), part of a decades-long reversal of linguistic suppression worth learning more about. 

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